StarStruck (Season 1)
|StarStruck (Season 1)|
Everything is a test. You just have to believe in the power of your dreams, and survive. StarStruck!
Joey de Leon
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||71 episodes (Season 1)|
|Running time||30-60 minutes|
|Original channel||GMA Network|
|Original run||October 27, 2003 – February 1, 2004|
The first season of StarStruck premiered on October 27, 2003. The council was formed with Joey de Leon, Joyce Bernal, and Ida Henares representing it. The show was co-hosted by Dingdong Dantes and Nancy Castiglione.
StarStruck was first announced on GMA Network program SOP, where the hosts invited teenagers to audition for the upcoming StarStruck season. Much of the auditions were held at the GMA Network's headquarters and at SM Supermalls throughout the Philippines.
The first season of StarStruck was directed by Lino Cayetano, who has studied and taught film in the University of the Philippines, aside from his film and audiovisual communications course in New York Film Academy.
The pilot episode was aired on October 27, 2003. Out of thousands who auditioned, only 100 were chosen for the first cut. From 100, it was trimmed down to 60, then from 60 to 30, and from 30 to the 14 finalists. The Final Fourteen underwent various workshops and trainings in order to develop their personalities, talents, and charisma. But, the twist is that every week, two of the Final 14 may have to say goodbye until only four remain. Those who were eliminated were dubbed as "StarStruck Avengers". The Final Four Survivors will vie for the coveted "Ultimate Survivor" title, one male and one female. Each of them have received five-hundred thousand pesos and exclusive contracts from GMA Network. The runner-ups received one-hundred thousand pesos as well. The StarStruck Avengers (the losing contestants) also received exclusive contracts from the network.
When the Final 14 was chosen, they are assigned to different challenges every week that will hone their acting, singing, and dancing abilities. Every week, one is meant to leave the competition until there were just 6 others who are left. From Final 6, there will be two of them who will be eliminated and after the elimination of the two, the Final 4 will be revealed. The Final 4 will be battling with each other on the Final Judgment. People will choose who they want to win the competition by text voting. 30% of the result will come from the text votes and the remaining 70% is from the StarStruck council.
The winner was announced on a two-hour TV special dubbed StarStruck Final Judgement held on February 1, 2004. Araneta Coliseum, the venue of the event was jampacked with an estimated 15,000 StarStruck fans and supporters and almost the same number of fans used to wait outside the venue because of seats' insufficience. Mark Herras and Jennylyn Mercado were proclaimed Ultimate Survivors and each of them received one million pesos plus exclusive contracts from GMA Network and one-hundred thousand pesos each for the runner-ups Yasmien Kurdi & Rainier Castillo. The Starstruck Avengers also received exclusive contracts. During the Judgment Day, it was also announced that the Final 14 will be having their own show. The Final Judgment rated 42.8%, impressively high for a late Sunday night telecast, the Starstruck Final Judgement was the only TV event that narrowly matched the Eat Bulaga Silver anniversary special.
The First Final Judgement night's theme was based on the popular film The Matrix.
|StarStruck Finalists (with dates of elimination)|
|Season 1's Final 14 (2003-2004)|
|Mark Herras||Ultimate Male Survivor|
|Jennylyn Mercado||Ultimate Female Survivor|
|Rainier Castillo||First Prince|
|Yasmien Kurdi||First Princess|
|Nadine Samonte||January 9, 2004|
|Dion Ignacio||January 9, 2004|
|Christian Esteban||December 26, 2003|
|Katrina Halili||December 19, 2003|
|Tyron Perez||December 12, 2003|
|Sheena Halili||December 5, 2003|
|Jade Lopez||November 28, 2003|
|Anton dela Paz||November 21, 2003|
|Cristine Reyes||November 14, 2003|
|Alvin Aragon||November 7, 2003|
Signature Dances and Songs
There are signature dances and songs made in each batch. With this batch, their signature dances and songs are:
- Hey Yah!
- Rubber Necking
- Step Into The Rhythm (Rainier Castillo's solo dance number with the Abstract dancers)
- Outrageous (Mark Herras' solo dance number with the Manoeuvres)
Stage 1: The StarStruck Playhouse and Stage 1: LIVE!
Because of the StarStruck fever, GMA Network created a new show, Stage 1: The StarStruck Playhouse. The StarStruck test continues on this show where the Final 14 have to prove their staying power in the business. Every week from Mondays to Thursdays, the show presents a miniseries starring the StarStruck 1 Final 14, but this time their acting prowess is put into test. The show already went off the air with high ratings.
Fridays would serve as critical day because the audience will judge their performance for the week through text messaging. An acting award is also given to the survivor who excelled in that week. Stage 1: LIVE! is also somewhat a variety show for the Survivors. If Mondays to Thursdays, they showed their acting skills, during Fridays, they are able to show their dancing, singing and hosting prowess. The show was hosted by Chynna Ortaleza and Cogie Domingo with Raymond Gutierrez. The show already went off the air.
|Male||Female||Challenge Winner/s||Bottom Group||Eliminated||Winner|
|Mark Herras||Bottom 5||Bottom 4||CW||Bottom 3||Winners|
|Jennylyn Mercado||Bototm 3||CW||CW||Bottom 3|
|Rainier Castillo||CW||Bottom 5||Bottom 4||CW||Bottom 3||Runners-Up|
|Yasmien Kurdi||CW||Bottom 5||CW|
|Dion Ignacio||Bottom 5||Bottom 5||Bottom 3||Bottom 3||Elim|
|Nadine Samonte||CW||Bottom 3||Bottom 3|
|Christian Esteban||Bottom 5||Elim|
|Katrina Halili||CW||Bottom 4||Elim|
|Tyron Perez||Bottom 3||Bottom 5||Elim|
|Sheena Halili||Bottom 3||CW||Bottom 5||Elim|
|Jade Lopez||Bottom 3||Bottom 3||Elim|
|Anton dela Paz||Bottom 3||Elim|