Star Magic proved that it continues to be the premiere star-maker in Philippine show business as the ABS-CBN talent management arm celebrated its 21st anniversary on May 26 over noontime concert TV show ASAP 18.
The celebration began with the medley of songs led by ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Gerard Salonga, powered by the voices of Star Magic singers, Yeng Constantino, Angeline Quinto, Jed Madela, Richard Poon, Jovit Baldovino, Nyoy Volante, Liezel Garcia, Bugoy Drilon, Marcelito Pomoy, KZ Tandingan, Zia Quizon, Erik Santos and Vina Morales.
Accompanied by an upbeat performance by Bryan Termulo, Alex Castro and Markki Stroem, the annual parade of featured the management’s newest faces, namely Star Magic Circle 2013’s Ingrid Dela Paz, Janella Salvador, Michelle Vito, Jon Lucas, Jerome Ponce, Alexander Diaz, Liza Soberano, Julia Barretto, Jane Oineza, and Kit Thompson. The fashion show continued with Wendy Tabusalla, Carlo Romero, Denise Joaquin, Alec Robes, Linn Oeymo, Miko Raval, Dominic Roque, Ella Cruz and Paul Salas.
Top comedians Ryan Bang, Melai Cantiveros, Bentong, John “Sweet” Lapus, Chokoleit and Pokwang strutted their stuff on the runway followed by child wonders Bugoy Carino, Andrea Brillantes, Izzy Canillo, Zaijian Jaranilla and Xyriel Manabat.
Then came a number of the most notable stars to ever join the roster of Star Magic talents on the ASAP stage with Arron Villaflor, Jason Abalos, Matt Evans, Robi Domingo, Coleen Garcia, Sam Concepcion, Joseph Marco, Martin Del Rosario, Khalil Ramos, Empress Schuck, Rayver Cruz, Melissa Ricks, Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, Nikki Valdez, Kaye Abad, Desiree del Valle, Carlo Aquino, Dominic Ochoa, Zanjoe Marudo, Maricar Reyes, Paulo Avelino, Julia Barretto, Enchong Dee, Ejay Falcon, Alex Gonzaga, Enrique Gil, Jessy Mendiola, Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Maja Salvador, Shaina Magdayao, Erich Gonzales, Sam Milby, Gerald Anderson, Jake Cuenca, Angelica Panganiban, Bea Alonzo, Diether Ocampo, John Lloyd Cruz and Piolo Pascual.
To make the celebration even more special, Star Magic in collaboration with Star Cinema created a six-minute video, paying homage to classic films and unforgettable scenes from movies such as “Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa,” “Anak,” “Soltera,” “Milan,” “Don’t Give Up On Us,” “One More Chance,” “Paano Na Kaya,” “One More Try,” “The Mistress,” and “It Takes A Man and A Woman”.
Directed by Johnny Manahan, the movie spoofs gained 250,000 views online via ABS-CBN News’ You Tube account. Star Magic 21st anniversary also landed as the second trending topic on Twitter that day.