Aug 7, 2007

Non-singers reveal their other talents in ‘Celebrity Duets’

GET ready for the newest TV program that is set to revolutionize Saturday night primetime viewing as eight famous celebrities from different sectors of society reveal their other talent – that is singing – and try their luck by performing with some Filipino legendary singers in GMA-7’s "Celebrity Duets."
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Hosted by Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez and the Ultimate Singer and Songwriter Ogie Alcasid, make way for Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2007 Ana Theresa Licaros, fashion icon, columnist and socialite Tessa Prieto Valdez, TV host, events organizer and young entrepreneur Tim Yap,

surgeon to the stars Dr. Manny Calayan, entrepreneur cum talent manager Jessica Rodriguez, dashing doctor from Belo Medical Group Hayden Kho, well-respected talent manager Wyngard Tracy and renowned fashion designer Frederick Peralta as they showcase their best in singing with legendary OPM singers in "Celebrity Duets" beginning August 11.

"Celebrity Duets," which has been popular in the United States and produced by Fremantle Limited, Simon Cowell, a judge of "American Idol," invades Pinoy TV screens via GMA-7 to give famous celebrities a chance to showcase their singing prowess.

Every week, each celebrity contestant will perform a duet with any of the following: Jaya, Ogie, Janno Gibbs, Marco Sison, Gian Magdangal, Jett Pangan, Jamie Rivera, Freddie Aguilar, Rey Valera, Nanette Inventor, Jay-R, Kyla, Nonoy Zuniga, Verni Varga, Ely Buendia, Rico J. Puno, Dulce, Eva Eugenio and Pilita Corrales.

The viewers, through text votes will judge the performances. Helping the viewers to choose are three judges: Louie Ocampo, Mitch Valdez and Buboy Garovillo.

Unlike the typical singing contests, the "Celebrity Duets" contestants are not only competing for the cash and special prizes for personal use but also to win the cash prize which they will donate for their chosen charitable institution.

To vote, type Name of Contestant and send too 367 for Smart and Talk N Text and 2364 for Globe, Sun and Touch Mobile.

"Celebrity Duets" premieres this August 11 after "Bitoy’s Funniest Videos" on GMA-7.

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