Whether it was a big or intimate, Star Magic artists dominated the concert stage with their successful shows this 2016.
There was the first time concert performers like Kim Chiu, who marked her 10th anniversary in the business via Chinita Princess: The FUNtasy Concert in April at KIA theater. Two months later, on July 9, her screen love team partner Xian Lim had his first solo show A Date with Xian, also at KIA Theater.
On Nov. 25, new Kapamilya artist Jona marked her entry into the Kapamilya network with Queen of the Night: Jona with Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and Jed Madela, again at KIA Theater.
Italian Filipino hunk Matteo Guidicelli held his first-ever concert in his hometown Cebu, #MatteoMadeinCebu to mark his 10th year in the business. Hashtags member Ronnie Alonte ended the year with a bang, not only because of his Metro Manila Film Festival entry Vince and Kath and James, but also because of his first solo concert titled Kilig King, again, at KIA Theater on Dec. 17.
Apart from the solo concerts, first-time group performances also shone this year. There’s the Valentine concert Royals at Mall of Asia Arena on Feb. 13 with Martin Nievera, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid along with the King and Queen of Teleserye Theme Songs Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto.
Just a few weeks ago, Angeline came returned to the concert stage, this time with KZ Tandingan, Yeng Constantino and Kyla for the sold out Divas: Live in Manila at Araneta Coliseum.
It’s Showtime’s kilig ambassadors, Hashtags, composed of Zeus Colins, Alonte, McCoy de Leon, Tom Doromal, Jon Lucas, Luke Conde, Paulo Angeles, Nikko Natividad, Jameson Blake, Jimboy Martin and Ryle Tan took the stage by storm with Hashtags: The Roadtrip Concert at jampacked KIA Theater on Sept. 24.
Experienced Star Magic concert performers also took to the stage this year. There’s The Voice Kids Season 1 first runner up Darren Espanto who filled KIA Theater to the rafters in June with his major concert D Total Experience with guests Maja Salvador, Inigo Pascual, Ylona Garcia, Jed Madela, and the G-Force.
Dance Princess Maja also had a third major concert titled Only Maja on Nov. 12 at Music Museum with Enchong Dee, Piolo Pascual, Paulo Avelino, Kakai Bautista and the Hashtags as guests in her sold out show.
Star Magic artists didn’t only dominate the traditional concert scene this year, but they have also participated in the pioneering digital concert arena spearheaded by the ABS-CBN online music portal One Music PH.
Pop Rock Princess Yeng Constantino served as the digital concert scene’s opening performer, marking 10 years in the business with Yeng Constantino: Salamat sa 10 Taon and was followed by former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Ylona Garcia with My Name is Ylona Garcia.” Espanto followed with The Other side of Darren, his second show for the year. Finally, there came best friends Loisa Andalio, Maris Racal, Sue Ramirez and Kristel Fulgar for the digital concert titled Double Hearts.
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