"Celebrity Duets" Season 2 airs starting August 23

The contenders of Celebrity Duets Season 2 are (from left) JL Cang, JC Buendia, Cory Quirino, Joey Marquez, Bayani Fernando, Melanie Marquez, Crlene Aguilar, and Phil Younghusband. This reality singing competition will air on GMA-7 every Saturday starting August 23, 2008.

Last year, Tessa Prieto-Valdes bested Dr. Hayden Kho Jr. andJessica Bunevacz in the first season of Celebrity Duets. For garneringthe most number of text votes from the voting public, Tessa received P1million, all of which was donated to her favorite charities.

This year, GMA-7 brings back the fun-filled musical show inreplacement of the time slot vacated by Pinoy Idol. Every Saturday,viewers will get to see personalities from diverse fields trying their hand atsinging along with the singer of their choice.

This weekly show will follow the eventful lives of thecelebrity contestants as they are trained and transformed into being the nextmusical sensations. Each week, a celebrity will be paired with an establishedsinger to train and to guide them from their choice of song to their actualduet in front of a panel of judges and a live studio audience.

Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Bayani Fernando, fashion designerJC Buendia, actor-politician Joey Marquez, model-turned-actress MelanieMarquez, chef JL Cang, professional soccer player Phil Younghusband, beautyqueen Carlene Aguilar, and lifestyle guru Cory Quirino make up the eightnon-singing celebrity contestants who will compete in the second season of CelebrityDuets.


This season's panel of judges is composed ofplaywright-director Floy Quintos, composer-arranger Danny Tan, and all aroundsocial butterfly and Celebrity Duets' first grand winner, TessaPrieto-Valdes. All three are equally responsible in assisting and influencingthe viewing public as to who deserves their text votes.

The winner will get to choose a charity of his or her choiceto which he or she will donate in whole or in part the one million peso grandprize.

Hosted by Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez, CelebrityDuets Season 2 airs its pilot episode this Saturday, August 23, after PinoyRecords on GMA-7.


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