23 May 2003
| 7.3/10 |
23 September 2002
| Drama, Musical, Romance|
Trina DayritJohn D. Lazatin
Nora AunorCarol BanawaCherie GilDesiree del Valle
Nora Aunor, Carol Banawa, Cherie Gil, John Lloyd Cruz, Desiree del Valle
Pangarap na Bituin, Bituing Walang Ningning, Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas, Ningning, Krystala
Bituin (lit. Star) is a Filipino soap opera that was aired by ABS-CBN from September 23, 2002 to May 23, 2003. It starred Carol Banawa and Desiree Del Valle, with Nora Aunor and Cherie Gil.
The series was re-aired in 2007–2008 through Kapamilya Channel.
Bituin was famously known for the line that Nora Aunor belts out in a high caliber dramatic scene: "Nasaan Nasaan si Bernadette at Melody?" ("Where, where is Bernadette... and Melody?") The line was repeated in movies, TV series, and comedy bars.
It was also known to have the highest rated episode with The Diva vs Supernova concert. It was aired three days after the initial concert with more than a 48.7 audience share.
In 2007 TFC ABS-CBN international affiliate KPTV re-aired the whole series from September 2007 to February 2008.
The series also had a crossover with Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay in 2003 in various episodes. In early March 2012 - June 2012 the series had a 2-hour back to back episodes shown weekdays internationally through Cinema One Global part of its Drama On Demand hour of requested Classic TV Programs as request by television viewers commercial free and uncut.
Laura Sandoval and Carmela Gaston are half sisters who grew up with Carmela's mom (Doña Virginia Gaston) not treating Laura right. When they grew older Carmela doesn't marry while Laura marries Badong. After their second child, she found out he had been cheating on her.
As a single mother she was struggling to support her two daughters Melody and Bernadette. When her eldest Melody becomes sick, Laura goes to Carmela asking for help, who says that she will help if she hands over Bernadette so she may raise her as her own. With no one left to turn to Laura does it.
Carmela left for the US to raise Bernadette and soon returns as a singer. In a concert, Laura knew their whereabouts. The kids grow up not knowing they are sisters. Melody notices that Laura is much closer to Bernadette, such as Laura teaching Bernadette to sing when she forbids Melody to do so. Bernadette becomes a star by recording Melody's voice and claiming it as her own. Both soon become singers. Melody finds her father and wins the heart of a young man named Dante.
In the end they all become a family: Badong and Laura find their love again, Carmela is no longer jealous of her sister, Doña Virginia gave the rightful will of her husband to Laura, Melody is a great singer and marries Josh Santana who is her singing partner, and Bernadette becomes a famous composer, especially the song she composed for her sister as a way to show she was sorry called "Sana Bukas"; she marries Dante, whom she fell in love with accidentally when she tried to help him win Melody's heart.Nora Aunor as Laura SandovalCherie Gil as Carmela GastonCarol Banawa as Melody SandovalDesiree Del Valle as Bernadette GastonCarlo Muñoz as DanteMichael Santana as Josh SantanaMichael de Mesa as Salvador SandovalGardo Versoza as DionyCherry Pie Picache as OliviaCelia Rodriguez as Doña Virginia GastonJessa Zaragoza as Sultanna Andromeda "Andromeda"Ronaldo Valdez as Amante MontesilverioChat Silayan† as Elvira MontesilverioTess Aquino as MadonnaFrank Garcia as Alex MontesilverioGeoff Rodriguez as Dave MontesilverioKuh Ledesma as Lyrica LunaKristel Fulgar as young MelodyEliza Pineda as young BernadetteEfren Reyes, Jr. as ArnelRicardo Cepeda as ConradoEmilio Garcia as ErnestoLui Villaruz as BoomJohn Apacible† as WillyPerla Bautista as OfeliaRodel Velayo as JimmyMat Ranillo III as Filemon GastonSylvia Sanchez as EvaTado† as KingJohn Lapus as QueenieHarlene Bautista as TootsieRochelle Barrameda as LeilaAnita Linda as RusticaJestoni Alarcon as Bienvenido GalangGigette Reyes as Dra.ReyesJulia Clarete as Agnes GandozaRomnick Sarmenta as PepitoJohn Lloyd Cruz as Atty. Yuri Orbida (from the character of Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay)Bea Alonzo as Atty. Kathrina Argos (from the character of Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay)Kris AquinoBoy AbundaOgie Diaz as OgieCarlos AgassiRobert SenaJohn LesacaDessaFranco LaurelDivo BayerCooky ChuaAgot IsidroChristine Bersola-BabaoEdu Manzano
Its highest rating was 48.7% for the "Ultimate Showdown: The Diva VS The Supernova" of Melody and Bernadette at the Araneta Coliseum, while the lowest was 29.5%, its fifth episode.