GMA-7 to bring back reality search StarStruck; will launch 2 singing contests in 2018

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GMA-7 is set to bring back its reality-based artista search Starstruck in 2018. Starstruck jumpstarted the careers of Mark Herras and Jennylyn Mercado (left frame), who won Ultimate Male and Female Survivors during its first season in January 2004. Its most recent winners were Klea Pineda and Migo Adecer, who were hailed Ultimate Female and Male Survivors in 2015.

GMA-7 is set to bring back its original reality-based artista search in 2018, StarStruck.

This was announced by an article published on yesterday, November 27.

StarStruck jumpstarted the careers of Jennylyn Mercado, Mark Herras, Cristine Reyes, Yasmien Kurdi, Ryza Cenon, Mike Tan, LJ Reyes, Jackie Rice, Kris Bernal, Aljur Abrenica, Sarah Lahbati, Enzo Pineda, and Rocco Nacino.

The 2018 edition of Starstruck marks it seventh season on the air, after a two-year hiatus.

The sixth season aired in 2015, which hailed Klea Pineda and Migo Adecer as its Female and Male Ultimate Survivors, respectively.

No details have been announced regarding the nationwide auditions for the artista search.

GMA has also yet to announce who will host the seventh season of Starstruck.

(LOOK: Starstruck winners: THEN AND NOW)

ORIGINAL SINGING CONTESTS. Meanwhile, two new original singing competitions will also be launched by the Kapuso network in 2018.

One of is titled The Clash, which is dubbed by GMA as a "cutthroat search" where undiscovered vocal talents will fight against each other to be the last man standing.

The Clash will be hosted by Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez, who is also known as the host of GMA's defunct singing search Pinoy Pop Superstar, which ran for three seasons from 2004 to 2007.

Pinoy Pop Superstar is the origin of today's popular singers including Jona (formerly known as Jonalyn Viray), Aicelle Santos, and Maricris Garcia.

The Kapuso Network is also set to air another singing competition titled Center Stage.

The contestants need to impress judges for them to be able to enter the so-called "center stage."


No host was announced yet for the new singing contest.

Details are also yet to be revealed regarding the auditions of the two singing competitions.





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