MNL48 released its newest single and a cappella version of the famous gospel song “Amazing Grace” on YouTube on December 21, 2018.
Determined to become part of the new sub-unit, Faith, Belle, Brei, Rans, Aly, and center girl Sheki auditioned to be the star in their first Christmas single where they showed their angel-like aura and vocals as an early holiday gift to their fans.
“Mas na-emphasize po ‘yung vocals namin since a cappella lang po ‘yung ginamit namin. Pure voice, walang instrumental, walang accompaniment, kaya sana po talaga maging proud po sila [‘yung mga fans] sa amin. Gusto po namin mabigyan ng justice at maging proud po sa amin lahat,” Sheki shared.
The consistent center girl expressed that being part of their Christmas single is another opportunity for her and the group to share their talent. “Lalong lalo na gospel song so talagang damang-dama po naming lahat ‘yon, and masaya po kami na ipapakita namin talaga na iba ang MNL48 pagdating sa vocals.”
“For ‘Amazing Grace’ po na kanta po naming Gospel sub-unit, we were able to use our own style of singing,” Faith agreed, adding that she hopes their fans will feel the holiday season when listening to their new song.
She also shared that their Christmas song for their fans is special for the whole group as they will be celebrating their first yuletide season as MNL48 idols with their supporters. “I’m really happy po and mixed emotions that time, hindi pa po nagsi-sink in pero masayang-masaya po” she narrated her audition to become part of the new sub-unit.
Team NIV member Aly also recounted her journey auditioning for MNL48’s special Christmas single. “For the past few months I’ve been questioning myself, my journey in MNL48. I’ve been waiting for that perfect moment, and ‘Amazing Grace’ came up and indeed it was an amazing grace given to me.”
WATCH Amazing Grace on YouTube:
Fans can further listen and stream on Spotify and buy “Amazing Grace” on iTunes available on December 24, 2018.
Meanwhile, celebrate Christmas with MNL48 First Generation where they will be performing their hit songs in their mini concert this December 23, 2018 at Movie Stars Cafe; where for every ticket purchase of Php 700 at www.hallohallomall.com, fans can get one (1) random limited edition Christmas photocard from the MNL48 members.
Keep on following MNL48 social media accounts for more details of their handshake events and upcoming activities.
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