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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.

Sep 11, 2012

No Elimination This Week In 'Artista Academy' While They Go On A Field Trip To Hongkong

‘ARTISTA ACADEMY’ Bottom 3 Benjo Leoncio, Stephanie Rowe and Nicole Estrada got a reprieve. Last Monday, Asian Academy of TV Arts’ Wilma Galvante gave their report cards for their grades last week and announced that there will be no elimination this week. Instead, all of them will be going on an all-expenses paid field trip to Hongkong as a gift from TV5 boss Manny Pangilinan. The students were then shown preparing for their trip to Hongkong. They’re all excited as some of them got a passport and are travelling abroad for the first time. No doubt this will be a great time for bonding for all of them and their escapades in HK will be featured nightly this week at 9 PM.

We don’t know if Wilma and Mac, both friends of ours, are reading the feedback of some viewers about them on the internet. Television can be a cruel medium since once you expose yourself on cam, you are also making yourself open to criticism. And there will always be hecklers and bashers among viewers and netizens, especially for Wilma and Mac went on cam regularly for the first time. They are judging the students so netizens say they should also be ready to be judged by viewers. Some feedback are favourable and some are not. We’d rather not quote them here, but they should do some research on their own if they want to read the feedback about them.