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Nun rocks “The Voice of Italy” with Alicia Keys song

Sister Cristina Scuccia. Screengrab from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpaQYSd75Ak

The judges of singing competition “The Voice of Italy” couldn’t believe their ears when they heard Sister Cristina Scuccia belting out Alicia Keys’ “No One,” but they were in for a greater shock when they saw what Scuccia looked like, reports Yasmine Hafiz of Huffingtonpost.com.

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New shows ‘hook’ viewers

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MILLAN. Conducts tutorial at Eastwood on April 29. photo: www.nationalgeographic.com

A viewing prospect that’s exciting local TV buffs, particularly canine lovers, is “dog whisperer” Cesar Millan’s new instructional program on the Nat Geo Wild channel, “Cesar to the Rescue.” Millan has helped many people who have pooches that are difficult to handle finally make them more tractable and fun to be with.

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Rose “Osang” Fostanes: Defying the odds

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In this Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 photo, Rose Fostanes sings during a rehearsal of the X-Factor Israel in Tel Aviv. The 47-year-old Filipino caregiver has emerged as the newest star of Israeli reality television, putting a human face on the thousands of foreign workers who toil away in menial, back-breaking jobs in this country. AP FILE PHOTO/ARIEL SCHALIT

Against all odds, the 47-year old Filipina Rose Fostanes became the grand winner of the first ever season of “The X-Factor Israel,”

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Novel reality series vie for viewers’ attention

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GUTIERREZ. Member of highly visible and voluble show biz clan.

Don’t look now, but TV5 is about to come up with a Pinoy version of the “dreaded” or “dreadful” novelty singing tilt, “Killer Karaoke.”

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Reality bites for the Gutierrezes

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Think “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” crossed with “The Love Boat” and “The Addams Family.”

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New Myx TV series ‘turns no-listers to A-listers’

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Dreams come true on Myx TV’s newest makeover reality series, “Best Night Ever,” in which Hollywood party pro DJ Wednesday and her BFFs Brandon Rolph and Charles Anthony team up to transform everyday women’s lives from ordinary to VIP.

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Mitoy, Janice rock ‘The Voice’ compilation

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YONTING, JAVIER, DE GUZMAN AND PEREZ. Substance over flashy theatrics

The success of the local edition of “The Voice” is instructive in a lot of ways, so we’re happy that the popular talent search has released three compilation albums—featuring its Top 14, the Final Four, and big winner Mitoy Yonting—that celebrate talent over looks, and substance over flashy theatrics.

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James Reid reinvents himself as a singer

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REID. Releases self-titled debut album.

Whatever happened to James Reid? The Fil-Australian big winner of the “Pinoy Big Brother, Teen Clash” reality tilt has been waiting in the wing to seize the spotlight again since his stint with the popular show ended in 2010.

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Yoyo master wins farewell edition of ‘Talentadong Pinoy’ reality search

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Spyro Marco. Photo from SPYRO MARCO - Yoyo Marco's facebook account

In the end, there can only be one. The title of Ultimate Talentado in the farewell edition of the TV5 reality search “Talentadong Pinoy” went to a yoyo master.

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Teacher, teach thyself

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JULIA Allisons of “Miss Advised”

A reality show that’s attracted unusual attention on the tube due to its ironic twist is “Miss Advised” (Tuesdays on the ETC channel). It’s about three supposed “experts” when it comes to male-female relationships and the dating “game”—who unfortunately don’t follow their own advice in their personal lives!   As a result, their relationships often [...]

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‘Birit’ singing always wins?

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Judy-Ann-Santos

“While watching ‘The Voice of the Philippines,’ I realized the sad truth that the high-decibel, birit-style singing always wins. Whatever happened to shading and subtlety? Are we giving the wrong impression that, if you hit the highest notes, you’re automatically a great singer?”

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‘Old’ shows field extreme gambits

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“AMERICAN IDOL.” Are more radical innovations called for?

Some popular TV shows have been telecasting for so many seasons that they’ve become predictable, resulting in their decline in viewership. For instance, “American Idol” has been on the small screen for more than a decade, hence its efforts to renew public interest by hiring new jurors, adding novel features and portions, etc.

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