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Sharon Cuneta is looking for the ultimate performer in Star Power

Sharon Cuneta is excited about being a mentor to aspiring singers on 'Star Power.'

Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila


09/14/2010 09:45 AM
Sharon Cuneta is looking for the ultimate performer in Star Power

Aside from running a busy household which includes raising her two younger daughters Frankie and Miel, Megastar Sharon Cuneta is also busy gearing up for three new exciting shows. One of these is the newest talent search called Star Power which is set to premiere on October 10. Although her hectic work schedule is a pace she has grown to adapt to over the years, Sharon says she still feels lucky that her family is very understanding, especially when she'rsquo;s starting new projects. "They know that at the beginning of a show, kumbaga parang may birthing pains, alam na nila kung gaano ka-demanding. Pero in a week or so, pag nag-air na yung show, hindi na naman buong araw ang nakakain. Ngayon, sobrang whole day and whole night kami magkakasama. 'lsquo;Pag regular na ang Star Power sa studio, puwede ko na isama [yung mga bata], ngayon lng medyo demanding," she shares.

Sharon plays multiple roles in the show: host, judge, and mentor. She admits it was not easy to find potential stars who could embody everything she was looking for. "What I'rsquo;ll say is that a real star with high caliber does not only have talent, it'rsquo;s the total package eh. She doesn'rsquo;t have to be a genius, but she has to have a good mind, she has to have talent, she has to know how to stand in front of an audience and perform na magaling siya pero hindi mayabang, hindi malakas ang arrive. At higit sa lahat, forever and ever, may humility at magkakaroon ng social conscience. Para may sense of social responsibility siya. Yung ganun ba. It'rsquo;s the total package. Right now, we'rsquo;ve only seen talent and beauty," she explains. Sharon says the show hopes to develop the young hopefuls to their full potential and help develop them into genuine artists. "Later on, I hope certain things we'rsquo;ll be able to impart to them, yung mga mahalaga and I hope ma-imbibe nila para maging part ng pagkatao nila bawat isa dun, hindi lang yung ina-acting nila. Makikita ko eh. If you'rsquo;re sincere, [the camera] is your best friend, because you will come through the screen as the person that you really are. If it'rsquo;s your enemy kasi plastic ka, sorry na lang, mararamdaman. Konti lang mabobola mo," she says.

Sharon also stressed that it'rsquo;s not just important for the Star Power contestants to have talent, but they should try to have originality as well. "Yung talent kasi, it'rsquo;s a skill that can be learned. If it'rsquo;s a talent and you have the basics like you can carry a tune or you can already lip-synch since you were little, so medyo magaling ka na. Pero ang sinabi ko nga dun sa auditions nung nag-ja-judge na kami at pumipili na kami, sabi ko after a while, karamihan parang pareho na yung tunog. They all want to sound like Sarah (Geronimo) or Regine (Velasquez) or Celine (Dion) and it'rsquo;s fantastic but you also have to develop your own style kundi pare-pareho na lang kayo. After a while, [iisipin mo] bakit pa kami bibili nun