Popular actor Albie Casiño and social media superstar Yukii Takahashi are official co-hosts of the upcoming multi-media production, "Top Class: The Rise To P-Pop Stardom." Top Class is the newest and biggest P-Pop talent search in the Philippines.
Casino will be co-hosting the TV broadcast, while Takahashi will be co-hosting the online digital broadcast. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray will serve as the main host on all platforms.
Casiño has appeared in numerous films and television shows.
As an actor, he first gained mainstream recognition for his role in the 2010 series "Mara Clara."
Just recently, he was one of the Celebrity Housemates in "Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season10."
When asked what excites him the most about hosting Top Class, Casino says, "The chance to work with Catriona and the chance to see these young kids pursuing their dreams."
Takahashi is a certified social media superstar with millions of followers. She is best known as a dancer, influencer, and a "Singtoker" on TV5's Videoke Game Show Sing Galing.
She shares that as one of the co-hosts for Top Class, she feels honored and inspired knowing that she'll be surrounded by passionate people who want to achieve their P-Pop dreams.
"I'm so excited to watch them grow and be trained by the best mentors in the industry," she adds.
Top Class Admissions was officially closed last April 30, 2022. Thousands of P-Pop aspirants from across the country submitted their auditions through Kumu. For this edition, Top Class only admitted boys 16 to 26 years old with a talent for singing, rapping, or dancing. Only 30 aspirants will be admitted to be part of the first-ever batch of Top Class trainees.
Top Class is a highly-anticipated P-Pop reality show competition made possible through the the partnership of Filipino entertainment giants: Kumu, Cignal Entertainment, TV5, and Cornerstone Entertainment.
NU Laguna will be the official venue partner. Asia's Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan will be the Vocal Mentor, Rap Phenom Shanti Dope will be the Rap Mentor, and Internationally renownedchoreographer Brian Puspos will be the Dance Mentor.
The show will premiere in June on Kumu, TV5 and select digital platforms.