Top Class: The Rise To P-Pop Stardom is the newest talent search survival show that aims to form the next male Pinoy pop band. With KZ Tandingan named as a singing mentor, it’s only right that the show tapped an A-list dance mentor as well.
Filipino-American singer/dancer Brian Puspos has been named the official dance mentor for Top Class: The Rise To P-Pop Stardom.
“It means more than anybody could imagine. Although I am from the USA, I am a proud full-blooded Filipino, and I am so honored to be a part of making history and finding the next P-POP stars. To represent dance at such a high level and to be a proud Filipino on a platform like this is a dream come true,” says Brian.
Brian’s resume as a dancer is as accomplished as they come. As a choreographer, he has worked with household names in music such as K-Pop group BTS, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, and more. He also boasts two top 3 finishes in America’s Best Dance Crew with SoReal Cru (second season) and Mos Wanted Crew (seventh season.) Puspos was also awarded “Male Choreographer of the Year” by World of Dance in 2012 and 2014.
Check out an official message from Brian Puspos below and stay tuned for more news on Top Class: The Rise To P-Pop Stardom!
Cover Photo Courtesy of Brian Puspos Instagram
From the Forbes 30 under 30 lists straight to your TV screens! Alyssa Navarro took the stage on the Fox reality game show "I Can See Your Voice," playing a Princess on TV. "I Can See Your Voice" is a music game show adopted from a South Korean series, and it premiered in 2020. The show presents a contestant with six "secret singers" identified only by their occupation. Then, the contestant must attempt to eliminate bad singers from the group without ever hearing them sing, assisted by clues and a celebrity panel throughout six rounds.
If you know Alyssa, you know she has a voice of a real-life Disney princess, and you have probably caught some of her viral TikToks on your feeds. But the majority of the judges didn't think she could pull it off. Check out Alyssa's performance below, and if you missed the episode, you can now check it out on Hulu.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Alyssa's Instagram
Yes, Survivor is still on and they're on Season 41. The winner of the latest season is Fil-Canadian Erika Casupanan who also is the first female winner since Sarah Lacina of Season 34.
After being crowned the Sole Survivor and winning 1 million dollars, she joked on Twitter that she may be a witch because she broke the curse. It's been a long time since a female took the title. Erika is a communications manager from Toronto who leaned on her master manipulation skills during the season. However, going into the show she wanted to represent her roots as a Canadian and Filipina.
Erika told ET Canada, “I had always dreamed of being on ‘Survivor’ and I think that being able to represent Canadian, being able to represent women of colour — and I was born in the Philippines and I know there are a lot of Filipino fans of ‘Survivor’ — it’s something that I think weighed on me...But before going up to the show, I kind of changed my mindset. I just need to go out and be me.”
Survivor is a reality competition that has been on air since 2000, and hosted by Jeff Probst. The contestants or "castaways" (yes, like Tom Hanks in Castaway) are sent to a secluded area and need to complete different challenges to complete. It's both a mental and physical game. Castaways have to not only survive and fend for themselves, but also strategize against others.
For all the Bachelorette fans out there, you know who Ivan is! He almost made it to the end of season 16, fell a little short but won the hearts of many. The Chicago-born and Texas-bred Aeronautical Engineer bonded with Bachelorette Tayshia Adams over being bi-racial as he is Filipino and Black. They shared conversations about both being minorities, the Black Lives Matter movement, and family values.
Ivan graduated from Texas Tech University in 2015, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. He has worked for Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman, helping build jets for the U.S. Military. But one day, he hopes to turn his love for high-end cars into a revenue stream by opening up an exotic car rental business.
He is a big family man and talks to his mom every day. We heard his mom is a great cook and her Filipino dishes are his favorite!
Ivan is the first Blasian contest in The Bachelorette and is proud to represent and showcase his roots. We are excited to see him on this season of the Bachelor in Paradise and can't wait to see if love is waiting for him at the beach!
Cover Photo Courtesy Of: Ivan Hall Instagram
Kodi Lee is back on the America's Got Talent Stage and this time with the amazing H.E.R. The two performed "Hold On" with Kodi on the keys and H.E.R center stage with a guitar. If you thought the song was already good, wait until you hear this duet. Kodi's vocals are spot on and add an even more soulful touch to the song, which we didn't think could even be possible.
Kodi has been busy and back performing with his brother and live band. From State Fairs to Festivals and Fundraisers, he's been blessing us with his vocal all over the country.
Cover Photo Courtesy of: Americas Got Talent Instagram
Peter Rosalia, 10-year old Filipino singer born in Abu Dhabi takes the America's Got Talent stage. He punches his ticket to the next round with a powerful performance that left the judges shocked. A young boy with a powerful voices sang the Celine Dion belter, All By Myself. Rosalia has an infectious energy that captured Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, and Simon Cowell's attention. Check out all their reactions once he started singing and hit all those riffs and high notes. Looking forward to seeing his journey on AGT.
Cover Photo Credit: @peter.rosalia