The brightest names of ABS-CBN’s talent arm Star Magic gathered for its 25th anniversary special aired on May 21 at the noontime show ASAP.
Star Magic’s singers, IT girls, dapper gentlemen, comedians, and prime stars engaged in different performances showcasing their talent.
Funny quips, kilig moments, and ASAP comebacks were also seen during the episode.
Here 8 memorable moments during the first part of the Star Magic celebration on ASAP.
Bea Alonzo returns to the ASAP stage.
Actress Bea Alonzo returned to the ASAP stage to perform with the new generation ASAP IT Girls Kathryn Bernardo, Julia Barretto, Liza Soberano, Janella Salvador, Andrea Brillantes, Ylona Garcia, Maris Racal, Kira Balinger, and Loisa Andalio.
Bea is known as one of the original ASAP IT Girls along with VIVA Artist Anne Curtis, Star Magic dancers Maja Salvador, and Shaina Magdayao, now-GMA-7 talent Iya Villania, and Nikki Gil, who already left showbiz.
The A Love To Last actress performed Clean Bandit’s “Symphony.”
During her spiel, hosts John Lloyd Cruz, Toni Gonzaga, and Piolo Pascual welcomed Bea once again on ASAP, since she has not been regularly performing on the Sunday variety show.
Toni told Bea, “So proud of you! Nakakaproud!”
Bea then said about her performance, “Pagpasensyahan niyo na po, ha. Anniversary, binigyan ako ng moment!”
Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson have a sensual dance number.
Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson’s comeback as a love team wasn’t only utilized for their daytime series Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin.
During the anniversary special, the two engaged in a sensual, interpretative dance.
This time, their dance number involved stunts using steel bars.
It was the Kimerald love team that pioneered interpretative dance performances of love teams on ASAP. In fact, their 2009 production number of Mariah Carey’s “I Want To Know What Love Is” became popular at that time.
What made it more interesting was at the following week, GMA-7’s prime love team Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal performed their own version of the interpretative dance.
Tanner Mata, Albie Casino go topless at the Araneta stage.
ASAP’s new generation Cover Boys composed of Albie Casino, Clint Bondad, Luis Hontiveros, Tommy Esguerra, and Tanner Mata heated up the stage with their performance.
The boys entered the stage wearing sleeveless polo shirts, like the ones worn by bar waiters.
While singing, the boys suddenly took off their shirts and went topless, causing girls to scream.
Among the Cover Boys, Tommy is the only talent of Star Magic while Albie used to be a part of the management’s roster of talents.
KathNiel and LizQuen together on stage.
Star Magic’s prime love teams brought kilig to viewers with their own production numbers.
ABS-CBN’s top two love teams--Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, and Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil--joined forces to bring kilig when they performed the song “Panalangin.”
Fans could be heard screaming and cheering for them at the audience area of Araneta Coliseum.
Maja Salvador once again shows off her “Twerk It Like Miley” dance.
Wildflower actress Maja Salvador once did again her popular dance number “Twerk It Like Miley.”
This time, she was not joined by her dance partner Enrique Gil.
Maja has always been known as a dancer. In fact, she was part of several dance groups of ASAP, including the Ultimate Dance 4 with Shaina Magdayao, John Prats, and Rayver Cruz.
Her “Twerk It Like Miley” performance became a viral hit that reached more than a million views on YouTube.
John Lloyd Cruz interacts with audiences during song number.
One of Star Magic’s prime leading men, John Lloyd Cruz, headlined the song number involving the Star Magic boys.
He came out on stage wearing shades and drove girls crazy as he started his song.
John Lloyd, who starred in several box office hits, interacted with audience members and shook hands with them while singing.
The actor, who is also known for his serious roles on TV, would even do comic moves to thrill the crowd.
Bea Alonzo wants to work with John Lloyd, Toni, and Piolo in one movie.
During one of the spiels, non-Star Magic talent Toni shared her lines with John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, and Piolo Pascual.
Piolo noticed that they all worked with each other in movies.
Piolo was Bea’s leading man in Dreamboy (2005) and Toni’s partner in Starting Over Again (2014).
Bea and Toni worked together in Four Sisters and a Wedding (2013) while Piolo and John Lloyd was part of Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (2016).
Toni was paired with John Lloyd in My Amnesia Girl (2010) while of course, Bea and John Lloyd are known for their several movies together, including One More Chance (2007).
Bea then expressed her wish: “Sana magkatrabaho tayong lahat in one movie!”
Janus del Prado teases Angelica Panganiban about John Lloyd Cruz.
The last production number for the May 21 episode showcased the wit and humor of Star Magic comedians.
The skit showed Angelica Panganiban as a director of an upcoming movie looking for talents.
Actor Janus del Prado, who is known for his best friend role of John Lloyd Cruz in One More Chance, was part of the hopefuls.
Of course, it is a known fact that John Lloyd is Angelica's ex-boyfriend.
When he entered the stage, he asked Angelica, “Ito po ang ebidensya na hindi lahat ng John na gwapo ay Cruz ang apelyido, di ba?”
Angelica then replied, “Oo tama 'yan.”
Before Janus showed his audition piece to Angelica, he said, “Bida naman, ayoko na ng best friend.”
Angelica then asked, “Ah, sino bang lagi mong best friend?”
Janus then answered, “Ah… yung lagi mong kasama.”
Obviously, Janus was referring to John Lloyd Cruz.
This caused Angelica and the audience to laugh at his quip.
The live episode aired earlier was the first part of Star Magic’s 25th anniversary special. The second part will be aired next week, May 28, on ASAP.