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Elmo, Janella Team Up in Born for You

The most talked-about Kapamilya series in recent memory is hitting the small screen this Monday.

Enter ‘Born for You’, the upcoming ABS-CBN teleserye that will be headlined by two of the country’s up-and-coming young stars. The series will mark the Kapamilya debut of Elmo Magalona, as well as Primetime Bida’s introduction to Janella Salvador.

Named after a hit song by David Pomeranz (his own rendition is prominently featured in this series), ‘Born for You’ is a story of two individuals who share a common bond for music. Sam (Janella) is an upcoming Filipino singer who grew up in Japan, while Kevin (Elmo) is a teen hearthrob and the son of an OPM icon.

Sam believed in a red string of fate, a concept which connects two people that are destined to meet each other wherever they are in the world. It is that string which helped link both Sam and Kevin, but their parents’ shocking musical past might also break it all up.

‘Born for You’ will also star Ariel Rivera, Vina Morales, Ayen Laurel, Bernard Palanca, Gina Pareño, Freddie Webb, Jimboy Martin, Joj Agpangan, Francis Magundayao, Smokey Manaloto, Ogie Diaz, Katya Santos, DJ Durano, Alfred Labatos, Kyline Alcantara, Paulo O’Hara, Neil Coleta, and Young JV. It will be directed by Onat Diaz and Jon Villarin.

In the weeks leading up to the premiere of ‘Born for You’, a lot is said about its promising story and the hype brought on by the fresh pairing of Elmo and Janella. That, coupled by the viewers’ overall excitement over the series, helped ‘Born for You’ become an immediate trending topic on social media.

With so much anticipation surrounding ‘Born for You’, this could spell trouble for its opponent, GMA’s ‘Juan Happy Love Story’. The comedy-drama starring Dennis Trillo and Heart Evangelista has not fared well from the beginning, and it could get worse against a younger love team like Elmo and Janella.

As ‘Born for You’ premieres this Monday, expect no less than a first impression. It is now up to Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador to take them to ratings heaven.

‘Born for You’ airs weeknights starting this Monday after ‘Dolce Amore’ on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.


10 thoughts on “Elmo, Janella Team Up in Born for You

  1. Gab says:

    Mukhang maganda ang kinalalabasan ng unang teleserye nina Janella at Elmo. Props also to ABS-CBN’s teleseryes sa kanilang magagandang locations (inside the country and around the world) where they shoot them.

    • They can definitely afford the travel expenses since they’re getting a lot of money by winning in the ratings. Kaya ganoon ang nangyayari these days. The more good-looking and relatable the teleserye, the more attractive it becomes.

    • Probably ABS was reliving the days kung saan yung mga mabibigat na istorya ay ilalagay sa 3rd slot at nagiging successful, like The Legal Wife or Two Wives. That was the premise of TSOU since Kim and Xian were an older love team (probably mid or late 20s) and they needed a more mature series.

      Now let’s hope that Born for You will become a light drama like you said. Sawa na kasi kahit papano ang mga tao sa sobrang intense na sampalan, iyakan at sigawan, so why not they lighten the mood for once.

      • I think OTWOL’s impressive performance set the trend for light dramas to rule the third slot. I still can’t figure out if BFY will be a light drama or a heavy one. Sana light pero parang mabigat ung premise ng kwento. Awkward ung lineup ng Primetimebida ngaun unlike last year. Fantaserye-News-Action Drama-Romance Drama-Heavy Drama(TSOU)-Light Comedy. Walang breather na show.

      • It doesn’t matter kung awkward yung lineup, as long as they’re winning. Wala namang pakialam ang mga viewers sa mga ganyan. As for the light/heavy debate, why don’t you watch this Monday and see for yourself.

  2. As I observed the trailer of this teleserye, it’s more light drama dahil sa tingin ko hindi siya nag-apply ng sampalan, more on unrevealed secrets ito. Parang destiny lang ang plot dahil sa tradition red string as the Japanese believed of being connected to each other kumbaga.

    • We’ll have to watch the first episode and see what type of drama Born of You really is, because ‘tweener’ right now yung istorya, bordering between light and heavy.

  3. Gab says:

    Another good news for the Elnella fans around the planet is that the pilot episode of BFY will be aired simultaneously in different parts of the world thru TFC (the same scenario with OTWOL finale)

    • Great. ABS is taking some serious steps to ensure every Filipino around the world won’t miss the debut of ElNella, regardless of time zone. Expect it to be the top trending topic on Twitter when it premieres.

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