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Former GMA-7 talent Elyson de Dios reveals why he chose ABS-CBN for his showbiz comeback

by James Patrick Anarcon
Mar 6, 2020
StarStruck 6 First Prince Elyson de Dios is now with ABS-CBN and is part of the upcoming teleserye Burado, starring Julia Montes and Nadine Lustre.
PHOTO/S: James Patrick Anarcon

StarStruck 6 First Prince Elyson de Dios tells the story why he decided to pursue a career with ABS-CBN after his stint with GMA-7.

Elyson is making a comeback in showbiz after an almost two-year hiatus from acting. He is part of the cast of Tabing Ilog: The Musical, the theater version of ABS-CBN's iconic youth-oriented series.

According to Elyson, his contract with GMA-7 ended in 2018, and then he decided to return to his hometown and pursue his studies.

A year later, Elyson decided to return to show business.

He explains, "I didn't feel like finishing my course because hindi ko feel yung course ko.

"A door opened, an opportunity came, my manager Jonas Gaffud said, 'This is my plan for you,' and I took the opportunity po."

Elyson is now part of the cast of Tabing Ilog: The Musical.

He says, "Yes, I'm happy na nakasama ako. Pagbalik ko sa showbiz, agad agad, may project na ako.

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For his ABS-CBN career, Elyson is being handled by Star Hunt management.

Star Hunt, which started as a grand audition caravan for Kapamilya reality shows, is the talent arm of ABS-CBN that handles the talents of Pinoy Big Brother: Otso housemates and other talents who trained under Star Hunt Academy.

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How is it like working with ABS-CBN so far?

Elyson answers, "Working with ABS is great, binibigyan po ako nila... may tiwala po sila sa akin na I can do more sa TV, like in theater."

After Tabing Ilog: The Musical, Elyson is gearing up for his TV projects with the Kapamilya network.

He says with a smile, "I've done guestings na po sa Make It With You. Kasama po ako sa Burado and abangan niyo po ako."

Make It With You is the ongoing prime-time series starring Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, while Burado is the upcoming prime-time series to be top-billed by Julia Montes and Nadine Lustre.

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Elyson's batchmates in StarStruck 6, which aired in 2015, were Migo Adecer, Klea Pineda, Ayra Mariano, Dave Bornea, among others.

TABING ILOG STINT

In Tabing Ilog, Elyson is set to portray Fonzy, a role previously played by Baron Geisler in the TV version.

Elyson is alternating with Pinoy Big Brother: Otso housemate Argel Saycon and theater actor Vino Mabalot.

Elyson admits that he does not feel pressure in taking on the role in this theater version.

This is because he is able to apply what he has learned from his StarStruck days in 2015.

"Actually, no, kasi magaling naman yung mga directors, mga nagtuturo sa amin.

"So, the pressure is off and I did theater sa StarStruck din. Na-apply ko."

Tabing Ilog: The Musical will run from March 7 to April 26 at the Dolphy Theater.

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StarStruck 6 First Prince Elyson de Dios is now with ABS-CBN and is part of the upcoming teleserye Burado, starring Julia Montes and Nadine Lustre.
PHOTO/S: James Patrick Anarcon
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