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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

May 27, 2012

Dingdong Dantes Will Be Main Host Of Gma-7's New Artista Search

DINGDONG DANTES has two films in the can, “Tirtir, Aswang Chronicles” and “Dance of the Steel Bars”. He’s now shooting “One More Try” as a man who has a son with Angel Locsin but marries Angelica Panganiban. “My Beloved” is ending soon, then he’d be hosting the new “Protege: Battle for the Big Artista Break” along with Carla Abellana and Jennylyn Mercado, making him very busy both on the big and small screen. The auditions for “Protege” started last Saturday. This replaces “Starstruck” as GMA-7’s artista search.

It’s open to all male and female Filipinos, 13-21 years old, with "artista" good looks. Take a good look yourself at the mirror before you join. Filipinos abroad can also join the auditions to be held at SM Naga (May 26); SM Baguio (May 26); SM San Pablo (May 26); SM Bacolod (June 1); SM Cagayan de Oro (June 1); SM Iloilo (June 2); SM Davao (June 2); SM Cebu (June 7); Capitol Grounds, Laoag (June 9); SM Sucat (June 10); SM Batangas (June 14); SM Pampanga (June 16) andSM Mall of Asia(June 20 and 21), from 10am- 6pm. Bring original and photocopy of your birth certificate and two recent photos (1 close-up and 1 full body shot). Those below 18 years need a written consent from their parents together with the original and photocopy of their parent's valid ID.

We just hope those assigned to screen them will have a real good eye. Look at what happened to Alden Richards, he was rejected in Starstruck but he’s now more popular than the winners.