Studs welcomes back Lance Onate, bids Kevin Santos goodbye

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All-male group Studs and their 2008 calendar was launched last night, December 26, at Zirkoh Timog.



Natuloy na rin ang launching ng Studs kagabi, December 26, with one welcome and one goodbye.

GMA Artist Center together with Noel Ferrer formed a boy-band group na tinawag nilang Studs. It is composed of StarStruck graduates Mike Tan, Dion Ignacio, and Kevin Santos; Star In A Million 2 finalist Lance Oñate; Mr. Pogi 2006 Edgar Allan Guzman; and former Star Magic talents Felix Roco and JC Cuadrado.

Nang magkaroon ng out-of-the-country commitment si Lance, when he joined the workshop for an Asian version of the Latino group of the ‘80s na Menudo, he was not replaced but an addition was made—sexy actor Coco Martin, who was introduced in the critically-acclaimed film Masahista.

Bukod sa pagkanta nila—mostly sa Regal Films and GMA Films movies na walang theme songs, like My Kuya's Wedding and Ouija—at mga mall tours to practice their singing, Stud's launching project was a 2008 calendar in cooperation with X Ray magazine.

November unang naiplanong mai-launch ang calendar but was rescheduled ng December. On the night of the launch, November 29, nagkaroon naman ng curfew owing to the failed coup attempt of Senator Antonio Trillanes and the Magdalo group.

Last night, December 26, the Studs—the group and the calendar—was finally launched at Zirkoh Timog.

Nakasama ng group si Lance who was back from Malaysia, but unannounced naman ang biglang goodbye ni Kevin, citing scheduling problems. From one of the almost forgotten StarStruck Avengers, nagbago ang kapalaran ni Kevin nang magkaroon siya ng bagong manager—si Joe Barrameda. Naikuha siya ng sunud-sunod na trabaho; guest stints sa Pasan Ko ang Daigdig and Kamandag, at regular jobs sa My Only Love and the upcoming Joaquin Burdado.

Wala na si Kevin sa upcoming exercise video na gagawin ng Studs, pati na rin sa debut album na sisimulan next year.


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