Nora Aunor lead Star-Studded Christmas Special of ‘The Mega and the Songwriter’!

Stars and artists of the Kapatid network will once again unite for a night of songs and pure entertainment as “The Mega and The Songwriter” airs a two-part Christmas Special starting tonight, December 15.

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Bound to make viewers swoon are TV5 Primetime actors Derek Ramsay and Martin Escudero as they serenade the beautiful Kapatid drama princess Ritz Azul. Meanwhile, the News and Information team led by News5 Chief Luchi Cruz Valdes together with Cheryl Cosim, Grace Lee, Cheri Mercado, Shawn Yao and Tulfo brothers Ben, Raffy and Erwin will showcase their singing prowess as they all jam with both Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Mr. Songwriter Ogie Alcasid.

Not to be missed is the rare chance of seeing the Smart Gilas team proving that they can shine both on the basketball hardcourt and onstage as they sing along with the Megastar herself. Adding laughter to a night of pure entertainment is the wacky cast of Tropa Mo Ko Unli.

Renowned singer-composer Noel Cabangon will also render some of his songs along with the boy band 5AZI1, quintet singers from Bulacan, AcapellaGO and young all-girl jazz trio Baihana.

This Christmas Special will be made more magical as musical genius David Pomeranz sings some of his songs and performs a special number with Ogie and Sharon. Capping this night of festivity will be the special participation of the one and only Superstar, Ms. Nora Aunor.

The Mega and The Songwriter Christmas Special airs December 15 and 22, 9pm on TV5.

‘The Mega and The Songwriter’ Pays Tribute to Gloria Estefan and Patti Austin this Sunday!

Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Songwriter Ogie Alcasid will pay tribute to two of the most famous female icons of the music industry of the 80’s Gloria Estefan and Patti Austin, this Sunday, December 1, on The Mega and The Songwriter.

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Music lovers will definitely enjoy a trip down memory lane as Ogie Alcasid and Amber Davis serenade the viewers with songs popularized by one of the best-selling music artists of all time, Gloria Estefan. Viewers will also be able to revisit the past as they hear classical Patti Austin repertoire from the collaboration of Sharon Cuneta and Cookie Chua. Sharon Cuneta and Ogiie Alcasid will also be singing along with Aia de Leon of Imago to give a modern rendition to these various songs from the ‘80s.

And to ensure that Kapatid viewers won’t just be experiencing a night of good music, the cast of Tropa Mo Ko Unli will also be dropping by to provide fun as they jam with the Megastar and the Songwriter.

The Mega and The Songwriter airs every Sunday, 9pm, as part of the Weekend Do It Better programming of TV5.

TV5 bares new weekend shows starting this September!

The Kapatid network is set to launch a bunch of new shows that will surely change our weekend TV viewing starting Sept. 14!

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Here’s their schedule for Saturday starting September 14:

  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. – “Showbiz Police” – Hosted by Cristy Fermin, Lucy Torres, Director Joey Reyes and Raymond Gutierrez, it will present the latest showbiz issues and provide in-depth analysis on the hottest controversies. Their field reporters will be three sexy ladies: MJ Marfori, Danielle Castano and Divine Lee.
  • 7 to 8 p.m. – “Tropa Mo Ko Unli” – Headed by original gagsters from ‘Tropang Trumpo’ Ogie Alcasid (see him impersonate Ryza Mae Dizon, Vice Ganda and Chef Boy Logro) and Gelli de Belen, plus Edgar Allan Guzman, Alwyn Uytingco, Empoy, Eula Caballero, Ritz Azul, Jasmine Curtis Smith and the new TV5 stars recruited from “Artista Academy.”
  • 8 to 9 p.m. – “Killer Karaoke” – A U.S. game show where six contestants sing during the show and the rule is that they should not stop but just keep on singing no matter what challenge is thrown their way, like snakes or rats being hurled to them. The U.S. version will first be shown then a local version hosted by Michael V will take over later.
  • 9 to 10 p.m. – “What’s Up Doods?” – Hosted by the irrepressible Edu Manzano, this new comedy talk show will present hilarious comedy sketches and take challenges from social media netizens. Doods will also interview guest celebrities and personalities to rock your Saturday nights like never before.

Starting Sunday, September 15, this will be their new programming:

  • 6 to 7 p.m. – The new refurbished “Pinoy Explorer” hosted by Aga Muhlach. The guests for the initial episodes are Sharon Cuneta, Derek Ramsay and Lea Salonga, taped in New York’s Central Park, Times Square and Lake George. Then Aga will present the  beautiful island of Romblon famous for its marble.
  • 7 to 8 p.m. – Vic Sotto is back hosting the 10th season of the hit game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, improved with new exciting twists and lifelines that will help contestants in their quest to become new millionaires.
  • 8 to 9 p.m. – Joey de Leon is also back hosting the new season of the longest running Pinoy prank show, “Wow Mali,” due to insistent public demand from viewers who miss its well loved prank segments that will now present wackier antics and more devious ploys to tickle the funny bones of the whole family.
  • 9 to 10p.m. – For the first time on Philippine TV, Sharon Cuneta and Ogie Alcasid join forces in “The Mega and the Songwriter,” a musical variety show that will feature the combined talents of Megastar Sharon Cuneta and blockbuster hit maker Ogie Alcasid, along with special guest performers and new finds discovered on Youtube.
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