MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Top seven performers were chosen from the first batch of ‘dream chasers’ in ABS CBN’s new idol audition program Dream Maker, Episode 1.
On Saturday, the first episode of the reality talent search ‘Dream Maker’ premiered. In Episode 1, 14 of the 62 dream chasers performed. Seven of the young aspirants made it to the top after much consideration from the judges.
The trending program by ABS-CBN is co-produced by South Korea’s MLD Entertainment and Kamp Korea. Young Filipino men are tasked to perform their best in front of a star studded K-pop mentor group, which include:
- former MBLAQ member Thunder,
- Momoland/Lapillus choreographer Bae Wan Hee,
- choreographer and former ‘Produce 101’ dance mentor Bae Yoon Jung,
- K-pop composer/producers Seo Won Jin and Bullseye!,
- Brown Eyed Girls’ JeA
Meanwhile, Filipino mentors include:
- “Star Power” champion and singer Angeline Quinto
- Now United member Bailey May,
- pop performer Darren Espanto
Dream Maker Episode 1
For the first episode of Dream Maker, seven performers ranked at the top out of the 16. See the first ranking below:
- Marcus – 670 points
- Vinci – 668 points
- Jeromy – 667 points
- Tatin – 637 points
- Asi – 653 points
- Josh L. – 633 points
- Omar – 632 points
Marcus, the youngest of all the participants, managed to land at the top by surprising the mentors with his performance. Angeline Quinto dubbed him as “small but terrible.”
The Rank 1 performer is 13 years old.
For full performances, check out the official youtube account of Dream Maker.
Dream Maker trends on Twitter
On Twitter, the local P-pop survival show trended worldwide with hashtags #DreamMaker, #AjaDreamMaker, and more.
Many local fans urged Filipinos to watch and support the show. One fan tweeted, “I highly recommend watching Dream Maker it’s the produce 101 of PH. Let’s support our local trainees and talents. They deserve it so much”
They then provided an image of mentor Bae Yoon Jung, a renowned K-pop dance choreographer known to put aspiring to tears with her reality check comments.
The P-pop survival show airs Saturdays and Sundays on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV. It is hosted by Kim Chiu and Ryan Bang (the official translator of the Korean mentors).
Good luck, dream chasers! – WhatALife!