“The Voice” Philippines Intensifies

"The Voice" Philippines Premiere Telecast

“The Voice” Philippines Premiere Telecast

ABS-CBN launches the highly anticipated Philippine franchise of the “The Voice” via a primer aired last Sunday and its premiere telecast aired today, June 15.  As expected, almost all of the Philippines tuned in to tonight’s episode with netizens bombarding micro-blogging site Twitter with various reactions.

The singing competition hosted by Toni Gonzaga with sister Alex and ex PBB Teens housemate, Robi Domingo managed to keep viewers on their seat.  The biggest draw for the show however, will be coming from the show’s judges/coaches/mentors: Pop Princess, Sarah Geronimo, Tony Award Winner, Leah Salonga, Black-Eyes Peas member Apl de Ap, and rock icon, Bamboo.

The four judges started screening the first batch for the Blind Auditions.  The highlight of tonight’s show was when Thor Dulay’s rendition of the Whitney Houston classic “I Have Nothing” convinced all four judges to turn their chairs his way.  In the end, the 32-year old backup singer chose Apl de Ap.

So what can you say about the show’s premiere telecast? Hit the comment box and tell me what you guys think about it.


PBB Teens Karen and Ryan denies being together

Karen Mae Reyes and Ryan Boyce

After professing their  each other during their stay inside Big Brother’s house in PBB Teens, Karen and Ryan are now claiming they’re just “close friends”.

Filipino–British Ryan Boyce and Filipina Karen Mae Reyes, both 15-year-old ex-housemates in the reality show Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Teen Edition Season 4 guested in The Buzz during its July 22 airing.  Toni Gonzaga wasted no time grilling the two teens and later found herself answering her own questions!

If Toni was irritated with the interview, she was gracious and professional enough not to show it.

After much prodding, Karen and Ryan admitted that they did talk about the status of their relationship and decided to be just friends citing their age and their new priorities as reasons.

Cheers to Toni Gonzaga for lecturing the two youngsters about love and falling in-love too fast, too soon.