Kanta Pilipinas, the newest reality talent competition here in the
hasn’t even been shown yet on television aside from the audition snippets,
various clips and of course Lea Salonga’s music video regularly shown over at
TV5. But one can see what has been happening through the various auditions nationwide
through the Kanta Pilipinas videos that are already posted online. Aside from
these online videos there will also be webisodes as well. Hosting these webisodes
is a familiar face in the online community: YouTube sensation Petra Mahalimuyak
(Ashley Rivera in real life).
The premiere episode of the Kanta Pilipinas webisode was launched recently at Roboto San Japanese Grill Buffet in Taguig. Hosting the event was Jhai Ho, Ang Pambansang Angry Bird ng Pilipinas (the National Angry Bird of the
who also hosts the nationwide auditions. He introduced Petra Mahalimuyak as the
host of these webisodes during the event as well. And when the two got
together, it was a laugh riot that extended not just to the guests of the
launch but also to the rest of the patrons dining over at Roboto San.
Aside from hosting the online webisodes, Petra Mahalimuyak will offer feedback to the audition videos and also provde tips and advice for those who plan to audition online since it’s been announced that Kanta Pilipinas now accepts online auditionees. The webisodes will also feature notable personal stories of the auditionees from the inspiring to the heartbreaking. And what talent search audition reel would be complete without the hilariously bad auditions? Since
is known for her funny antics on her online videos, the webisodes will give her
a chance to do just that as viewers are encouraged to send in their dares that
she will attempt to accomplish. But she stressed that the dares would be screened
to avoid any headaches from everyone involved. One must indeed think of the
As I’ve said earlier, people at the launch were able to see the premiere episode and it featured a mock audition by
herself. She later said that she did actually audition but didn’t make the cut.
Instead, she got offered a hosting gig for the webisodes. Then she was asked if
she really had the vocal chops to really make it to Kanta Pilipinas or if she’s
just messing around. And in a very Petra Mahalimuyak way, she responded to the
question by dropping the bomb along with a twirl of her hair that she has just
inked a recording deal.
The show proper of Kanta Pilipinas is still scheduled to be broadcast on television during the second half of the year. And to see how the show and the auditionees are shaping up as the premiere television episode draws near, the webisodes were produced to create more interest and raise the profile of this show. And adding Petra Mahalimuyak to the mix makes it an interesting program that combines talent, laughs and the Pinoy touch as well.