MANILA, Philippines -- A nationwide search for "the next Xyriel Manabat" held early this year has narrowed down to two singing hopefuls, who are now set to topbill an upcoming ABS-CBN series.
In the first trailer for "May Isang Pangarap" released online, the two winners of the talent search "Kapamilya Little Star" were introduced as the lead actresses of the new Primetime Bida soap.
"May Isang Pangarap" is among the several new shows lined up for ABS-CBN's TV programming in the first quarter of 2013. It was formally launched at the ABS-CBN Thanksgiving Trade Party on December 5.
In the Kapamilya series, 8-year-olds Larah Claire Sabroso of Davao City and Julia Klarisse Base of Manila bring to television their real-life experiences of pursuing their dreams as singers.
Early this year, both young singers joined "Kapamilya Little Star," a nationwide talent search held in July to find stars in the mold of Manabat and singer-actress Sarah Geronimo.
At the time it was announced, the talent search wasn't detailed to be a screening process for the lead stars of "May Isang Pangarap."
Also shown in the trailer are Sabroso's and Base's moms, who will be portrayed in the series by Carmina Villaroel and Vina Morales, respectively.