StarStruck (season 3)
|StarStruck (season 3)|
|Created by||GMA Network|
|Directed by||Lino Cayetano|
Joey de Leon|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||71|
|Executive producer(s)||Wilma Galvante|
Ordinary: 30-60 minutes|
The Final Judgment: 2 hours
|Original network||GMA Network|
|Original release||December 5, 2005 – March 12, 2006|
|Season 3 Final 14 (2005–2006)|
|Marky Cielo†||Ultimate Sole Survivor|
|Marky Cielo†||Ultimate Male Survivor|
|Jackie Rice||Ultimate Female Survivor|
|Gian Carlos||First Prince|
|Iwa Moto||First Princess|
|Chuck Allie||February 26, 2006|
|Jana Roxas||February 26, 2006|
|Vivo Ouano||February 5, 2006|
|Bugz Daigo||February 5, 2006|
|Arci Muñoz||January 22, 2006|
|Sara Larsson||January 15, 2006|
|Rea Nakpil||January 8, 2006|
|Johan Santos||January 1, 2006|
|Vaness del Moral||December 25, 2005|
|Jeric Rizalado||December 18, 2005|
|Top 16 Survivors|
|Bea dela Fuente||December 11, 2005|
|Jay-L Dizon||December 11, 2005|
|Top 20 Survivors|
|Kimber Guevarra||December 08, 2005|
|Di Queblawi||December 08, 2005|
|Jom Gonzales||December 08, 2005|
|Don-B Manalo||December 08, 2005|
The third season of StarStruck (StarStruck: The Nationwide Invasion) premiered on December 5, 2005. The council was formed with Joey de Leon, Louie Ignacio, and Lorna Tolentino representing it. The show was co-hosted by Dingdong Dantes, Jolina Magdangal, and Raymond Gutierrez.
The third season of StarStruck was announced, the return of their reality-based talent show on GMA Network's variety program, SOP, where the hosts invited teenagers from 15-21 years old to audition for the new upcoming StarStruck season. Much of the auditions were held at the GMA Network's headquarters and at SM Supermalls throughout the Philippines.
The pilot episode was aired on December 5, 2005. From millions of hopefuls from different provinces all over the Philippines, only 14 will have the chance to survive. If in the first and two seasons, StarStruck is shown only weekdays having Friday as Elimination Night, this season Mondays to Fridays will be tests and Sundays would be the elimination night. The show held its Final Judgment on March 12, 2006 at the Marikina Sports Complex.
In the 3rd year of the reality-talent search, Out of millions who auditioned, only TOP 100 was chosen for the first cut. From TOP 100, it was trimmed down to TOP 60, then from TOP 60 to TOP 30, and from TOP 30 to TOP 20. This batch was trimmed down to twenty, dubbed as the "Final 20". The "Final 20" was reduced to "Final 16" and they formed The "Final 14" finalists. The Final 14 underwent various workshops and trainings in order to develop their personalities, talents, and charisma. But, the twist is that every week, one 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 Male Survivor" and "Ultimate Female Survivor" title, each of them has received (P1,000,000) pesos each. This time, from the two Ultimate Survivors, an "Ultimate Sole Survivor" title, has received a house and lot prize worth (P2,500,000), an additional (P300,000) in cash, and a business package worth (P1,500,000) pesos and exclusive contracts from GMA Network. The "First Prince" and "First Princess", each of them has received (P250,000) pesos as well. The StarStruck Avengers (the losing contestants) also received exclusive contracts from the network.
It also featured a new ultimate title in StarStruck history, an Ultimate Sole Survivor and the Runner-up coveted to First Prince and First Princess in the Final Judgment Night.
The Top 20 Survivors
As an exciting twist to the show, for the third season, instead of having just the traditional Final 14, there will be the TOP 20 Survivors who will compete in various challenges. The hopefuls who will standout and survive these challenges will be part of the Final 14.
The following is a list of Top 20 semi-finalists who were eliminated in the first week of the semi-finals:
The following is a list of Top 16 semi-finalists who failed to reach the finals:
|Bea dela Fuente||20||Quezon City|
The Final 14 Survivors
When the Final 14 was chosen, they are assigned to different challenges every week that will hone their acting, singing, and dancing abilities. Every Sunday, 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.
|Iwa Moto||17||Las Piñas|
|Jeric Rizalado||17||San Juan|
|Johan Santos||18||Quezon City|
|Marky Cielo†||17||Mt. Province|
|Vaness del Moral||17||Baguio|
|Vivo Ouano||15||Quezon City|
A controversial incident happened in the sixth week of Season 3. StarStruck Council member and director Louie Ignacio revealed that someone from the remaining survivors had opened a confidential file on the show's computer and had subsequently told the other finalists about the next challenges the show has in store for them.
Those implicated were Sara Larsson, Jackie Rice and Jana Roxas. Sara Larsson eventually ousted as the sixth finalist to bid the contest goodbye. But even with Sara Larsson eliminated, the issue did not die but grew into a big controversy with more shocking revelations and crying bouts. Jackie Rice and Jana Roxas accused another survivor, Arci Muñoz, of lying. The show aired footage captured by surveillance cameras showing the girls taking turns at the StarStruck computer, but they all denied opening the confidential file in question.
On the seventh week, fifth StarStruck Avenger Sara Larsson was given time to reveal her side of the story. On that same night, Arci Muñoz was eliminated.
The Final Judgment
The Final Judgment for the third season was held on March 12, 2006 at the Marikina Sports Complex, the biggest venue in StarStruck history to avoid the recent Wowowee stampede tragedy in PhilSports Arena where almost 200,000 attended in arena designed to accommodate 10,000 only. 10,000 spectators attended.
Before the performance of the Final 4, they were joined onstage by first The StarStruck Male Alumni, Mark Herras and Rainier Castillo of StarStruck (season 1), Mike Tan and CJ Muere of StarStruck (season 2) perform a dance number along with Gian Carlos and Marky Cielo sang and dances Average Joe by Y-Not and Hello Hey!, with the Abstract Dancers and G-MIC Dancers. And next is The StarStruck Female Alumni, Jennylyn Mercado and Yasmien Kurdi of StarStruck (season 1), Ryza Cenon and LJ Reyes of StarStruck (season 2) perform a dance number along with Iwa Moto and Jackie Rice sang and dances Rubber Necking by Elvis Presley and Bop It! by Arynna, with the Abstract Dancers and G-MIC Dancers.
The StarStruck co-Host Jolina Magdangal sing and dance performing, the StarStruck dance hits, together with the StarStruck Avengers performs a dance number, Step Into The Rhythm dance for the (StarStruck: Season 1 Avenger), Chocolatte! Dance for the (StarStruck: Season 2 Avenger), and I Like You! dance for the (StarStruck: Season 3 Avenger) with the Abstract Dancers and G-MIC Dancers. The Avengers' performance came in next, in a song and dance medley detailing the journey of the Survivors from the audition process, the four International contenders and the elimination of the 10th Avengers for a dance number.
At the time of the official announcement, Jackie Rice of Olongapo is the Ultimate Female Survivor and Marky Cielo of Mountain Province is the Ultimate Male Survivor and were proclaimed the Ultimate Survivors and each of them received (P1,000,000) pesos each and exclusive GMA Network contracts worth (P2,000,000) pesos each.
While Iwa Moto of Las Piñas is the First Princess and Gian Carlos of Iloilo is the First Prince were proclaimed the Runner-up each of them received (P250,000) cash each and exclusive GMA Network contracts. The Starstruck Avengers (the losing contestants) also received an exclusive contract from the network.
And the first ever Ultimate Sole Survivor won by Marky Cielo received a house and lot prize worth (P2,500,000), an additional (P300,000) in cash, and a business package worth (P1,500,000) pesos each.
The Final Judgment received a 32.7% rating. The Third Final Judgment night's theme was based on the popular film Gladiator.
For their first TV assignment, the StarStruck Final 4 of Marky Cielo, Jackie Rice, Gian Carlos and Iwa Moto headlined one of the episodes of Love to Love Season 10 entitled Young at Hearts. They co-starred with veteran actors Leo Martinez and actress Luz Valdez with the Starstruck Avengers Chuck Allie, Jana Roxas and Vaness del Moral.
Homecoming: A StarStruck Special
The Final 4 of this StarStruck Batch were given their own TV special entitled Homecoming: A StarStruck Special which was aired on April 23, 2006. In the special, Marky Cielo, Jackie Rice, Gian Carlos and Iwa Moto went back to their respective hometowns where they were treated accordingly as VIPs in their respective home provinces. Apart from that, there were several revelations from the Final 4 as far as their lives were concerned.
There are signature dances and songs made in each batch. With this batch, their signature dances and songs are:
- I Like You
- Wait A Minute
- Chicken Noodle Soup
- Favorite Son
|Male||Female||Final 14||Final 4|
|StarStruck Avenger||Runner-up||Ultimate Survivor|
|Challenge Winner||Safe||Bottom Group||Eliminated|
|1-2||Marky Cielo||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||CW||CW||Bottom 4||Bottom 5||Final 4||Ultimate Sole Survivor Ultimate Male Survivor|
|Jackie Rice||Safe||CW||Safe||Safe||Bottom 3||Bottom 4||Safe||Safe||Final 4||Ultimate Female Survivor|
|3–4||Gian Carlos||Safe||CW||Safe||Bottom 3||Safe||Safe||Safe||Bottom 5||Final 4||First Prince|
|Iwa Moto||Safe||Safe||CW||CW||Safe||Bottom 4||Bottom 4||Safe||Final 4||First Princess|
|5–6||Chuck Allie||Safe||Safe||CW||CW||Safe||Safe||Bottom 4||Bottom 5||Elim||StarStruck Avenger|
|Jana Roxas||Safe||Bottom 3||Safe||Safe||Bottom 3||Bottom 4||Bottom 4||Safe|
|7–8||Vivo Ouano||Safe||Safe||Bottom 4||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||Elim|
|10||Sara Larsson||Safe||Bottom 3||Bottom 4||Bottom 3||Elim|
|11||Rea Nakpil||Bottom 3||Safe||Bottom 4||Elim|
|13||Vaness del Moral||Bottom 3||Elim|
- ^ Jackie Rice and Jana Roxas accused another survivor, Arci Muñoz, of lying. The show aired footage captured by surveillance cameras showing the girls taking turns at the StarStruck computer, but they all denied opening the confidential file in question. Sara Larsson was eliminated on January 15, 2006.
- ^ The seventh week the fifth StarStruck Avenger Sara Larsson was given time to reveal her side of the story. Arci Muñoz was eliminated on January 22, 2006.
- ^ It was a non-elimination week. The bottom group are Chuck Allie, Iwa Moto, Marky Cielo and Jana Roxas, But next week the two survivors were eliminated from the competition on February 5, 2006.
- ^ It was a double-elimination week. The bottom group are Bugz Daigo, Chuck Allie, Gian Carlos, Marky Cielo and Vivo Ouano. The first called to eliminated is Bugz Daigo and the second called is Vivo Ouano.
- ^ The Final 4 was chosen on February 26, 2006, And the last avengers are Jana Roxas and Chuck Allie. The first called to eliminated is Jana Roxas and the second called is Chuck Allie.