MNL48 celebrants amaze fans during August Seitansai
MNL48 Ash, Gabb, Yssa, Cole, Lei, Shaira and Shaina astonished their fans, friends and family with neverbefore-seen performances as they celebrated their birthdays during the August Seitansai event at Movie Stars Café last August 10, 2019.
As they become another year older this month – Ash and Gabb on August 31, Yssa on August 30, Cole on August 27, Lei last August 9 and twins Shaira and Shaina on August 12 – the girls delighted the crowd with their breathtaking performance of Ariana Grande’s “One Last Time” after second year Senbatsu opened the show with their fourth single coupling song ‘So Long!’.
The stars of the event charmed the audience with exclusive solo performances. Cole opened their mini concert as she performed the hit High School Musical song “When There Was Me and You”, Sarah Geronimo’s “Tala”, Taylor Swift’s “Long Live” and an acoustic of “Two Voices One Song” from a Barbie movie with MNL48 Andi. Lei unleashed her powerful vocals by singing KZ Tandingan’s version of “Rolling in the Deep”, Jung Kook’s English rendition of “Euphoria” and had a little contest with MNL48 Sheki, Abby, Alice, Ecka and Belle on who can sing Beyonce’s “Love on Top” the highest.
MNL48 twins Shaina and Shaira shared the spotlight for the first time as they performed “True Colors” live on ukulele, “Speechless” from the live-action Aladdin movie, TWICE’s “Fancy” and “What is Love” followed by an explosive dance number of “Awadama Fever” and “Gimmie Chocolate” with MNL48 Ash.
“Sobrang nakakatouch po kasi ang daming pumunta po ngayon kahit first time po namin sa Seitansai at feeling ko naman po nagustuhan ng mga fans ‘yung mga performances namin. Siyempre pinaghandaan din namin ni Shaina ‘yun kahit medyo alanganin sa oras ‘yung pagpapractice pero siyempre, gusto rin naming makita ng mga fans na ginagawa namin ‘yung best naming para matuwa at mag-enjoy sila,” Shaira said.
“’Yung favorite part ko po dun sa performance na ginawa namin siyempre ‘yung dalawa po kami sa Speechless at sa’ka sobra kasing nailabas namin yung true colors na gusto naming iparating. Aside po dun, ‘yung last performance din namin sobrang memorable po ‘yun kasi first time din naming magpeperform na dalawa po kami,” Shaira expressed.
On the other hand, Yssa revealed her keyboard-playing flair before the attendees by playing “River Flows in You” by Yiruma and her arnis skills after dancing to Blackpink’s “Kill This Love”, Little Mix’s “Black Magic” and “Swalla”.
Gabb owned the stage by flawlessly rapping to Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” and flaunting her strong voice through singing “When I Look at You” by Miley Cyrus, “Someone Like You” by Adele and dancing to “Señorita” by Camilla Cabello, and more. Last but not the least, Ash wowed the audience by jiving to hit Japanese songs “Chiisana Koi No Uta”, “Fuwa Fuwa Time”, “Anniversary” and K-Pop song “La Vie en Rose” by IZ*ONE.
“Very overwhelming [‘yung Seitansai] kasi ‘di po namin inexpect na madaming pupunta ngayong day, alanganin kasi may mga work at school ‘yung iba pero ‘yun ‘yung pinakamasarap at pinakamasayang natanggap ngayong birthday namin,” Gabb said when she was asked about how she felt performing before her MNLoves.
The Seitansai concluded with the MNL48 Undergirls’ performance of “Gingham Check” and the celebrants joining the Senbatsu girls for the performance of their latest single “Ikaw Ang Melody” which was released last July 25 and succeeded by its music video last July 27. They also promoted the upcoming event Coslandia 2019 which is a J-Culture festival happening on November 1, 2 and 3, 2019 at SMX Convention Center Aura.
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