MNL48 successfully closes Grand Registration and Audition with AKB48 Team 8
After the successful nationwide search for the first generation members of the newest idol group in the Philippines, MNL48 fires an outstanding and star-studded Grand Registration and Audition tour at ABS-CBN Compound last December 2 and 3, 2017 with Japan’s popular all-girl-group, AKB48 Team 8.
Hundreds of MNL48 hopefuls lined up at the gate and filled the compound during the two-day event before it officially closed last Sunday, 3pm. The final registration ended with a total of 4,134 active applicants to compete with each other.
During the first day of the event, AKB48 Team 8 members Honda Hitomi, Hidaritomo Ayaka, Yokomichi Yuri, Nagano Serika, Ota Nao, Nakano Ikumi and Hitomi Kotone performed live on ABS-CBN’s noontime show, It’s Showtime, where it also aired on national television when celebrity hosts Karylle, Jugs & Teddy, and Hashtags Luke & Nikko visited the audition area.
After the audition proper, a mall show at SM North EDSA and a mini show were also held where the members performed their popular and favorite songs. Their energetic supporters cheered out with joy as they went up the stage.
On the last day of the event, the media got the privilege to ask few questions to them before their final guesting on the live update posted on MNL48 Facebook page hosted by Hashtags Luke and Nikko which had 7.1K views.
The cute, charming and talented members also gave advice on how to be an idol before they head back to Japan. They shared that when you really love something, you have to put an effort to it, never give up. There are people who are not that good in singing and dancing, but they should use this as a motivation to try harder every day.
Moreover, they explained that they always look for a way on how they can make their fans happy.
AKB48 started its unique concept of “Idols You Can Meet” in 2005 and has since been performing in their own theater at Akihabara, Tokyo. The concept has reached to several sister groups across Asia namely in Jakarta, Taipei, and Bangkok.
Meanwhile, although the registration and audition has finished, MNL48 will be one of the segments of It’s Showtime to feature the top 100 girls before it will be filtered to 48 to undergo training.
MNL48 applicants should strive harder to gain more likes because there will be no panel of judges; you just need a solid voting system. To get the latest updates, visit our website and follow our social media accounts.
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