The first “kantaserye” Diva starring Regine Velasquez on GMA-7 has ended last July 2010, but can Mega Manila people be able to watch the upcoming “kantaserye” 1DOL (pronounced “idol”) starring Sarah Geronimo on ABS-CBN, just as they were already watched on the former one?
As I know, there were so many people who were still supporting many artists of GMA-7 watching various TV shows of the said TV station every day and every night, forgetting to tune-in to Channel 2 on their TV sets. If they did, then did they envy sometimes t0 discover various ABS-CBN artists, as well as criticizing controversial TV host Willie Revillame on the defunct noontime TV show Wowowee, causing slump TV audience ratings in Mega Manila and eroded credibility of ABS-CBN?
And aside from speaking about this, most of the camp of loyal GMA-7 artists thought that the said upcoming “kantaserye” on ABS-CBN, closely related to inspired from the hit US musical TV series Glee, has “often imitated the concept of making such matter” and may be “too cheap, conventional, unpopular, and sometimes too basic,” unlike from being enjoyed from watching Diva with “seriously strong storytelling, thoughtful, sincere, and more conservative personality and acting stint.” (Despite of this, ABS-CBN would do their best in order to make good quality show concept without distracting to everyone who are not yet enjoying to watch Channel 2.) Why envy of this when they compared from watching Diva? Whether they like it or not who were not being a fan of Sarah Geronimo and Sam Milby for the role of the show, it’s up to their responsibility…
While 1DOL will be aired on TV starting September 6, 2010, ABS-CBN introduced an extraordinary activity to promote for watching their new musical TV show to outsiders in Metro Manila, known as “flash dance mob” having a sign of the title of a new show on their T-shirt and dance together playing a music of a themetune entitled You’re Always Be My Number One sung by Sarah Geronimo. This activity was seen on the preview during the commercial break on ABS-CBN having a scene in Market! Market! mall in Taguig, and then it was repeated in SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. ABS-CBN hopefully believed that the people would aware to watch this, only if they would give good, positive reviews.
So this would be a biggest trend between those readying to watch the upcoming new season of Glee missing to watch the appearance of internationally-recognized Filipino singer Charice Pempengco and those who were a loyal Sarah Geronimo fans and Sam Milby fans readying to watch 1DOL. It’s up to other Mega Manila people—as well as kids, teens, or young adult ones—to decide which musical TV show—whether at US ones or Pinoy ones—would suit their viewing pleasure. Or else they would rather watch primetime GMA-7 and/or TV5 shows.
I remember, even for us, when ABS-CBN introduced Sarah Geronimo’s first soap TV series Sarah The Teen Princess aired in afternoon block despite the fact that it was not yet a hit to the viewers, until the network has succeeded Bituing Walang Ningning and Pangarap Na Bituin in primetime block where Sarah Geronimo has played a role in the past aforementioned two TV shows, but not enough high TV ratings in Mega Manila. But expect that 1DOL would be more powerful and more exciting than Diva.