StarStruck (season 3)
The third season of StarStruck aka (StarStruck: The Nationwide Invasion) premiered on December 5, 2005. The council was formed with Joey de Leon (dubbed as the Entertainment Guru), Louie Ignacio (director) and Lorna Tolentino (a Grandslam actress) representing it. The show was co-hosted by Dingdong Dantes, Jolina Magdangal, and Raymond Gutierrez.
|StarStruck (season 3)|
|Created by||GMA Network|
|Directed by||Lino Cayetano|
|Presented by||Dingdong Dantes|
|Judges||Joey de Leon|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||71|
|Executive producer(s)||Wilma Galvante|
|Running time||Ordinary: 30-60 minutes|
The Final Judgment: 2 hours
|Original network||GMA Network|
|Original release||December 5, 2005 –|
March 12, 2006
The third season of StarStruck was announced, the return of their reality-based talent show on GMA Network's variety program, SOP, where the hosts invited teenagers from 15-21 years old to audition for the new upcoming StarStruck season. Much of the auditions were held at the GMA Network's headquarters and at SM Supermalls throughout the Philippines.
The pilot episode was aired on December 5, 2005. From millions of hopefuls from different provinces all over the Philippines, only 14 will have the chance to survive. If in the first and two seasons, StarStruck is shown only weekdays having Friday as Elimination Night, this season Mondays to Fridays will be tests and Sundays would be the elimination night. The show held its Final Judgment on March 12, 2006 at the Marikina Sports Complex.
In the 3rd year of the reality-talent search, Out of millions who auditioned, only TOP 100 was chosen for the first cut. From TOP 100, it was trimmed down to TOP 60, then from TOP 60 to TOP 30, and from TOP 30 to TOP 20. This batch was trimmed down to twenty, dubbed as the "Final 20". The "Final 20" was reduced to "Final 16" and they formed The "Final 14" finalists. The Final 14 underwent various workshops and trainings in order to develop their personalities, talents, and charisma. But, the twist is that every week, one of the Final 14 may have to say goodbye until only four remain. Those who were eliminated were dubbed as "StarStruck Avengers".
The Final Four Survivors will vie for the coveted "Ultimate Male Survivor" and "Ultimate Female Survivor" title, each of them has received (P1,000,000) pesos each. This time, from the two Ultimate Survivors, an "Ultimate Sole Survivor" title, has received a house and lot prize worth (P2,500,000), an additional (P300,000) in cash, and a business package worth (P1,500,000) pesos and exclusive contracts from GMA Network. The "First Prince" and "First Princess", each of them has received (P250,000) pesos as well. The StarStruck Avengers (the losing contestants) also received exclusive contracts from the network.
It also featured a new ultimate title in StarStruck history, an Ultimate Sole Survivor and the Runner-up coveted to First Prince and First Princess in the Final Judgment Night.
The Top 20
The introduction of the Top 20 Revealed, for the third season, instead of having just the traditional final fourteen, there will be the final twenty Survivors who will compete in various challenges. The hopefuls who will standout and survive these challenges will be part of the Final 14.
The Final 14
When the Final 14 was chosen, they are assigned to different challenges every week that will hone their acting, singing, and dancing abilities. Every Sunday, one is meant to leave the competition until there were just six others who are left. From survivor six, there will be two of them who will be eliminated and after the elimination of the two; the final four will be revealed.
The Final 4 will be battling with each other on the Final Judgment. People will choose who they want to win the competition by online voting and text voting. 30% of the result will come from the online and text votes and the remaining 70% is from the Council.
The Computer Controversy
A controversial incident happened in the sixth week of Season 3. The council member and director Louie Ignacio revealed that someone from the remaining survivors had opened a confidential file on the show's computer and had subsequently told the other finalists about the next challenges the show has in store for them.
Those implicated were Sara Larsson, Jackie Rice and Jana Roxas. Sara Larsson eventually ousted as the fifth finalist to bid the contest goodbye. But even with Sara Larsson eliminated, the issue did not die but grew into a big controversy with more shocking revelations and crying bouts. Jackie Rice and Jana Roxas accused another survivor, Arci Muñoz, of lying. The show aired footage captured by surveillance cameras showing the girls taking turns at the Computer, but they all denied opening the confidential file in question.
On the seventh week, the fifth Avenger Sara Larsson was given time to reveal her side of the story. On that same night, Arci Muñoz was eliminated.
|Marky Cielo†||17||Mountain Province||March 12, 2006||Ultimate Sole Survivor|
|Marky Cielo†||17||Mountain Province||March 12, 2006||Ultimate Male Survivor|
|Jackie Rice||15||Olongapo City||March 12, 2006||Ultimate Female Survivor|
|Gian Carlos||16||Iloilo City||March 12, 2006||First Prince|
|Iwa Moto||17||Las Piñas||March 12, 2006||First Princess|
|Chuck Allie||17||Davao||February 26, 2006||Avenger|
|Jana Roxas||15||Tarlac||February 26, 2006||Avenger|
|Vivo Ouano||15||Quezon City||February 5, 2006||Avenger|
|Bugz Daigo||18||Cebu||February 5, 2006||Avenger|
|Arci Muñoz||16||Rizal||January 22, 2006||Avenger|
|Sara Larsson||17||Iloilo||January 15, 2006||Avenger|
|Rea Nakpil||16||Rizal||January 8, 2006||Avenger|
|Johan Santos||18||Quezon City||January 1, 2006||Avenger|
|Vaness del Moral||17||Baguio City||December 25, 2005||Avenger|
|Jeric Rizalado||17||San Juan||December 18, 2005||Avenger|
|Bea Dela Fuente||16||Davao||December 11, 2005||Finalist|
|Jay-L Dizon||16||Pampanga||December 11, 2005||Finalist|
|Kimber Guevarra||18||Tarlac||December 4, 2005||Finalist|
|Di Queblawi||15||Quezon City||December 4, 2005||Finalist|
|Jom Gonzales||18||Nueva Ecija||December 4, 2005||Finalist|
|Don-B Manalo||17||Parañaque||December 4, 2005||Finalist|
The Final Judgment
The Final Judgment for the third season dubbed StarStruck: The Nationwide Invasion, The Final Judgment was held on March 12, 2006 at the Marikina Sports Complex, the biggest venue in StarStruck history to avoid the recent "Wowowee Stampede Tragedy" in Philsport Arena where almost 200,000 attended in arena designed to accommodate 10,000 only. 10,000 spectators attended.
The opening dance number, together with the season’s StarStruck Avengers, and they were joined by this season's Final 4 Final 4 and the StarStruck Graduates from the previous season. Hosted by Dingdong Dantes, Jolina Magdangal and Raymond Gutierrez. The council was formed with Joey de Leon (dubbed as the Entertainment Guru), Louie Ignacio (director) and Lorna Tolentino (a Grandslam actress) representing it.
Before the performance of the Final 4, they were joined onstage by first the male Alumni’s, Mark Herras and Rainier Castillo of the first season, Mike Tan and CJ Muere of the second season performs a dance number along with the male survivors, Gian Carlos and Marky Cielo the dance number song of Y-Not’s Average Joe and Soul Control’s Hello, Hello Hey, with the Abstract Dancers and G-MIC Dancers.
And next is the female Alumni’s, Jennylyn Mercado and Yasmien Kurdi of the first season, Ryza Cenon and LJ Reyes of the second season performs a dance number along with the female survivors, Iwa Moto and Jackie Rice the dance number song of Elvis Presley Rubber Necking and Aryanna’s Bop It, with the Abstract Dancers and G-MIC Dancers.
Jolina Magdangal sing and signature dance performing, the dance hits, together with the StarStruck Avengers performs a signature dance, Step Into The Rhythm signature dance for the first season Avengers, Soul Control’s Chocolatte signature dance for the second season Avengers, and DJ Trix’s I Like You signature dance for this season’s Avengers with the Abstract Dancers and G-MIC Dancers.
The Final 4 performs their solo performances. Iwa Moto a dance number song of ?’s ?, Jackie Rice a dance number song of ?’s ?, Gian Carlos a dance number song of ?’s ? and Marky Cielo a dance number song of Y-Not’s Favourite Son, performs a solo dance number with the Steved Groups and Kids@Work.
The StarStruck Avengers performance came in next, in a song and dance medley detailing the journey of the Survivors from the audition process, the four International contenders and the elimination of the tenth Avengers for a dance number.
Announcement come, Jackie Rice of Olongapo is the Ultimate Female Survivor and Marky Cielo of Mountain Province is the Ultimate Male Survivor were proclaimed as the Ultimate Survivors and each of them received P1,000,000 pesos each and exclusive GMA Network contracts worth P2,000,000 pesos each.
While Iwa Moto of Las Piñas is the First Princess and Gian Carlos of Iloilo is the First Prince were proclaimed as the Runner -ups each of them received P250,000 cash each and exclusive GMA Network contracts. The StarStruck Avengers (the losing contestants) also received an exclusive contract from the network.
The Final Judgment gained 32.7% rating.
The Third Final Judgment night's theme was based on the popular film Gladiator.
For their first TV assignment, the Final 4 Marky Cielo, Jackie Rice, Gian Carlos and Iwa Moto headlined one of the episodes of Love to Love (Season 10) entitled "Young at Hearts". They co-starred with veteran actors Leo Martinez and actress Luz Valdez with this season StarStruck Avengers, Chuck Allie, Jana Roxas and Vaness del Moral.
Homecoming: A StarStruck Special
The Final 4 of this StarStruck Batch were given their own TV special entitled Homecoming: A StarStruck Special which was aired on April 23, 2006. In the special, Marky Cielo, Jackie Rice, Gian Carlos and Iwa Moto went back to their respective hometowns where they were treated accordingly as VIPs in their respective home provinces. Apart from that, there were several revelations from the Final 4 as far as their lives were concerned.
There are signature dances and songs made in each batch. With this batch, their signature dances and songs are:
- I Like You
- Wait A Minute
- Chicken Noodle Soup
- Favorite Son
|Male||Female||Final 14||Final 4|
|StarStruck Avenger||Runner-up||Ultimate Survivor|
|Challenge Winner||Safe||Bottom Group||Eliminated|
|1-2||Marky Cielo||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||CW||CW||Bottom 4||Bottom 5||Final 4||Ultimate Sole Survivor Ultimate Male Survivor|
|Jackie Rice||Safe||CW||Safe||Safe||Bottom 3||Bottom 4||Safe||Safe||Final 4||Ultimate Female Survivor|
|3–4||Gian Carlos||Safe||CW||Safe||Bottom 3||Safe||Safe||Safe||Bottom 5||Final 4||First Prince|
|Iwa Moto||Safe||Safe||CW||CW||Safe||Bottom 4||Bottom 4||Safe||Final 4||First Princess|
|5–6||Chuck Allie||Safe||Safe||CW||CW||Safe||Safe||Bottom 4||Bottom 5||Elim||StarStruck Avenger|
|Jana Roxas||Safe||Bottom 3||Safe||Safe||Bottom 3||Bottom 4||Bottom 4||Safe|
|7–8||Vivo Ouano||Safe||Safe||Bottom 4||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||Elim|
|10||Sara Larsson||Safe||Bottom 3||Bottom 4||Bottom 3||Elim|
|11||Rea Nakpil||Bottom 3||Safe||Bottom 4||Elim|
|13||Vaness del Moral||Bottom 3||Elim|
- ^ Jackie Rice and Jana Roxas accused another survivor, Arci Muñoz, of lying. The show aired footage captured by surveillance cameras showing the girls taking turns at the StarStruck computer, but they all denied opening the confidential file in question. Sara Larsson was eliminated on January 15, 2006.
- ^ The seventh week the fifth StarStruck Avenger Sara Larsson was given time to reveal her side of the story. Arci Muñoz was eliminated on January 22, 2006.
- ^ It was a non-elimination week. The bottom group are Chuck Allie, Iwa Moto, Marky Cielo and Jana Roxas, But next week the two survivors were eliminated from the competition on February 5, 2006.
- ^ It was a double-elimination week. The bottom group are Bugz Daigo, Chuck Allie, Gian Carlos, Marky Cielo and Vivo Ouano. The first called to eliminated is Bugz Daigo and the second called is Vivo Ouano.
- ^ The Final 4 was chosen on February 26, 2006, And the last avengers are Jana Roxas and Chuck Allie. The first called to eliminated is Jana Roxas and the second called is Chuck Allie.