Philippine Showbiz Today Vol 12 no 3 - Page 18

18 Philippine Showbiz Today

18 Philippine Showbiz Today

February 8 - 21 , 2017

GMA goes to Los Angeles

Despite the heavy rains that battered Southern California on concert date , Filipino fans still flocked in huge numbers to The Terrace Theater in Long Beach , California for GMA Pinoy TV ’ s Sikat Ka , Kapuso ! concert held last January 22 .
The event drew ardent fans who came all the way from Canada , San Francisco , Oregon , Arizona and Texas just to see their favorite Kapuso stars live .
Headlining the concert was the star-studded cast composed of Pambansang Bae Alden Richards , Kapuso Drama King Dennis Trillo , Ultimate Star Jennylyn Mercado , versatile Kapuso actor Tom Rodriguez , and Kapuso Premier Actress Lovi Poe together with Bubble Gang mainstay Betong Sumaya .
The audience went crazy as soon as Betong opened the show as Antonietta .
Bringing kilig vibes to the crowd were the well-loved pairs of Tom and Lovi , and Dennis and Jennylyn who both sang romantic duets on stage .
Kapuso heartthrobs Tom and Dennis also had a duet evoking memories of their successful portrayal in the p h e n o m e n a l Kapuso drama My Husband ’ s Lover .
A l d e n R i c h a r d s ’ bedimpled smile expectedly made the audience swoon as he rendered a heartfelt performance . He was even challenged by Betong to a dance battle while his fans cheered their heads off for his victory .
Those who watched the show were undoubtedly thrilled to see their idols that event security had to control the crowd whenever
Tom , Dennis or Alden would walk to the edge of the stage to greet their fans .
Some viewers who flew straight from Canada said that the concert was definitely worth e v e r y dollar they spent .
Also spotted among the audience were Philippine Olympic Figure Skater Michael Martinez and Pinay singeractress Anna Maria Perez De Tagle , the granddaughter of Sylvia La Torre . “ Sobrang thankful ako kasi kahit papano , kahit masama yung panahon , yung mga Kapuso natin sa Long Beach were able to come ,” expressed Alden . “ Kahit pa maraming highways na nagsara , and even dun sa area mismo nung theatre . So on behalf of the group , nagpapasalamat po kami sa lahat ng Kapuso sa Long Beach , California and LA [ at saka ] sa mga dumayo pa na iba nating Kapuso ,” he added .
Jennylyn , on the other hand , shared a photo of the jam-packed theater on her Instagram account . “ Maraming Salamat po sa lahat ng mga Kapuso sa Long Beach ! Hanggang sa muli ! We love you guys !”
Dennis likewise expressed his appreciation to the Pinoys who watched their concert on social media . “ Sila po ang mga tunay na sikat na mga Kapuso abroad ! Lumusong at sinugod ang matinding ulan at baha para patabain ang mga puso namin . Salamat ha ? Sa uulitin ! Dahil kung nag-enjoy kayo … mas nagenjoy kami .”
Tom also said that the concert ’ s success was especially made possible by the Filipinos who went to Terrace Theatre . “ Thank you so much , mga Kapuso ! Damang dama talaga namin ang
pagmamahal ninyo ! Hindi po ito magiging ganito ka-successful kung hindi dahil sa inyo , kaya maraming salamat po !”
Betong echoed the same sentiment in a video message dedicated to Kapuso supporters in California , “ Maraming maraming salamat po from the bottom of our hearts and our souls . At suportahan niyo po palagi ang GMA Pinoy TV . Mabuhay po kayo mga Kapuso ! Amazing !”
Lovi , meanwhile , thanked GMA Pinoy TV for giving them the opportunity to become part of one of its biggest concerts in the West Coast . “ Truly blessed to be around such amazing talent . Thank you @ gmapinoytv for giving us the opportunity to work together . We had a blast !” Lovi shared on her Instagram account .
The event was sponsored by Xoom . com , Globe DUO USA , Red Ribbon , World Remit , Debt Aid Consulting , A Debt Solutions Consulting Company , Cebuana Lhuillier , Financial Rescue , LLC , Pag-Ibig Fund , San Miguel Best of the Philippines Collection , Remitly , Inc ., Bostik Philippines , Ampalaya Plus , A . S . A . P Tickets Service , Moneygram , XYZ Global Express , The Generics Pharmacy , Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdog , Novuhair , Nature ’ s Answer to Hair Loss , SMDC , Southwest Sun Solar , Inc ., Avida , An AyalaLand Company , Abby Skin Care Clinic , Tropics , LBC , Island Pacific Supermarket , Air 21 , and Goldilocks .
Once again , GMA Pinoy TV has filled the Kapuso audiences ’ hearts with joy starting the year strong with the very first of many successful events for 2017 .
For more updates on Kapuso events abroad , follow GMA Pinoy TV on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram (@ gmapinoytv ), and visit the GMA Pinoy TV official website at www . gmapinoytv . com . ●