TV5 CEO personally handpicked Mariel Rodriguez to join Robin Padilla as host of Talentadong Pinoy 2014

by Nerisa Almo
Aug 15, 2014
Mariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla are joined in this photo by TV5 President and CEO Noel Lorenzana (middle).

TV5 brings back its hit talent search show Talentadong Pinoy with new hosts, celebrity couple Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez.

The action star told entertainment reporters in a press conference held recently that he was immediately convinced to host the show after watching previous episodes of Talentadong Pinoy.

He recalled, “Noong pinanood ko, tuwang-tuwa ako lalo na doon sa mga sirkero.

“Siguro naman sa lahat ng mga tao dito, noong mga bata tayo, talaga namang natutuwa tayo sa mga kababayan natin may ipinakikitang pambihirang talento.

“Kaya pagkaraan lang ng ilang araw, sinabihan ko na agad ang aking manager na kontakin na si Ma’am Wilma [Galvante, TV5 entertainment content head] kasi dapat makita pa ng mga tao ‘to.

“Dapat ‘to huwag maputol kasi iba talaga ang talentong Pilipino.

“‘Yan ho ang isa sa mga kayamanan natin na dapat nating pagyamanin at dapat nating suportahan.”

Since Robin supports the extraordinary talent of Pinoys joining Talentadong Pinoy, he personally requested to have the power to defend those who will not be given a chance by the talent scouts.

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“Gusto kong ipagtanggol ang mga talentadong Pinoy,” he reiterated.

“Kasi nakita ko sa mga naunang episodes kapag nahusgahan na ng mga talent scout, wala nang nagtatanggol.

“Kaya sabi ko, ‘Pwede bang bigyan n’yo ako ng kapangyarihan na ipagtanggol ko naman ‘yong mga talentadong Pinoy.

“Ako ang kanilang lawyer.

“Parang korte talaga, kapag in-object-an ko ang kanilang desisyon, pupunta ako sa jury at hihingi ako ng pagkakataon sa jury.”

Apart from giving hope to contestants, Robin also promised to maintain his energy throughout the show.

“‘Yon lang ang sagot ko, ‘yong energy.

“‘Yon lang maipapangako ko sa Kapatid network, sa staff at sa direktor, talagang 100 porsiyento ‘yon mula umpisa hanggang katapusan.

“At ‘yong pagmamahal ko sa mga talentadong Pinoy, talagang galing sa puso ko ‘yon.

“Hindi lang dahil sa usapin ng trabaho kung di talagang sinusuportahan ko sila.”

HOSTING WITH WIFE MARIEL. Meanwhile, Galvante revealed it was the decision of TV5 President and CEO Noel Lorenzana to include Robin’s wife as a host of Talentadong Pinoy.

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The TV5 female executive told the press, “Noel Lorenzana said, ‘If it’s going to be Robin Padilla, then, it’s going to be something new.

“People will watch it because it’s not going to be just a replacement host.

“But better, if Robin is there, Mariel should be there, too.”

Robin admitted that the addition of his wife was also a factor for him to accept the hosting job in the Kapatid network.

He said, “Ang isa pang bonus doon, noong kinausap ako ni Ma’am Wilma, kaakibat si Mariel.

“Parang nami-miss ko ‘yong panahon namin noon sa Wowowee.

“Gusto kong ibalik ‘yong ganung klase ng samahan naming dalawa kaya minahal ko na talaga ‘yong Talentadong Pinoy, noon pa lang, inumpisahan ko na siyang mahalin.”

Aside from Robin and Mariel, Talentadong Pinoy’s former talent scout Tuesday Vargas will also become a host in its new season.

The quick wit and humor of Tuesday will be seen as she interviews contestants and their families about their inspiring stories.

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Talentadong Pinoy 2014 will air every Saturday starting tomorrow, August 16, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on TV5.

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Mariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla are joined in this photo by TV5 President and CEO Noel Lorenzana (middle).
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