Pinoy Pop Superstar

Pinoy Pop Superstar
Pinoy Pop Superstar title card.jpg
Title card
GenreTalent show
Presented byRegine Velasquez
  • Jaya
  • Floy Quintos
  • Danny Tan
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageTagalog
No. of seasons3
Production locationPhilippines
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time60 minutes
Production companyGMA Entertainment TV
Original networkGMA Network
Picture formatSDTV 480i
Original releaseJuly 3, 2004 (2004-07-03) –
June 2, 2007 (2007-06-02)

Pinoy Pop Superstar is a Philippine television singing talent show broadcast by GMA Network. Hosted by Regine Velasquez, it premiered on July 3, 2004. The show concluded on June 2, 2007 with a total of 3 seasons.

In the 2006 Star Awards for Television, Velasquez was awarded the "Best Talent Search Program Host" for the show.


Regine Velasquez serves as the host.
Jaya serves as a judge.
Kyla serves as a judge.

The competition begins with auditions period. For forty weeks, three contestants would compete each week in front of a panel of judges. The weekly winner challenges the winner the week before. The winner must be able to defend his or her title for four consecutive weeks in order to automatically qualify for the grand final at the end of the forty weeks. Then, a Pinoy Pop Superstar grand champion is crowned. The first two seasons' grand showdown took place in Araneta Coliseum on May 2005 and 2006 respectively, and was judged by Floy Quintos, Jaya, Danny Tan, Kyla, and Jay-R.

On the third season, however, there had become new rules. After the three contenders sing their songs on their own rendition, the second round would force them to sing their song, but not in their music type. For the weekly winner of four consecutive weeks, he or she will qualify for the preelimination showdown. The remaining finalists will compete for the grand showdown.

Rules were then again changed after the Pinoy Pop Superstar Year 3 Special: Fast Forward to Superstardom (this special consists of 12 wildcard finalists wherein Joyce Tanana won). On the first round, six contenders sing their song in favor to their capacity and genre. Three of them will be eliminated with judges' average scores. On the second round, the remaining three contenders will sing a different kind/genre of song. The weekly challenger will compete with the defending winner. The winner shall defend his title for four consecutive weeks (this time the defending winner can only reign his title for four weeks). The gathered finalists will compete for the grand showdown.

The winner received a house from Crown Asia in 2005 and Filinvest in 2006, a Toyota Innova in 2005 and Chevrolet Optra in 2006, a recording contract with GMA Records, and one million Philippine pesos.


Seasons of Pinoy Pop Superstar
Season Premiere Finale Grand champion Runner-up Final four Grand contenders
1 July 3, 2004 May 7, 2005 Jonalyn Viray Brenan Espartinez Michael Anthony Garcia
Charmaine Piamonte
Kristel Arianne Astor
MC Monterola
Sheila Ferrari
Philbert de Torres
2 July 2, 2005 May 6, 2006 Gerald Santos Aicelle Santos Denver Regencia
Harry Santos
Irra Cenina
Elise Estrada
Rosemarie Tan
3 July 1, 2006 June 2, 2007 Maricris Garcia Bryan Termulo Miguel Naranjilla
Joyce Tanaña
Jennie Escalada
Marvin Gagarin
John Louie Abaigar
April delos Santos
Jae Buensuceso


Season 1
Season 2
Season 3


Accolades received by Pinoy Pop Superstar
Year Awards Category Recipient Result Ref.
2006 20th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Talent Search Program Host Regine Velasquez Won [1]
2007 21st PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Talent Search Program Pinoy Pop Superstar Nominated [2]
Best Talent Search Program Host Regine Velasquez Nominated

See also[]


  1. ^ "The 20th PMPC Star Awards for Television: And the bigger winner is..." Philstar. October 26, 2006. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  2. ^ "PMPC bares nominees in the 21st Star Awards for Television". October 21, 2007. Retrieved May 4, 2020.

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