- Director Lauren Dyogi shared more details about this year’s edition of the popular reality show.
- He also encouraged everyone to be creative and authentic with their videos.
The new season of Pinoy Big Brother hasn’t even started yet but the show is already the talk of the town.
After it opened its auditions for new housemates, the online audition videos that were submitted via an application already reached more than 100,000.
Though the past seasons of the show have been massive hits, ABS-CBN TV Production head Laurenti Dyogi expressed that they’re still surprised about the number of audition videos.
Adding to that, this PBB season is unplanned so he was happy that there were so many that wanted to be a part of it.
Maraming salamat sa 62,349 Aspiring Housemates na kasama ng Pinoy Big Brother sa record breaking event na ito! Patuloy niyong abutin ang inyong mga pangarap!✨ Kaya kung hindi ka pa nag a-audition, ano pa ang hinihintay mo? Mag audition na! #PBBkumuaudition #PBBKUMUnect pic.twitter.com/oYIbFqguw2
— Pinoy Big Brother (@PBBabscbn) October 24, 2020
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, PBB auditions would be held physically and around 15,000 to 20,000 hopefuls would line up per audition location. But now that it’s been easier for people to join, the numbers of auditionees shot up.
“This is a very unplanned season. We didn’t plan to have ‘PBB’ now but for some, siguro because of fate, and the partnership with Kumu, nabigyan tayo ng pagkakataon ng magkaroon ng ‘PBB’,” said Dyogi.
He was also amused by the conversations online about PBB, saying that they were already trained to stay at home for a few months.
“‘Yung iba sinasabi na praktisado na raw sila sa bahay, siyempre iba pa rin kung nasa loob ka ng ‘PBB.’ Sa mga kanya-kanyang bahay natin we still have the comfort — of course komportable naman ang bahay ni Kuya — kasama mo ang pamilya mo, may cellphone ka, may radio ka. Pag nasa ‘PBB,’ it’s a totally different experience.”
But out of all the 100,000+ audition videos, only 12 people will become housemates. According to Dyogi, there will still be a waitlist just in case someone backs out, voluntary exits, gets sick, or tests positive for COVID-19.
And because PBB will be live-streamed online via the Kumu app, Kapamilya Channel, and A2Z, the audition is available for Filipinos in and out of the country, 16 to 35 years old. Past auditionees can also apply as long as they haven’t been official housemates before.
“They have a certain technology na puwede nilang i-incorporate. We are just working out the technical aspect of that.”
Celebrities can also join but they will be screened thoroughly so that there won’t be any disadvantages against the normal housemates.
“There are no excuses para hindi ka makapag-audition. Wala na ‘yung effort na maghihintay ka sa mahabang pila. This may be the last time we’re going to do this on a digital platform, so take advantage. If you want to be a housemate, this is a good opportunity na ipinagkaloob ng Kumu.”
He then encouraged aspiring housemates to be creative and interesting with their audition videos without forgetting to be authentic.
“Kasi kung hindi ‘yun ang totoong pagkatao mo, malalaman at malalaman namin ‘yan.”