ASAP rocks Dinagyang festival
Text & photos by Ver Paulino The Philippine Star February 03, 2011
ILOILO CITY, Philippines — A long line of people lingered outside the Iloilo Sports Complex as early as 3 a.m. to catch a glimpse of ABS-CBN’s ASAP Rocks, which set its first airing in time for the Dinagyang festival. The venue sizzled with an estimated 60,000 fans and the stars flew all the way from Manila for the show.
High-powered, colorful production numbers led by Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Billy Crawford, Erik Santos, Karylle, Christian Bautista, Yeng Constantino, Jed Madela, Bea Alonzo, Vina Morales, Sam Milby and the ASAP Sessionistas wowed the crowd.
Ilonggos shouted and danced for joy and excitement when the floor was given to Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Shaina Magdayao, Iya Villania, Erich Gonzales, Empress Schuck, Enchong Dee, Sam Concepcion, Andi Eigenmann, Nikki Gil, Zaijian Jaranilla, Xyriel Manabat, Shoutout teenmates, ASAP Dance Supahstars and Supahdance Crew. The group stunned the crowd with their high-energy song and dance numbers.
Jovit Baldivino, XB Gensan and the Star Power Ultimate Final 5 surprised the Ilonggos with their performances. Pokwang and Cristine Reyes with ASAP Girls and ASAP Boys staged a showdown while John Prats, Rayver Cruz and Bugoy Cariño surprised everyone with their best dance moves.
Kapamilya stars and production crew wore eye-catching Fiesta shirts during the show. The festival-inspired shirts are available at SM Department Stores nationwide including SM Cebu, SM Iloilo and Robinsons Place Iloilo.
ASAP Rocks Iloilo was a smashing success. The music was superb, the show was spectacular and the energy, high. Kapamilya Ilonggos walked away with fond memories of the performances as they looked forward to another edition of the show.