BoybandPH members: Ford, Joao, Niel, Russell and Tristan win 'Pinoy Band Superstar'

After weeks of competition, singing heartthrobs Ford Valencia, Joao Constancia, Niel Murillo, Russell Reyes, and Tristan Ramirez were declared winners of the talent-reality competition Pinoy Boyband Superstar during the finale.

They were officially introduced as BoybandPH, the name of the winning boy band. For the firs time, they performed together “We Made It,” written by Kiko Salazar, which by Star Music produced as a single. 

The first to be declared a member of the boy band was Niel was on Saturday night when he earned 98.63 percent votes, the highest combined public votes and scores of judges – Vice Ganda, Sandara Park, Yeng Constantino, and Aga Muhlach – among the seven finalists.

The following night, the scores were reset to zero for their solo performances. With combined public votes and judges’scores, Russell (100%), Joao (87.81%), Ford (82.03%), and Tristan (69.27%) emerged winners, while finalists Tony Labrusca and Mark Oblea failing to get a spot with the boy band.

The five winners won exclusive contracts with Star Magic, recording contracts with Star Music, Yamaha motorcycles, and P5 million.

The two-night Pinoy Boyband Superstar: The Grand Reveal also featured a performance by award-winning singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid, who was officially introduced as one of the judges of Your Face Sounds Familiar: Kids premiering in 2017. Judge Sandara also stunned viewers with her performance of her K-pop hit “Kiss.”

Billy Crawford hosted Pinoy Boyband Superstar, the Philippine adaptation of La Banda that Simon Cowell created.


Call it magic, call it true! 

Coldplay recently announced its A Head Full of Dreams tour in Asia, including a stop in the Philippines for the first time in history. Presented by the no.1 mobile brand in the country, Globe, the biggest Coldplay fans are in for a musical adventure as they countdown to concert day with the launch of #GlobeColdplay Sessions. 

Globe and Coldplay recently gave its customers their first hymn for the weekend on Dec. 4 with the kick-off of the first of three #GlobeColdplay Sessions  at UP Town Center in Quezon City. 

This event gave everyone a colorful afternoon filled with arts, music, and wonderful surprises. All Globe users had a chance to win exclusive Coldplay items and tickets to their concert next year by completing all the activities in the Globe booth. 

It was a 360-degree #GlobeColdplay experience, starting off with live performances of artists singing to Coldplay songs. Dynamic duo and YouTube sensation Leanne and Naara kick-started the event with Hans Dimagyuga, The Voice of the Philippines Season 1 finalist following after. Kai Honasan from the OPM band Autotelic sang the night away with Eco del Rio, bassist of Pinoy rock band Chicosci. Independent musicians and live acoustic performers Bullet Dumas, and Johnoy Danao capped the event with Coldplay songs alongside their own compositions. 

Kai Honasan & Eco del Rio
“Since the announcement that Coldplay is finally coming to Manila, Filipinos have shown an overwhelming response from a trending social media topic down to the actual record-breaking ticket sales! As we countdown to the actual concert, we want to give our customers more reasons to enjoy Coldplay’s brand of music through the #GlobeColdplay sessions. Not only will guests get to jam with Filipino talents and sing along to Coldplay hits, they also get the chance to win tickets! As we kick-off 2017, we are excited to bring this to fans in Davao and Cebu.” says Globe SVP for Consumer Mobile Marketing Issa Cabreira.  

Follow Globe Telecom on Facebook and @enjoyGLOBE on Twitter for more details on the next sessions.


Will Philippine team win AXN’s The Amazing Race Asia?

Last week, the penultimate episode started with all four teams taking a 14-hour train to Banyuwangi in Indonesia. On their way there, all four teams muse on their journey so far and what they have to do to get to the final three. Eric & Rona, Parul & Maggie and Yvonne & Chloe are seeing Treasuri & Louisa as the only threat to them getting to the final three. 

Eric & Rona
“Everyone has to fight for the first spot and we will do whatever we can,” says Eric, not giving up. 

“Being Filipinos, we have a pact with Eric & Rona. We were strategizing on how we can make it to the top 3,” say Maggie & Parul, hatching a plan. 

And, after grueling challenges including detours, Eric & Rona were the first team to arrive at the Pit Stop. Parul & Maggie, second and Yvonne & Chloe, third, making the three teams fight in the finale tonight in The Amazing Race Asia 5 at 9 p.m. on AXN.       

Topics: Ford Valencia , Joao Constancia , Niel Murillo , Russell Reyes , Tristan Ramirez , Coldplay , Vice Ganda , Sandara Park , Yeng Constantino , Aga Muhlach , Pinoy Boyband Superstar , Globe , A Head Full of Dreams , #GlobeColdplay Sessions , The Amazing Race Asia
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