StarStruck V, GMA-7's reality-based artista search, narrows down its list to the Top 28 contenders who will battle it out for the chance to be the next batch of hit TV personalities.
Last Sunday, November 22, StarStruck V held its first live elimination night as the Top 30 was trimmed down to 20 with the surprise addition of eight international aspirants.
The Top 28 includes:
Steven Joseph Silva, 22, Davao
Rollo Espenos III, 17, Bacolod City
Shane Parminter, 16, Manila
Edward Benosa, 19, Quezon City
John Paul Joseph Cadayona, 20, Las Pinas
Piero Vergora, 16, Cebu City
Adam Santos Hussein, 22, Pasig City
Enrico Raphael Nacino, 22, Pasig City
Ian Batherson, 20, Mandaluyong City
Hyacinth Diva Montalaba, 18, Cebu City
Fianca Jane Cruz, 18, Pasig City
Janelle Olafson, 19, Quezon City
Paolline Michelle Liggayu, 18, Pasay City
Sarah Lahbati, 18, Cavite
Princess Tinkerbell Snell, 17, Laguna
Jeramie Padolina, 16, Quezon City
Goldamier Gamir, 19, Malabon City
Roxanne Montealegre, 19, Pasig City
Niko Umali, Japan
Nina Kodaka, Japan
Zyril Lim, Bahrain
Khalid Alalawi, Bahrain
Vanessa Harrison, Canada
Rye Burgos, USA
Marco Bautista, USA
These 28 aspirants will face their first artista tests this week under the supervision of five StarStruck mentors: Gina Alajar for acting, Douglas Nierras for dancing, Jai Sabas-Aracama for singing, Abbygale Arenas-de Leon for imaging and Barbi Chan for make up and styling.
This season's StarStruck Council is composed of TV director Floy Quintos, versatile actress Iza Calzado and talent manager and star maker Lolit Solis. Fourteen from the Top 28 will be eliminated this Sunday, November 29.
So, who will enter the coveted Final 14? Will they survive this season's Factor V?
StarStruck V airs every Saturday after Pinoy Records and Sunday after Kap's Amazing Stories. Watch Shout Out: The Starstruck Dailies airing 15 minutes Monday to Friday before Family Feud starting November 23 on GMA-7.