'ASAP' to celebrate 18th year anniversary this Sunday

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

THE biggest and the brightest stars of ABS-CBN will grace noon time viewing this Sunday as concert television program "ASAP" celebrates its 18th year anniversary in the business.

Originally hosted by Concert Queen Pop Fernandez, former beauty queen Dayanara Torres, caliber singer Ariel Rivera and Concert King Martin Nievera, ASAP became a household name in the country for 18 straight years.

It launched many careers, hosted big international guestings, showcased Filipino talents and bridged the gap between Filipinos based locally and abroad.


Through the years, the show toured many cities in Europe and America, visited Singapore and key provinces in the Philippines.

According to Martin, ASAP will remain "ageless and timeless."

"ASAP is what it is today, the most envied showed on television, because it is fearless. We are not afraid to try new things and to reinvent ourselves. We listen to each other. Every Sunday walang sikat dito sa ASAP, we are all the same. No one is bigger than the other," he said.

Gary, who used to pitch in for Martin and later on earned his regular stint in the show, added they give quality performances every week and constantly aim to stay current.

"They really take care of you and they will make you shine. We are all really close and if there's competition, it's healthy competition. We are all friends," he said.

For Zsa Zsa, who came in after Dayanara left the Philippines, she's thrilled to be working with the best in the business and to share the stage with her real daughters Karylle and Zia.

"Every Sunday Kapamilya na talaga yung kasama mo and nakakatuwa na pati yung totoong mga anak mo. It's a different feeling," she said.

For the show's 18th anniversary celebration, many are coming back in the program this Sunday.

Witness the back-to-back reunion of its main hosts Gary, Martin, Pops, Zsa Zsa, Ariel, Kuh Ledesma and actor Richard Gomez; and the well-loved ASAP boy groups POPables and Coverboys.

The Hunks composed by Carlos Agassi, Bernard Palanca, Diether Ocampo, Jericho Rosales and Piolo Pascual will also reunite again on-screen this Sunday.

Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo will also grace the show and will join the party with ASAP dance groups G Force, Universal Motion Dancers, Maneuvers, and Streetboys together with Vhong Navarro, Jhong Hilario and more.

Other mainstays who will join the party are KC Concepcion, Vina Morales, Regine Tolentino, Maja Salvador, Shaina Magdayao, Gerald Anderson, Enchong Dee, Xian Lim, Kim Chiu, Sam Milby, Julia Montes, Jake Cuenca, Enrique Gil, Rayver Cruz, John Prats, Jessy Mendiola, Nikki Gil, Empress Schuck, Iya Villania, Sam Concepcion, Robi Domingo, Khalil Ramos, Denise Laurel, Gab Valenciano, Yeng Constantino, Erik Santos, Jed Madela, Angeline Quinto, Sitti, Paolo Valenciano, Juris Fernandez, Christian Bautista and so much more.

It hosts say "ASAP" will continue to live up to its objective of providing All-Star Afternoon Party for Filipinos worldwide. (Sunnex)


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