Piolo Pascual-lookalike joins Final 14 of StarStruck VI; Eric Fructuoso's son fails to make the cut

(L-R) Mariam Al-Alawi (the older sister of Mona Louise Rey), Analyn Barro, Marion Garcia, and Elyson de Dios join the Final 14 of StarStruck VI.



Showbiz royalty were shown trying to get their big break through StarStruck VI.

The September 8 episode showed that Mariam Al-Alawi (the older sister of Mona Louise Rey), Analyn Barro, Marion Garcia and Elyson de Dios were able to enter the Final 14.

Viewers saw that Frederick, the son of Eric Fructuoso, was not chosen as a finalist of GMA-7's artista search.

Meanwhile, Faith Da Silva (the daughter of former actor Dennis Da Silva) still has a chance to make the final cut.


FAITH DA SILVA. Faith Da Silva, 15, is the daughter of former actor Dennis Da Silva. In 2002, her father was put in jail and until now, Faith has not seen her father in person.

The contestant from Laguna narrated, "Noong two years old ako, pagpanganak ng younger brother ko, naghiwalay sila ni Mommy.

"Since then, hindi ko pa talaga siya nakikita.

Siya yung gustong magkita kami pero ako ang nag-iinsist na hindi ko pa gusto."

Faith had tears in her eyes as she admitted, "Masakit po sa akin yun."

She also revealed during her interview, "Kapag anak ka ng artista, sinasabi nila na kaya ka

lang nakapasok sa ganyan because yung daddy mo, artista.

"Pero hindi nila alam na kailangan mo ring maghirap para marating mo yung gusto mong marating."

Faith will find out if she goes through the next round by this Friday, September 11.


FREDERICK FRUCTUOSO. A child of a '90s matinee idol tried his luck during this batch.

Frederick, the son of Gwapings member Eric Fructuoso, was one of the Top 35.

The contestant from Paranaque recalled that his parents separated when he was still a young boy.

"Nag-separate ang parents ko when I was four. Mga 10 years kaming hindi nagkita ng dad ko.

"It's an advantage to be an anak ng artista kasi kilala ka na agad. Ang disadvantage, marami silang ine-expect sa iyo."

Frederick hoped, "Sana matuloy ko ang legacy ng father ko."

However, he failed to enter the Final 14.


MARIAM AL-ALAWI. Mariam Al-Alawi, the older sister of Mona Louise Rey also wants to get her big break in showbiz.

The 18-year-old contestant from Sta. Mesa, Manila said her youngest sister was delighted to know that she auditioned for StarStruck.

"Sabi niya [Mona], 'Sana, Ate, makapasok ka para parehas na tayo.'"

Mariam had a prosperous life in Bahrain but her fortunes changed when she followed her mother to the Philippines.

"Yung daddy ko, Arabian. Lumaki ako sa malaking bahay, may katulong, may driver. Yung mom ko saka dad ko, laging nagbubugbugan at nagsusuntukan.

"Then my mom decided, gusto na niya pumunta ng Philippines nung pregnant siya kay Mona.

"Na-culture shock ako kasi pagdating ko dito, nakita ko ang situation niya na napakaliit ng house. Yung dad ko nag-rent ng house na mas maayos. Then kami nagtrabaho pero natigil ang suporta ng tatay ko bigla."

Mariam cried when she learned that she would move on to the next round.

She is the third female contestant to make it after Klea Pineda and Koreen Medina.



ALLYSA DE REAL. The adopted daughter of Andrew de Real (of The Library fame) joined this year's artista search.

Allysa de Real admitted, "Hindi ko alam kung sino ang real parents ko pero hindi pina-feel sa akin ng dad ko yun.

"Marami naman pong gay na tatay. Never naman po nagkulang ang dad ko sa akin.

"Sabi ko sa daddy ko, ayaw ko mag-artista. Then na-realize ko, siguro may reason kung bakit nandito ako."

For the talent showcase, Allysa of Las Pinas sang "Price Tag."

She will learn her fate during the live broadcast on September 11.


MIGO ADECER. The 15-year-old contestant Migo Adecer was described by director Joyce Bernal as "gwapo."

Born in Bacolod, Migo was 6 years old when he started joining singing contests in Australia.

He landed a part in the Australian version of Glee, which even toured in the United States.


Migo recalled, "They were looking for triple threats: people who could act, sing and dance.

"I was the only Filipino there. Everyone else was Australian."

Just like other contestants, his result will be revealed on September 11.


ANALYN BARRO. This girl was born in Ormoc native but she chose to audition in Bacolod.

Analyn Barro revealed it was her first time to visit Manila.

She showcase her talent in singing by giving her rendition of "Titanium."

Analyn is the fourth female hopeful to enter the Final 14.


MARION GARCIA. The boy from Angeles City, Pampanga said he joined the competition for his late father.

"Kailangan ko ito, sa totoo lang," admitted Marion Garcia.

"When I was called up, naalala ko yung dad ko. Sabi ko, siguro chance ko ito na mapakita na I can do something talaga. Kasi kung kailan nandito ako, wala na siya."

His voice broke as he continued, "It's also my chance to say sorry kasi may mga bagay akong hindi ko napakita sa iyo...na mahal na mahal kita. I won't let you down."

When he learned that he succeeded, Marion exclaimed, "Pa, thank you!"

He is the second male finalist after Avery Paraiso.


ELYSON DE DIOS. This Cebu native revealed that his friends call him "Bugoy."

Elyson de Dios, 16, is a varsity player.

When asked if he likes being described as a lookalike of Piolo Pascual, Elyson hesitated before answering, "Opo, gusto ko po."

He added with a smile, "Gwapo kasi."

Elyson is now part of the Final 14.


BEATRIZ IMPERIAL. This girl from Rizal wants to join StarStruck in order to find her father whom she has not seen for a long time.

Beatriz Imperial explained, "Yung father ko binalik ng mama ko kasi nalalasing siya,

nananakit siya at nagwawala. Konting [problema], nade-depress siya.

"Recently, nakita ko yung picture niya sa Facebook na sobrang payat na niya."

She was crying as she continued, "Natatakot ako kasi hindi ko pa siya nakikita."

On September 11, Beatriz will know if she will join the Final 14 or not.




(To find out what happened during the first telecast, read: RECAP: StarStruck VI pilot episode)

(To view photos of the male contestants, click: Meet the male contestants of StarStruck 6)

(To view photos of the female contestants, click: Meet the female contestants of StarStruck 6)

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