Little Big Star

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Little Big Star
LBSalbum.JPG
Genre Reality, Music
Starring Sarah Geronimo
Country of origin Philippines
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABS-CBN

Little Big Star is a singing contest aired every Saturday afternoon on ABS-CBN in the Philippines and internationally on The Filipino Channel. The series premiered on Saturday, September 24, 2005. The show features aspiring young singers who battle it out each week to become the next Little Big Star.

The "Little Big Star" competition is divided into two "divisions;" the Little Division for contestants ages 6 to 9 years old and the Big Division with contestants ages 10 to 13 years old.

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Hosts

Sarah Geronimo

Sarah Geronimo heads the nationwide broadcast of Little Big Star. In Little Big Star Manila, finalists from the regional shows are sent to battle in the grand finals.

Sarah herself won a singing competition, IBC 13's Star for a Night.

Sheryn Regis

Sheryn Regis is the host of Little Big Star Cebu, aired in the Visayas network of ABS-CBN. LBS Cebu was recognized as the fourth top-rating show in ABS-CBN's Nationwide Charts.

Sheryn won 1st runner-up in Star in a Million back in 2004.

Nikki Bacolod

Nikki Bacolod is the face and voice behind Little Big Star Davao, airing on ABS-CBN's Mindanao network. Nikki placed 2nd to Jerome Sala in Search for the Star in a Million (Season 1), which coincidentally, Sarah was also hosting with her co-champions.

Season One

In the first season, contestants competed each week to become part of the Honor Roll. Those in the Honor Roll at the end of the month would compete in the Monthly Finals for the title of "Star of the Month." The "Star of the Month" would secure a spot in the finals.

Little Division Grand Finalists

  • Rhap Salazar - Brightest Star
  • Makisig Morales - 2nd Honor
  • Kyle Balili - 3rd Honor
  • Micah Roi Torre
  • Shanne Velasco
  • Jaya Sto. Domingo

Big Division Grand Finalists

Season Two

Season 2 began the week after the grand finals of season 1. After a little over two months of competition, ABS-CBN pulled the plug on the series after experiencing a decline in ratings as well as the network focusing on its new talent search, Pinoy Dream Academy. The season 2 grand finals aired on Saturday, July 1, 2006.

Little Division Grand Finalists

  • Robert Villar - Brightest Star
  • Christian Olog

Big Division Grand Finalists

  • Angellie Urquico - Brightest Star
  • Khrisshajene "Khrissha" Viaje
  • Dawn Amber Cortes
  • Laurice Bermillo

After Little Big Star

A few of the first season contestants have gone on to other projects at ABS-CBN. Both Sam Concepcion and Makisig Morales were offered lead roles in the network's newest fantaserye, "Super Inggo," long before the finals even began. Meanwhile, Micah Torre was cast in host Sarah Geronimo's new soap opera "Bituing Walang Ningning". Season 2's Robert Villar starred as Berto on "Calla Lily," while Micah Torre and Kyle Balili sang the theme song for that soap opera. The other finalists have performed on the 2nd season of "Little Big Star" and a few other ABS-CBN programs. Currently, Kyle Balili stars in the new soap opera "Sana Maulit Muli."

Releases

Album Album Cover Date of release Track Listing Note
Little Big Star LBSalbum.JPG May 2006

Star Records

1. Kaba - Makisig Morales

2. Kay Palad Mo - Rhap Salazar
3. Mr. Kupido - Micah Torre
4. Iingatan Ka - Kyle Balili
5. Sa Kandungan Mo - Jaya Sto.Domingo
6. Ako Ang Bukas - Shanne Velasco
7. Follow Your Dreams - Gian Barbarona
8. I'll Be There - Charice Pempengco
9. Pasulyap-sulyap - Rachel Pegason
10.Tara Tena - Sam Concepcion
11. Meron Ba - Melvin Rimas
12. Till It's Time - Randy de Silva
13. Iisa Lang Tayo - Ronald Humarang

2 Discs

Disc One: Music CD
Disc Two: VCD with music videos

Little Big Deeds May 2006

Star Records

VCD

External links

See Also

Original Source

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