QUEZON CITY, Philippins (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – The embattled ABS-CBN Network has been relying heavily on its top Kapamilya stars like Coco Martin, Bea Alonso and Angel Locsin to advocate for its franchise renewal.
The network faces possible non-renewal of its franchise and is facing a quo warranto case filed by Soliticor General Jose Calida.
Now, ABS-CBN wants to capitalize on the star power of America’s Got Talent (AGT) finalist Marcelino Pomoy. Pomoy has gained worldwide popularity due to his dual-voice performances on the popular reality TV show.
Pomoy was a previous winner in Pilipinas Got Talent which airs on ABS-CBN.
Unreliable sources told The Adobo Chronicles that ABS-CBN is offering a huge, undisclosed sum to Pomoy to be its poster boy for the franchise renewal.
Will this involve a television promo with Pomoy appealing for franchise renewal in both male and female voices?
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – For once, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) is doing something in the service of the Filipino by issuing a quarantine order for the ABS-CBN Network.
The quarantine order stems from the network’s airing of the movie, “Contagion,” as well as its locally-produced telserye on 24/7 — both dealing with the subject of a virus spread. The airing comes at a time when Filipinos are panicking over the continued spread of the coronavirus in China and other countries.
The PCOO order would mean the temporary shutdown of ABS-CBN so that it would not be able to continue airing the films which could only exacerbate the fear already being felt by the Filipino people.
It wasn’t clear how long the quarantine period will be, but the worst case scenario is that the order will last until March 20 when ABS-CBN’s media franchise expires. In that case, the quarantine will be forever.
Who says “walang forever?” (There is no forever).
LOS ANGELES, California (The Adobo Chronicles, Los Angeles Bureau) – There has been a lot of speculation on what song Filipino Marcelito Pomoy will sing during the finals of America’s Got Talent (AGT).
In the semi-final episode of the reality show, judge Simon Cowell challenged Pomoy to take a bigger risk and sing something that will better showcase his dual talent of belting out songs in both male and female voices.
The Adobo Chronicles has learned that Pomoy, for his ultimate performance, will sing The Star-spangled Banner, otherwise known as the U.S. National Anthem.
It is widely acknowledged that the song is one of the most challenging for even the seasoned singers because of the voice range required to perform it.
Pomoy will sing the anthem mimicking the late Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross — both of whom have performed the song at the Super Bowl to much acclaim.
It will be a performance that would surely elicit a standing ovation from the judges and audience!