Ogie Alcasid is excited for his new show on TV5 titled Rising Stars.
Through this new reality singing talent program, the singer-songwriter hopes to find someone new, “na hindi pa n'yo [nakikita].”
“'Yong mga contestants natin dito ay raw na raw.
“Talagang makikita mo na pwede pa silang gumaling pa pero nandoon na.
“Kumbaga sa bato, pwedeng pakinisin pa para lumabas ang kinang niya. I think that's why we're called Rising Stars,” said the show's host Ogie.
Although the show's format is something almost every Filipino is familiar with, Ogie is confident that they will find someone who has not been discovered in other singing talent search programs.
“Alam naman natin na ang mga Pilipino kahit saan makikita n'yong kumakanta.
“Videoke or singing contests, in essence, dahil lahat tayo mahilig, kailangang makahanap tayo ng isang hindi pa natin nakikita sa ibang channel.
“I'm sure sa kakapanood ninyo ng Rising Stars, you will fall in love with each contestant especially kung nagugustuhan n'yo na.
“In the end, dahil parami na nang parami ang followers niya, magiging isang sikat na singer siya.”
EASY AUDITION PROCESS. Another innovation introduced by Rising Stars is the fact that auditionees can use a mobile application to submit their audition “selfies.”
“Alam nyo, totoo na maraming singing contest sa TV ngayon. Pero 'yong aming Rising Stars, iba 'yong methodology kung paano sumali.
“Since may app, mas marami na ang pwedeng sumali, hindi na kailangang pumila.”
Rising Stars Philippines mobile app is available on the Google Play store for Android phones.
Auditions were also held via the Rising Stars website (www.risingstars.ph) where hopefuls could record and submit entries as well as through karaoke booths in different malls around the country.
Rising Stars Philippines has a panel of judges composed of acoustic singer-songwriter Jimmy Bondoc, Diamond Soul Siren Nina, and radio DJ/love guru Papa Jack.
Joining Ogie in hosting the show is beauty queen Venus Raj, while Mico Aytona will be its roving reporter.
The show airs every Saturday and Sunday at 9 p.m. on TV5.