Sing-Galing’s BidaOke Star Ethel Booba makes grand comeback!

CELEBRITY WORLD PH 

By Crispina M. Belen 

Sing-Galing’s BidaOke Star Ethel Booba makes grand comeback!

ETHEL_SG_1“Sing-Galing’s” original diva and champion Ethel Booba returned to the iconic game show as a special guest for the season, starting on its June 1 episode. The champion diva will surely be providing  more laughter to the show.

Produced by Cignal TV and TV5, “Sing-Galing” encourages anybody who enjoys singing—young or old, professional or amateur—to join in, heralding its slogan “Magkaka-sing galing tayong lahat!” Each episode has three singtestants competing in three rounds to crown the BidaOke Star of the Night, who will vie for a spot in the grand finale. 

In 2002, Ethel Booba kicked off her television career on the variety singing competition, where she successfully defended her title as “BidaOke Star” for four weeks. Known equally for her flamboyant outfits as well as her powerful singing voice, the popular comedienne is simply one of the most iconic “Sing-Galing” singtestants to ever grace the show’s stage. She sang her own rendition of classic songs such as “Memory” by Barbra Streisand, “My Valentine” by Martina McBride & Jim Brickman, and “All Behind Us Now” by Patti Austin, for which she was able to win and reign as a champion.

As part of her special comeback this season, the “OG BidaOke Star” prepared a remarkable surprise for all “Sing-Galing” viewers. Having her back on the program will surely double the show’s already exciting challenges and hilarious antics — led by hosts and Sing Masters Randy Santiago, Donita Nose, and K Brosas, and the panel of judges and Juke Bosses Rey Valera, Ronnie Liang, and Jessa Zaragoza.

Originally aired in the late 1990s, “Sing-Galing” is a multi-awarded Videoke Game program that was the first of its kind in the Philippines and Asia, allowing everyone an equal chance to win and earn by singing. Today, its inclusive karaoke format continues to draw in the gutsiest and bravest participants to have a good time on the show.

Catch Ethel Booba as she adds her uniquely hilarious flair on “Sing-Galing.” For an entertaining, light, and enjoyable bonding experience for everyone and anyone who enjoys singing, tune in to “Sing Galing, Ang Original Videoke Kantawanan ng Bansa!” every night at 6:30pm on TV5.

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Original ‘Kantawanan’ videoke game show set to make a comeback

CELEBRITY WORLD PH

By Crispina M. Belen

Original ‘Kantawanan’ videoke game show set to make a comeback

Sing Galing judges

Juke Bosses Rey Valera, Ronnie Liang, and Jessa Zaragoza

 

Pinoys have always been fond of singing especially the videoke way, so it’s interesting to know that “Sing-Galing,” the original videoke game show is set to make a comeback. 

Cignal Entertainment and TV5 are bringing  back the well-loved pioneer videoke game show! Set to premiere this Monday, April 5, at 6:30pm on TV5. “Sing-Galing” has been upgraded with its new features, extra challenges, and hilarious antics. The director of the show enjoins everyone to make the show part of their dinner fare (“hapunan”).

Aiming to reach anyone who loves to sing — young or old; pro or amateur — the show encourages everyone to join in, ‘“Magkaka-sing galing tayong lahat!,” so its mantra says. Each episode offers a platform for three contestants, dubbed as singtestants, to compete through three fun rounds that will challenge their luck, knowledge of songs, and lyrics recall, to determine the BidaOke Star of the Night who will be vying all the way to the grand finals. 

With the help and expertise of Sing Masters Randy Santiago, Donita Nose, and K Brosas, as the show’s hosts, and Juke Bosses Rey Valera, Ronnie Liang, and Jessa Zaragoza as the jury, both the contenders and Ka-Awit-Bahay are up for weeknight harmonies with their family and loved ones. Even the iconic Genie is back, this time with a revamped look to go along with his onscreen antics. Netizens, meanwhile, also get a chance to experience “Sing-Galing”s  digiverse, to be hosted by Viral Zinger Zendee.

On what viewers can look forward to, Ronnie Liang said, “Dito sa Sing Galing mai-expect nating mga ka-awitbahay of course ‘yung labanan ng mga pagalingan sa pagvi-videoke. Masusubok pa lalo kung sino talaga ‘yung master when it comes to doing the videoke thing. Kaming mga Jukebosses naman, makikita nila kung gaano kami kagaling mag-analyze ng mga performances nila sa pagvi-Videoke.”

On that note, Jessa Zaragoza added, “Sa tingin ko talagang magkakaroon kami ng pagkakaiba sa desisyon. Bilang mga Jukebosses siguradong iba-iba kaming mapipili niyan pero sigurado akong malalaman namin kung sino ang pinaka-may K kumanta.”

First aired in the late ‘90s, “Sing-Galing” – which is a multi-awarded Videoke Game show, and the first of its kind in the Philippines and Asia—gives equal opportunity for everyone to earn by simply singing. Participants don’t need to be experts and professionals in the art; they only need guts and fun to compete at a karaoke format.

“Napanood ko ito dati, maganda siya. Hindi kasi siya napakapormal tapos may tawanan din. So maaaliw ka kahit paano, enjoyable siya panoorin. Dito mo makikita ‘yung culture ng mga Filipino bilang mga singer, mga mahihilig sa videoke,” recalled Donita Nose, to which fellow host Randy Santiago seconded, saying: “Very expressive ‘yung mga Filipino di ba, regardless whether nasa tono ka o maganda ‘yung boses mo, pero kapag nando’n ka sa mga handaan, makikita mo ‘yung mga pamilya talaga hindi makakalampas na hindi ka kakanta eh. ‘Yon ang pagka-Filipino. Hindi pwedeng sasabihin mo na, hindi ka marunong kumanta, lahat kahit paano may tono. At alam naman natin kapag videoke, may score ‘yon at ‘yon ang nakakatuwa.”

More than anything, this is TV5’s way of providing relief during a time of uncertainty. “Sing Galing!” not only brings the karaoke bar or party experience closer to home, but it also creates an avenue for families and communities to bond and come together in song.

K Brosas assured, “Masaya ‘to, fun, I think ‘yon lang naman ang ating goal, na sa gabi, sa hapunan ay light, kantawanan, di ba? Masarap na hindi masyadong serious na kantahan dahil ‘yung mga hosts hindi naman din seryoso masyado. It’s gonna be fun, super fun.”

Tune in at 6:30pm everyday on TV5, for an entertaining, light, and enjoyable bonding experience for everyone and anyone who enjoys singing—“Sing Galing, Ang Original Videoke Kantawanan ng Bansa!”

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