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October 12, 2010
Megastar Sharon Cuneta spearheads the historic unfolding of her newest show, Star Power, Sharon's search for the next female pop superstar. It will begin airing tonight, October 10, after Going Bulilit on ABS-CBN.
Judged by acclaimed actor/director Edgar "Bobot" Mortiz, concert legend Mitch Valdes and R&B sensation/TV host Billy Crawford, Sharon Cuneta's Star Power empowers 20 young female hopefuls from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to maximize their own potential, develop their talents and improve their skills. All of them undergo Sharon's rigorous mentoring, but only one can be hailed female pop superstar.
"It's like a full circle. Ngayon, kami naman yung nag-iintroduce ng mga bagong batch ng singers. It's a great honor and it's a privilege kasi, in a way, alam namin yung pinagdadaanan nila. Alam namin kung paano sila tutulungan at susuportahan," Christian said.
Star Power's premiere on the historic 10.10.10 also marks Erik's birthday. The Pop Prince expressed his gratitude not only for the hosting opportunity he got in Star Power but also for the happiness he has.
"My birthday wish is syempre, mataas na ratings ng aming show, ang Star Power. Siyempre parating good health, more projects... Ay, love life pa pala. Hahahaha. I want a love na magla-last," Erik said.
According to Erik and Christian, to become the next pop superstar like them, Star Power contenders must be strong, humble and God-fearing enough to face the challenges the music industry offers.
"Be prayerful. Being in a competition, tama nga si Erik, dapat maging humble ka. Show your best performance always. Kapag nandun ka na sa stage, competitors muna sila. Backstage, friends mo na sila ulet," Christian said.
If the 20 female contenders practiced painstakingly for their performances, Erik and Christian also prepared a lot in their talent search hosting venture.
"For this one, nag-research ako sa hosting ng isang contest like this one. Kailangan mo kasing magkaroon ng peg bago mo gawin ang isang bagay. At least meron kang paggagayahan, meron kang model. Binalikan ko yung mga episodes ng isang international singing competition. Tiningnan ko rin pati yung hosting sa Star in A Million before," Erik shared.
With hosts and contestants already geared up, Star Power is now ready to air on the Kapamilya Network's Sunday's Primetime block. Sharon's Search for the Next Female Pop Superstar starts airing tonight, October 10, after Going Bulilit at ABS-CBN.