Twenty-year-old Chris Leonardo of Biñan, Laguna is the first student to be kicked out of Artista Academy after garnering the lowest score among his classmates or fellow showbiz aspirants in what is known as the grandest and most intensive artista search on Philippine TV. Artista Academy is giving away a total of P20 Million worth of total prizes to the grand winners at the end of the three-month competition.
Chris was expelled as a result of his combined grades from the Asian Academy of Television Arts (AATA) where all the Artista Academy students are undergoing comprehensive training under the best industry professionals, his scores from the Live Exam critics during his live performance last Saturday, and his total text votes from viewers.
With Chris out of the contest, the remaining 15 Artista Academy students who are out to prove themselves worthy of the P20 Million are Akihiro Blanco, Alberto Bruno, Benjo Leoncio, Brent Manzano, Chanel Morales, Jon Orlando, Julia Quisumbing, Malak So Shdifat, Mark Neumann, Marvelous Alejo, Nicole Estrada, Shaira Mae, Sophie Albert, Stephanie Rowe, and Vin Abrenica.
To vote for the student you want to save from expulsion, key in AA
and send to 5656.
Artista Academy airs weeknights at 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m.