Alden Richards to host new GMA-7 reality musical game show

by James Patrick Anarcon
Jan 21, 2020
Alden Richards is set to host GMA-7's upcoming reality musical game show, Centerstage.
PHOTO/S: GMA-7

With the impending finale of Alden Richards's prime-time series, The Gift, the Kapuso prime actor-TV host is set to move on to another TV project.

This time, he will be the main host of GMA-7's new reality musical game show, Centerstage.

Alden had a pictorial for the show in early January 2020.

According to 24 Oras's report on January 9, Centerstage will have kids as its contestants.

Alden said about his new show, "Na-excite ako dito kasi I want to learn from them as well, yung mga bata. That's what I wanted to see now, parang how would I interact with these talented kids."

Alden will be joined by comedian Betong Sumaya as the journey host for the contestants.

The report also revealed the identities of the show's judges: Aicelle Santos, Mel Villena, and Pops Fernandez.

The three judges said that they will be very careful in choosing the winners of Centerstage, especially since kids are competing in this contest.

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Aicelle said, "Mahirap siya, ha, kasi lahat ng tumatayo diyan sa stage, nangangarap na makilala bilang isang maawit, and for me, it's very particular in choosing my words because you don't want to discourage them."

Pops added, "I love kids, I love children. And siyempre, sa atin, lalong lalo na, hindi tayo nagpapahuling mga Pilipino when it comes to talent. Batang bata pa lang, nakikita na natin yung mga talents ng mga Pinoy, di ba? I'm excited to see the kids. I'm curious to see how good the turnout will be."

Although this will be Alden's first time to host a program with game show components, this will not be the first time that Alden will host a reality competition.

In 2014, Alden hosted the reality competition Bet ng Bayan with Regine Velasquez.

GMA-7 has yet to announce the airing date of Centerstage on the Kapuso network.

Meanwhile, Alden's prime-time series, The Gift, is scheduled to end in three weeks' time.

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Alden Richards is set to host GMA-7's upcoming reality musical game show, Centerstage.
PHOTO/S: GMA-7
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