Author: Mikoy Fernandez
Popular actor Albie Casiño and social media superstar Yukii Takahashi are going to be the co-hosts of Top Class: The Rise To P-Pop Stardom – the newest and biggest P-Pop talent search in the Philippines. Albie will be co-hosting the TV broadcast while Yukii will be co-hosting the online digital broadcast . Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray will serve as the main host on all platforms. The co-hosts were officially welcomed into the show in an event on May 7, 2022 at Cornerstone Entertainment’s studio.
Albie Casiño is a popular hunk actor that has appeared in numerous films and television shows. As an actor, he first gained mainstream recognition for his role in the 2010 series Mara Clara. Just recently, he was one of the Celebrity Housemates in Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season 10.
When asked what excites him the most about being one of the Top Class co-hosts, Albie says “The chance to work with Catriona and the chance to see these young kids pursuing their dreams.”
Yukii Takahashi is a certified social media superstar with millions of followers. She is best known as a dancer, influencer, and a “Singtoker” on TV5’s Videoke Game Show Sing Galing.
Yukii shares that as one of the co-hosts for Top Class, she feels honored and inspired knowing that she’ll be surrounded by passionate people who want to achieve their P-Pop dreams. “I’m so excited to watch them grow and be trained by the best mentors in the industry,” she adds.
Top Class Admissions were officially closed last April 30, 2022 with thousands of P-Pop aspirants from all across the country submitting their auditions through Kumu. For this edition of the show, Top Class only admitted boys 16-26 years old with a talent for singing, rapping, or dancing. Only 30 aspirants will be admitted to be part of the first ever batch of Top Class trainees.
Top Class is a highly-anticipated P-Pop reality show competition made possible through the partnership of Filipino entertainment giants: Kumu, Cignal Entertainment, TV5, and Cornerstone Entertainment. NU Laguna will be the official venue partner. Asia’s Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan will be the Vocal Mentor, Rap Phenom Shanti Dope will be the Rap Mentor, and Internationally-renowned choreographer Brian Puspos will be the Dance Mentor.
Don’t miss the exciting competition this June 2022 only on Kumu, TV5, and select digital platforms.
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