Cesar rediscovers his love for music

ACTION STAR Cesar Montano hosts a new musical game show on ABS-CBN. People have been seeing a lot of him on primetime, in the action-drama series Palos, based on a character popularised by 60s action hero Bernard Bonnin.

By Aprylle Liabres (Contributor)

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Published: Sun 20 Apr 2008, 11:32 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:44 PM

But by the time you read this, Cesar Montano will have hung up his secret agent hat and returned to something he has loved from the very beginning: music.

Cesar has been tapped to host ABS-CBN’s newest television game show, The Singing Bee. The show is a localised version of the US show of the same title, which is hosted by former N’Sync member Joey Fatone. A franchise from Zeal Entertainment, ‘The Singing Bee’ is a fun and exciting, family-oriented game show where the players must know the exact lyrics of the given songs. Just like a quiz bee, players will have to test their knowledge and hurdle several rounds before making it as a Singing Bee Champion.

In round 1 (To Bee Continued), the Bandble bee will play a particular song. When the band stops, the player must sing the next line with the correct lyrics. The first four studio players to answer it right move on to the JumbleBee round where they must sing the lyrics right using the jumbled words flashed on the screen. Only two will proceed to the third round called Showdown. They take turns in completing the chorus of their respective songs correctly. Whoever wins this round will be hailed the Singing Bee Champion and get the chance to play in the Final Countdown.

In the jackpot round, seven songs will be played. The player must sing the lyrics of the next line correctly. Every correct answer corresponds to P20,000. If he gets 5 out of 7 songs, the player wins P1 million. But if he makes three mistakes, the game is over. A live band called the Bandble Bee, headed by Musical Director Mel Villena, plays every tune as sexy dancers, the Honeybees, groove to it.

Cesar says he was very excited when he learned that he would be hosting the show, because music is something very close to his heart. Well-known as a respected actor and a multi-awarded director, Cesar is very much inclined to music. He first discovered this interest when he learned how to play the guitar when he was a kid.

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