Search for new global singing sensation in “Star Hunt: The Global Showdown” to stream live on Kumu app

March 4, 2020 | 4 mins read

Multimedia stars Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber to host the search; Top 25 Global Star Dreamers come from the Philippines, U.S., U.K., Japan, Germany, Australia and Italy

Global multimedia stars Edward Barber and Maymay Entrata host ABS-CBN and TFC’s “Star Hunt: The Global Showdown” on Kumu app (ABS-CBN Corporation)

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, November 8, 2019 — ABS-CBN’s grand audition program with TFC, “Star Hunt,” kicks off its first global singing search on Kumu, the fastest growing social media app in the Philippines and a powerful livestream platform that prioritizes the voices of over 100 million Filipinos around the world.

Called “Star Hunt: The Global Showdown,” the search is hosted by multimedia stars Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber. It premiered on Wednesday (November 6) at 7 PM (Manila time). Eliminations and major contest events will stream live every Wednesday evening (MNL time) on the Star Hunt channel on Kumu until its grand finals in December. There will also be live shows for the rest of the week, with former “Pinoy Big Brother Otso” housemate Kiara Takahashi providing updates and online guestings of the contestants.

The global singing sensation search introduced recently the top 25 Global Star Dreamers from the Philippines, USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Australia, and Italy who joined the month-long call for entries from September to October this year. They were selected by Star Hunters or the panel of judges composed of “Pinoy Big Brother” and “Star Hunt” Creative Manager Marcus Vinuya, ABS-CBN Global Head of Music and Talent Roslynn Cobarrubias, and award-winning composer and ABS-CBN Music Creative Director Jonathan Manalo.

The 25 Global Star Dreamers will have to go through various levels without being eliminated in order to win the competition.

Each level will require them to go live on the Kumu app, perform songs that match the weekly theme, and rally for votes from family, friends, and fans. Star Dreamers who will get the lowest combined judges’ scores (50%) and votes or virtual gifts (50%) in each level, meanwhile, will be eliminated from the competition.

For the first challenge, the top 25 Star Dreamers will have to sing a song that they dedicate to Kapamilyas abroad and songs that make them happy. They will be given two weeks to rally for votes, and the first ten Stars Dreamers to be eliminated will be announced live on the Star Hunt channel on Kumu on November 20.

The last elimination round and grand finals where the grand winner will be revealed will also happen in December.

Big prizes and opportunities await the winner as he or she will win a management contract with “Star Hunt,” a recording contract with ABS-CBN Music, and $10,000.

They come from different countries and use different styles of singing to highlight their voices, but they have one dream — to be a “Star Hunt” singing idol. Whose star will shine the brightest?

Follow the journeys of the Star Dreamers in “Star Hunt: The Global Showdown,” where the biggest dreams begin with the smallest screens on the Kumu app. It streams live daily on the Star Hunt channel on the app. For updates, like and follow @starhuntabscbn on Twitter and Instagram.

About ABS-CBN Corporation

ABS-CBN Corporation is the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment organization. The Company is primarily involved in television and radio broadcasting, as well as in the production of television and radio programming for domestic and international audiences and other related businesses. ABS-CBN produces a wide variety of engaging world-class entertainment programs in multiple genres and balanced, credible news programs that are aired on free-to-air television. The company is also one of the leading radio broadcasters, operating eighteen radio stations throughout the key cities of the Philippines. ABS-CBN provides news and entertainment programming for eight channels on cable TV and operates the country’s largest cable TV service provider. The Company also owns the leading cinema and music production and distribution outfits in the country. It brings its content to worldwide audiences via cable, satellite, online and mobile. In addition, ABS-CBN has business interests in merchandising and licensing, mobile and online multimedia services, glossy magazine publishing, video and audio post production, overseas telecommunication services, money remittance, cargo forwarding, TV shopping services, theme park development and management, property management and food and restaurant services, and cinema management, all of which complement and enhance the Company’s strength in content production and distribution. The Company is also the first TV network in the country to broadcast in digital. In 2015, it commercially rolled out its digital TV box, ABS-CBN TVplus, to prepare for the country’s switch to digital TV.

Original post on TFC Canada on November 8, 2019 —


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