Jay R surprises with 'Showtime' appearance

Posted at 06/30/14 10:47 PM

MANILA - Not a few were surprised on Monday with the "It's Showtime" appearance of R&B star Jay R Sillona, who is identified with rival network GMA-7.

Jay R was introduced as one of the guest judges on the ABS-CBN variety show, along with veteran singer Vernie Varga, for an entire week.

The Filipino-American performer sang his latest single "Parachute."

On Twitter, netizens tuned in to "It's Showtime" asked if Jay R has already moved to ABS-CBN after being a mainstay on similar GMA-7 programs for over 10 years.

Jay R, whose contract with GMA-7 reportedly expired early this month, appeared to give a hint of his involvement with the Kapamilya network when he took to Facebook in April to survey the preference of his fans.

On his official page on the social networking site, Jay R asked if he is more suited to ABS-CBN's "ASAP" or GMA-7's "Sunday All Stars," where he was a regular performer.

Jay R nor his management, however, has made an announcement on whether the R&B singer will be signing or has already signed up as a Kapamilya.

On Twitter and Instagram, the "Bakit Pa Ba" hitmaker nonetheless appeared excited about finally joining "It's Showtime."

A photo of him in the program's studio was even captioned: "Oh yes, this is happening."