PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"After much speculation and intriguing news that have been circulating, last week, Party Pilipinas confirmed that this Sunday will indeed be the show’s culminating week. The highly-controversial and much-talked about announcement stirred much reactions from the public, but Party Pilipinas: Take a Bow will set the tone loud and clear--that this is not about bowing out of the Sunday TV noontime slot, but rather, the show’s last hurrah is about taking pride of what its artists have offered and what it has become through the years.
"And as they exhibit pride in performing on the Party Pilipinas stage one last time, the stars are set to give everyone a party like no other, especially the show’s loyal viewers and die-hard fans.
"After deciding to take a break from the spotlight a couple of weeks ago, Asia ’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid chooses to cut her respite short to join the a-listers: the Queen of Soul, Jaya; King of Soul, Janno Gibbs; and her husband, The Songwriter, Ogie Alcasid.
"Also this Sunday, Kyla’s lovely voice will be heard once again after she gave birth to her son. Reuniting their fierce onstage tandem as Shinky, she and Rachelle Ann Go will share the limelight.
"Proving that their love team remains stronger and sweeter over time, Julie Ann San Jose and Elmo Magalona relive their best moments as they perform a medley of songs from their Red Mask short film series.
"Elmo will also join force with Alden Richards, Kristoffer Martin and Derrick Monasterio as the certified crush ng bayanto give the ladies the best kilig factor this Sunday. Plus, Alden will exhibit his crooner side in his first-ever album launch.
"Meanwhile, adding a new flavor to the Hot-Taw mix are Frencheska Farr and Glaiza de Castro, who will perform with Aira Bermudez, Bianca King, Kylie Padilla, Michelle Madrigal, Winwyn Marquez, Diva Montelaba, LJ Reyes, Lexi Fernandez, Kris Bernal, Andrea Torres, Sam Pinto and Rochelle Pangilinan.
"See Mark Herras, Julian Trono, Rochelle, Aira, Winwyn, Diva, Rocco Nacino, Enzo Pineda, Sef Cadayona, Steven Silva, Yassi Pressman and Mayton Eugenio attest to their celebrity dance crew status in Sayaw Pilipinas. Joining them is the birthday girl Kris Bernal, plus pinoy pop sensation Down to Mars, Joyce Ching, Bea Binene, Barbie Forteza with Protege finalists, namely: Jeric Gonzales, Thea Tolentino, Elle Ramirez, Ruru Madrid and Zandra Summer.
"La Diva’s golden voices plus harmonious symphony got us hooked the first time and even left us craving for more, so now raising the bar once again; the girl trio will showcase their incredible vocal prowess, with Viva La Diva.
"Original pinoy music with an acoustic twist also awaits viewers. Set to give that unique blend are Ogie, Glaiza, Jolina Magdangal, Solenn Heusaff, Jennylyn Mercado, Jay Perillo, Rita de Guzman, Denise Barbacena, Lirah Bermudez, Lovely Embuscado and Panky Trinidad.
"For those who just want the right dose of rhythm ‘n blues, RNB Prince Jay-R, Prince of Soul Kris Lawrence, Protege season 1 champion Krizza Neri plus Janno and Jaya will give us that perfect mix.
"It will be a non-stop and fun party right down to the last second. Join the most exciting farewell celebration of Sunday’s party central with your favorite and most-loved Kapuso idols on Party Pilipinas: Take a Bow on GMA-7."
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Party Pilipinas takes a bow this Sunday, May 19
by posted on May 17, 2013