Mark Arazo Bautista (born August 10, 1983) is a Filipino singer, actor and commercial model. Bautista received his career break when he became a grand finalist on the Philippine reality TV talent search Star for a Night where he placed third behind Sarah Geronimo.
|Birth name||Mark Arazo Bautista|
|Born||August 10, 1983|
|Origin||Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines|
Life and careerEdit
Bautista was born to Leon Darni Bautista III and Susan Arazo Bautista in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Bautista was determined to help his family when his father was forced to stop working because of his physical condition. He has four siblings–an older brother (Ryan Oneal), a sister (Princess Alodia) and two younger brothers (Nigel Adrian and Jan Reil). With the cash prizes he won at singing competitions, he was able to help his parents through their financial difficulties.
In his early years, he was so shy that he didn't really much show his singing talent. His confidence began growing once he started joining different oratorical competitions. He even bagged the first prize in some of those oratorical competitions.
He joined a band called Voizemale which did various gigs in Cagayan de Oro, mostly covering popular hits of Earth, Wind & Fire and Backstreet Boys. He further developed his confidence by joining various singing competitions. Close friends of Bautista persuaded him to audition for a singing contest in ABS-CBN's MTB. While that wasn't his calling to stardom, he continued to sing and improve his singing skills.
When the Star for a Night competition came, money became a problem, and he thought that he was going to miss this big opportunity. His mother provided him with money to go to Cebu as a birthday gift. He then went to Manila to finish the audition process. He passed all three levels of the Star for a Night auditions and made it to the grand finals. He said: "I can never forget that experience. That, plus the exposure, was enough to make me happy". At the end of the show, he placed as 1st runner-up next to Sarah Geronimo, the grand champion of the show.
In 2004, when he signed a contract with ABS-CBN, thus becoming a regular performer in ASAP and host of the Search for the Star in a Million (season 1 and season 2) singing competition as well as Star Magic.
In September 2005, he released his first album Dream On with its carrier single "I Need You" which topped the MYX daily top 10 for two months. Due to the success of his first album, Viva Records released a full-length album called Dream On Expanded along with the release of the "You Win the Game" music video that featured a new and daring Mark. The song reached the top spot in MYX in less than a week after it premiered.
On March 24, 2006, Bautista had his first solo major concert at the Aliw Theater, dubbed as 'Pop Heartthrob'.
In 2011, he, along with other Kapuso artists such as Iza Calzado (who later transferred to ABS-CBN) and Aljur Abrenica, performed for the Kababayan Fest held in Northern and Southern California. Additionally, he made a special appearance with Aljur Abrenica for a meet-and-greet at Seafood City Markets. This special performance and visit was to promote GMA Pinoy TV and the launching of GMA Life TV.
As of 2014, Bautista is currently performing in the musical Here Lies Love by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim at the Royal National Theatre in London where he plays the late President Ferdinand Marcos. The musical is based on the life of Imelda Marcos. Bautista is scheduled to reprise the role in the show for the Seattle production.
He returned to GMA as one of the performers of a new Musical Variety show, Studio 7.
|2005||Dream On Expanded[A]
|2007||Every Now and Then
|2008||I'll Be the One
|2010||Nagmamahal, Mark Bautista
|2013||The Sound of Love
- A^ Dream On Expanded was first released as a six-track EP on September 13, 2005, entitled Dream On, before it was re-released as a studio album.
|2004||"Ako'y Maghihintay" (with Sarah Geronimo)|
|"Lahat sa Buhay Ko"|
|2005||"I Need You"||Dream On Expanded|
|"You Win the Game"|
|2006||"And by Now"|
|2007||"Break It to Me Gently"||Every Now and Then|
|2008||"Eternally"||I'll Be the One|
|2009||"Sana'y Dinggin Mo"|
|2010||"Kahit May Mahal Ka Ng Iba"||Nagmamahal, Mark Bautista|
|2012||"Next to You"|
|2013||"Bato Sa Buhangin"||The Sound of Love|
|2003||"Broken Vow" (Sarah Geronimo with Mark Bautista)||Popstar: A Dream Come True|
|2004||"Kay Gandang Umaga" (Sarah Geronimo with Mark Bautista)||Sweet Sixteen|
|2005||"Pang-Romansang Espesyal" (Salbakuta with Mark Bautista)||Pang-Romansang Espesyal|
|"I Finally Found Someone" (Live) (Sarah Geronimo with Mark Bautista)||The Other Side: Live Album|
|"Window of My Heart" (Rachelle Ann Go with Mark Bautista)||I Care|
|2007||"Time to Let Go" (Sarah Geronimo feat. Mark Bautista)||Taking Flight|
|2003||"Ngayon at Kailanman"||Star for a Night|
|"O Holy Night"||A Viva Popstars Christmas|
|"Christmas Won't Be the Same Without You" (with Sarah Geronimo)|
|"Awit ng Pabo at Loro" (with Sarah Geronimo)||Lagi Kitang Mamahalin|
|2004||"Ngayon at Kailanman" (Live)||Night of the Champions|
|"Broken Vow" (Live) (Sarah Geronimo with Mark Bautista)|
|"How Did You Know" (Live)|
|2005||"Another Chance" (Live)||Return of the Champions|
|"Ako'y Maghihintay" (Live) (with Sarah Geronimo)|
|"Lahat sa Buhay Ko" (Live)|
|"Search for the Star in a Million" (Theme) (with Sarah Geronimo, Erik Santos and Christian Bautista)||Search for the Star in a Million|
|2006||"Beh Buti Nga" (feat. Anne Curtis)||Hotsilog: The ASAP Hotdog Compilation|
|2018||Abay Babes||Boy Giling||Viva Films|
|2016||Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin||Himself/Singer|
|2012||Of All the Things||Efs||Viva Films and GMA Films||supporting cast|
|2009||Kimmy Dora||Doctor||Spring Films||Cameo|
|Status: Single||Viva Films|
|2007||Paano Kita Iibigin||Raffy||Star Cinema and Viva Films|
|2004||Lastikman: Unang Banat||Lastikman/Adrian Rosales||Viva Films|
|2004||Masikip sa Dibdib||Singer||Cameo|
|2020–present||All-Out Sundays||Himself / Performer||GMA Network|
|2018–2019||Studio 7||Himself / Host||GMA Network|
|Lip Sync Battle Philippines||with Christian Bautista|
|2015||Wansapanataym: Kenny Kaliwete||Allister/Black Shadow||ABS-CBN|
|StarStruck||Himself||GMA Network||Guest performer|
|Ipaglaban Mo: Sinamantalang Kahinaan||Gener||ABS-CBN|
|Gandang Gabi Vice!||Himself||with Sheryn Regis|
|Magpakailanman: The Roland "Bunot Abante Story||Bunot||GMA Network|
|2013–2015||Sunday All Stars||Himself||Co-host / Performer|
|2012||Yesterday's Bride||Dave Serrano||Supporting role|
|Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master||Himself|
|Charice: One for the Heart||Himself||Guest performer|
|Wish Ko Lang||Himself|
|Pilyang Kerubin||Archangel Gabriel|
|2010–2013||Party Pilipinas||Himself||Co-host / Performer|
|2010||May Bukas Pa||Victorio / Choir Member||ABS-CBN||Final Chapter: Amen|
|2009||May Bukas Pa||Victorio||Chapter 16: Hope|
|2008||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Bugoy Drilon||Episode "Kalabaw"|
|2007||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Vic / Mie Mie Barcelona||Episode "The Mie Mie Barcelona Story"|
|Sana Maulit Muli||Francis Marquez||Recurring role|
|2006||Your Song||Jessie Hipolito||Episode "Forever's Not Enough"|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya||Roger||Episode "Radyo"|
|2005||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Louie||Episode "Panyo"|
|Kampanerang Kuba||Repus Akach||Recurring role (his character name came from twisted "Super Chaka")|
|Wansapanataym||Himself||Episode "Sayaw ni Kikay"|
|2004||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Episode "Barya"|
|2004–2010||ASAP||Co-host / Performer|
|2003||Sarah the Teen Princess||Baste Di Magiba||Main role|
|Search for a Star||Himself||GMA Network||Field reporter|
|2002||Star for a Night||Himself||IBC||1st runner-up to Grand Champion Sarah Geronimo|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Year||Award Giving Body||Category||Nominated Work||Results|
|2006||MYX Music Awards||Favorite Remake||"I Need You"||Won|
|Favorite Male Artist||N/A||Nominated|
|2008||Awit Awards||Best Regional Recording||"Matud Nila"||Won|
- Mark Bautista biography on his official site Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine". Retrieved January 17, 2010
- "OFW News Updates". News.
- "Picasa Web Albums – Rich Lao – Seafood City ..." Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
- "Here Lies Love: Imelda Marcos puts on her disco shoes at the National Theatre – in pictures". The Guardian.
- "Here Lies Love, Royal National Theatre, review: 'Don't cry for me Filipinos?'". The Daily Telegraph. October 14, 2014.
- Ang, Walter. "Fil-Ams lead in Seattle staging of 'Here Lies Love' - INQUIRER.net". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
- "Bautista answered an interview of him, courting Sarah Geronimo." Retrieved January 17, 2010
- "Mark Bautista's stays true to his roots with The Sound of Love"
- Allan Castalone. "MYX Music Awards 2006 Winners". Mukamo. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
- Baby A. Gil (May 1, 2006). "List of 1st MYX Music Awards nominees". PhilStar. Retrieved September 12, 2020.