I Love OPM
I Love OPM (stylized as I ♥ OPM: Original Pinoy Music) is a Filipino reality music competition show on ABS-CBN network hosted by Anne Curtis and Eric Nicolas. It premiered on ABS-CBN and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on February 13, 2016 and ended on April 23, 2016 replacing Dance Kids on Pilipinas Got Talent's timeslot, it was shown on ABS-CBN every Saturdays after MMK and Sundays after Rated K.
|I Love OPM|
|Broadcast from||February 13 –|
April 23, 2016
|No. of episodes||20|
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|J Morning from Seoul, South Korea|
Format and conceptionEdit
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100% foreigners will compete against each other in singing competition using Filipino songs and most notably the Original Pilipino Music genre. Originally conceived in 2014, the show initially had apl.de.ap as the host but had to decline after scheduling conflicts. Upon being requested as judges, Martin Nievera and Lani Misalucha agreed to participate. Singer-actress Donna Cruz was originally the third judge but the delay in production forced her to withdraw due to personal commitments. Cruz vouched for singer and friend Regine Velasquez to take her place, but since Velasquez renewed her contract with rival station GMA Network, Velasquez was unable to commit despite expressing interest to reunite with peers Nievera and Misalucha. Toni Gonzaga was tapped to be the third judge.
The contestants dubbed as "Touristars" must initially go through 2 rounds which each advancement to another round being termed as "passing a Gate". The audition phase shall determine the 24 contestants to "pass through Gate 1" or qualify to the next round. On the second round to pass Gate 2, the 24 contestants that qualified the audition phase will be group into 4 to compete against each other. Only two contestants per group can advance to the next round. The top two contestants will automatically get a chair, while the third and fourth contestants needs to Bump Off the former by surpassing the current high scores. On the third round, the contestants are grouped in to three to compete for Kababayan's Choice and Judge's Choice. After each performance, the live audience will give a Love Heart or Broken Heart to vote. The contestant with the highest Love Heart will be the Kababayan's Choice. The judges will then choose between the two remaining contestant to be the Judge's Choice.
Each gates corresponds to audition (Gate 1: The Audition), elimination round (Gate 2: The Bump Off), quarter finals (Gate 3: The Kababayan Bump Off), semi-finals (Gate 4: The Take Off), and finals (Gate 5: The Grand Destination).
- "I Love OPM: This February on ABS-CBN!". Showtime.com.ph. February 6, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
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