MNL48 Second Generation Senbatsu members took their newly released Fourth Single “Ikaw Ang Melody” onstage for the first time at EDSA Starmall and SM Sangandaan on July 26 and 27, 2019.
The Starmall crowd sang along with MNL48 new Senbatsu members headed by new Center, MNL48 Aly and joined with Sela, Abby, Sheki, Jamie, Alice, Ash, Rans as they sang and danced to Fourth Single’s coupling song “So Long!” and their latest release “Ikaw Ang Melody,” following their 30-second music video teaser which was uploaded last July 25.
Sela and Abby sampled their favorite dance moves from the Fourth Single before teasing MNLoves with what they should expect from “Ikaw Ang Melody” music video. MNL48 Abby also promoted their upcoming TV variety show “Moshi Moshi Hokkaido” that will be soon aired on TV5.
On Saturday, the Madlang Onliners first heard of the girls’ latest song as MNL48 Center Aly together with Faith, Jan, Gabb, Jem, Kyla, Grace, Rowee and Thea introduced it on It’s Showtime Online. “Sobrang overwhelming po talaga kasi first time maging center, first time na nakapasok bilang hindi lang Center kundi Senbatsu din and with the other girls din po,” Aly said.
When asked on how it was to be a Center girl, Aly said, “Kailangan po talagang [ma-unite] ang grupo na sabay-sabay po kaming aangat. Of course po iniinspire ko rin po sila na dapat po galingan po natin kasi di lang po dito, international din po kaya kailangan po mas galingan po.”
MNL48 girls Thea, Rowee and Kyla also expressed their excitement on being included as new 2nd Gen Senbatsu members and shared a little sneak peek on their off-camera trainings and happenings.
Watch the full appearance here at 9:31 mark: https://youtu.be/FoiuZxZljLI
Meanwhile, the mall show in Caloocan was full of firsts as it was the group’s first time to perform at SM Sangandaan and serenade the crowd with the a-capella version of “Ikaw Ang Melody”.
“Nakakagulat kasi since first time natin, ang daming taong pumunta kaya nakakatuwa for us. Maraming maraming salamat po sa SM Sangandaan,” MNL48 Sela said. “Super na-overwhelm kami syempre sa sobrang daming taong dumating ngayon!” Captain MNL48 Alice exclaimed.
New Center MNL48 Aly also hyped the audience with their announcement of “Ikaw Ang Melody” full music video which aired last July 27 on MNL48 Official YouTube channel. “At siyempre, gusto ko lang sabihin na ang ‘Ikaw Ang Melody’ ay para siyang kanta na nirerepresent ang pagka-Pinoy natin,” former Center Sheki said as she highlights the Filipiniana costumes and other Filipino traditions featured in their music video.
The group also invited everyone to the July Seitansai of Senbatsu Abby, Sheki and Kenkyuusei member Nile on Sunday, July 28 at Movie Stars Café.
Asked about how Aly felt after her first stage appearances with the rest of Senbatsu and their new songs, she said, “Ngayong tapos na po ang mall show natin sa SM Sangandaan, of course sobrang nakaka-overwhelm po kasi second day ng mall show po namin and yesterday was our first mall show po in Starmall Shaw po and sobrang dami ng tao.”
“Kasama ko rin po ‘yung eight members ng MNL48 Senbatsu kaya sobrang pong nakaka-overwhelm. Nakaka-excite din po kasi ito rin po ‘yung day na ipapalabas ang ‘Ikaw Ang Melody’ full music video kaya mas nakaka-hype po na mag-mall show kami tapos mamayang gabi mapapanood po ‘yung music video. And of course sana po suportahan niyo pa po ‘yung MNL48 ‘Ikaw Ang Melody’ Fourth Single album,” Aly said.
Aly also expressed her excitement and amazement as she witnessed new faces among the MNLoves crowd that they even watched on the second floor of the venue.
Shane Samson from Caloocan, who has been waiting for an MNL48 mall show, said that the girls’ performance has exceeded her expectations.
“First time ko pong makita ang MNL48 at siyempre na-starstruck po ako dahil naabot po yung expectations ko at sumobra pa sa expectations ko. At sa’ka kahit sandali lang po ‘yung performance nila, sulit na sulit po ‘yung paghihintay po namin,” Shane said.
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