Protégé another reality  show that aims to discover new artists. The first season of the show aimed to discover singing superstar, hosted by Ogie Alcasid, as the journey host, Dingdong Dantes as gala presenter, and Jennylyn Mercado, the show’s reality host. Krizza Neri won as the the first season singing champion.

Now comes the second season wherein from thousands of young dreamers who auditioned nationwide for a shot at stardom, Protege narrows down the list to the coveted Top 20 aspirants who will compete in GMA’s  artista search. Unlike in the first season where they concentrate on singing, the second season wants to bring back the Starstruck format of discovering an ARTISTA.

Just like the first season, the mentors and judges  aims to discover  new  talents. Sharing his knowledge and insights with the proteges from Mindanao is drama and action film legend Phillip Salvador. His four proteges are David John Llanas, Ruru Madrid, Apple Vega and Steffi Pacheco. Acting as mentor for the proteges in the Visayas is Jolina Magdangal. Her proteges include Bryan Benedict, Mikoy Morales, Mitch Capili and Zandra Summer. Mentoring the proteges from Northern and Central Luzon is acclaimed actor and TV director Ricky Davao. His four Proteges are Glenn Roy, Japs De Luna, Reese Tayag and Shelly Hipolito. While in the Southern Luzon proteges is seasoned actress and TV director Gina Alajar. Her proteges are Jeric Gonzales, Mykel Ong, Arny Ross and Thea Tolentino. Coaching the four proteges in Mega Manila is multi-awarded actorRoderick Paulate. His four proteges are Andres Vasquez, Vien Alen King, Elle Ramirez and Kelly D.

The Top 20 were chosen and the challenges await the aspirants inside the Protege Quarters. Meanwhile, viewers can follow the backstage drama and exclusive inside scoops on the lives of the Top 20 aspirants inside the Protege Quarters through the 15-minute daily updates on “Inside Protege” hosted by Jennylyn Mercado, Mondays thru Fridays after “One True Love.” They can also visit the website and catch webjock Maxene Magalona for daily updates.

Let’s meet the Top 20 Protégés



Flashback with the Season 1 top 3 where only the grand winner is now visible and had a recording career.

Krizza Neri
Season 1 Grand winner
Lirah Bermudez
Season 1 Top 3
Lovely Embuscado
Season 1 Top 3

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