It may have been a cloudy Friday afternoon but stars were out and in full view last September 22 at the GMA Network Studios for the Signed For Stardom 2023.
Signed For Stardom is Sparkle GMA Artist Center’s annual celebrity contract signing event where its tried-and-true talents go to renew their ties with their home network while simultaneously welcoming new faces into its star-studded roster. This year, Sparkle held its biggest Signed For Stardom yet with 48 artists, both new and old, coming together to seal their management contracts with the talent management agency.
Hosted by premiere Kapuso hosts Martin Javier and Rain Matienzo, the two emcees proudly proclaimed the words “We Sparkle” solidifying Sparkle’s stance as the leading talent management agency in the country. After an awe-inspiring opening message from GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, the event then commenced.
First on stage was one of Sparkle’s newest and youngest stars, the adorable Sienna Stevens. She was then followed by a batch of young and exciting stars, namely Will Ashley, Bruce Roeland, Matthew Uy, Angel Leighton, AZ Martinez, Yvette Sanchez, and Shuvee Etrata, who all signed with smiles on their faces.
Up next were Sparkle’s outstanding singers who gave livestream viewers a taste of their heavenly vocals by singing a few lines on stage. The singers present at the event were Liana Castillo, John Rex, Timmy Albert, Vianna Ricafranca, Hannah Precillas, Jessica Villarubin, Garrett Bolden, and XOXO’s Riel, Mel, Lyra, and Dani.
After the singers came a bevy of young hosts and influencers who are all ready to inform and entertain Kapuso audiences in GMA’s news and lifestyle programs. Joining Sparkle’s cluster of stars were MJ Ordillano, Maureen Schrijvers, Mica Salamanca, Ashley Sandrine Yap, and Janeena Chan.
The signing event was then graced by superb actors and actresses who each made a name for themselves through the mastery of their craft, namely, Martin Del Rosario, Ashley Rivera, Paul Salas, Kristoffer Martin, Amy Austria, Maricar de Mesa, Archie Alemania, and Nadine Samonte.
Last but definitely not the least, capping off Signed For Stardom 2023 were 16 of Sparkle’s most prized stars: Andrea Torres, Andre Paras, Arra San Agustin, Shaira Diaz, Celeste Cortesi, Mike Tan, Rita Daniela, Rocco Nacino, Khalil Ramos, Mavy Legaspi, Cassy Legaspi, Richard Yap, Paolo Contis, David Licauco, Ruru Madrid, and Barbie Forteza.
Leading the toast to a bright future ahead for Sparkle and its artists were GMA Network Senior Vice President Atty. Annette Gozon-Valdes and Sparkle Vice President Joy Marcelo. As the sparklers blazed and confetti glimmered, the words “We Sparkle” echoed loudly in the hearts of these bright stars.