Pinoy Pop Superstar

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Pinoy Pop Superstar
Created by GMA Network
Starring Regine Velasquez
Judges Jaya, Floy Quintos and Danny Tan
Country of origin Philippines
Running time 1 hour
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release July 3, 2004 – July 6, 2007
External links

Pinoy Pop Superstar was a Philippine television show featuring a year-long talent search for the best Filipino amateur singers. It was broadcast every Saturday evening on GMA. The format is loosely patterned on the original Tawag ng Tanghalan.

The program was hosted by Regine Velasquez. In the 2006 Star Awards for Television, Velasquez was awarded the "Best Talent Search Program Host" for the show.



The competition begins with a long audition period; then for forty weeks, three contestants would compete each week in front of a panel of judges. The weekly winner challenges the winner the week before. The winner must be able to defend his or her title for four consecutive weeks in order to automatically qualify for the grand final at the end of the forty weeks. Then, a Pinoy Pop Superstar grand champion is crowned. The first two seasons' grand showdown took place in Araneta Coliseum on May 2005 and 2006 respectively, and was judged by Floy Quintos, Jaya, Danny Tan, Kyla, and Jay-R.

On the third season, however, there had become new rules. After the three contenders sing their songs on their own rendition, the second round would force them to sing their song, but not in their music type. For the weekly winner of four consecutive weeks, he or she will qualify for the prelimination showdown. The remaining finalists will compete for the grand showdown.

Rules were then again changed after the Pinoy Pop Superstar Year 3 Special: Fast Forward to Superstardom (this special consists of 12 wildcard finalists wherein Joyce Tanana won). On the first round, six contenders sing their song in favor to their capacity and genre. Three of them will be eliminated with judges' average scores. On the second round, the remaining three contenders will sing a different kind/genre of song. The weekly challenger will compete with the defending winner. The winner shall defend his title for four consecutive weeks (this time the defending winner can only reign his title for four weeks). The gathered finalists will compete for the grand showdown.


The prizes at stake include a house (from Crown Asia in 2005 and Filinvest in 2006), a car (Toyota Innova in 2005 and Chevrolet Optra in 2006), a recording contract with GMA Records, and 1,000,000 pesos.

Season synopses[edit]

Grand Contenders[edit]

Season Year Grand Champion Runner Up Final Four Grand Contenders
1 2004-2005 Jona Brenan Espartinez Michael Anthony Garcia
Charmaine Piamonte
Kristel Arianne Astor
MC Monterola
Sheila Ferrari
Philbert de Torres
2 2005-2006 Gerald Santos Aicelle Santos Denver Regencia
Harry Santos
Irra Cenina
Elise Estrada
Rosemarie Tan
3 2006-2007 Maricris Garcia Bryan Termulo Miguel Naranjilla
Joyce Tanaña
Jennie Escalada
Marvin Gagarin
John Louie Abaigar
April delos Santos
Jae Buensuceso

Year One Grand Contenders[edit]

July 3, 2004-May 7 2005 Final Showdown: May 7, 2005

Finalists from the Philippines[edit]

Finalists from overseas[edit]

Year Two Grand Contenders[edit]

July 2, 2005-May 6, 2006 Final Showdown: May 6, 2006

Finalists from the Philippines[edit]

Finalists from overseas[edit]

Criteria for judging for the Grand Showdown[edit]

  • Grand Showdown Performance: 70%
  • Roadshow Performance: 10%
  • Album Performance: 10%
  • Text Votes: 10%

Year Three Grand Contenders[edit]

July 1, 2006-June 2, 2007 Final Showdown: June 2, 2007

Finalists from the Philippines[edit]

  • Joyce Tanaña — (Cebu Superstar of the Night)
  • Miguel Naranjilla — (Text Votes Winner)
  • Maricris Garcia(Mega Manila & Mandaluyong Superstar of the Night)
  • Jennie Escalada — (Best in Album Performance)
  • Marvin Gagarin
  • Bryan Termulo(Pampanga & egypt Superstar of the Night)
  • John Louie Abaigar
  • April delos Santos

Finalists from overseas[edit]

Criteria for Judging for the Grand Showdown[edit]

  • Grand Showdown Performance: 60%
  • Roadshow Performance: 20%
  • Text & Online Votes: 20%

Albums released[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]