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Filipino TV stars Jadine set for stopover in Doha.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Singer, actor and dancer James Reid will be the centre of attraction among his fans. The audience will get a chance to witness the stars rehearsing.

By Umer Nangiana

In yet another treat for the Filipino expatriate community living in Qatar, the lead duo from the hugely popular TV series, On The Wings of Love (OTWOL), are stopping by in Doha during their world tour by The Filipino Channel (TFC) in March this year.

Singers, actors and dancers -- James Reid and Nadine Lustre, or 'Jadine' -- featured as leads in the 2015 sensataion, On the Wings of Love,aromantic comedytelevision series, in their first primetime series. The show premiered onABS-CBNand worldwide onThe Filipino Channel (TFC)on August 10, last year,replacingBridges of Love.

Nadine Lustre started as a TV host in RPNG's children oriented show entitled Storyland when she was just nine.

The rom-com centres around two different people, Leah, a simple girl with an American dream; and Clark, a boy living in America, who are forced to marry in order to legally stay and continue working in the United States.

It is the first primetime drama series for Reid and Lustre after the success of their movie collaborations in 2014. The World Tour show by TFC will feature Jadine at an exclusive performance at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre on March 18.

The audience will have the opportunity to get up and close with the celebrities during a rehearsal session by winning the passes through upload of promo on phone competition.

Reid is aFilipino-Australiansinger, actor, dancer and songwriter with dualFilipino andAustralian citizenship. He rose to fame after being named as the Big Winner ofPinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010.

He is also known for his roles as Spencer Ziff inGood Vibes, Cross Sandford inDiary ng Panget: The Movie, Timothy Odelle Pendleton inTalk Back and You're Dead, Nikko John Borja inPara sa Hopeless Romanticbesides Clark Medina inOn the Wings of Love.

As a singer, his debut albumJames Reidwas released digitally on iTunes and physically in September, 2013. Reid's second albumReid Alert was released digitally on iTunesand physically on Valentine's Day of 2015 byViva Recordswhich debuted at number 2 in Philippine iTunes pop music album charts behindTaylor Swift's1989.

In July, 2011, Reid, together with Bret Jackson, launched their first digital album entitledWe

The duo's first primtime TV series On the Wings of Love proved to be a huge success.

Are WhateveronASAP Rocks. Reid and Jackson featured four original songs including Can't dance featuring their co-housematesAnn LiandFretzie Bercede.

In 2013, Reid launched his self-titled debut album that is composed of two covers and four original songs, two of which is composed by Reid himself.

He also lent his voice to theDiary ng Panget: The Movie SoundtrackandTalk Back and You're Dead Soundtrack, the official soundtracks of his two movies.

In January 2015, the music video of the song entitled Hanap Hanap premiered inMTV Pinoy. The song was his fourth collaboration withOTWOL co-star Nadine Lustreafter No Erase, Rocketeer and Bahala Na.

In 2012, Reid becomes a talent ofViva Artists Agencyafter signing a contract withViva. His launching movie wasDiary ng Pangettogether withNadine Lustre,Yassi Pressman andAndre Paras.The movie was released on April 2, 2014 and became a box-office hit earning at least 119.5mn pesos during its 4-week run.

In 2014, the duo featured in another movie,Talk Back and You're Deadand during its 4-week run the movie has grossed 79.8mn pesos according to Box Office Mojo.

Lustre is aFilipinasinger,actress,television host, andchoreographer. She is best known for her role as Eya Rodriguez in the film adaptation ofDiary ng Pangetand as Georgina Evangelista in the television remake of theBagetsfilm series.

Lustre was a member and oftentimes lead vocalist of the all-female group called Pop Girls. Eventually she left the group and became a solo singer. Lustre started as a TV host inRPN's children oriented show entitledStoryland, when she was nine years old.

She became one of the members of the cast in TV5's youth-oriented programmeBagets, being a talent ofViva Entertainment. Lustre also appeared in the film Petrang KabayowithVice Gandaon the lead role, and starred inP S I Love You,a drama series inTV5.

She starred again with Reid inPara sa Hopeless Romantic, a film adaptation of the best-selling novel with the same name written by Marcelo Santos III in 2015.

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Date:Jan 9, 2016
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