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Idol Philippines winner Zephanie signs with GMA-7's Sparkle

by James Patrick Anarcon
Mar 31, 2022
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Idol Philippines winner Zephanie signs with Sparkle (formerly GMA Artist Center) today, March 31, 2022.
PHOTO/S: @sparklegmaartistcenter / @cornerstone on Instagram

Idol Philippines winner Zephanie is now a Kapuso!

The former ABS-CBN singer signed her contract with Sparkle (formerly GMA Artist Center) today, March 31, 2022, at B Hotel in Quezon City.

Zephanie was officially welcomed to GMA-7 by Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara during the contract signing.

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Also present in the contract signing are Sparkle Senior Talent Manager Vic del Rosario and Cornerstone President and Managing Director Erickson Raymundo.

Now a GMA-7 talent, Zephanie is expected to appear in the Kapuso Sunday noontime musical-variety show All-Out Sundays.

Zephanie also expressed her wish to perform with Kapuso singers Julie Anne San Jose, Aicelle Santos, Christian Bautista, and Lani Misalucha.

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She also said during the press conference that she is open to dabbling in acting in her new journey as a Kapuso.

ZEPHANIE: A FORMER KAPAMILYA

As early as 2013, Zephanie had already been appearing in ABS-CBN shows, including Wansapanataym, as a bit player.

In 2015, Zephanie joined The Voice Kids as part of Sarah Geronimo’s team. However, she did not win the competition. She also joined It’s Showtime’s “Tawag ng Tanghalan.”

Zephanie officially made a name in showbiz when she joined and won ABS-CBN’s singing competition, Idol Philippines, in 2019.

She then signed with Star Music and appeared in ASAP Natin ‘To as part of the Next Gen Divas with Elha Nympha and Janine Berdin.

In October 2020, Zephanie joined TV5’s Sunday Noontime Live, a blocktimer co-produced by Brightlight Productions and Cornerstone Entertainment.

Zephanie was part of the segment “Grand Vocal Showdown.”

After the short-lived program, Zephanie returned to ABS-CBN and did appearances in It’s Showtime and ASAP Natin ‘To.

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She then stopped appearing in any TV show in late 2021 when she went to Abu Dhabi to join the Now United Bootcamp.

In January 2022, Zephanie promoted her self-titled album for ABS-CBN’s recording arm, Star Music.

During her PEP Live guest appearance on January 25, 2022, Zephanie dropped hints that her career will undergo a transition anytime soon, but did not mention anything about her network transfer.

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Idol Philippines winner Zephanie signs with Sparkle (formerly GMA Artist Center) today, March 31, 2022.
PHOTO/S: @sparklegmaartistcenter / @cornerstone on Instagram
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