The newest show on TV5, PoPinoy, proves that Filipino talents can give foreign bands a run for their money. Not convinced? Catch the primer on June 6, Sunday, 8:00 p.m. on TV5, a week before its grand launch on June 13, Sunday, hosted by Maine Mendoza and Paolo Ballesteros.
Witness how up and coming boy bands and girl groups vie for the top spot to be the ultimate Pinoy Pop idols in this parallel competition. Yes, scoot over and make room, K-pop stars, because big P-Pop talents are ready to take center stage.
More than just your average talent search, this new show moreover, holds the distinction of being the ultimate reality show chronicling the journey of aspiring new talents; from their humble beginnings, their exacting training, and right up to when they take center-stage in the grand finale concert.
Tasked with the all-important job of honing the aspirants into world-class performers is a rock-solid list of mentors and guest judges. The PoPinoy mentors or headhunters Maja Salvador, Jay R, DJ Loonyo, and Kayla Rivera.
While waiting for the main show on weekends, viewers can also watch upcoming supporting content for PoPinoy: “Idols of Pinoy Pop: Manila Sound to KPop,” a one-episode documentary by Lourd de Vera premieres on June 6 at 8:00 p.m. on TV5 and 9:30 p.m.on Colours; “PoPinoy All Access”, a streaming show that airs on weekdays, across all TNT and Popinoy’s social media platforms, features exclusive behind-the-scenes, auditions, and an all-access backstage pass; and “POPDates,” a recap show of the day’s highlights airs on weekdays at 9:30 p.m. beginning June 14, both hosted by Anikka dela Cruz.
To help mount PoPinoy, TV5 is teaming up with telco brand TNT, which has been known for championing local talent and Pinoy pride.
"Through our partnership with TV5, we aim to give our talented artists a platform to shine and fulfill their dreams while celebrating our original and rapidly-evolving Pinoy Pop music." said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.
TNT will also launch its online show, TNT POP Show, hosted by Darren Espanto. It will feature exclusive PoPinoy content such as behind-the-scenes, interesting stories by aspirants, and fun games, among others.