A day before the announcement of the official Second Year members on the MNL48, the official candidates and fans were emotional in their encounter at “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” Handshake Event on April 26, 2019 at ABS-CBN Vertis Tent.
MNL48 fans didn’t miss the chance to interact with their Oshi and watch them perform their hit tracks “Igai ni Mango”, “Bingo!”, and “364 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” for the last time as the First Generation members of MNL48.
MNL48 Center Girl Sheki looked back on how they started since they were introduced last April 28, 2018 as the First Generation members, and thanked their fans who’ve always been by their side since the start of their idol journey. “Simula noon hanggang ngayon nandiyan kayong lahat, nakakatuwa na lumaki ng ganito ‘yung pamilya natin. Alam ko lahat kayo pressured sa General Election, thank you kasi alam ko na binibigay niyo ‘yung best niyo para sa amin.”
“Gusto ko sabihin sa inyo na you did a great job, nakita ng lahat ‘yung paghihirap and pagiging positive nating lahat. Gusto kong malaman niyo na you are enough. Kahit anong mangyari sa atin bukas, ranking is just a number pero ‘yung pagmamahal natin sa isa’t isa and ng MNLoves hindi masusukat ng kahit anong numero,” Sheki said crying while sending her heartfelt message to her co-MNL48 members.
“We guarantee you all na habang buhay namin dadalhin ‘yung pagsasama natin,” Sela added.
Moreover, a 29-year old fan of Alice, Lean said that he’s expecting that this last chance to handshake the girls will be filled with happiness and sadness at the same time that there’s a possibility that this might be their last chance to see the complete First Generation members together.
“Kailangan sa pagkakataong ito, ay ma-meet namin sila in person at mabigyan pa namin sila ng more appreciation and motivation habang hindi pa dumarating ang General Election.”
“For sure iiyak ako, natatakot ako na last na nila ito, dalawa silang Oshi ko na nanganganib. ’Yung handshake na ibibigay ko sa kanila kailangan sulit na sulit kasi baka ito na ‘yung last chance naming magusap as MNL48 members sila,” Jian Fadul, a 22-year old fan added who supports Alyssa and Quincy that both didn’t make it to the Top 48 in the released preliminary results for the General Election.
To wrap up the successful event, the 77 Second Generation candidates had a countdown on stage to officially close the voting for the General Election, and invited the fans to join them as MNL48 announced the 48 Second Year members tomorrow, April 27 at ABS-CBN Vertis Tent.
“Sana suportahan niyong muli ang MNL48 lalo na sa General Election bukas. Sana lahat po kami suportahan niyo, First Generation, Kenkyuusei and Second Generation kasi po lahat kami pantay pantay,” Sheki concluded.
In addition, on April 19, 2019, “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” single had its digital release on Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music and iTunes, where a day after its release, the album immediately climbed up to No. 1 Spot on iTunes Top Albums.
“Sana patuloy niyo po kami supportahan sa aming Third Single, patuloy lang po ang pag stream sa aming music video, at pag boto sa MYX daily charts,” Rans said.
Visit the MNL48 website and follow its official social media accounts for more updates of the members’ events and guesting. Meanwhile, stream and listen to MNL48 debut album through the links below.
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