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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 30, 2021



THEA ASTLEY is the first runner up in “The Clash Season 2” in 2019. Ahe performs regularly in GMA-7’s weekend show, “All Out Sundays”. 

We’re glad GMA is now giving her a good break in the new music podcast 'Behind the Song'. 

She truly deserves it as she’s not only very pretty and has a good screen presence, but is also a great singer who can dish out impressively the most challenging “birit” songs. 

She now also has her own set of loyal fans who believe she can follow in the footsteps of other top local divas like Regine Velasquez and Lani Misalucha.

“Behind the Song” will help you get up close and personal with top music artists in the industry. ? It will surely help ignite your passion for music. 

Thea will conduct conversations about music with various international and local singers, composers, and producers as host of the weekly podcast, which started last Tuesday.  

Each episode will feature artists talking about the music production process, from concept to publishing, and their inspiration in crafting their masterpiece. 

Aside from this, podcast guests can also participate in fun trivia games! 

Thea couldn’t be more excited to talk and bond with different artists. She shares that she’s thrilled to show how music lovers will get to enjoy this fresh and exciting new podcast of GMA Network.

"I’m so happy GMA gave me the chance to do this podcast,” she says. 

“It is meant for everyone, but I can say that it is doubly meaningful for music lovers. We have musicians, composers, and producers from different backgrounds bringing all sorts of stories and experiences.  

"This has created colorful conversations, which will surely be a treat for every kind of listener.”

The show is very informative and very enlightening. 

“In every song we introduce in each episode, we try to get the guests talking about all the aspects involved about the song. This included everything from the idea how it was conceived to its execution and all the easy to difficult steps along the way.  

"My hope is that music lovers will have a renewed sense of love and appreciation for the songs knowing each story behind them.”

Some of the online show's upcoming guests include top international and local music artists BTOB, mxmtoon, Happy Fits, Pablo of SB19, Asia’s Limitless Star Julie Anne San Jose, Mikee Quintos, Bianca Umali, and many more exciting personalities! 

‘Behind The Song’ will be available every Tuesday for streaming on Spotify for free. As part of Kapuso Exclusives, the full video of each podcast episode will also be released on GMA Network’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. 

Don’t miss this latest Kapuso offering! Go to GMANetwork.com for more up-to-date news on your favorite Kapuso shows and artists.