Who is your favorite POP ICON Season 4?
ADATO, Gian Lorenzo
BATEO, Mary Joy
DELA CRUZ, Jenny Rose
DELA ROSA, Jonathan
MARIANO, Malik Angelo
MATA, Ann Rosette
NAVARRO, Jessie Jr.
NIDAR, Christian
SALEM, Pauly
SUMPAY, Jon Martin
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Monday, March 22, 2010

Pop Icons in Action!

Neribe Doloricon - Grand Finalist

Natz Corpuz - Grand Finalist

Vlizel Baniqued - Grand Finalist

Brian Garcia - Grand Finalist

Aries de Castro
Dennis Belo
Jay-Are Nate
Jay-car Bonifacio
Jiemar Kiunisala
Mark Moraga
Regine April Concepcion
Reia Ayunan
Roldan Almaris
Ronald Cortez
Trisha Mariz Braza
Jarold Lara

Photos by: Mark Carreon - Cameraderie Club


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Driving Through the Next Saudi Arabia Pop Icon

It started out as a random tripping. It was just right after the popular Toastmasters "Retrogroove" party. From that party, I met people who were part of this famous production in the city, and of course, the bond of friendship would not be complete without being friends in Facebook, right?

So this random tripping rooted from a poster I saw in Ramed's profile, which was for an audition to be held for the Search for the Next Saudi Arabia Pop Icon scheduled on the 8th of January, 2010 (if i'm not mistaken). I read the details for a while, and then closed the tab to browse another profile.

Since it was Christmas Season that time, there were a lot of parties which included A LOT of karaoke. It was on the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Committee's Christmas party when I joked of joining this said contest while singing (you know, plugging when there were interludes). And I don't know what happened next, but before going home, I remember campaigning for myself as visitors left, asking them to support me because I was indeed going to audition.When I told my friends about it, they thought I was joking, or that I was just doing it to see my crush from the Toastmasters party, or that it was just a way to prove that I don't have a humdrum life (remember that time, R?).. They had a lot more opinions about me joining the contest --but none of that was of me being serious. I don't know, maybe it's because I didn't show them I was serious in the first place. Because of this, I was able to encourage one of my best friends to audition with me too.The conversation was something like this:
A: "I'm gonna audition for Saudi Arabia Pop Icon."
J: "Oh yeah? Uy ako rin!"
A: "Oo sige! Go!"

We were 90% fooling around! Until I realized that I DID want to audition and that I was IN FACT interested to do it. I told my best ladies about it, and when they saw the sincerity in me, they were 1000% supportive! (Yes, that was One Thousand)The journey was wonderful, magnificent, memorable, and all other positive things you can think of.

except from the FB Note of Ms. Regina April Concepcion - SAPI Season 3 Contestants


Riyadh’s Top 4 Adjudged

by: Jojo Bollozos

The Pop Icon Season 3 fever is still on and nothing could even stop it.

Early Friday morning, 19 March 2010, was not a very good one as the atmosphere was covered with dust brought about by the sandstorm which lasted until early evening. Few minutes after the start of the program, the gusty wind gave up to the pleasure of everybody in attendance who filled up the Liwasang Bonifacio ground of the Philippine Embassy.

It was certainly a night of songs and dances… The 16 semi-finalists transformed the whole venue into a dance floor as they gyrated to the rhythm of their music at the center stage. Each of them gave their best performance to the euphoria of the audience. The contestants gave the judges the worth of their time. Those who sat down as judges were – Elmer Aquino, Ming Barnachea, Veejay Aragon and Edith Cetro.

The whole ground was filled with tension when the time to announce the top 4 came. Certainly, it was the moment of truth when Ron Jacobe, SE Productions in-house director who was also the host of the show announced the top 4 in random order and they were – Brian Garcia who sang When You’re Looking Like That, Nathz Corpus who rendered Maria, Neribe Dolorecon who sang Umbrella and Vlizel Baniqued who belted Hush Hush. Likewise, Vlizel was adjudged the Pop Star of the Night. Jay-Are Nate consistently got the highest internet votes.

All four shall represent Riyadh in the Grand Finals on 21 May 2010 competing against the 4 representatives from the Eastern Province and 4 representatives for the Western province.

Indeed the heat is still on…

event photos by: F. Calayo - Cameraderie Club


Monday, March 8, 2010


To make the Pop Icon Saudi Arabia search more meaningful and to share the blessings with the distressed fellow kababayans. the Pop Icons visited Bahay Kalinga last Friday, 5th March 2010.

SE Productions never failed to provide assistance to the needy as part of their humanitarian services in every event held in the Kingdom. They have donated goods, foods, clothings, etc., for the distressed overseas Filipina workers sheltered in Bahay Kalinga.

The Pop Icons rendered and serenaded them with a song that truly touches their heart. Some wards shed tears and expressed their appreciation for the assistance that SE Productions, its sponsors and the contestants extended.

“The experience opened not only our eyes but also our hearts and minds, thus making us aware of the situation some of our fellow KABABAYANS are facing here in Saudi Arabia”, Pop Icon contestant Rheia Ayunan shared in her blog.



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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