Are You The Next Big Star voting officially begins this Saturday, June 20


Watch the Circle of 16 as they face their first challenge in the June 20 episode of Are You The Next Big Star?




Last Saturday, ipinakilala na sa Are You The Next Big Star? ng GMA-7 ang bagong realitytalent search sa telebisyon ang mapalad na nakapasok sa Circle of 16 contestants ng show.

Ang sixteen remaining contenders na kilala bilang "Circle of 16" ay ipinakilala sa entertainment media at the SM City SkyDome. Sila ang nakakuha ng highest number of combined votes from the jury and the judges: Danny Tan, Mon Faustino, Annie Quintos, Randy Santiago and Pops Fernandez.


MALE CONTENDERS. Tonight,June 20, kilalanin pa ang Circle of 16 na binubuo ng sumusunod: an ex-model from Cagayan Valley, GeoffTaylor (23); ang public servant from Bulacan, Alex Castro (23); angcivil engineering Student from Pasay City, PJGonzales (18); ang commercial model from Pasay City, Bobby Solomon (17); ang Korean looking at rocker from Tondo, Manila, Jay Perillo (21); ang Conservatory of Music Student from Quezon City, Anton Cruz (16); ang VJ atgraduate ng Ateneo de Manila Universityfrom Quezon City, Greggy Santos (22); at ang Fil-Am from SanFrancisco, California Justin Francis (19) among the boys.

Hindi na sila bago lahat sa showbiz and singing contest. Alex Castrois a movie actor but singing daw is his first love, kaya nag-try siyangmag-audition at napili naman. Greggy Santos won in a QTV 11 singingcontest, Bobby Solomon is a member of Dance Squad, pero nag-resign munasiya dahil nakapasok siya sa Circle of 16. Even PJ and Jay ay nasashowbiz na rin. Geoff Taylor, joined the first Pinoy Dream Academyscholars pero hindi siya nagtagal sa contest. If ever na hindi pa rinsiya maging successful this time, itutuloy pa rin niya ang pagkantaniya. May mga coming shows na raw para sa kanya ang manager niya.


FEMALE CONTESTANTS. Sa mga babae naman ay sina: entertainmenthost from Las Piñas Zyrene Parsad (23); theatre actress from LaUnion Alexa Ortega (19); lounge singer from Antipolo City, Camille Cortez (19);angBatangenang si Cara Quiapos (17);ang stunner from Las PinasCity, Frencheska Farr (16);ang freshmen engineering student fromMarikina City, Shane Tarun (16);ang Cebuanang si RachelGabreza (16);at ang long-time theatre actress from Quezon City,Christine Allado (18).

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Sa mga female contenders naman, si Frencheska Farr ang considered na early favorite ng mga entertainment press. Si Alexa Ortega naman ay pwedeng maging younger sister ni Marian Rivera dahil may hawig sila. Comment ng mga entertainment writers, mas magaganda raw ang boses ng mga female contenders.

The "Circle of 16" will face ten more weeks of tougher challenges, dramatic transformation under director Floy Quintos and top choreographer Geleen Eugenio, not to mention closer public scrutiny, dahil ngayong araw na ito, June 20, ang first challenge nila ay gaganapin sa SM Valenzuela.

Voting details will be announced today as it will be opened officially to the public. However, the text votes will only comprise 50% of the score of the contestants while the remaining 50 % will come from the judges. To know more about your favorite contestants, catch the daily updates on the GMA-7 morning show SiS. Fans can also watch the Circle of 16 live in different SM malls across the nation na magsisimula nga sa SM Valenzuela.

Ang mananalo sa Are You The Next Big Star—1 male and 1 female—ay magkakaroon ng GMA-7 exclusive management contract, isang GMA Records recording contract, one million pesos in cash from SM Supermalls, and a condominium unit from Avida Land Corporation, San Lazaro.


Hosted by Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez and Keempee de Leon, more show-stopping performances, innovative twists, and big prizes await viewers on the primetime show Are You The Next Big Star? It airs every Satuday after Pinoy Records on GMA-7.


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