ASAP (variety show)

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ASAP 19
ASAP 19 Logo.jpg
Genre Musical, Variety Show
Created by ABS-CBN Corporation
Written by Rich Garcia
Jomar Baptista
Corrs Ebora
Greta Bayani
Nico Yparraguirre
Kim Poliquit
Gianne De Peralta
Patch Buenaventura
Leo Bernardo
Directed by Johnny Manahan
Starring Gary Valenciano
Zsa Zsa Padilla
Martin Nievera
Vina Morales
and performers
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of episodes 1,033 (as of November 23, 2014)
Production
Executive producer(s) Marvi Gelito
Apple Salas
Location(s) Quezon City, Metro Manila
Running time 3 hours (including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run February 5, 1995 – present
Chronology
Preceded by Sa Linggo nAPO Sila
(January 28, 1990- January 29, 1995)

ASAP 19 (All-Star Sunday Afternoon Party) is broadcast by ABS-CBN in the Philippines. The show is presented by its main hosts Zsa Zsa Padilla, Vina Morales, Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera. The show aired its pilot episode on February 5, 1995, and airs live Sundays. The show also broadcasts worldwide through ABS-CBN's The Filipino Channel.

History[edit]

The set of ASAP incorporating multiple LED displays.

When "Sa Linggo nAPO Sila" became "'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila" to replace Eat Bulaga which left ABS-CBN to transfer to GMA Network, ASAP was conceptualized and launched in 1995 as a "concert party" on Sundays. Then, Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez, along with Ariel Rivera and Dayanara Torres, were tapped as main hosts for the show. The cast of "Pare Ko" (Claudine Barretto, Victor Neri, etc.) became co-hosts for the show to attract the younger viewers. When Dayanarra Torres left the country, Charlene Gonzales took her place. Channel V’s Joey Mead also joined the show for a while. By 1998, regular guest Zsa Zsa Padilla became a regular host the following year. After Martin Nievera left, Richard Gomez took his place. In March 1999, Onemig Bondoc joined the group.

The show originally had their own theme song, set. Initial broadcast commenced on February 1995 at the Delta Theatre in Quezon Avenue. In January 1997, they transferred to their own studio at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center Studio 3 in Eugenio Lopez Drive in Quezon City. It was a few years later when they moved to Studio 10.

In 2003, the show was reformatted as ASAP Mania, after which some of its original hosts went to the show SOP Rules. In 2005 the format changed to ASAP '05 later Toni Gonzaga joined ASAP. In 2008, Lani Misalucha and Billy Joe Crawford joined ASAP. Ex-SOP performer Karylle, Zsa Zsa Padilla's daughter, also joined ASAP.[1]

On January 8, 2010, the show was relaunched as ASAP XV to mark its 15th anniversary. In the show's special anniversary on February 7, 2010, a new set was introduced. After the year numbers in the show title wasn't adapted in 2010, a new show named ASAP Rocks launched January 2, 2011. On April 3, 2011, a new set was introduced. On January 1, 2012, the show was launched as ASAP 2012.

On January 6, 2013, the show was renamed ASAP 18 to commemorate the show's 18th anniversary. On January 5, 2014, the show was renamed ASAP 19 to commemorate the show's 19th anniversary.

The show was also known for being the venue show for of the premiere of ABS-CBN summer station IDs, with notable examples being Summer Ang Simula in 2010, Bida Best Sa Tag-Araw in 2011, Pinoy Summer, Da Best Forever in 2012, Kwento Ng Summer Natin in 2013, and more recently, Masayang Muli Ang Kwento Ng Summer in 2014.

Cast[edit]

Main Hosts[edit]

Co-hosts and performers[edit]

The following are the co-hosts and performers in ASAP:[2]

Former Co-hosts & Performers[edit]

Segments[edit]

  • ASAP Sessionistas
  • ASAP Kara-Okey
  • ASAP Full Circle
  • ASAP Covers
  • ASAP HD
  • Kanto Boys Jr.
  • Supahdance
  • Gimme 5
  • MaSh
  • T-Zone
  • With Love, Gary V.
  • IG
  • ASAP Sessions

Subsidiaries[edit]

ASAP Music[edit]

Main article: ASAP Music

ASAP Music is the record label of ASAP, distributed by Star Records. The label has released a tribute compilation album to OPM classic pop-rock band, Hotdog. It has also released soundtracks of ABS-CBN TV series Sana Maulit Muli, My Girl and My Only Hope—all of which starred Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson. It has also released dance compilations for the defunct segment "Ultimate Dance 4" and the current segment "Supah Dance Plus". All of which contain original remixes and dance songs. Here is a list of albums released by the label:[3]

ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards[edit]

ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards is an annual award show which is held on a Sunday afternoon during ASAP variety show every end of the year, usually November or December. It honors the year's biggest television, movie, and music acts, as voted by Kapamilya fans.

ASAP Live[edit]

Since 2006, ASAP Live has become a concert producer in the Philippines, staging and mounting concerts. ASAP Live has produced:[4]

Title Venue Artist(s)
Heartthrobs Araneta Coliseum Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby
You and Me Aliw Theater Christian Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go
Rock Da Vote Araneta Coliseum Chokoleit, Candy Pangilinan, Tessie Tomas, John Lapus, Jon Santos and other comedians
Rock Enroll Aliw Theater Yeng Constantino
Ten: Piolo Pascual 10th Anniversary Concert Araneta Coliseum Piolo Pascual
Ol4Luv Araneta Coliseum Christian Bautista, Sarah Geronimo, Erik Santos and Rachelle Ann Go
Richard Poon: I'll Take Care of You Music Museum Richard Poon
Coverboys: Uncovered Music Museum Jake Cuenca, Zanjoe Marudo, Will Devaughn, Victor Basa, Jon Avila and Rafael Rosell
PoohKwang Music Museum Pooh and Pokwang
Pop Icons Araneta Coliseum Piolo Pascual, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Sam Milby and Mark Bautista
ASAP Sessionistas Live Araneta Coliseum Nina, MYMP, Aiza Seguerra, Sitti, Richard Poon and Duncan Ramos
My Poohlish Heart[5] Music Museum Pooh
Love Is... Toni Gonzaga[6] Music Museum Toni Gonzaga
Nina... The Diamond Soul Siren[7] Music Museum Nina
Christian Bautista: Romance Revisited[8] Music Museum Christian Bautista
25 B.C. Music Museum Billy Crawford
Angeline Quinto: Patuloy ang Pangarap SM Skydome Angeline Quinto

Other subsidiaries[edit]

  • ASAP Lifestyle - ASAP's clothing line, available through BUM boutiques in the Philippines.[9]
  • ASAP Bookazine - ASAP's book-magazine, and the first ever book-magazine released by a Philippine TV show.[10]
  • ASAP Online - ASAP's official website, where viewers, fans and supporters can view information about the show, read fun facts about the cast, get an update on the events and lifestyle, view photos and videos on-set, send their requests to artists, and even chat with them.[11]

Personnel[edit]

Studios used by ASAP[edit]

  • Delta Theatre (1995–1997)
  • ABS-CBN Studio 3 (1997–2000)
  • ABS-CBN Studio 10 (2000–present)

Awards[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
2010 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Dance Group of the Year[12] ASAP Supahdance Won
2012 Most Promising Recording/Performing Group[13] ASAP Boys R Boys Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ASAP Program History retrieved via asap.abs-cbn.com 1-8-2010
  2. ^ ASAP Artists
  3. ^ "List of albums by ASAP Music", asap.abs-cbn.com, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  4. ^ "List of current ASAP Live productions and personnel", asap.abs-cbn.com, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  5. ^ 'Round the Biz (February 17, 2010), "Laugh ‘til you drop with Pooh!", Manila Bulletin, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  6. ^ Entertainment Guide/Music (February 15, 2010), "Toni Gonzaga will define what love is on the ASAP XV concert series", Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP), Retrieved 2010-10-23
  7. ^ Showbiz (February 01, 2010), "Nina magpapasiklab ", The Philippine Star, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  8. ^ CRISPINA MARTINEZ-BELEN, Celebrity World (February 28, 2010), "Christian Bautista set to perform at Music Museum", Manila Bulletin, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  9. ^ "Products and clothes by ASAP Lifestyle", asap.abs-cbn.com, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  10. ^ "ASAP XV NAGLABAS NG ‘ASAP BOOKAZINE’", kapamilyanewsngayon.blogspot.com, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  11. ^ "ASAP Online official website", asap.abs-cbn.com, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  12. ^ "ABS-CBN big winner at GMMSF Entertainment Awards". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  13. ^ "Vice Ganda named Phenomenal Box-Office Star; Derek Ramsay is Box-Office King while Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes share Box-Office Queen title". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-20.

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