PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"GMA Network’s Protégé: The Battle for the Big Break has indeed taken the country by storm. Now on its second face-off round, more drama, more excitement and more powerful performances are expected not just from the aspirants but from the celebrity mentors themselves.
"Last week, the hopefuls from Cebu, Iloilo and Cabanatuan unleashed fierce performances that resulted to a nerve-wracking and heartbreaking announcement delivered by the mentors to their protégés.
"In the end, Kenneth Monico of Cabanatuan became Jay-R’s protégé, Nomer Limatog Jr. from Cebu became the Protégé of Rachelle Ann Go and Lirah Bermudez from Capiz became Janno Gibbs’ Protégé.
"This Sunday, seven slots remain and a fresh wave of Protégés from Naga, Batangas, Davao and Cagayan de Oro will outsing each other in the hopes of advancing to the next stage of the competition. The Protégés from each region will battle for a chance to be part of the live gala.
"To secure their place in the Final 10, the featured Protégés in this episode are taking the battle to a personal level.
"The four members of Men of Soul and Talent from Batangas have encountered professional differences. Witness their brewing conflict caught-on-tape. Find out if they’ll be able to enthral the judges with a soulful group performance.
"Aside from the Protégés’ head on performances, intense mentor rivalries are also on the rise.
"Claire dela Fuente and Imelda Papin were reported to have unleashed strong words against each other as they condition their Protégés against their fellow contenders. Who is the better mentor? Which group will stand-out?
"Because her reputation is at stake, mentor Aiza Seguerra expresses a tirade of strong criticisms backstage, when her protégés did not meet her expectations during their respective music acts.
"And finally, the little Cinderella of Davao, Lovely Embuscado continues her Protégé journey this week. From singing to her pet pigs in their "babuyan" set in the poorest and remotest village of Davao, see Lovely sing her way to her big break in front of judges Joey de Leon, Homer Flores and Direk Bert de Leon. Will her golden voice serve as her ticket to the live gala? Or will this be the end of the line for the beloved Davaoeña?
"An outpour of raw talent and backstage drama unfold as the face off round continues with rage in Protégé: The Battle for the Big Break this Sunday, October 2, after Kap’s Amazing Stories only on GMA 7."
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