In a bid to topple—or at the very least challenge—the AlDub phenomenon on another big day Saturday, ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime will be televised live from the Araneta Coliseum at noon in a free concert for its loyal “madlang people” (the hosts’ moniker for their fans).
Said to be the show’s opening in the lead up to its sixth anniversary celebration on October 26, mainstays Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Billy Crawford, Karylle, Kuya Kim Atienza, Jhong Hilario, Jugs Jugueta and Teddy Corpuz, Coleen Garcia, Ryan Bang, and Eruption have been tasked to pull out all the stops for today’s episode dubbed, “It’s Showtime Kapamilya Day: The ANIMversary Kick-off.”
To help them along, the noontime show will also feature live performances from ABS-CBN’s leading prime time block love teams in Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (#KathNiel), Nadine Lustre and James Reid (#JaDine), Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil (#LizQuen), and Kim Chiu and Xian Lim (#KimXi), whose own hashtags are regular trending topics in social media particularly on Twitter. The question is, will they collectively beat #AlDub’s 12 million tweets (#AlDubMostAwaitedDate) tweets from September 19’s “Kalyeserye” episode? Or will Eat Bulaga, from the comforts of the show’s home in Broadway Centrum in Quezon City, beat the record themselves what with talks that Yaya Dub will finally speak beyond the four words she has uttered on the show all week?
Needless to say, ABS-CBN’s move to pit their unbeaten prime time gems with the power of AlDub is a risky move. For, if their trending talents fail to make the slightest dent in the numbers by day’s end, it will be a bit of a shame.
Besides ABS-CBN’s top love teams, Queen of All Media Kris Aquino, Primetime King Coco Martin, Pangako Sa ’Yo stars Jodi Sta. Maria, Ian Veneracion, Angelica Panganiban, and Andrea Brillantes, as well as Nathaniel child stars Marco Masa and Yesha Camille will also grace the stage of It’s Show Time at the Big Dome.
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