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FILIPINOS are known for their love (and talent) for both singing and cooking and so it seemed a no-brainer for the Kapamilya Foundation and Phoenix Super LPG to concoct a show that combines both with Kalderoke: The Singing and Cooking Showdown.

The show, which started airing on Nov. 14 on the Kapamilya Channel, is hosted by comedian Wacky Kiray and singer Sheryn Regis.

Kalderoke pits 16 contestants — four people each coming from the National Capital Region, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao — against each other in singing and cooking at the same time.

“It’s a feel-good and one-of-a-kind show. We all know that Pinoys are great singers and we love to eat. Combining these two is a perfect recipe for a great show. Viewers will also learn new recipes and become conscious of their food’s nutritional values — all while being entertained,” Paul Vincent Mercado, marketing head of ABS-CBN Foundation, said in a release.

The contestants are judged by chef Rolando “Chef Lau” Laudico; actress, comedian, and singer Tuesday Vargas; Star Music composer and songwriter Jonathan Manalo; and Phoenix’s category marketing manager, Marc Salboro.


The audience will also have the chance to vote for their favorite contestants by downloading the Limitless mobile application from the App Store or Google Play and  register.

“We are overwhelmed by the amount of support and entries we got from talented Filipino singing chefs and home cooks nationwide. Everyone has something to offer, but just like any competition, there can  only be one winner,” Ma. Celina Matias, Phoenix Petroleum Philippines vice-president for integrated marketing and strategies, said in the release.

“Over a hundred singing cooks” joined the online audition process in July, according to the release, when they sent recorded audition pieces (some via YouTube) and these were trimmed down during digital cookoff rounds on the Phoenix Super LPG and ABS-CBN Foundation’s Facebook pages. The 16 who are now competing in the show will be trimmed down to two finalists who will compete for the P100,000 cash prize.

Kalderoke: The Singing and Cooking Showdown airs every Saturday, 8:30 a.m., on the Kapamilya Channel, with online replays on iWant TFC at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Kapamilya Online Live on YouTube at 7:10 a.m. on Sundays. The shows can also be viewed on the Facebook pages of Phoenix Super LPG, the ABS-CBN Foundation, and on ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube page. — ZBC