StarStruck (Philippine TV series)

StarStruck is a Philippine television reality talent competition show broadcast by GMA Network. Originally hosted by Dingdong Dantes and Nancy Castiglione, it premiered on October 27, 2003 on the network's Telebabad line up. The show has aired seven seasons and 538 episodes. Dantes and Jennylyn Mercado served as the hosts for the show's most recent season.

StarStruck
StarStruck title card.jpg
Title card since 2019
GenreReality show
Presented byDingdong Dantes
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes538
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production location(s)
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time30-120 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment Group
Release
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format
Original releaseOctober 27, 2003 (2003-10-27) –
present
Chronology
Related showsStarStruck Kids
External links
Website

FormatEdit

Across the Philippines, casting tours are held in different regions, wherein hopeful contestants are screened by preliminary panels to be selected for star quality, acting talent, or humorous potential and human interest. The audition process is long, beginning with thousands of hopefuls showcasing their talents and being interviewed by the panelists.

The competition heats up when 14 hopefuls are left as the contestants for a respective season. During the finals, the finalists were eliminated one by one until three pairs remain. After two weeks, one pair will be eliminated. The remaining four advances to the Final Judgment where the winners are proclaimed.

The format gains some tweaks depending on the show's production. The fourth season is noted to have six finalists instead of the usual "final four" in determining the ultimate winners; on the other hand, the fifth season chose five finalists.[clarification needed]

The Final Judgment will award the finalists' respective titles. There are two Ultimate Survivors— male and female–as the season concludes. Winners are determined by averaging the amasses text and online votes, plus the decision of the StarStruck Council which comprises three members. With the exception of the fourth season, the Ultimate Male Survivor and Ultimate Female Survivor titles were given once again.

OverviewEdit

After the first season of StarStruck aired in 2003, the succeeding seasons had many twists and changes, including different elimination formats and even the number of winners, and to determine the Ultimate Male Survivor and Ultimate Female Survivor titles.

In the second season, which aired in 2004, the host announced the names of safe finalists one by one, until the eliminated finalist remained on stage to take the final bow. This was a deviation from the first season where the host would call the bottom group.

Also in the second season, two changes were introduced: Pre-recognition Awardee, where the top-ranking finalist got a cash prize; and Wild Card, where an eliminated finalist was able to return to the show and compete against the remaining finalist.

The third season aired in 2005, and was dubbed "The Nationwide Invasion" as StarStruck brought the search all over the Philippines.

It also introduced a winning title called the "Ultimate Sole Survivor". The season still hailed an Ultimate Male Survivor and Ultimate Female Survivor. Of the two, the one who scored higher won the Ultimate Sole Survivor title and got an additional cash prize. The two runner-ups were called First Prince and First Princess.

In 2006, StarStruck's fourth season was dubbed "The Next Level" and had four winners for the new titles Ultimate Love Team, Ultimate Hunk and Ultimate Sweetheart titles and got an additional cash prize. Additionally, two changes were introduced: The Final 20 gave finalists an exciting twist instead of the Final 14; and Wild Card, where an eliminated the two finalists were able to return to the show and completed the Danger 8 survivors.

The fifth season of StarStruck aired in 2009, and was dubbed StarStruck V. It introduced a twist called The Factor Five, where special powers were given to the council and the viewer’s so they could save or vote out a particular finalists, and instead of the two first runner-ups, they are three, and the second runner-up called a Second Prince.

The sixth season, which aired in 2015, had two sets of Final 14: the Dream 14 and the Believe 14. From there, the show determined who among the hopefuls would be part of the new Ultimate Final 14.

The current season follows a different format from past editions. In this season, two twists were introduced. In The Second Chance Challenge, after the two hopefuls of the original The Final 14 were eliminated, from the Final Auditions of the Top 22 finalists, one male and one female were able to return to the show and complete the new set of The Ultimate Final 14. In The Last Chance Challenge, the two hopefuls who got the lowest combined scores, compete against next week’s bottom two performers for a spot in the Final 8. From this, the council will then choose two hopefuls (one per gender) to save to advance in the completion.

Similar to singing competitions, the finalists are in a studio. They face the judges and get instant feedback after their performances are shown to the public.

Unlike previous seasons that featured a test of artistic skill such as dancing, singing, acting, hosting, and personality development, this season focuses on the survivors' acting skills.

The survivors got through the acting test in different genres and formats: by group, by pair or individually. Each of the survivors faces the council, who are tasked to give instant feedback and scores based on the finalists' performances.

The StarStruck council of this season also has a different role from the predecessors as their voices can now be heard more frequently throughout the show.

In previous seasons, the council only gave their comments before each elimination round, and their scores remained under wraps. This season is also more transparent in terms of each finalist’s performance rating, since ranking and total scores are announced at the end of each episode. Even then, the percentage of each finalist’s score remains the same 50% from the council and 50% from the public votes.

The audience are given more options to vote for their favorite StarStruck finalist, but aside from text votes, they can also vote via Google or StarStruck's official website.

Inside StarStruck aired from Monday to Friday on the show's YouTube channel.

HostsEdit

Hosts
Dingdong Dantes
Jolina Magdangal
Carla Abellana
Dennis Trillo
Megan Young
Segment hosts

JudgesEdit

Judges
Joey de Leon
Iza Calzado
Dingdong Dantes
Regine Velasquez
Heart Evangelista
Jose Manalo

SeasonsEdit

Seasons of StarStruck
Season Premiere Finale Ultimate Male Survivor Ultimate Female Survivor First Prince First Princess
1 October 27, 2003 February 1, 2004 Mark Herras Jennylyn Mercado Rainier Castillo Yasmien Kurdi
2 October 11, 2004 February 20, 2005 Mike Tan Ryza Cenon CJ Muere LJ Reyes
3 November 28, 2005 March 12, 2006 Ultimate Sole Survivor

Marky Cielo

Jackie Rice Gian Carlos Iwa Moto
4 December 4, 2006 March 25, 2007 Ultimate Hunk

Aljur Abrenica


Ultimate Loveteam

Mart Escudero

Ultimate Sweetheart

Jewel Mische


Ultimate Loveteam

Kris Bernal

Prince Stefan Rich Asuncion
5 November 15, 2009 February 21, 2010 Steven Silva Sarah Lahbati Enzo Pineda
Second Prince

Rocco Nacino

Diva Montelaba
6 September 7, 2015 December 19, 2015 Migo Adecer Klea Pineda Elyson De Dios Ayra Mariano
7 June 15, 2019 September 15, 2019 Kim de Leon Shayne Sava Allen Ansay Lexi Gonzales


Season 1Edit

The first season of StarStruck, premiered on October 27, 2003. Hosted by Dingdong Dantes and Nancy Castiglione, The council was composed of Joey de Leon, Joyce Bernal and Ida Henares. The season ended with 71 episodes on February 1, 2004.

The first ever Ultimate Survivors were Mark Herras of San Pablo City, Laguna as the Ultimate Male Survivor and Jennylyn Mercado of Las Piñas, Metro Manila as the Ultimate Female Survivor.

Season 2Edit

The second season of StarStruck, premiered on October 11, 2004. Hosted by Dingdong Dantes with the StarStruck Kids host, Jolina Magdangal, The council was composed of Joey de Leon, Christopher de Leon and Louie Ignacio. There were slight changes made in the Council, Joyce Bernal was replaced by Louie Ignacio. The season ended with 96 episodes on February 20, 2005.

The Ultimate Survivors were Mike Tan of Angono, Rizal as the Ultimate Male Survivor and Ryza Cenon of Gapan, Nueva Ecija as the Ultimate Female Survivor and

Season 3Edit

The third season of StarStruck, aka (StarStruck: The Nationwide Invasion) premiered on November 28, 2005. Hosted by Dingdong Dantes, Jolina Magdangal and Raymond Gutierrez, The council was composed of Joey de Leon, Louie Ignacio and Lorna Tolentino. The season ended with 77 episodes on March 12, 2006.

The Ultimate Survivors were Marky Cielo of Bauko, Mountain Province as the Ultimate Male Survivor and Jackie Rice of Olongapo City, Zambales as the Ultimate Female Survivor and the first ever Ultimate Sole Survivor, won by Marky Cielo.

Season 4Edit

The fourth season of StarStruck, aka (StarStruck: The Next Level) premiered on December 4, 2006. Hosted by Dingdong Dantes, Jolina Magdangal and Raymond Gutierrez, The council was composed of Louie Ignacio, Lorna Tolentino and Douglas Quiano. The season ended with 91 episodes on March 25, 2007.

The newest titles of Ultimate Survivors were won by Jewel Mische of Bocaue, Bulacan as the Ultimate Sweetheart, Aljur Abrenica of Angeles City, Pampanga as the Ultimate Hunk, and Mart Escudero of General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite and Kris Bernal of Quezon City, Metro Manila as the Ultimate Loveteam.

Season 5Edit

The fifth season of StarStruck, aka (StarStruck V) premiered on November 15, 2009. Hosted by Raymond Gutierrez, Carla Abellana and Dennis Trillo. Carla Abellana replaced Jolina Magdangal for this season, while Dennis Trillo replaced Dingdong Dantes, as the latter replaced Richard Gomez, who will run as representative of the 4th district of the Province of Leyte as host of the game show Family Feud.

Major changes happened on the show. The regular daily show became a daily update show that focused on the lives of the contestants and their activities and tests on the show. It was hosted by the show's the segment hosts are StarStruck graduates with Mark Herras, LJ Reyes, Arci Muñoz and Paulo Avelino. They serve as StarStruck Shoutout, who is tasked to join the hopefuls as they go through every phase of the competition, it premiered on November 15, 2009. The council was composed of Lolit Solis, Floy Quintos and Iza Calzado act as the members of the Sunshine Dizon was first reported to be part of the council in the place of Iza Calzado but had to turn down the offer due to health problems.

The five mentors are from the Acting mentor; Gina Alajar, Dance mentor; Douglas Nierras, Singing mentor; Jai Sabas-Aracama, Grooming and Make-up mentor; Barbi Chan and the Image mentor; Abbygale Arrenas de Leon. Also featured many fives: The Factor V, The V Mentors, The V Hosts together with Dingdong Dantes and Nancy Castiglione in the Final Judgment day, The Final V, and a 5 million dollars’ worth of prizes for the Ultimate Survivors. The season ended with 99 episodes on February 21, 2010, having Steven Silva and Sarah Lahbati as the Ultimate Survivors.

The Ultimate Survivors were Steven Silva of Davao City as the Ultimate Male Survivor and Sarah Lahbati of Geneva, Switzerland as the Ultimate Female Survivor.

Season 6Edit

The sixth season of StarStruck, premiered on September 7, 2015. Hosted by Dingdong Dantes[N 1] and Megan Young, The segment hosts are StarStruck graduates Mark Herras, Miguel Tanfelix, Kris Bernal, and Rocco Nacino, and they serve as journey hosts, who are tasked to join the hopefuls as they go through every phase of the competition. The council was composed of Joey de Leon, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Jennylyn Mercado and Dingdong Dantes. The season ended with 76 episodes on December 19, 2015.

The Ultimate Survivors were Migo Adecer of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila as the Ultimate Male Survivor and Klea Pineda of Caloocan, Metro Manila as the Ultimate Female Survivor.

Season 7Edit

The seventh season of StarStruck, premiered on June 15, 2019. Hosted by Dingdong Dantes and Jennylyn Mercado, and Kyline Alcantara served as host of Inside StarStruck, which airs from Monday to Friday on StarStruck's YouTube channel.[4][5]. The council was composed of Heart Evangelista, Cherie Gil, and Jose Manalo.[6] This season was directed by Monti Parungao and Rommel Gacho. The season ended with 28 episodes on September 15, 2019.

The latest Ultimate Survivors were Kim de Leon of Balayan, Batangas as the Ultimate Male Survivor and Shayne Sava of Binangonan, Rizal as the Ultimate Female Survivor.

AccoladesEdit

Accolades received by StarStruck
Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2004 18th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Talent Search Program StarStruck Won
Best Talent Search Program Host Dingdong Dantes
Nancy Castiglione
Nominated
Best Talent Search Program StarStruck Kids Nominated
Best Talent Search Program Host Jolina Magdangal Won
2006 20th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Talent Search Program StarStruck: The Nationwide Invasion Won [7]
Best Talent Search Program Host Dingdong Dantes
Jolina Magdangal
Raymond Gutierrez
Nominated
2007 Asian Television Awards Best Talent Search Program StarStruck: The Nationwide Invasion Nominated
21st PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Talent Search Program StarStruck: The Next Level Won
Best Talent Search Program Host Dingdong Dantes
Jolina Magdangal
Raymond Gutierrez
Won
2010 24th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Reality Talent Search Program StarStruck V Nominated [8]
2016 30th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Talent Search Program and Best Music TV Award StarStruck VI Won [9]
Best Talent Search Program Host Dingdong Dantes
Megan Young
Nominated

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Dantes also acts as the council member in this season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bagtas, Jannielyn Ann (December 13, 2018). "Heart Evangelista to become a 'Starstruck' judge in 2019". Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  2. ^ PEP.ph (May 16, 2019). "Jose Manalo, makakasama nina Cherie Gil at Heart Evangelista…". PEP.ph. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  3. ^ PEP.ph (May 21, 2019). "Jose Manalo, ipinalit kay Joey de Leon bilang StarStruck council…". PEP.ph. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  4. ^ Ramos, Jansen. "CONFIRMED: Kyline Alcantara now part of 'StarStruck' as its online host". www.gmanetwork.com. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  5. ^ Aquino, Maine. "'StarStruck' season 7 hopefuls, ipapakita ni Kyline Alcantara sa 'Inside StarStruck'". www.gmanetwork.com. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  6. ^ Ramos, Jansen. "WATCH: 'StarStruck' Season 7 council, ipinakilala na!". www.gmanetwork.com. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  7. ^ "The 20th PMPC Star Awards for Television: And the bigger winner is..." Philstar. October 26, 2006. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  8. ^ Reyes, William R. (October 25, 2010). "24th Star Awards for Television nominees bared". Retrieved May 2, 2020.
  9. ^ "LIST: Winners, PMPC Star Awards 2016 – television". Rappler. October 10, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2020.

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