Sunday, March 16, 2008

The March Finalists...

The March auditions for the 3rd monthly preliminary search for the Amazing Philippine Singing Star 2008 was a daunting task for the audition masters last March 10, 2008 at the Amazing Philippine Singing Star rehearsal Studio at the top of the majestic Manila Film Center.

There were 79 applicants who were vying to fill in the 11 slots available for the March 29 competition. The audition process went as follows; the 79 applicants were ushered into the rehearsal room and were asked to sing without any background music in front of the five audition masters. The audition masters then voted "yes" or "no" to qualify an applicant for the second screening. The first screening yielded 48 applicants. The second screening basically followed the same process and it yielded 24 hopefuls for the third screening.

By the third screening, the applicants were allowed to sing with a minus one. The audition masters by this time did not vote openly and kept the votes for the deliberation that followed right after the performance. This process took a longer period of time as we had to consider a lot of variables including the spread of the demographics of the final eleven.

The entire audition period lasted from 4pm up to 11pm that day. But we were basically happy with the outcome. It was a difficult chore since there were so many talented applicants and choosing the best was really quite a task.

The March Auditions

The March Finalists

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008

Amazing Philippine Singing Star Search for February

A resounding success.... Ok, ok... we're new at this so I guess I'm a bit excited. But honestly speaking, compared to last January's disastrous episode, this is better by 2000%, thanks to the competence displayed by the production and technical people. We still have a lot to learn but otherwise I am way happy...

February pics

february 2008 winner, leah patricio wows the audience and the judges with her rendition of Whitney Houston's "I will Always Love You"

the winners' circle with gelli

the houseband, black pipe with gelli victor and myself after the taping

hosts arnell ignacio and gelli victor

judges nonoy tan, caloy vinculado, casie villarosa, jovy peregrino poses for a groupshot at the amazing cafe before the competition

Saturday, February 16, 2008

February Schedule



January 27 to February 11, 2008:
Application period

February 11, 2008:
Auditions @ 5pm
Call time for staff: 3pm

February 13, 2008:
Elimination finalists orientation @3pm
Giving of schedules and other requirements
Contestant’s Materials in
Contestants Orientation & Submission of contestant’s information

February 16, 2008:
Band Rehearsals at 2pm

February 18, 2008:
Band call time @ 12noon
Band rehearsal with 1st contestant @ 12noon
Band rehearsal with 2nd contestant @ 130pm
Band rehearsal with 3rd contestant @ 3pm
Band rehearsal with 4th contestant @ 430pm
Band rehearsal with 5th contestant @ 6pm
Band rehearsal with 6th contestant @ 730pm

February 19, 2008:
Band call time @ 12noon
Band rehearsal with 7th contestant @ 12noon
Band rehearsal with 8th contestant @ 130pm
Band rehearsal with 9th contestant @ 3pm
Band rehearsal with 10th contestant @ 430pm
Band rehearsal with 11th contestant @ 6pm

February 20, 2008:
Band and contestants call time @ 1pm for the opening song number
Review contestant’s songs @ 3pm

February 21, 2008:
Stage Rehearsals – 2 to 5pm (Contestants call @ 130pm)
Band rehearsals – call at 2pm

February 22, 2008:
TDR at stage– 2 to 5pm – call time for band & contestants @ 1:30pm

February 23, 2008:
Event Proper @ 3pm
Call time:
TV staff and Suppliers – February 22 (Friday) @ 10pm
Technical Staff (Over Night – Lighting, Batten and PA’s)
Stage Staff @ 11am
Hosts, Contestants and Performers @ 12pm
Judges @ 130pm

Friday, February 15, 2008

the february auditions

we had a very difficult time with the auditions this month. There were 35 applicants and the first screening produced 26, but we had to consider only 12 contestants. One of the 12 was disqualified because of a prior contract with another network and so we are down to eleven.