Born to Be a Star is a singing talent-reality competition produced by TV5 and Viva Entertainment group. It is one of the first programs of TV5 partnered with the Viva group. The program started on February 6, 2016 and aired every Sunday nights on the same channel.
The idea was concepted by TV5 Entertainment Chief Strategist Vic del Rosario. Ironically in 2010, del Rosario plan to launched BTBAS with Sarah Geronimo and Willie Revillame as hosts.
Ogie Alcasid, Mark Bautista and Yassi Pressman served as the show’s main hosts, while OPM hitmakers Aiza Seguerra, Andrew E., Pops Fernandez and Rico Blanco will sit-in as the judges of the singing competition open for aspiring 13 to 18-year-old singers.
The grand winner of the competition will take home a total of 3 million pesos prizes including 1 million peso cash prize, a management contract from TV5 and Viva Artists Agency and a House and Lot.
According to Monti Parungao, the show’s director, the contestants will have to pass the two pre-audition processes before they will make it in the competition. In the weekly rounds, four contestants will be introduced per week and in the beginning of the performance, the program tackled the stories (or makings of a star) of the contestants before joining the competition. The winner of the weekly round will undergo make-over sessions and vocal lessons. All winners of the weekly rounds will be qualified for the monthly round, of which one contestant will then move on to the grand finals.
The grand finals of Born to be a Star is scheduled on May 29, 2016.