Mr. M got the "best surprise" from KathNiel, LizQuen, and other love teams at Star Magic Ball 2017

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Young Star Magic love teams paid tribute to the man behind ABS-CBN's talent arm, Johnny Manahan, aka Mr. M.


The brightest Kapamilya love teams paid tribute to their beloved Johnny Manahan, the man who formed ABS-CBN's talent management arm 25 years ago.

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Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Liza Soberano, and Enrique Gil led the surprise production number inspired by the 2016 Oscar-nominated musical film La La Land.

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With Ryan Cayabyab orchestrating the music, Daniel started the tribute by serenading the crowd with the song "City of Stars."

This segued into an all-out dance production with the G-Force.

Kathryn appeared in a yellow mini dress and performed "Somewhere in the Crowd."

Daniel briefly joined his love-team partner on the dance floor for a short but super-kilig moment.

Then, Liza and Enrique emerged and reenacted the famous dance of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in the film.

Enrique showcased some of his tap-dancing skills in a beige two-piece attire, while Liza dazzled in a blue mini dress.

Just before the finale, McCoy de Leon, Elisse Joson, Elmo Magalona, Janella Salvador, Iñigo Pascual, and Maris Racal joined Liza, Enrique, Kathryn, and Daniel onstage.

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After the performance, the man who is popularly known as Mr. M stood to applaud his talents and to blow them kisses.

He approached the love teams on the dance floor as Martin Nievera, the night's host, called on former ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio to give a speech.

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Charo told Mr. M: "I know how you don't like tributes and surprises. I hope you're not upset. I hope you're pleasantly surprised.

"I hope you make tonight an exception."

Mr. M replied, "Best surprise, best surprise."

Mr. M's former Star Magic talents Kristine Hermosa and Claudine Barretto presented their gifts to Star Magic's top honcho.


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