Protege Top 20 finalists revealed

Protege: The Battle for the Big Artista Break's Top 20 Finalists have been revealed during the live Gala Night held Sunday, August 5, 2012.

As aired over GMA 7, the said Protege Gala Night was hosted by gala presenter Dingdong Dantes (fresh from Hong Kong) and journey host Carla Abellana.

The Top 20 Proteges were chosen from thousands of auditionees during the nationwide search of 'Protege: The Battle for the Big Artista Break' held last May and June.

It was the 5 mentors themselves, namely Roderick Paulate, Phillip Salvador, Jolina Magdangal, Gina Alajar and Ricky Davao, who picked the Top 20 Proteges (5 each).

As announced tonight, here are the Top 20 finalists of 'Protégè: The Battle for the Big Artista Break':

NORTH AND CENTRAL LUZON (under Mentor Ricky Davao)

Glenn Roy, 18, Tarlac City / Japs De Luna, 20, Nueva Ecija

Reese Tayag, 16, Tarlac City / Shelly Hipolito, 16, Nueva Ecija

SOUTH LUZON (under Mentor Gina Alajar)

Arny Ross, 21, Dasmariñas City, Cavite / Jeric Gonzales, 19, Laguna

Mykel Ong, 20, Batangas / Thea Tolentino, 15, Calamba City, Laguna

VISAYAS (under Mentor Jolina Magdangal)

Bryan Benedict, 21, Cebu City / Mikoy Morales, 18, Roxas City

Mitch Capili, 15, Bohol / Zandra Summer, 18, Cebu City

MINDANAO (under Mentor Phillip Salvador)

Apple Vega, 20, Dipolog City / David John Llanas, 19, Cagayan De Oro City

Ruru Madrid, 14, Zamboanga City / Steffi Pacheco, 16, Davao City

MEGA MANILA (under Mentor Roderick Paulate)

Andres Vasquez, 21, Taguig City / Elle Ramirez, 18, Angono, Rizal

Kelly D., 15, Pasig City / Vien Alen King, 19, Tiaong, Quezon

Who are your bets so far? -

Photos courtesy of GMA 7 via PEP

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