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Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2

Posted in PDA: Season 2 with tags , on June 8, 2008 by EternalLance

The Scholars

SenThe Cancer Survivor
From Taguig
Age: 24
Place of Birth: Burlingame, California, USA

ShengThe Stand-Up Comic
From Quezon City
Age: 25
Place of Birth: Manila

BugoyThe Farmer’s Son
From Camarines Sur
Age: 18
Place of Birth: Camarines Sur

RossThe Stylist’s Son
From Quezon City
Age: 25
Place of Birth: Quezon City

Bea The Sweet Chanteuse
From Muntinlupa
Age: 18
Place of Birth: Manila

ChivasThe Student Husband
From Negros Oriental
Age: 22
Place of Birth: Dumaguete City

Zhel The Pride of Puerto Galera
From Dubai
Age: 23
Place of Birth: Oriental Mindoro

AppleThe Different Couple’s Daughter
From Cebu
Age: 18
Place of Birth: Mambusao, Capiz

ChristianThe Small Bot Wonder
From Taguig
Age: 25
Place of Birth: Manila

BunnyThe Teacher Wife
From Negros Oriental
Age: 22
Place of Birth: Dumaguete City

Iñaki The Stage Performer
From Pasay
Age: 18
Place of Birth: Makati

VanThe Heartthrob
From Cebu
Age: 18
Place of Birth: Talisay City, Cebu

Miguel The Romantic Crooner
From Muntinlupa
Age: 18
Place of Birth: USA

Cris The Singing Interior Designer
From Parañaque
Age: 21
Place of Birth: Pasay City

LaarniThe Independent Woman
From Sultan Kudarat
Age: 22
Place of Birth: Pasig

Jet The Videojock
From Rizal
Age: 26
Place of Birth: Daet, Camarines Norte

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The Academy

Posted in Pinoy Dream Acamedy with tags , , on June 6, 2008 by EternalLance

A new kind of reality show has hit Philippine shores with the introduction of Pinoy Dream Academy. From the brains behind the hit Big Brother and Deal or No Deal franchises, Endemol is now giving pop star hopefuls a chance to be a step closer to their dream. Originally known as Star Academy, its emerging popularity brought about its franchises in various parts of the world. Africa refers to it as Project Fame while in the US it’s touted as The One: Making a Music Star. Other countries who caught the Star Academy fever are the UK, Turkey, Spain, Russia, Romania, Portugal, the Netherlands, Middle East, Mexico, Italy, India, Greece, Germany, France, Chile, Canada, Bulgaria, Brazil, Belgium, and Argentina.

In spite of the various names that its been called in each country, the mechanics are basically the same, wherein the “academy” is being managed by a principal and teachers are there to teach the students various artistic disciplines. Day and night the students will be monitored by hidden cameras and there would be weekly live performances of the students where they will showcase the things they have learned and practiced in the past week. During the concert, a panel of jurors will choose five students who will be nominated for expulsion for the week. The teachers and the students will get to save two from the five suspended students. The public then gets to vote for the student they want to remain at the academy.

Star Academy is actually the second biggest reality show franchise in the world – the top being Big Brother.

Pinoy Dream Academy gives viewers the unique opportunity to find out what it takes to be a real star.

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