With a bigger audience than last year, and definitely a more friendly stage design, inabot ng mahigit apat na oras ang proclamation last night, March 25, ng four winners of this year's artista-search show ng Kapuso Network sa Marikina Sports Park.
Mas malaki at mas maayos din ang naging opening number with an almost complete cast from the first batch to the fourth batch. Grouped in six but all in one stage—pagkatapos mapakilala ang Final 6 that also included Prince Stefan and Rich Asuncion—unang nag-sexy dance ang grupo nina Katrina Halili, Iwa Moto, and Cristine Reyes.
Sinundan ito ng isang fast dance na ipinamalas nina Mark Herras, Marky Cielo, Rainier Castillo, and their group. Nag-ala-Dreamgirls naman sina Jennylyn Mercado, Yasmien Kurdi, Stef Prescott, and their group. Nag-ala Boy-band naman ang grupo nina Gian Carlos with their guitars.
Isang female fast dance number ang ginawa ng grupo nina Ryza Cenon and LJ Reyes. At pinakahuli and most applauded ang sexy dance number nina Mike Tan, Dion Ignacio, Paulo Avelino, and their group. While halos hindi na makilala ang mga iba sa kanila, kapansin-pansin na wala si Nadine Samonte.
Unang nag-perform ang final three male Survivors—song and dance ang ginawa ni Aljur, nag-medley of songs naman si Prince, at sayaw rin ang pambato ni Mart.
Sa mga kababaihan naman, nagsayaw pareho sina Jewel and Kris, and in between their number, is Rich's song and dance interpretation of the second Dreamgirls song of the night, ang "One Night Only."
Dalawa lang ang special guests for the night. Ang SexBomb Dancers ay naki-"Taktak" with this year's Survivors. After which ay ibinigay ang apat na Ibang Level awards: Jesi Corcuera for the Taktak Award, Dex Quindoza for Male with the Most Dramatic Exit, Jan Manual for Dats Entertaining Award, and Stef Prescott for Female With the Most Dramatic Exit.
Si Regine Velasquez ang second and last guest bago na-announce ang winners singing a medley of victory songs.
Sina Mart and Kris ang nagwaging Ultimate Pair. Overriding the demerit that Mart got prior to the Final Judgment night, nagtuloy-tuloy pa rin ang tradition of male winners with names starting with the letter M as he follows the winning footsteps of Mark, Mike, and Marky.
Si Aljur naman ang nagwaging Ultimate Hunk at si Jewel ang Ultimate Sweetheart. Prince is the First Prince and Rich is the First Princess.
All four winners took home one million pesos in cash; two million pesos-worth of management contract with GMA-7; P250,000 worth of business package from Belgian Waffles; P50,000 pesos in cash plus P150,000 peso-worth of gift certificate from Calayan, and P120,000 worth of scholarship grants.
The texters' choice awardees Kris (for females) and Aljur (for males) each received a commercial endorsement from BNY.
During the show, nabanggit ng tatlong hosts na sina Jolina Magdangal, Raymond Gutierrez, and Dingdong Dantes ang mga text votes na natanggap ng anim. Aljur got 280,084 votes, si Mart ay 267,703, at si Prince ay 193,503. Sa girls, Kris got 177,600, si Jewel ay nakakuha ng 157,618, at si Rich ay 151,981.
While all the 16 Avengers also got a business package from Belgian Waffles, walang binanggit kung bibigyan din sila ng contract ng GMA-7, unlike the past three years na before the awarding ay may nakalaang management contracts para sa mga Avengers.
The StarStruck Council (composed of Louie Ignacio, Lorna Tolentino, and Douglas Quijano) was joined by GMA-7's Senior Vice President for Entertainment-TV Wilma Galvante and GMA Films President Anette Gozon-Abrogar for the Final Judgment night.
Exactly 8 p.m. nagsimula ang show at natapos ng past twelve.
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