ABS-CBN turns to digital to find the ultimate bida star

ABS-CBN takes another huge step in its digital shift as it moves from live auditions to discovering new talents online with “Bida Star,” Star Hunt’s newest virtual talent competition set to discover the first Ultimate Bida Star starting September 8.

Out of thousands of aspiring talents, 50 were selected to enter the competition and go head-to-head for a chance to take home the P25,000 prize and to star in their own short feature alongside a Kapamilya artist.

Every week, the star dreamers will go through a KUMU acting challenge and a mentor’s challenge which will test their skills and determination. To help them with the challenges, the star dreamers will undergo acting workshops supervised by esteemed mentors who will guide them to unleash their “Bida Star” quality.

Fans can vote for their bets by sending KUMU virtual gifts or by logging in to

At the end of the week, the star dreamer who will get the lowest number of KUMU virtual gifts and lowest score from the mentors will be eliminated from the competition.

Produced by TVDG, “Bida Star” is the latest digital initiative of ABS-CBN following the recent launch of Kapamilya Online Live that streams its new and well-loved shows live and on-demand, the TuTuBee channel on YouTube for kids, digital events on ticket portal, and more original digital offerings such as Online Kapamilya Shows (, Star Cinema’s “We Rise Together,” and For Your Entertainment channel on the Kumu app.

To know more about “Bida Star,” follow Star Hunt on Facebook (@starhuntabscbn), Kumu (@starhuntabscbn), Twitter (@starhuntabscbn), Instagram (@starhuntabscbn), and Tiktok (@starhuntabscbn).