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Lockdown stars shine in Matteo Guidicelli’s new talent show

Singer-actor Matteo Guidicelli, together with Popeyes Philippines, launched The Pop Stage, an online talent reality competition that aims to discover the next idol in the entertainment industry. The show is presented by Popeyes in partnership with Viva Artists Agency.

Lockdown stars shine in Matteo Guidicelli’s new talent show
Matteo Guidicelli hosts a new online talent show for aspiring artists.
To officially introduce The Pop Stage, Guidicelli and Kuya J Group CFO Francis Reyes held a digital press conference that was streamed via Facebook Live to disclose some information about the show.

“When we have our normal shows, we have our directors and professional staff. Now, it is you shooting your own material. We want to see your creativity. It's very real and organic. That's what's exciting about this. It's not professional, it's just your own creativity,” Matteo Guidicelli said during the press conference.

“I'm very excited that our show is going to inspire and give some happiness to a lot of Filipinos. That is why we are all working hard from the backend and the marketing to the operations to make sure that our show is something that really matters,” Kuya J Group CFO Francis Reyes added.

To join The Pop Stage, just visit and send a video of your audition piece. You may sing, dance, play instruments, do magic, or perform whatever talent worth showing off.

This once in a lifetime opportunity also comes with the most amazing prizes. The winner of The Pop Stage will receive a cash prize worth P1 million and a one-year contract with Viva Artists Agency.

Guidicelli explained that the entries will be deliberated by a panel of judges. Those who will be chosen will be featured on a weekly show that will be streamed both on The Pop Stage’s Facebook Page at @thepopstage and Guidicelli’s Facebook page at @matteog. No need for selected contestants to leave their homes for the weekly show - arrangements will be made so they can stream from their current locations. 

All individuals or groups (maximum of four members) who are ages 13 to 25 years old are encouraged to send their audition tapes until May 27.

For more details, you can check out and follow The Pop Stage’s Facebook and Instagram at @thepopstage and the hashtag #thepopstage.

Topics: Matteo Guidicelli , Popeyes Philippines , The Pop Stage , Viva Artists Agency
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