GMA Network has lost some of its legendary singers when they transferred to the network’s rival station, ABS-CBN. The said singers include Janno Gibbs, Jaya, Lani Misalucha, Ogie Alcasid, and the recently signed Kapamilya artist, Regine Velasquez.
This got people asking if the Kapuso network still has impressive vocalists under its wing. The answer is yes.
Here are just some of the singers who remain with the Kapuso network.
1. Julie Anne San Jose
Julie Anne became a part of the GMA Artist Center in 2005 when she became a part of Sugarpop.
She now has three studio albums under GMA Records.
2. Rita Daniela
Rita Daniela, who is also known as Rita Iringan, started her career when she won QTV’s Popstar Kids.
Since she has won the contest, she has made numerous appearances in different GMA shows.
3. Christian Bautista
After being with ABS-CBN for 10 years, Christian transferred to GMA-7 in 2013.
He became a judge in the singing competition The Clash and is a part of Pamilya Roces.
4. Glaiza de Castro
Glaiza de Castro was born to a family of singers and an actor. Her parents were musicians who toured Asia while her uncle is the Filipino actor Dan Alvaro. Glaiza acted and sang simultaneously. Her acting career started in 2001 when she landed a role in the television series Ikaw lang ang Mamahalin. She was 13. During the same year, her first album, Magbalik Ka, was released.
Since then, Glaiza has been juggling acting and singing. Despite having regular TV shows when her acting career took off in the mid-2000s, she didn’t put music on the back burner. She continued to star in hit TV series as well as the big screen and release music albums in 2006 and 2015. She launched her third album titled Synthesis in 2015, Glaiza realized how she can use music to express herself. Two years later, Glaiza is back on track to take over the Filipino music scene with her latest album, Magandang Simulain. Released May last year, Magandang Simulain features original composition as well as revivals of classic Original Pinoy Music (OPM) songs.
5. Mark Bautista
In 2010, he signed an exclusive contract with the Kapuso network.
He is currently one of the performers of the new musical variety show, Studio 7.
6. Aicelle Santos
Aicelle is known as the “First Undefeated Pinoy Pop Superstar” as she has achieved eight straight wins in GMA’s Pinoy Pop Superstar.
She has signed a record deal and an exclusive contract with GMA Artist Center.
7. Maricris Garcia
She has been with the Kapuso network ever since the third year of Pinoy Pop Superstar in 2007.
8. Rachelle Ann Go
In 2004, she was declared as the champion of GMA’s Search for a Star, though after the contest, she transferred to ABS-CBN.
Six years later, she went back and signed an exclusive contract with GMA-7.
9. Nar Cabico
He was the 2016 champion of Superstar Duets and has stayed with the network ever since.
10. Kyline Alcantara
This 16-year-old artist is a girl of many talents.
She has released her first album on September 19, 2018.
11. Kristoffer Martin
Kristoffer Martin started in showbiz via reality-talent search “Little Big Star” in ABS-CBN. He was able to perform in several shows when he transferred to GMA Network.
12. Hannah Precillas
Hannah is the winner of GMA’s reality talent show, Bet ng Bayan.
13. Golden Cañedo
She is the first grand winner of The Clash and is now a part of Studio 7.
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No wonder GMA Network’s The Clash grand champion Golden Canedo somehow looked familiar to some of the viewers.
As soon as she appeared in the competition, netizens have began posting about her resemblance to the Popstar Royalty, Sarah Geronimo.
Golden was immediately asked about how she felt about the comparison. She answered that she’s happy and thankful as Sarah is her idol. “Happy po ako dahil parang pinahawig po ako sa idolo ko po na si Sarah G na sobrang galing po at saka sobrang sikat, kaya po nagpapasalamat din po ako na nakikita nila si Sarah G sa akin.”
But does she feel any pressure being compared to such a veteran singer. She answered no.
“Hindi naman po kasi, di ba po, mas magaling po siya, alam po natin. Mas nacha-challenge po ako na mas pagbutihin po kasi nakikita po nila ako na Sarah G.”
It’s Showtime appearance.
Prior to winning the contest, did you know that she also appeared on It’s Showtime’s Tawag ng Tanghalan?
It happened back in October 2017. She used her name Roma Golden Apa-Ap when she competed singing her rendition of Jona’s version of ‘Pusong Ligaw’.
Unfortunately, she did not win in the said segment.
Golden shared how she prayed really hard not to get the boot during pressure-packed moments of the The Clash.
“Kinabahan po ako, sinabi ko sa sarili ko baka makauwi na po ako sa Cebu, parang yung pagod ko hindi po nagbunga, kaya pray lang po ako ng pray.”
There are two big rumors hounding the Kapuso network recently.
One is Regine Velasquez‘s rumored transfer to ABS-CBN, and the other is the speculation that Marian Rivera is pregnant with her and actor Dingdong Dantes‘ second child.
If both rumors are true, it is possible that Marian will go on a hiatus right after Regine’s farewell to GMA 7. Will the network be affected by these developments?
Regine and Marian have starred in a number of hit shows for GMA.
Asia’s Songbird has proven that not only can she sing, but she can also host a lifestyle show.
Aside from her music career, Regine has contributed a lot to the Kapuso network’s long list of top rated shows. She was a part of S.O.P, GMA’s former Sunday noontime show. The singer also hosted a number of singing competitions like Star for a Night, which discovered some of today’s well-known singers such as Sarah Geronimo and Mark Bautista.
Regine has also hosted Pinoy Pop Superstar and the Philippine edition of Celebrity Duets. Aside from hosting, she showcased her acting skills in Ako Si Kim Samsoon, Totoy Bato, Poor Señorita, and Mulawin vs. Ravena.
Her recent projects with the network includes Sarap Diva and The Clash.
On the other hand, Marian Rivera has starred in several popular teleseryes.
The list includes the network’s adaptation of the Mexican show, Marimar, which became the highest-rated primetime drama show on Philippine television.
Marian has also played the lead role in the fantasy series Dyesebel, her second time starring opposite her now husband, Dingdong.
She has also played as Amaya in the award-winning show of the same title.
The actress is currently a host of Sunday PinaSaya.
So the questions is: Will the absence of both greatly affect GMA’s standing as a network?
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