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BATEO, Mary Joy
DELA CRUZ, Jenny Rose
DELA ROSA, Jonathan
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MATA, Ann Rosette
NAVARRO, Jessie Jr.
NIDAR, Christian
SALEM, Pauly
SUMPAY, Jon Martin
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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Highlights of 1st Elimination



Saturday, February 27, 2010

Neribe Doloricon is Pop Star of the Night

Despite the unanticipated sand storm that hits the city, the 1st elimination round of Saudi Arabia Pop Icon Season 3 was successfully held and many spectators still managed to come and witness the event.

Neribe Doloricon emerged as the Pop Icon Star of the Night during the show held at the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, K.S.A. Her rendition of “Change” wooed the audience and the judges gave her a validation that she was the best contestant last night.

Jay-Are Nate topped the Internet Voting and assured him of a slot to the next elimination round.

The contestants who didn’t make it to the next round are Ronald Sacdalan, Jamila Mae Fernandez, Francis De Mesa, Rulph Michael Corvera and Emmanuel Ibale.

Second Elimination Round will be held on March 19, 2010 @ 5:00 p.m. at the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, K.S.A.

Meanwhile, the voting has now resumed.


Friday, February 26, 2010

Jay-Are Nate tops Internet Poll

After the closing of the Internet Voting for the 1st Elimination, Jay-Are Nate tops the poll survey with 1,560 votes.

What will be his edge over the other contestants for winning the poll? find out tonight during the 1st Elimination of Saudi Arabia Pop Icon Season 3 at the Philippine Embassy Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia @ 5:00 p.m. Admission is free!!!


Thursday, February 25, 2010

17 pumasa sa Pop Icon Auditions sa Al-Khobar

Report ni: George Palencia, Al Khobar
repost from: Abante Middle East

Al-Khobar, KSA. – Tagisan ng galing sa pagkanta ang labanan ng 17 contenders mula sa Al-Khobar, Dammam, Qatif, Jubail, at Al-Hassa ngayong darating na ika-26 ng Pebrero, Biyernes para sa Search for Pop Icon Saudi Arabia Season 3 Elimination Night – Eastern Region.

Nagsimula na nga ang search para sa gustong sumikat sa larangan ng pag-awit. Sa pakikipagtulungan ng S.E Productions (Main Organizer), ang Saring Himig Choir KSA ay nag-organisa ng mga auditions sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng Eastern Region mula pa noong nakaraang buwan: Enero 15 (Al-Khobar, Dammam Area), Enero 22 (Jubail), at Febrero 5 (Al-Hassa) na kung saan nakapili ng labing-pitong maglalaban-laban sa Elimination Night. Ang mga nagging miyembro ng screening committee para sa audition ay sina Elmore Francisco, Arlene Navarro, Jojo Bollozos, George Palencia, Jose Fabregas, Thess Cipriano, Robert Olarte, Allen Gallardo at Jonrey Salvia.

Ang mga pinalad na makapasok sa Elimination Round ay sina : Jendl Xyza B. Zareno, William E. Sanchez, Jeanne E. Eledia, Arlene T. Calleja, Elaine Joy B. Labesores, Ronald N. Toralba, Reniel C. Idos, Dexter L. Hipona, Monica A. Serapio (not in the picture), Luis F. Magararu, Jr., Francis lexes S. Noces, Louie Arce P. Mendoza (not in the picture), Arne Osabel (not in the picture), Comeny M. Teodoro, Noel C. Recondo, Allissa Andrea E. Liangco, Lovely S. Salas, at Timothy John S. Gamol.

Ang labindalawang (12) papalaring contenders sa Elimination Night ay muling maglalaban-laban naman sa darating na Finals Night ng Search for Pop Icon Saudi Arabia Season 3 (Eastern Region) na gaganapin sa ika-26 ng Marso, 2010 na kung saan apat na kalahok ang tatanghalin at magiging opisyal kinatawan ng buong Eastern Region sa gaganaping Grand Finals ng Search for Pop Icon Saudi Arabia Season 3 sa Ika-21 ng Mayo, 2010, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Kung may mga katanungan po kayo tungkol sa Search for Pop Icon Saudi Arabia Season 3, maari n’yo pong tawagan o i-text si Rollie ng SaringHimig Choir KSA sa mobile no. na 054-031-9395.

Ang organizer para sa Eastern Region Search for Pop Icon Saudi Arabia Season 3 ay ang Saring Himig Choir-KSA, sa pangunguna ng kanilang Over-all Project Coordinator na si Marlo L. Patacsil, Show Directors na sina Gabriel Baes Jr. at Michael Sarmiento, Talent Coordinator na si Elmer Tabal, Area Coordinators na sina Jon Manalo (Al-Khobar, Dammam), Ronald Ona (Jubail), at Jaypee Vega (Al-Hassa).

Ang kasalukuyang pamunuan ng Saring Himig Choir-KSA ay binubuo nila: Allen Gallardo (President), Christopher Villanueva (Vice President), Joselito Sardeña (Secretary), Rollie Sebido (Treasurer), at Monico Aceberos (P.R.O.).


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

1st Elimination Round in Central Region on Feb. 26.

All roads tomorrow lead to the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh to witness the first elimination round of Saudi Arabia Pop Icon Season 3 (Central Region).

After a month of personality development, voice lessons and building their confidence, 21 contestants will have their first public appearance with their own selected songs and shall also undergo interview portion which is part of the criteria

Since this is an affair for Filipinos in the kingdom, foreigners are not advised to come, except for the sponsors and patrons. The show will start at 5:00 pm . Admission is FREE.

Here are the list of the contestants and their respective songs:
1 Brian Garcia- Go the Distance
2 Jay-Are Nate- With Arms Wide Open
3 Jamela Mae Fernandez- Beautiful
4 Jarold Lara- Love Always Finds a Way
5 Trisha Mariz Arevalo Braza- Follow Your Dreams
6 Aristeo de Castro- Win
7 Mark Gil Moraga- Angels Brought Here
8 Reia Ayunan- Fighter
9 Jeimar Benjamin Kiunisala- Time of My Life
10 Rulph Michael Corvera- No Boundaries
11 Francis de Mesa- Who Am I
12 Vlizel Baniqued- What I Do Best
13 Neribe Valolo Doloricon- Change
14 Dennis Belo- I Believe I Can Fly
15 Ronald Sacdalan- Inside Your Heaven
16 Jaycar Bonifacio- Impossible Dream
17 Ronald Cortez- I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing
18 Nhatz Corpuz- When You Believe
19 Emmanuel Ibale- Do I Make You Proud
20 Regina Ma. Isabelle Concepcion- Salamat
21 Roldan Almaris- The Warrior Is A Child
Meanwhile, the Internet Voting for the 1st Elimination Round will end on February 26, 2010 at 12:00 noon (Saudi Time).

Ron Jacobe hosts and directs the show.

To download permit to enter the Embassy premises, you can download HERE


16 qualifies for SAUDI ARABIA Pop Icon 2010 in Jeddah

by: Fred Garces, FAME
It was indeed a tough audition for 25 aspirants who flocked to La Parilla Restaurant last Feb 20 and dream to be the new Pop Icon of Saudi Arabia Grand Winner.
Now on its third season, SE Productions in collaboration with Filipino Artiste Migrant Ensemble (FAME) in Jeddah will hold the much awaited musical event of the year through the support of their major sponsor SARAWAT Superstores which is celebrating its 30th year in servicing its loyal customers especially the Filipino Community in KSA.

Out of the 25 aspirants who flocked to La Parilla Restaurant last Feb 20, Sixteen (16) contestants (13 males and 3 females) made it to the final round and earned the right to be contenders in the Grand Finals to be held on April 23, 2010. The Top 4 will represent Jeddah to the Kingdom wide search to be held at the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh on May 21, 2010.

Most of the 16 contenders are first timers, while there are some who already joined singing contests in Jeddah and in the Philippines. The judges, Mario Germino, Juliet Sayas and Kiel Erida, agreed that it is going to be an exciting contest this year since most of them have different and unique styles which are very interesting for the audience to watch. Ron Jacobe, S.E. Productions seasoned-director gave a brief background about the contest and gave the contenders some tips on how the new Pop Icon KSA will be chosen as a whole.

The event was well attended by all FAME Officers, lead by its founding Chairman Jhun Abris with special guest, Ron Jacobe – Artistic Director of SE Productions – Riyadh. Vice Chairman Jerry Lagrimas and Executive Assistant Bubbles Hernandez took turns in hosting the audition process. Last year’s Pop Icon winner Karla Maye Carreon and the newly formed dance group, Knight Movers, provided the Intermission numbers.

This year’s 16 contenders are; Dina Fontanilla, Huntlee Ragudo, Yayo Valmonte, Student, Ariel Afante of Olayan Food Services, Ferdinand Lacsama of Hussein Al Qatani, John John Domingo of Manar Advertising, Joseph Loyola from Movenpick Al Nawras Resort, Jason Pagalan of Saudia Airlines Flight Operations, Vincent Valiente, a service crew, Alvin Dave Limpin of AMS-Baeshen Co., Michael Pedron of Baeshen Company, Mark Garcia, an Asst Supervisor, Jae -Are Agustin of AMS-Baeshen Co., Jeser Valles of Al Azizia Panda United, Cristina Cunanan from King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital and Mark Barluado of Bank Albilad.

Jeddah Pop Icon major sponsor is Sarawat Superstores supported by Avon, Nara Camicie, BPI Pinoy, Logic Marketing and Giordano. Jezebel Remixes is the official sounds and lights provider.

For more of Jeddah Pop Icon audition photos, click HERE


Monday, February 22, 2010

Cut-off time for Internet Voting

Winner of the Internet Voting for the 1st Elimination Round will be known by Friday, 26th February 2010) @ 12:00 noon time (Saudi Time). Consequently, voting will be suspended from the cut-out time and will resume on Saturday morning 8:00 am (Saudi time).


Saturday, February 20, 2010

SAPI's Jumrhea Ayunan's Birthday Treat


Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Filipino Artiste Migrant Ensemble (FAME), organizer of SAPI in Western Region, announces that the audition for the POP ICON in Western Region will be held on February 20, at @ La Parilla Restaurant from 7:00-11:00pm


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hear them Sing

Click the Saudi Arabia Pop Icon contestants thumbnail photos on the left portion and hear them sing in Acapella.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Workshop and Personality Training for SAPI 3 starts

by: Jojo Bollozos

It was a Friday and most of the OFWs in Saudi Arabia are on a day off. It is supposed to be a day of rest or a day to attend to their personal needs.

However, 12 February 2010, Friday, was a very hectic day for the 22 Pop Icon Season 3Contestants.

Promptly, SE Productions in-house director Ron Jacobe started the contestants’ Personality Development Training. It was not easy for most of the contenders being first timers in the arena. Although some already had their fair share of the limelight having already competed in some singing contests in the Philippines and in the Gulf – Pop Superstar and the TFC Pop Star in Dubai . The training focused on how the contestants would conduct themselves in an interview in front of a screaming crowd, how to briefly but concisely answer to questions thrown to them and proper diction and pronunciation of the English language to name a few. The contestants were quick enough to learn the ropes. Soon thereafter, Direk Ron taught the contestants the choreography of their production number for the First Elimination Night. Kudos to the contestants, they were fast to comprehend the sequences.

Each one has to take a short break to prepare themselves for the VTR shoot to be posted in the You Tube soon. The contestants sang acapella and displayed their individual singing prowess.

The day’s activities ended already early evening. It maybe a very long tiresome day, full of pressure and tension but it all paid off as they were being prepared for the first elimination night.

Meanwhile, the internet voting starts today and the winner will have a chance of a sure slot during the 1st elimination.

First elimination night will be on 26 February 2010 at the Philippine Embassy Liwasang Bonifacio grounds.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Saudi Arabia Pop Icons: Central Region Contestants

Roldan de Chavez Almarez

Jamrreah San Juan Ayuran

Vlizel Baniqued

Dennis Belo

Jaycar Bonifacio

Trisha Mariz Arevalo Braza

Aristeo de Castro

Regina Ma. Isabelle Concepcion

Nhatz Corpuz

Ronald Cortez

Rulph Michael Corvera

Neribe Valolo Dolorecon

Jamela Mae Fernandez

Brian Garcia

Emmanuel Ibale

Jeimar Benjamin Kiunisala

Jarold Lara

Francis de Mesa

Mark Gil Moraga

Jay-Are Nate

Ramon Rapi

Ronald Sacdalan



About SE Productions

Motivated by the success of Ms. Bicolandia 2003, a popularity and personality search for outstanding Filipina ladies in Saudi Arabia, S.E. Productions was organized in November 2003 by professional Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWS) to develop, train and discover young talented Filipinos in the field of performing arts.


WATCH! RIYADH: February 26, 2010 - 1st elimination round @ the Philippine Embassy from 5-10pm March 19, 2010 - 2nd elimination round @ the Philippine Embassy from 5-10pm JEDDAH: February 20, 2010 - Audition @ La Parilla Restaurant from 7-11pm April 16, 2010 - elimination roound @ Sheraton Ballroom from 5-10pm AL-KHOBAR: February 26, 2010 - 1st elimination round March 25, 2010 - 2nd elimination round GRAND FINALS May 21, 2010 - Grand Finals @ the Philippine Embassy from 5-10pm

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