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Pinoy Dream Academy (2006)

The long wait is finally over as ABS-CBN's latest reality show, Pinoy Dream Academy (PDA) opens its doors to the public.

16 scholars has be trained together to become the “ultimate package” - excelling in not just singing but also in dancing and performing. Can these 16 industry newbies handle the pressure of competing with one another? Will they be able to prove themselves to their instructors, co-students, the judges and the public?

Witness the drama - the joys and sufferings of one's journey toward fulfilling his / her dream in PDA.

To help the scholars become the total performers that they ought to be, Pinoy Dream Academy has gathered only the most respected and credible instructors in the industry. From Choreographer to the Stars Maribeth Bichara who will handle the dance department, The Company's Moy Ortiz who will teach the students voice lessons, and seasoned athlete Gretchen Malalad will take care of the fitness department. There will also be language teachers, and acting coaches who will guide and supervise the scholars' development inside the academy. Serving as the Academy's headmaster and Artistic Director is music legend Jim Paredes, 1/3 of the group, Apo, respected songwriter, and artist.

According to Jim, who's now based in Australia, what made him accept this project is “I believe in the person who offered me this project (referring to PDA's Business Head Unit Lauren Dyogi, whom he worked with in Tatak Pilipino).” He adds, “I also believe in the show's vision and through this, as a senior artist, I would be able to impart good values to these scholars.”

Every Saturday night, the PDA scholars will have a concert in the PDA Concert Hall where they will be judged by some of the respected names from the entertainment industry. “The Jury of Three” will be the ones to choose the five students who will be up for expulsion. However, there's still hope for two students who will get to be saved either by the teachers or the students. While the fate of the remaining 3 students rests on the hands of the public.

Big prizes await the scholars who would be named as PDA's top 3 students. For the Grand Prize Winner, he/she will win 1 million pesos, a Suzuki Swift car and a condominium unit at GA Towers along EDSA. The 1st Runner-up will receive P500,000 in cash and a condominium unit at Chateau Valenzuela - which is also part of the prize package for the 2nd runner-up along with P200,000 in cash.

All cash prizes are from Fitrum, while the condominium units are from Globe Asiatique.

Winners will also be awarded Sony appliances, Touch music and video touch screen multimedia players and recording contracts.

After the phenomenal success of Pinoy Big Brother, ABS-CBN and Endemol proudly present the biggest reality cum talent search to hit local television, Pinoy Dream Academy, Hosted by Toni Gonzaga, Sam Milby, Nikki Gil and Bianca Gonzales.

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Also Known As :
* PDA (Abbreviated Title)
* Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2 (New Season)
Status : Hiatus Edit Status
Running Time : 30 minutes
Premiered : August 12, 2006
Date Ended : September 14, 2008
Number of Episodes : 117
Season Count : [Edit Season Count]
Language : Tagalog
TV Station : ABS-CBN
Country : Philippines
Picture Format : NTSC (480i)
Audio Format : Stereophonic Sound
Camera Setup : Multi-Camera setup
Genre : Reality

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