After impressing us with his portrayal of his own life story in Maalaala Mo Kaya last January, fast-rising actor JC Alcantara is set to stir us anew with his dramatic performance as he depicts Tawag Ng Tanghalan Season 4 Grand Champion JM Yosures in the forthcoming episode this Saturday, May 22.
And a few days prior to the much-awaited airing of the episode tagged #MMKJMYosures, the long-running drama anthology has released the trailer, along with a set of behind-the-scene photos on its official Instagram page that we collated in this gallery.
Based on the trailer, we could see how JM, whose real name is Jann Mar, used to live a very simple life with his family. As his parents work diligently to provide their needs and give him the genuine affection and proper attention that he needs, he didn’t have any inkling that the man who devotedly raised and took care of him isn’t actually his biological father. He only found out about it during a heated argument between his stepfather (Jayson Gainza) and mother (Nikki Valdez), which compelled the latter to tell him the truth. According to her, his real dad may have abandoned them, but she still chose to fight for him.
Despite not being well-off, JM’s parents have been very much supportive of his dream of becoming a singer as they bought him a mini stereo that he could use to practice and supported him in his TNT stint, wherein he turned out victorious. He may have encountered a lot of challenges and setbacks, but he still opted to go after his dreams. Thus, his moniker “Pangarap Prince” completely suited him.
As the trailer has already wowed and excited us to watch the upcoming episode, JM apparently approves this depiction of his inspiring life story, as he shared it on his IG account and wrote in the caption, “Thank you @imjcalcantara Ms. Nikki Valdez and Sir Jayson Gainza for the amazing portrayal. You painted the colors of the story so well kaya excited kaming mapanood ito. Salamat po sa lahat ng bumubuo sa MMK team, lalo na kay Ma'am Charo at Direk Elfren, [sic].”
Written by Mary Rose Colindres and directed by Elfren Vibar, you may watch this episode this coming Saturday, May 22, 9PM via Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC, and A2Z Channel 11!