Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez may have been awinner in beauty and modeling competitions, but it seems that singing is notreally her calling. Melanie became the first casualty in the first eliminationof Celebrity Duets, held earlier tonight, September 6.
With Melanie's departure, only seven contenders remain:wellness and beauty expert Cory Quirino, fashion designer JC Buendia, MMDAChairman Bayani Fernando, beauty queen Carlene Aguilar, comedian-politician andMelanie's brother Joey Marquez, chef JL Cang, and football player PhilYounghusband.
Each week, the contenders perform songs with professional singers.The following week, the contender who gets the lowest number of text votes willbe eliminated.
Celebrity Duets is hosted by Ogie Alcasid and RegineVelasquez, although Ogie will solely host the celebrity singing contest most ofSeptember since Regine is currently on a concert tour in North America withLani Misalucha.
This season's set of judges are Danny Tan, TessaPrieto-Valdes, and Freddie Garcia.