MNL48 performs Filipino version of Aitakatta, attends 10th World General Election
Following the MNL48’s own version of Sakura No Hanabiratachi last Saturday, another AKB48 hit single, Aitakatta was performed by MNL48 First Generation and Kenkyuusei on June 16 at ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime.
Donning their official costume, the girls continue to shine as new idols performing AKB48’s top-charting song translated into Tagalog as “Gustong Makita”. After their performance, Sela shared that they are preparing for the release of their first single and upcoming events.
Moreover, Abby thanked their fans for their continuous support and added that they are excited to show their first single soon. “Siyempre po sa pag-release ng first single namin, parte po ng paghahanda rin is ‘yung training namin araw-araw, ‘yung voice training at ‘yung dance training po doon. Kasama na rin po doon ‘yung personality development namin, at ‘yung pinakamasaya pong ginagawa namin is ‘yung recording po every week.”
Last Wednesday, an episode on MNLife announced that MNL48 Kami 7 Sheki, Sela, Abby, Alice and Next Girls Coleen and Rans will be heading to Nagoya, Japan to witness the 10th World General Election. The girls were chosen based on the meticulous evaluation of their voice and dance coaches, talent management, creative consultants and creative heads from HHE and ABS-CBN, and followings on their official social media
However, as mentioned on the MNLife episode, Sela, Abby and Coleen were not able to attend the World General Election due to lack of documents, and only Center Girl Sheki, overall Team Captain Alice, and Rans flew to Japan
The annual AKB48 World General Election is the first international participation of MNL48 and will be joining other sister groups across Asia namely SKE48, HKT48, NGT48, TPE48, BNK48, and of course, AKB48. Through the votes of the fans, the yearly big event will announce the members who will join AKB48’s 53rd single.
Regardless of Sela and Abby not attending the World General Election, they will still be training under the prestigious talent management of AKB48, AKS, together with the MNL48 Kami 7 in Japan.
MNL48 First Generation has a lot in store for their fans, so for more of the latest updates on the newest and biggest all-girl idol group, follow the official website and social media accounts.
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