GSM Blue gathers the country’s most exciting bartenders for Flair Idol 2010

When I was in college most of our boarders were HRM students. I’d still remember their flairtending stunts and tricks that amazed me, also some unforgettable ‘inuman’ bonding with them.

Well, actually living with them was an advantage, especially when it comes to alcoholic beverages and its mixing. Partying was always a blast.

Anyways I would like to share this news regarding the search for Flair Idol 2010 by GSM Blue.

Students from top HRM colleges make up the 15 ultimate contenders for what promises to be an epic flairtending showdown in this year’s GSM Blue Flair Idol Grand Finals on December

It’s Flair Time! GSM Blueniversity Bar, San Sebastian College Recoletos – Those familiar with the metro night scene and Manila’s hippest clubs, would have certainly witnessed a spectacle that’s long been wowing clubbers and cocktail lovers—flamboyant bartenders who flip and throw liquor bottles in the air like seasoned jugglers, and oftentimes even dance to pulsating beats and perform close-up magic tricks.

This innovative form of bartending, known as flairtending, has captured the imagination of bar hoppers
around the world, and has made its way to the country’s glitziest night spots. Aiming to find the most exciting flairtenders in the country, leading liquor brand GSM Blue launched the annual Flair Idol competition, with this year’s grand finals set on December 10, 2010 at the San Miguel by the Bay in SM Mall of Asia.

The Flair Idol competition, once limited to the Greater Manila Area, is now a nationwide event, and is part of GSM Blueniversity roadshow campaign. This unique campaign brought a team of professional bartenders to hundreds of colleges and universities across the archipelago in the past year, where they gave training sessions to HRM (Hotel and Restaurant Management) majors and budding flairtenders on the various aspects of bartending.

The most promising young flairtenders of the campaign were selected as contestants of the Flair Idol regional legs, where their drink mixing skills, originality, and style for performance were put to the test.

As the clock ticks down to Finals Day, there are still plenty of challenges to overcome for the handful of brilliant finalists. Aside from the big showdown on December 10, the finalists will undergo a special 6-day intensive training where they will further hone their skills and expertise in flairtending and the bartending business, and develop their individual performances for the finals.

Aside from the prestige of being named this year’s GSM Blue Flair Idol, there are many more prizes at stake for the finalists—the 2nd runner up will receive P10,000 in cash, the 1st runner up will get P20,000 in cash, and the Flair Idol will bag P30,000 in cash plus a trip to an exciting Asian destination. Those in the audience are in for a special treat as well. Aside from the entertaining performances of the finalists, there will be plenty of games, raffles, and other surprises in store at the Flair Idol 2010 finale.

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