Author: Mikoy Fernandez
“Top Class: Rise to P-Pop Stardom”, the biggest and most interactive P-Pop talent reality competition in the Philippines, has won the BEST ORIGINAL DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME AWARD at the 27th Asian Television Awards. The award was given on Dec 1, 2022 (Day 1 of the 2-day edition of the awards) at the Aliw Theater in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Catriona Gray, who was co-hosting the awards night, received the award on behalf of the Top Class team since she happens to be the host of the show itself.
“Top Class: Rise to P-Pop Stardom” is a P-Pop talent competition that ran for 10 episodes in Kumu and TV5 from June to August of 2022. The show was a collaboration between Filipino streaming giant Kumu and CS Studios (the division of Cornerstone Entertainment that produces and creates content for film, TV, and digital platforms). 30 aspiring trainees from across the country were given the chance to be a member of a new P-Pop group that would be composed of the Top 5 trainees. Catriona Gray, referred to as the “Dean Queen”, hosted the show while Yukii Takahashi (called the “Campus Sweetheart”) and Albie Casiño (called the “Campus Jock”) served as the co-hosts. Asia’s Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan was the vocal judge and mentor, Pinoy Rap Phenom Shanti Dope was the rap judge and mentor, and Internationally-renowned choreographer Brian Puspos was the dance judge and mentor.
Replays can be viewed at the Top Class YouTube channel.
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