Ryan Agoncillo is making his comeback as a talent show host. He is set to host “Bangon Talentadong Pinoy,” which will be produced by Cignal TV through The IdeaFirst Company.
During this new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more and more Filipinos are turning to their many skills and talents to bounce back as they always find a way around crises including typhoons, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. For Filipinos, resilience is not just a trait but a talent.
Based on the number one hit program “Talentadong Pinoy” that dominated TV ratings from 2008 to 2014, which was hosted by Agoncillo, “Bangon Talentadong Pinoy” is a digital and television program that celebrates the many ways Filipinos are proving such resilience. The upcoming Cignal TV show will again showcase the wide diversity of Filipino talent.
This time, the talent show boasts a total cash prize of 2.8 million pesos. A larger number of contestants can win anywhere from 2,000 pesos to 5,000 pesos to 50,000 pesos even up to 250,000 pesos.
“Now, more than ever, people need a show like this,” Agoncillo explained. “At first, I wasn’t keen on doing something that I have already done before but I was convinced when I heard the new concept for the show and the goal of bringing hope and financial reward to people at a time when they need it most.”
Along with Agoncillo, the original team of “Talentadong Pinoy” will return including director Rich Ilustre, writer Paolo Bustamante and producers Perci Intalan, Malou Escio-Gascon and Dacky Dacanay. But this time, creative direction will come from acclaimed filmmaker Jun Robles Lana.
Currently, “Bangon Talentadong Pinoy” is screening contestants. It will go into production in July 2020.
“Bangon Talentadong Pinoy” will be seen both online and on television via Cignal TV’s new free-to-air channel called OneTV. To join, contestants just need to like the the show’s Facebook page, then through a private message to the page, they can send their videos of their performance be it a solo, duo or group performance.
If the video is too big, they can also send links of their videos. If they are shortlisted by the selection committee, they will be contacted and be given further details.