New online show empowers rising stars

March 19, 2020 | 2 mins read

Promising emerging talents and their inspiring stories take the center stage in the newest musical variety program online, Star Hunt Avenue.

        StarKadas Jem Macatuno, Kiara Takahashi, Aljon Mendoza, Argel Saycon, Karina Bautista,
                         and Denize Castillo

Streaming monthly on Star Hunt’s Facebook, YouTube, and KUMU accounts, Star Hunt Avenue features various dreamers from all walks of life, who will be given the opportunity to fulfill their dreams as performers. The show is hosted by the “Star-kada,” composed of Star Hunt artists who add fun and laughter to each episode.

Fans are also a vital part of the show as they get to decide who will be the next batch of “Star-kada.” All they have to do is tune in to “KUMU Korner” in the KUMU app and give diamonds to the Star Hunt artists whom they want to host the show. The artists with the most diamonds will become the “Star-kada” of the month.

Meanwhile, by using the hashtag #BagaySaStarHunt in their videos, aspiring stars will have the chance to perform on Star Hunt Avenue and showcase their talent.

The show had its first run recently, which introduced its first batch of “Star-kada” namely Aljon Mendoza, Karina Bautista, Denize Castillo, Jem Macatuno, Argel Saycon, and Kiara Takahashi.

Taking the spotlight in the show’s pilot episode was the rap group Soulstice, which sang their hit song “Ivana,” followed by the dance performance of Rosa Leonero, Geraldine Manalo, and Alcy Hikban who gained popularity over their Tiktok dance challenge.

The cast of Tabing Ilog The Musical, meanwhile, gave a glimpse on what to expect in their show through their song number, while singer Bryant serenaded viewers by singing his single “Malaya Ako,” the theme song of iWant original series “Hush.”

Aside from the performances, the “Star-kada” also took the “Light Camera Emoji” challenge where they acted on scenes based on the emotions that flashed on the screen.

The next episode of Star Hunt Avenue is slated to stream on March 26.

Original post on Manila Standard on March 15, 2020 —


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