LOS ANGELES, Calif. – As the old adage goes, there’s no business like show business. While the world is familiar with celebrity glitz and glam, actor and entertainer hopefuls understand the intensity of pressure and heartbreak that often comes with trying to break into the industry. Myx TV gives you a front row seat to follow a group of Filipino Americans in the quest for their ultimate dream as it launches its first and all-new reality series, Starcamp. Created by Grand Slam Productions, Inc., Starcamp premieres on Wednesday, September 4th at 8/7c.
The challenges will not be easy as candidates get the best yet most stringent training from vocal, acting, and modeling coaches and legends before they are put to the test. And as if competing against massive talent wasn’t difficult enough, watch them navigate through culture shock, language barriers and the nerve-wracking fear of performing on the big stage and on TV. With interesting personalities, the dramatic makings of primetime reality shows, and the mind-blowing talent and music of today’s biggest competitions, it is a must-see series where it all comes down to who will shine and who can survive.
California auditions brought together singer Jaron Liclican of Milpitas, model Tommy Esguerra of Long Beach, Jemimah Garcia of Avondale, Arizona, California State University Carson graduate Matthew Wong, model Rhobbyn Concepcion of Chula Vista, advance theater and TV hosting-trained Allen Mendoza from Vallejo, multi-awarded saxophonist, singer and composer Nathan Concepcion, singer and dancer Ian Baclig of La Puente, Australian-born Karen Cabrera, and aspiring actressJennifer Habana from Garden Grove. Together, they leave the comforts of home for a shot at show business on the other side of the globe. An exciting twist also brings Renzo Vergara of Antique, Philippines into the mix.
The 13-episode series traces the stories of each contestant, their auditions, and their adventurous travel back to the Philippines, where they will immerse in rigorous training offshore, working hard to become Philippine entertainment’s next big stars. Starcamp is hosted by Filipino American entertainer Amber Davis.
“There is so much undiscovered talent in the U.S and showing how they get their first big break is a compelling story,” said Miguel Santos, General Manager for Myx TV. “Taking Filipino Americans to the Philippines to make it in show business there makes it all the more interesting. Starcamp broadens our programming line-up as our first original reality show.”
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind reality series this fall. Catch the premiere of Starcamp, where entertainment isn’t just the destination, but one big adventure.