‘It’s Showtime’ stages anniversary kick-off party

A total of 7,000 fans trooped to the Smart Araneta Coliseum to witness It’s Showtime anniversary kick-off celebration on Sept. 26.

The noontime variety program, which is celebrating its  “Animversary”  (6th anniversary) this October, gathered a powerhouse line-up of ABS-CBN’s most revered onscreen couples and some of the network’s most prized TV stars in the concert party dubbed “Showtime Kapamilya Day.”


In a lavish opening production number, fans got the chance to see all of the hosts up close including Jhong Hilario, Kim Atienza, Billy Crawford, Vhong Navarro, Eric “Eruption” Tai, Karylle and Ryan Bang.

It's Showtime hosts

Meanwhile, in her elaborate production number, Anne Curtis did some acrobatic stunts while flaunting her curves and killer legs. Vice Ganda and Colleen Garcia did the same only they were suspended a few feet up in the air doing some rather difficult and dangerous maneuvers.

Vice Ganda doing a sample up in the air; It's Showtime host Anne Curtis

To show their support to the six-year-old program, the country’s hottest love teams led by James Reid and Nadine Lustre (JaDine), Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano (LizQuen), and Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo (KathNiel) added glitter to the already star-studded version of the daily noontime program. They endeared fans with their song numbers, which were inspired by the drama series they star in. And at the latter part of the show, the three love teams blew the venue’s roof off when they all gathered for another massive prod.

James Reid and Nadine Lustre in their On the Wings of Love  prod; Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil

Not to be outdone by the power love teams, It’s Showtime’s resident love team ViceRylle, also stole the scene when Vice Ganda, who was dressed up as his rocker alter ego Viceral, stole a kiss from Karylle while they were performing in one of the production numbers.

Nadine, Kathryn and Liza

Another show highlight was online sensation Pastillas Girl, who was visited and serenaded by actor Coco Martin during the “Nasaan Ka Mr. Pastillas” segment. Regular segments were also staged including “Clash of Celebrities” featuring Teen idols from Pinoy Big Brother 737 and up-and-coming boy band Gimme 5. Both groups went retro when they performed the songs of Abba and Menudo.

Claudine, Iza and Kim as hurados

On the other hand, in the lip sync battle segment “Lip Swak,” Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita and Pasion De Amor cast members took centerstage and performed their prepared numbers to delight the live audience.

Coleen Garcia doing some air acrobatics

Other guests in “Showtime Kapamilya Day” included Melai Cantiveros of Your Face Sounds Familiar and JK Labajo with Esang, Sassa, and grand winner Elha of The Voice Kids. The stars of Etiquette of Mistresses Kim Chiu, Iza Calzado and Claudine Barretto were also present in the live show acting as guest judges in “Clash of Celebrities” and “Lip Swak.”

Pangako Sa 'Yo stars Daniel Padilla and Kathryn  Bernardo

While the live audience partied at the Smart Araneta, a simultaneous event was also happening online. In the show’s first attempt to have a concurrent Twitter party, netizens showed their support throwing a whooping six million tweets on the micro-blogging site.

 According to one of the members of ABS-CBN corporate communication team, “This is the biggest figure achieved by any of our brands or programs.”

True enough, the hashtag #ShowtimeKapamilyaDay landed on the top trending topics on Twitter worldwide and it stayed on the list for almost the whole day.

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