They are ready to woo your hearts and win your minds. The Middle East's most talented Filipinos will take to the stage this week to battle it out for their chance to be crowned the regional winner of Talentadong Pinoy, Kapatid TV5's leading reality talent show.
Catch all the excitement of the inaugural Middle East edition of the Philippines premier talent show exclusively on OSN, the leading pay-TV network in the Middle East and North Africa.
Award-winning host Ryan Agoncillo, and celebrity talent scouts Gelli de Belen, Arnell Ignacio and Marvin Agustin are currently in the Middle East searching for the region's most talented Filipinos. The show, which launched the careers of Astroboy and Joseph the Artist, is well on its way to discovering some of the best Filipino acts in the region.
Talentadong Pinoy host Ryan Agoncillo said: "Pinoys all over the world are known for their talent – especially in music and performing arts which is why we are extremely excited to see first hand the acts of our Talentadong Pinoys in the Middle East and possibly discover the next reigning Talentadong Pinoy from this region."
Hundreds of contestants have auditioned in the first round of auditions held in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, and this week fans inthe UAE will cheer on the best contestants during the qualifying rounds and the grand finale of Talentadong Pinoy Middle East.
Dubai will play host to the qualifying rounds before showcasing the most successful contestants from across the region at the grand finale on June 7.
Three Talentadong Pinoys will be awarded cash prizes of US$10,000, US$5,000 and US$3,000 while the Grand Champion will go on to represent the region's Filipino community at the Talentadong Pinoy Worldwide contest.
Lucky OSN Pinoy subscribers will get the exclusive opportunity to meet Ryan Agoncillo, Marvin Agustin, Arnel Ignacio and Gelli de Belen in person after the grand finale.
Chuck Silva, Product Manager, OSN, said: "OSN is committed to bringing the best Filipino entertainment to our subscribers, and we thank our partners Kapatid TV5 for bringing this exciting show to our region and giving our subscribers and audiences the chance to experience one of the most watched reality TV series live and in person.
"Providing Middle East viewers the opportunity to audition for and experience Talentadong Pinoy is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Filipino community. OSN is extremely happy to provide this experience for our viewers and, who knows, one of the regional viewers could well win the international finale! All the best to the contestants and I look forward to what will be a very exciting and entertaining finale."
Talentadong Pinoy Middle East will be broadcast exclusively on OSN's Kapatid TV5 channel. OSN offers premium Filipino entertainment through its dedicated Pinoy packages offering over 40 TV channels which includes Kapatid TV5 and Aksyon TV (the official and exclusive worldwide broadcaster of the games of the Philippine Basketball Association).
OSN recently added four premium and leading ABS-CBN channels including TFC (The Filipino Channel), Bro, Cinema One Global and ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel) further strengthening its Pinoy offering for Middle East viewers.