MNL48 successfully closes Grand Registration and Audition with AKB48 Team 8

12/04/2017
by Mnl48 Philippines

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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AKB48​ ​Team​ ​8​ ​to​ ​perform​ ​a​ ​mini​ ​show​ ​during​ ​MNL48's​ ​Grand​ ​Registration and ​Audition

11/29/2017
by Mnl48 Philippines

As AKB48 Team 8 will be visiting the country for the third time to show support for MNL48's Grand Registration and Audition and its applicants, they will also be holding their special mini show on December 2 and 3, 3PM, at ABS-CBN Compound in Quezon City.

AKB48 Team 8 members: Honda Hitomi, Hidaritomo Ayaka, Yokomichi Yuri, Nagano Serika, Ota Nao, Nakano Ikumi, and Hitomi Kotone will be performing some of their popular hit songs on their mini show at the ABS-CBN Center Road in line with MNL48's ongoing idol search.

To watch the phenomenal all-girl idol group perform live, simply download the MNL48 mobile app on your smartphone, register as a supporter or applicant and present it on the day of the event to get inside the mini show venue. Keep in mind that the mini show is on a first-come, first-served basis only, so fans are advised to be there earlier to get the best view of their idols.

Moreover, three lucky die-hard AKB48 fans can also get up close and personal with AKB48 Team 8 by joining It’s Showtime, ABS-CBN’s prime tanghali show, and MNL48’s "Fortune Cookie Dance Video Contest". To join, simply show off your best dance moves by taking a video of yourself dancing to AKB48's popular song "Fortune Cookie" and upload it on Youtube with a hashtag #MeetAKB48. Then, send a private message to the official MNL48 Facebook page with the link of your uploaded video before November 30, 10 AM.

With the presence of AKB48 Team 8 and its mini show, the grand registration and audition is expected to be the biggest MNL48 tour and will have the most number of applicants among all the tour.

After its successful nationwide tour in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, where it was recently in Davao City, the grand registration and audition in ABS-CBN will be the last leg of the nationwide tour. This will be the last chance for MNL48 hopefuls to register and be part of the biggest and newest idol group in the Philippines as its registration cut off will be on December 3 at 3PM.

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MNL48 registration and audition caters new charming applicants with its tour in Cebu City

11/23/2017
by Mnl48 Philippines

After the heart-warming welcome from Iloilo City, MNL48 registration and audition gains new pleasing applicants and supporters with its four consecutive successful tours at University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF), University of Cebu Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue (UCLM), Robinsons Galleria and Gaisano Country Mall Cebu City last November 16-19, 2017.

USPF and UCLM students cheer for their school pride

Hundreds of cute and talented students from University of Southern Philippines Foundation and University of Cebu Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue brought their best smiles and outstanding performance with them in hope to be part of the biggest idol group to hit the Philippines this coming 2018.

The tour became even more exciting when the energetic Cebuanos cheered for their friends and classmates during their performance inside the MNL48 audition truck and even registered as fans to show their early support for their friends.

It’s Showtime’s Hashtags danced to the beat of AKB48’s hit song Fortune Cookie

Fans who attended the registration and audition event at Robinsons Galleria Cebu and Gaisano Country Mall did not disappoint as they gather around the venue to register and to show support while the talented and charming applicants gave their 100 percent as they perform during their auditions to show everyone that they deserve a spot in MNL48.

During the Robinsons Galleria and Gaisano Country Mall tour, three members of popular group Hashtags, Nikko Natividad, Luke Conde and Zeus Collins grooved with the audience in dancing AKB48’s hit song “Fortune Cookie” with the audience and MNL48 staff which earned an overwhelming cheer from the crowd.

Lucky winners of the games hosted by the Hashtag members got the chance to take home an official MNL48 merchandise; while applicants and supporters who registered were given extra treat as they were able to take a selfie with the three handsome hosts.

MNL48 registration and audition gears up to its last remaining tour dates

After the successful tours in Luzon and Visayas, Team Mindanao has nothing to worry about because this week MNL48 registration and audition tour will be heading to the beautiful city of Davao to scour young and talented Davaoeños who wish to become part of the newest sister group of AKB48. MNL48 tour will be visiting University of Southeastern Philippines on November 23, Rizal Park on November 25 and Gmall Toril on November 26.

Meanwhile, hopefuls who missed the nationwide tour have given a last chance to register and showcase their talents on the last stop of the tour which will be held on December 2 and 3 at ABS-CBN Compound with special appearance from AKB48 Team 8 members Honda Hitomi, Hidaritomo Ayaka, Yokomichi Yuri, Nagano Serika, Ota Nao, Nakano Ikumi, and Hitomi Kotone. This is expected to be the biggest event of the nationwide tour due to the presence of the members of AKB48 team 8.

AKB48 fans may also catch the seven members of Team 8 on several Kapamilya shows including ABS-CBN’s Prime Tanghali show, “It's Showtime” during their visit here in the Philippines.

Get the latest updates on the schedule of tours and other updates at the official website and social media accounts of MNL48.

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AKB48 Team 8 is back in Manila for MNL48 grand registration, audition

11/21/2017
by Mnl48 Philippines

The highest-selling and phenomenal all-girl idol group, AKB48's Team 8 will be visiting the Philippines on December 2 and 3 at the ABS-CBN Compound in support for the MNL48 Grand Registration and Audition.

MNL48 idol search is now down to its last few legs of its nationwide registration and audition tour, where it is currently in Cebu City, in search for talented and charming Filipinas between 15 to 20 years old who dream to be part of the biggest idol group in the country. The tour will hold its final stop at ABS-CBN compound to give MNL48 hopefuls a last chance to register, showcase their talent and get a chance to meet the seven members of Team 8.

Aside from gracing the last venue of the registration and audition tour, AKB48 Team 8 Honda Hitomi, Hidaritomo Ayaka, Yokomichi Yuri, Nagano Serika, Ota Nao, Nakano Ikumi, and Hitomi Kotone will also be guesting on several Kapamilya shows including ABS-CBN’s Prime Tanghali show, “It's Showtime” where the MNL48 idol search will be airing this coming 2018.

Before the MNL48 Grand Registration and Audition on December, the tour will be heading to several venues in Davao City including Rizal Park on November 25.

As the tour nearly comes to an end, applicants are encouraged to campaign to gather more supporters because unlike other competitions, this idol search will have no set of panel judges and will rely 100% on audience vote.

This will be Team 8’s third time to visit the Philippines as the members held their first fan meeting and hi-touch event in Manila and perform during the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Japan- Philippines friendship last year.

With AKB48’s presence, the final registration and audition is expected to be the biggest event of the nationwide tour as applicants will get a support from the actual members of AKB48 who hopes to be able to share the stage with their newest sister group soon.

Keep tab of the latest news and updates on MNL48, visit the mnl48.ph website and follow the official social media accounts:

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MNL48 idol search successfully held its four-day registration and audition tour in Iloilo City

11/17/2017
by Mnl48 Philippines

After the success of the previous tours in Luzon, MNL48 registration and audition receives an overwhelming welcome and participation from Iloilo City with its four consecutive tours at STI College, Atria Mall, Molo Park and West Visayas State University (WVSU) last November 10-13, 2017.

Hundreds of aspiring MNL48 members carried their confidence, best smiles, and outstanding performance with them to prove that Team Visayas also has the talent and qualities to become part of the newest idol group in the Philippines that will soon air on ABS-CBN’s prime tanghali show “It’s Showtime”. Young and charming applicants were seen with their families and friends, all out support to motivate and cheer for them in this once in a lifetime experience.

Dedicated MNL48 applicants should start campaigning to gain votes because there will be no panel of judges. First 100 individuals who got the highest votes will be featured in the newest segment of It’s Showtime this coming 2018.

Hashtags heat up the stage of MNL48 tour at Atria Mall and Molo Park

Aspiring MNL48 members and supporters filled the registration and audition area at Atria Mall and Molo Park as Hashtags Luke Conde, Nikko Natividad and Zeus Collins boosted the energy of the crowd when they hosted the event, and did exciting activities and fun-filled games such as MNL48 trivia questions and the all-time popular game, “bring me”. MNL48 t-shirts were given to fortunate winners of the game while 3 of the lucky applicants graced an on-the-spot sing and dance performance of AKB48’s hit song, Aitakatta. Hallo Hallo Entertainment’s very own 48G dancers also danced to the grove of your favorite AKB48-inspired songs.

Applicants and supporters who registered had the chance to take a selfie and photo with the Hashtags members at the MNL48 audition truck.

MNL48 tour visits STI and WVSU

MNL48 gained hundreds of new members and supporters from the students of STI College and West Visayas State University after the registration and audition tour held at their schools last November 10 and 13. The participative and ecstatic students made the audition even more exciting as they support their friends and classmates in their auditions, and their cheers made the event even more special.

Watch out for the next leg of the MNL48 tour as the registration and audition goes to Cebu and note of the following dates: University of Southern Philippines Foundation on November 16, University of Cebu, Lapu-lapu on November 17, Robinsons Galleria on November 18 and Gaisano Country Mall on November 19.

Get the latest updates and more details at MNL48 website and social media accounts.

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MNL48 registration, audition successfully wrapped-up its Luzon tour and will head to Visayas

11/09/2017
by Mnl48 Philippines

MNL48 registration and audition tour successfully caters hundreds of charming and talented young ladies in Luzon when it kicked off last October 14, 2017. After the previous accomplished events, the search for the first generation members of the newest idol group in the country will soon fly to Visayas.

The registration and audition tour was launched at Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, Cainta last October 14 and 15 and was attended by ecstatic applicants and supporters who were all excited for the much-awaited idol search. Succeeding tours also received overwhelming support from both fans and hopefuls were held successfully at Far Eastern University last October 19, Starmall, Alabang last October 20 and 21, LRT Legarda last October 25, Immaculate Conception at Sta. Maria Bulacan last October 26, Intramuros, Manila last October 27, and Tutuban Mall last November 4.

Now that the Luzon tour has finally wrapped-up its last leg at Batangas State University last November 6, girls between 15-20 years old from Visayas are all set to showcase their talent and represent their cities as MNL48 registration and audition tour visits Iloilo City on November 10, 11, 12 and 13 and Cebu City on November 18 and 19.

MNL48 idol search will soon air on ABS CBN’s noontime show, “It’s Showtime” as their newest segment this coming 2018. Aspiring members should start campaigning and gathering supporters because there will be no panel of judges. To vote, fans should register as supporter through MNL48 website and mobile app and “Like” unlimited number of applicants who they think should be part of the biggest idol group to hit the Philippine entertainment.

To check the Visayas tour dates and venues, and get the latest updates on MNL48 idol search you may visit MNL48 website and social media accounts:

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MNL48 tour successfully held its registration, audition in Intramuros, Manila

11/08/2017
by Mnl48 Philippines

Intramuros, Manila, October 27, 2017 – Talented students and individuals from Manila excitingly filled the registration and audition area as soon as the event started last Friday, October 27 hoping to become part of the biggest idol group in the Philippines, MNL48.

Considering that the audition truck was located at Muralla corner Real Street, most of the aspirants came from Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU). During their audition inside the MNL48 truck, the charming and talented girls gained an overwhelming cheer from the crowd who gathered around the area and even registered as fans to show their support for their friends.

One of the fans also came to witness the event was Lea Pineda, a graduate of University Santo Tomas who has been a fan of JPop for seven long years. According to her, she recently became a fan of AKB48 because of the hype MNL48 is receiving.

“Kaya nga ako nag-punta dito para makita kung paano nag-wowork yung registration and audition. Nakaka-excite, nung una mixed feelings, nung na-launch ito last year parang ang tagal na walang usad, last year ko pa inaabangan anong mangyayari e,” she said.

Meanwhile, MNL48 will be flying next to Visayas; watch out for the next stop in Tutuban Mall on November 3 and 4. For more details visit MNL48 website and social media accounts.

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MNL48 registration and audition idol search tour goes North

11/02/2017
by Mnl48 Philippines

Immaculate Conception Institute Sta. Maria, Bulacan, October 27, 2017 – Students at Immaculate Conception Institute got a chance to register and showcased their singing and dancing talents at the MNL48 road tour as the 5th destination of the tour travels to the first North stop at Sta. Maria, Bulacan last Thursday, October 27.

It was a vibrant day as the young and talented students of Immaculate Conception from Grade 11 and 12 gathered around ICI’s gym area to register as applicants, in hope to be chosen as one of the first generation members of the biggest idol group in the Philippines, MNL48.

Together with their cheering friends who also registered as supporters, the applicants were all smiles and eager to audition especially when they got a closer look of the customized audition truck specially designed for the MNL48 tour.

MNL48 hopefuls and fans expressed their excitement over Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. and ABS-CBN’s announcement of the MNL48 idol search segment on the hit noontime show, “It’s Showtime!” As part of segment, top ranking girls will be highlighted on the upcoming show which will be aired on 2018.

The big announcement on the Kapamilya variety show last October 21, coincides with the ongoing nationwide MNL48 registration and audition tour which is now on its 6th leg at Intramuros, Manila and soon will be invading Visayas next month.

Don’t miss the biggest idol search tour dates and get the latest updates on MNL48 by visiting mnl48.ph or MNL48's social media accounts:

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MNL48 registration and audition tour invades LRT 2, Legarda

10/27/2017
by Mnl48 Philippines

LRT 2 Legarda Station, Manila, October 25, 2017 – Young and talented applicants from different colleges and universities in Metro Manila were determined to be part of the newest idol group in the Philippines by joining the fourth leg of MNL48 registration and audition tour last October 25.

As early as now, MNL48 applicants should start gathering their supporters because unlike other competitions, this idol search will have no set of panel of judges; all you need is a solid voting system from the audience.

Supporters may vote for their favorite aspirant through MNL48 website or by downloading the mobile app on Google Play and App Store. Becoming a registered fan will provide a unique supporting system as they will have unlimited chances to “Like” their chosen applicants to make their ranks higher or keep them on top.

Reaching the top

Rachell Coronel, who has been consistently part of the top 10 in the website rank, auditioned during the event last Wednesday. The 18-year-old from Quezon City has been in the first rank for six consecutive months.

Coronel started campaigning for votes in Bulacan, Quezon City and Nueva Ecija when she registered as an applicant in MNL48 website. “Una, pumunta kami sa school ng friend ko, nanghihingi din kami ng emails dun sa classmates ng kapatid ko tapos may time din na sumayaw ako sa Nueva Ecija kasi may relatives din kami dun.”

Polyana Esquillo, on the other hand, a student from Lyceum of the Philippines University who has been persistently attending MNL48 tours in Luzon, shared how she reached top 21 from being 167th.

The 20-year-old stressed that she waited for this for many years. She was able to gain 1000 votes in just a week with the help of her friends, classmates and relatives.

“Dream ko po maging idol, kasi yung feeling po na nakakapagbigay ka ng happiness through your smile and performance, iba po; whenever I see those idols performing in the stage nakaka-overwhelm e parang gusto ko ako rin maging inspiration ng mga tao,” she shared with full of passion.

The MNL48 road tour is down to its last few auditions in Luzon and will be flying to Visayas. The first generation of MNL48 idol search will soon air on ABS CBN’s noontime show, “It’s Showtime” in 2018.

Stay updated and connected by visiting MNL48 website and social media accounts:

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MNL48 draws an overwhelming participation at Starmall, Alabang

10/24/2017
by Mnl48 Philippines

The exciting registration and audition tour continues as MNL48 visits the South. Hundreds of MNL48 hopefuls tried their luck to become part of Philippines’ newest idol group during the two-day event of Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) at Starmall, Alabang last October 20 and 21.

Young and talented ladies between 15 to 20 years old, were seen lining up along the entrance of Starmall as soon the establishment opened. Just like the first two audition leg, applicants were all excited prepping for their turns to showcased their singing and dancing talents inside the MNL48 customized audition truck.

A great number of supporters were also present during the event like Rie Vergara, a 24-year old long-time fan of AKB48, admitted that she is delighted that MNL48 is finally becoming a reality after it was announced last 2016 and hoping that people will be able to support MNL48. “Siyempre masaya ako sa MNL48, kasi noon talaga parang wala pa masyadong nakakakilala sa AKB48 e, ngayon unti-unti na silang makikilala, magkakaroon na rin sila ng Filipino fans.” said Vergara.

During the Starmall tour, HHE and ABS-CBN announced that the search for the first generation of MNL48 members will be aired in the Kapamiya Network's noontime show, “It's Showtime” as part of its newest segment this coming 2018.

Meanwhile, catch the fourth leg of the nationwide road tour at LRT 2 Legarda station on October 25.

To check the complete list of the MNL48 registration and audition tour dates and get the latest updates of MNL48, visit mnl48.ph or MNL48's social media accounts:

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