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American Idol (AI)

250px-american_idol_logosvgAMERICAN IDOL is one of the highest rating interactive singing competitions in USA. It aims to find the next singing superstar in America. Every season, there are auditions wherein thousand of thousand Idol hopeful take chances in making to the competition. The judges see how they perform and give their comment either good or bad. From season 1 to 7, the judges were Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell, on the recent season 8, Kara DioGurdia was added to the judge panel. From the thousand who make it to the qualifying and elimination rounds, only top 12 will make it to the finals. From there on, each Idol finalist was ask to perform a song that is based on the theme of the week. After the entire finalist had performed and the judges gave their comments, the voting public will determine who will be safe and will boot out of the competition. The finalist who got the lowest vote will be going home on the result night of the show. The grand finals, wherein the last 3 Idol finalist still standing will battle it out. The Final 3 will sing 3 songs, 1 – producer’s choice, 2 – judge’s choice and 3 – winning song of the season. The winner will be determined by the voting public. The finalist who got the highest vote wins the season.

American Idol airs at QTV-11 on Wednesday and Thursday and the replays on Saturday and Sunday.

Here are the past winners of American Idol from last Season 7 down to Season 1 with their winning piece:

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Season 7: David Cook (“The Time of My Life“)

thumb-s6Season 6: Jordin Sparks (“This is My Now“)

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Season 5: Taylor Hicks (“Do I Make You Proud?“)

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Season 4: Carrie Underwood (“Inside Your Heaven“)

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Season 3: Fantasia Barrino (“I Believe“)

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Season 2: Ruben Studdard (“Flying Without Wings“)

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Season 1: Kelly Clarkson (“A Moment Like This“)

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You Changed My Life

A Very Special Love Quotes:

Pag ikaw ba nagmahal, dapat ka bang humingi ng kapalit na pagmamahal? Dapat mo bang antayin na mahalin ka pabalik?

Basta ang mahalaga di ka pa ubos. Andyan ka pa rin. Para pag dumating yung taong magmamahal sa yo, may maibabalik ka pa.

Because there’s so much pain in your heart, kaya hindi mo mararamdamang mahal kita.

Don’t make me feel I have to love you back.

Mapapagod ka lang umasa.Mapapagod ka lang maghintay Mapapagod ka lang umasang mamahalin ka.

Kahit minsan hindi ko naramdamang nakakapagod kang mahalin…Ngayon lang.

After the success of A Very Special Love, Sarah Geronimo as Laida Magtalas and John Lloyd Cruz as Miggy Montenegro, are back again on the big screen, You Changed My Life. The sequel was said to be the continuity of the love life of Laida and Miggy with the hanging question: will their LOVE survive the changed?

Below is the full trailer of You Changed My Life:

Thanks to icomparetv for the video

Pop Icons

The Pop Icons – is an all male singing group from the Philippines. It was consist of the Prince of Pop, Erik Santos, Pop Heartrob, Mark Bautista, Asia’s Pop Idol, Christian Bautista, Acoustic Heartrob, Sam Milby, and the Ultimate Heartrob, Piolo Pascual. They were also part of the ABS-CBN Sunday noontime show’s ASAP. Individually, they are star in their on way, for example, Erik, Mark and Christian, are well known names in Philippines’ Music Industry, while Sam and Piolo, rules the Music and Entertainment of the Philippines.pop-icon-poster-770x1024

Erik Santos, (born “Rhoderick Ramos Santos” October 10, 1982 in Malabon, Philippines) is a Filipino singer, actor, commercial endorser, and the winner of the ABS-CBN program Star In A Million Season 1 in January 2004. He is known as the Philippine Prince of Pop.

Mark Bautista (born in August 10, 1983) is a Filipino singer and actor. He was a finalist of Philippine reality show Star For A Night and eventually placed second behind Sarah Geronimo.

Christian Bautista (Christian Joseph Morata Bautista, born October 19, 1981), is a Filipino singer, actor and model. He was a finalist of Star In A Million, a Philippine reality show aired on ABS-CBN channel, winning the 4th place in the competition in 2003. After the contest, he signed a recording contract with Warner Music Philippines and released his self-titled debut album, Christian Bautista. The multi-platinum album established his name as an OPM artist with songs such as “The Way You Look At Me”, “Invincible” and “Hands To Heaven” topping the charts. The singer gained popularity not only in the Philippines but in other countries in Southeast Asia such as Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

Sam Milby (born Samuel Lloyd Lacia Milby on May 23, 1984 in Troy, Ohio, United States), is a Filipino-American who joined Pinoy Big Brother as a housemate who later turned as an actor, commercial model, and recording artist.

Piolo Pascual (born Piolo José Pascual on January 12, 1977, in Manila, Philippines), is a film and television actor, recording artist and songwriter, concert performer, host, product endorser, and film producer in the Philippines. He is one of the most sought-after male actors in Philippine entertainment today having starred in several hit movies and TV series.

UAAP

UAAP – The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), established in 1938 is a sports association of eight universities in the Philippines. Each year, teams from universities play in 15 sports.

30px-adamson_colorssvg Adamson University (Soaring Falcons)

30px-adamson_colorssvg Ateneo de Manila University (Blue Eagles)

30px-adamson_colorssvg De La Salle University (Green Archers)

30px-adamson_colorssvg Far Eastern University (Tamaraws)

30px-adamson_colorssvg National University (Bulldogs)

30px-adamson_colorssvg University of the East (Red Warriors)

30px-adamson_colorssvg University of the Philippines (Fighting Maroons)

30px-adamson_colorssvg University of Santo Tomas (Growling Tigers)

Member universities compete in 15 sports. Basketball, being the most popular sport in the Philippines, is the most watched and most supported among all the sports.

All of these sports have Men’s and Women’s divisions, with the exception of baseball, in which only men participate, and softball, which is for women only. The following sports have a Junior division, in which the associated high schools of the universities participate: for both Boys’ and Girls’ (swimming and volleyball) and for Boys’ only (chess, judo, swimming, taekwondo, table tennis, football (demo in Season 70), and track and field).

As of now, only four of the eight member universities participate in all sports, namely the Ateneo de Manila University, the De La Salle University, the University of the Philippines, and the University of Santo Tomas.

1st semester sports (July-October)

  • * Basketball (July – Araneta Coliseum, PhilSports Arena, Blue Eagle Gym, in 2008)
  • * Chess (August – Tan Yan Kee Student Center, University of Santo Tomas)
  • * Beach volleyball (September – UE Parade Ground, University of the East Caloocan)
  • * Judo (September – Blue Eagle Gym, Ateneo de Manila University)
  • * Swimming (September – Trace Aquatics Centre, Laguna)
  • * Taekwondo (September – UST Gym, University of Santo Tomas)
  • * Table tennis (September – Blue Eagle Gym, Ateneo de Manila University)
  • * Cheerdance (September – Araneta Coliseum)

2nd semester sports (November-March)

  • * Baseball (November – Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium)
  • * Football (November – Erenchun Field and Ocampo Field, Ateneo de Manila University)
  • * Softball (November – UST Grounds, University of Santo Tomas)
  • * Tennis (November – Rizal Memorial Tennis Center)
  • * Track and field (November – Rizal Memorial Track and Football Stadium)
  • * Volleyball (December – Blue Eagle Gym, Ateneo de Manila University FEU Gym and The Arena in San Juan)
  • * Badminton (February – Club 650 Badminton Centre)
  • * Fencing (February – Blue Eagle Gym, Ateneo de Manila University)

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