Thousands of ‘Artista Academy’ Hopefuls Flock the SMART Araneta Coliseum
June 20, 2012 by TV5
The Kapatid Network held a successful one-day grand auditions for its much-awaited reality-based star search “Artista Academy” on Tuesday, June 19, at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.
TV5′s “Artista Academy” is offering the biggest cash prize on Philippine television history–P20 million–and one of the 13,000 (approximation) who auditioned yesterday is taking home that money, we just don’t know who it is for now.
This is really tough for the selection panel led by Ms. Wilma Galvante who scoured thousands of showbiz aspirants aged 16-22, all vying for the grand prize and the glamorous artista life.
Aimed at giving everyone a taste of what it’s like to be an artista, the event featured various booths including Makeover Booth, a Red Carpet Photo Booth (wherein pictures will instantly appear as magazine cover photos and uploaded to Artista Academy’s Twitter and Facebook pages), a VTR/Acting Booth with on-site editing where participants act out scenes from teleseryes and commercials, plus lots of freebies and an electronic raffle with special prizes.
There was also a special on-ground show featuring Martin Escudero, Empoy, Morisette Amon, Shy Carlos, Aki Torio, Joshua Davis (a.k.a. Yoyo Tricker), Melbeline, Daniel Matsunaga, Eula Caballero and Ritz Azul.
The Artista Academy will also grant contestants full scholarships to the Asian Academy of Television Arts (AATA) where they will undergo the most intensive training with the best professionals in the industry.
Stay tuned for more updates…