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Challenge Accepted is a talent showdown for local celebrities who were invited to perform unusual yet entertaining challenges. The challenges range from hiphop dancing while wearing a mascot costume to singing while diving inside a pool tank. The segment premiered on 6 September 2016 and concluded on 29 October 2016.

After a series of elimination rounds, actress-singer Isabel Granada was hailed as the grand winner of the competition. Her challenge was dancing the tango while dressed up as a homeless rugged beggar ("tangong grasa").

A separate Dabarkads edition was later held after the cast of the noontime show was asked to undergo the same challenges as the celebrities.

Overview

Contestant selection

Fifty-eight local celebrities were invited to accept the challenge and compete in the segment. They include comedians, dancers, singers, actors, models, and professional basketball players.

Daily rounds

The daily rounds occurred from Mondays to Fridays. Each daily round featured two new contestants who must complete the challenge of the week. The celebrity contestants may use costumes, backup dancers, and other props in order to enliven their performances.

Thirty-six people were taken from the studio audience to judge the competition. An Eat Bulaga! Dabarkads joined the panel as the thirty-seventh judge.

Daily winners advanced to the weekly finals of the competition

Weekly finals

The weekly finals occurred on Saturdays. The four or five daily winners competed once again performing the same challenge of the week. A panel of thirty-seven judges decided the winner of the competition.

The weekly winners then moved on to the Best of the Best rounds, which involved competing against the other weekly champions of other challenges.

After the announcement of the winner, the Eat Bulaga! hosts introduced the challenge for the following week. A non-competing guest celebrity then demonstrated the challenge.

Best of the Best

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Joshua Zamora and Wowie De Guzman accepted the Mr. Diva challenge

The winners of each challenge then competed against one another. Each contestant performed their own challenge that had been assigned to them originally. A panel of thirty-seven judges decided the winner of the competition.

The Best of the Best winners then moved on to the grand finals of the competition.

Wildcard rounds

Contestants who lost in previous rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more. The contestants showed their level-up performance, retaining the original challenge that they were assigned with. The wildcard winners joined the other Best of the Best champions in the grand finals.

Grand finals

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 29 October 2016, during the Halloween special of Eat Bulaga!. Hence, the level-up performances of the four grand finalists were also Halloween-themed.

The panel of judges included blogger Jake Ejercito and Eat Bulaga! hosts Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards. They were joined by fifty studio audience judges.

In the end, actress-singer Isabel Granada was hailed as the grand winner of the competition, besting the other thee grand finalists. Her assigned challenge was dancing the tango while dressed up as a homeless rugged beggar ("tangong grasa").

Hosts

Below is a list of hosts who were involved in the segment at some point in its run. This includes main, co-, substitute, and one-time presenters.

  • Allan K
  • Taki Saito
  • Ryzza Mae Dizon
  • Baste Granfon

  • Pauleen Luna
  • Ruby Rodriguez
  • Alden Richards
  • Pia Guanio

  • Patricia Tumulak
  • Aicelle Santos
  • Maine Mendoza
  • Ryan Agoncillo


Results

Daily rounds and weekly finals

The daily rounds occurred from Mondays to Fridays. Each daily round featured two new contestants who must complete the challenge of the week. Daily winners advanced to the weekly finals of the competition

The weekly finals occurred on Saturdays. The four or five daily winners competed once again performing the same challenge of the week. The weekly winner then moved on to the Best of the Best rounds, which involved competing against the other weekly champions of other challenges.

Week of 6 September–10 September

HIP-HOP + MASCOT

Challenge: Members of dance groups must perform a hip-hop dance routine while wearing a mascot costume.

Date Contestant Result
Tuesday
6 September 2016
Molly Baylon Eliminated
Rose Ann Boleche Winner
Wednesday
7 September 2016
Kim Last Winner
Miggy Torentino Eliminated
Thursday
8 September 2016
Mia Pangyarihan Eliminated
Louise Bolton Winner
Friday
9 September 2016
James Salas Winner
Jim Salas Eliminated
Saturday
10 September 2016
WEEKLY FINALS
Rose Ann Boleche Winner
Kim Last Eliminated
Louise Bolton Eliminated
James Salas Eliminated



Week of 12 September–17 September

TANGO + TAONG GRASA = TANGONG GRASA

Challenge: The celebrity contestants must dance the tango while dressed as homeless rugged beggars (taong grasa).

Date Contestant Result
Monday
12 September 2016
Ina Feleo Eliminated
Winwyn Marquez Winner
Tuesday
13 September 2016
Isabel Granada Winner
Shirley Fuentes Eliminated
Wednesday
14 September 2016
Lovely Abella Eliminated
Sugar Mercado Winner
Thursday
15 September 2016
Mico Aytona Eliminated
Ken Chan Winner
Friday
16 September 2016
Marco Alcaraz Eliminated
Carlos Morales Winner
Saturday
17 September 2016
WEEKLY FINALS
Winwyn Marquez Eliminated
Isabel Granada Winner
Sugar Mercado Eliminated
Ken Chan Eliminated
Carlos Morales Eliminated



Week of 19 September–24 September

VIDEOKE + SCUBA DIVING = SCUBA DIVE-OKE

Challenge: The contestants must sing while scuba diving to obtain and use a selfie stick at the bottom of the pool tank.

Date Contestant Result
Monday
19 September 2016
Jeric Gonzales Eliminated
Jake Vargas Winner
Tuesday
20 September 2016
Tuesday Vargas Winner
Love Añover Eliminated
Wednesday
21 September 2016
Marissa Sanchez Eliminated
Wilma Doesnt Winner
Thursday
22 September 2016
Rodfil Macasero (Roadfill) Eliminated
RJ Padilla Winner
Friday
23 September 2016
Atak Araña Eliminated
Anton Diva Winner
Saturday
24 September 2016
WEEKLY FINALS
Jake Vargas Eliminated
Tuesday Vargas Winner
Wilma Doesnt Eliminated
RJ Padilla Eliminated
Anton Diva Eliminated



Week of 26 September–1 October

DIVA DANCE + HIGH HEELS = MR. DIVA

Challenge: Male celebrity contestants must dance like a diva while wearing high heels.

Date Contestant Result
Monday
26 September 2016
AJ Muhlach Eliminated
Julian Trono Winner
Tuesday
27 September 2016
Yexel Sebastian Eliminated
Sef Cadayona Winner
Wednesday
28 September 2016
Joshua Zamora Eliminated
Wowie De Guzman Winner
Thursday
29 September 2016
Joshua Dionisio Eliminated
Sancho Delas Alas Winner
Friday
30 September 2016
Michael Flores Eliminated
Jerald Napoles Winner
Saturday
1 October 2016
WEEKLY FINALS
Julian Trono Eliminated
Sef Cadayona Winner
Wowie De Guzman Eliminated
Sancho Delas Alas Eliminated
Jerald Napoles Eliminated



Week of 3 October–8 October

SINGING + BOXING = BOX-SING

Challenge: Female celebrity contestants must go through boxing training while singing.

Date Contestant Result
Monday
3 October 2016
Giselle Sanchez Eliminated
Ina Raymundo Winner
Tuesday
4 October 2016
Maricris Garcia Eliminated
Antoinette Taus Winner
Wednesday
5 October 2016
Maui Taylor Winner
Aubrey Miles Eliminated
Thursday
6 October 2016
Mae Dela Cerna Eliminated
Lyka Relloso Winner
Friday
7 October 2016
Jef Gaitan Winner
Arny Ross Eliminated
Saturday
8 October 2016
WEEKLY FINALS
Ina Raymundo Eliminated
Antoinette Taus Winner
Maui Taylor Eliminated
Lyka Relloso Eliminated
Jef Gaitan Eliminated



Week of 10 October–15 October

BALLROOM + BASKETBALL = BASKETBALLROOM

Challenge: Professional basketball players must ballroom dance while playing basketball.

Date Contestant Result
Monday
10 October 2016
Don Allado Eliminated
Ryan Araña Winner
Tuesday
11 October 2016
Rodney Santos Eliminated
Paul Artadi Winner
Wednesday
12 October 2016
Rico Maierhofer Eliminated
Dylan Ababou Winner
Thursday
13 October 2016
Willie Miller Winner (tied)
Moala Tautuaa Winner (tied)
Friday
14 October 2016
Mark Andaya Winner
KG Canaleta Eliminated
Saturday
15 October 2016
WEEKLY FINALS
Ryan Araña Winner
Paul Artadi Eliminated
Dylan Ababou Eliminated
Willie Miller Eliminated
Moala Tautuaa Eliminated
Mark Andaya Eliminated



Best of the Best

The weekly winners of each challenge then competed against one another. Each contestant performed their own challenge that had been assigned to them originally. The Best of the Best winners then moved on to the grand finals of the competition.

Date Contestant Challenge Result
Monday
17 October 2016
Rose Ann Boleche MASCOT HIPHOP Winner
Tuesday Vargas SCUBA DIVE-OKE Eliminated
Tuesday
18 October 2016
Isabel Granada TANGONG GRASA Eliminated
Antoinette Taus* BOX-SING Winner
Wednesday
19 October 2016
Sef Cadayona MR. DIVA Winner
Ryan Araña BASKETBALLROOM Eliminated
*did not compete in the grand finals



Wildcard rounds

Contestants who lost in previous rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more. The contestants showed their level-up performance, retaining the original challenge that they were assigned with. The wildcard winners joined the other Best of the Best champions in the grand finals.

Date Contestant Challenge Result
Thursday
20 October 2016
Sugar Mercado TANGONG GRASA Eliminated
Willie Miller BASKETBALLROOM Winner
Monday
24 October 2016
Isabel Granada TANGONG GRASA Winner
Julian Trono BASKETBALLROOM Eliminated



Grand finals

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 29 October 2016, during the Halloween special of Eat Bulaga!. Hence, the level-up performances of the four grand finalists were also Halloween-themed. In the end, actress-singer Isabel Granada was hailed as the grand winner of the competition.

Contestant Challenge Result
14712935 1301534273227435 7304121849119071296 o Rose Ann Boleche MASCOT HIPHOP Finalist
14882351 1314080715306124 8905586453597589763 o Sef Cadayona MR. DIVA Finalist
14612476 1314094111971451 1549561301136801856 o Willie Miller BASKETBALLROOM Finalist
14311313 1274329842614545 3816597274051439388 o (1) Isabel Granada TANGONG GRASA Grand winner

List of contestants

A total of 58 celebrity contestants competed in the regular edition of Challenge Accepted. The contestants are listed in alphabetical order based on their last names.

Full List of Contestants
Dylan Ababou
Lovely Abella
Marco Alcaraz
Don Allado
Mark Andaya
Love Añover
Atak Araña
Ryan Araña
Paul Artadi
Mico Aytona
Molly Baylon
Rose Ann Boleche
Louise Bolton
Sef Cadayona
KG Canaleta
Mae Dela Cerna
Ken Chan
Wowie De Guzman
Sancho Delas Alas
Joshua Dionisio
Anton Diva
Wilma Doesnt
Ina Feleo
Michael Flores
Shirley Fuentes
Jef Gaitan
Maricris Garcia
Jeric Gonzales
Isabel Granada
Kim Last
Rodfil Macasero (Roadfill)
Rico Maierhofer
Winwyn Marquez
Sugar Mercado
Aubrey Miles
Willie Miller
Carlos Morales
Jerald Napoles
AJ Muhlach
RJ Padilla
Mia Pangyarihan
Ina Raymundo
Lyka Relloso
Arny Ross
James Salas
Jim Salas
Giselle Sanchez
Marissa Sanchez
Rodney Santos
Yexel Sebastian
Antoinette Taus
Moala Tautuaa
Maui Taylor
Miggy Tolentino
Julian Trono
Jake Vargas
Tuesday Vargas
Joshua Zamora
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