- ASAP (variety show)
show_name = ASAP '08
runtime = 3 Hours and 15 minutes
starring = see hosts and performers
country = flagicon|Philippines
February 05 1995
last_aired = Present
imdb_id = 0363402
website = http://beta.abs-cbn.com/tabid/76/Default.aspx
"ASAP '08", originally known as simply "A.S.A.P." ("A"ll-Star "S"unday "A"fternoon "P"arty) is a
variety showin the Philippines, and broadcast on ABS-CBNevery Sunday at 11:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Hosted by its main hosts "Mr. Pure Energy" Gary Valenciano, "Concert King" Martin Nievera, "Divine Diva" Zsa Zsa Padilla, "Ultimate Performer" Vina Morales, "Pop Diva" Kuh Ledesmaand "Ultimate Heartthrob" Piolo Pascual.
January 21, 1995saw the transfer of " Eat Bulaga!" to GMA Network. Due to this, ABS-CBNhad to replace the long running and much syndicated " Sa Linggo nAPO Sila" to the vacated slot of "Eat Bulaga!". This saw the birth of Philippine Sunday TV's hottest noontime variety show; "A.S.A.P.". The show combined for the first time on television four of the most-well known personalities in their respective fields: the "Concert King" Martin Nievera, the "Concert Queen" Pops Fernandez, singer and matinee idol Ariel Rivera, and Miss Universe1993 also known as "Dancing Queen" Dayanara Torres. The title of the new show was initially unknown, this was then later revealed as "A.S.A.P." or "All-Star Afternoon Party". The show originally had their own theme song, set, as well as interesting and innovative numbers. Initial broadcast commenced on February 1995 at the Delta Theatre (a former studio of ABS-CBNfrom 1995-1998). In 1998, they transferred to their (present) studio at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center Studio 7 in Eugenio Lopez Drive in Quezon City. Through the years, "ASAP" has experienced numerous hosting innovations, program highlights, and other high profile guestings. One of the revered controversial program highlights was when main host Martin Nievera tearfully resigned on air due to his marital problems with wife Pops in 1998. "ASAP" then scored high ratings and reviews against its rivals. In 2003, the show was reformatted as "ASAP Mania", after which some of its original hosts went to the rival show, " SOP Rules". The current format started in 2005 as "ASAP '05". In 2008, Asia's Nightingale Lani Misaluchajoins ASAP. Currently the show is known as "ASAP '08".
Better than ever!
The Only One
Home of the Hitmakers and the Champions
Dance and groove with Mr. Pure Energy, Gary Valenciano, as he make your afternoon much hotter.
ASAP Music Room
Sing along with ASAP's singers like Champions
Erik Santos, Sarah Geronimo, Rachelle Ann Go, Jed Madela, Mark Bautista, Sheryn Regis, alongside with Gary Valenciano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Vina Moralesand some PDA Scholars as they pay tribute to the legends of the music industry.
*"Pop Star Princess"
*"The Ultimate Champion"
Rachelle Ann Go
*"Asia's Pop Idol"
*"Prince of Pop"
Dance with the most promising stars in the dance floor. Groove with the ultimate dance sweethearts,
Shaina Magdayaoand Rayver Cruz. And Dance with the dance princess, Maja Salvador, and dance floor dynamite, John Prats.
ASAP Coverboys and Covergirls
ASAP Coverboys and Covergirls comes together to make your afternoon much hotter as they sing and dance to your favorite novelty songs. Included in the coverboys are Giovanni A.,
Rafael Rosell, Victor Basa, Zanjoe Marudo, Jon Avila, Will Devaughn, John James Uyand Ron Morales,
The Other Side of Sarah Geronimo
The biggest multimedia star of her generation,
Sarah Geronimoperforms live productions, none that anyone have ever seen her do. In this segment, we will truly get to see Sarah's other side.
ASAP Top Hits Express
Your favorite ASAP Kapamilya sing their hit songs!
This is where new artists are introduced. This is where the most famous Filipino Bands comes to ASAP to perform their songs. Bands like
Callalily, Sponge Cola, Bamboo, Moonstar 88, Rocksteddy, Hale, Kamikazee, Itchyworms, Orange and Lemons, Parokya ni Edgarand Many More!
Billy Crawford's segment.
G-Force's Georcelle Dapat joins with Gab Valenciano and Mickey Perz with the featured guest and featured steps.
The grand star dreamer of "
Pinoy Dream Academy", Yeng Constantinoshows her talent in her very own segment.
A song number towards the end of the show including
Anne Curtis, Toni Gonzaga, Nikki Gil, and Iya Villania,added girls are Maja Salvadorand Shaina Magdayao.
Dancefloor Dance Crew
Hosts and Performers
Ai Ai delas Alassemi-regular
John Lloyd Cruz
Rachelle Ann Go
* Ronnie Liang
* Nina semi-regular
Zsa Zsa Padilla
* Mickey Perz
* Star Magic Talents
Assunta De Rossi"
Dianne dela Fuente"
Heart Evangelista" (moved to GMA)
*"Richard Gomez" (moved to GMA)
Jolina Magdangal"(moved to GMA)
Desiree Del Valle"
*"Mylene Dizon" (moved to GMA)
Marvin Agustin" (moved to GMA)
Angelika dela Cruz" (moved to GMA)
*"Kris Lawrence" (moved to GMA)
Mo Twister" (moved to GMA)
Awards and Recoginitions
ASEAN TV Awards
* Highly recommended for Best Musical Variety Show.
PMPC Star Awards for Television
* Best Musical Variety Show (1998-2007)
** In 2000,they tied with GMA Network's "SOP".
* Best musical Variety Show (2003-2004)
** In 2003, they also won the Best New Male Personality, Luis Manzano & Best Female TV host, Claudine Barretto.
** In 2004, they also won the Best New Male Personality, Erik Santos & Best Female TV host, Zsa-Zsa Padilla.
* Best Musical Variety Show (2006-2007)
** In 2006, they also won Best Male and Female TV hosts, namely Toni Gonzaga and Luis Manzano.
** In 2007, they also won the Best New Male Personality, Ronnie Liang.
KBP Golden Dove Awards
* Best Musical Variety Show (1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007)
USTv Students' Choice Awards
* Best Variety Show (2007)
* ASAP 24k Awards
* ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards
* ASAP Platinum Circle Awards
Beside the usual in-set concert, "ASAP" has traveled around the world in places such as
San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. They also traveled all over the Philippines, with shows in Cebu, Davao, Subicand many more.
ASAP Music is the record label of "ASAP". Hosts of "ASAP" come together to produce quality music for all to enjoy. It is said that producing an ASAP album could take over a year for the reason that most of their hosts are already signed up with other record labels.
"ASAP" does not only produce music, but aims to pierce through the concert business as well with live productions of "ASAP" artists. They already have produced sold out concerts like:
Hearthtrobs- Piolo Pascualand Sam Milby
*You and Me -
Christian Bautistaand Rachelle Ann Go
Rock Da Vote- Comediens like: Chokoleit, Candy Pangilinan, Tessie Tomas John Lapus, John Santosand many more at the Music Museum
Rock Enroll- Yeng Constaninoat Aliw Theater
Ten: Piolo Pascual 10th Anniversary Concert at Araneta Coliseum
Ol4Luv: Araneta Coliseum with Sarah Geronimo, Rachelle Anne Go, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos
*: Richard Poon at Music Museum
Coverboys: Uncovered at the Music Museum
PoohKwang: Pooh and Pokwang at the Music Museum
ASAP Box Office
Pops and Martin split-up
On May 1998, Martin Nievera shocked the televiewers when he tearfully announced his resignation from the show following rumors that he and wife Pops Fernandez (also his co-host) have split up after experiencing marital problems. He declared that "Pops never gave him a chance" to patch things up. A week after he resigned, Pops replied with a statement that she needed time and space to patch their marriage, but did not elaborate. On October 1998, Pops and Martin were declared Best Female TV Host and Best Male TV Host respectively. The former couple went up together on stage to accept the awards, to which the Concert King used the opportunity to read the poem he wrote to Pops, signifying intentions to patch things up. However, after the said episode, Pops never went back with Martin who is now happily settled with Katrina Ojeda.
The Pops-Martin split-up greatly affected the ratings of the show, because televiewers had identified "ASAP" as Pops' and Martin's show. Because of the couples' separation, ABS-CBN reformatted the show and allowed other talents to shine.
February 2, 2003, Regine Tolentino accused fellow dancer Angela Velez of intentionally spewing kerosene on the same stage she was to dance on after Angela did her number, making the stage extremely slippery and very difficult to perform on. As a result, she slipped, fell and tumbled so many times during her heart-pounding dance number that made her outraged. She said it was a deliberate sabotage and went on to say that she will never again dance with Angela because "she just might end up six feet under."
Angela revealed that she did spit the kerosene. Apparently, she was supposed to have a fiery entrance, but her lighter did not work so she had to get rid of the kerosene in her mouth. Word war erupts, but in the end, the two performers shook each other's hands.
*Rated PG - Dance and groove with "Mr. Pure Energy", Gary Valenciano, as he make your afternoon much hotter.
*Apat na Sikat - 4 songs which the people must vote to get in the top 4.
*Sam Sessions -
Sam Milby's own segment.
*Dream Request Live! - Watch your favorite
Pinoy Dream Academyscholar's "Honor Lists of 6"; Chad, Panky, Irish, Ronnie, Jay-R and Yeng, as they sing the songs the viewers requested.
*Champions Showdown - Champions from the famed several singing contests, Star In a Million, Star For a Night, Search For the Star In a Million which consist of
Rachelle Ann Go, Sarah Geronimo, Erik Santos, Mark Bautista, Christian Bautista, Sheryn Regis, Frenchie Dy, Kris Lawrenceand Jerome Salaalso joins the scene with their renditions of ballads and sometimes jukebox hits. The Latest additions are the Winners in Pinoy Dream Academy's Yeng Constantinoand Philippine Idol's Mau Marcelo.
*ASAP Top 40- hits that topped the card in that week as they performed it.
Star In A Million- A contest which later became a TV Show aired on the same network.
*ASAP Victim - A Reality-Segment, hosted by
Luis Manzano, Carlos Agassiand John Prats. which was later became a Hit Reality Show aired on the same network. Hosted by Carlos Agassi.
*ASAP Clash Dance - First hosted by
Vina Moralesthen Angelica Jones.
Ana Fegiand Bituin Escalante
*Ultimate Dance 4 (UD4) - Segment featuring
Rayver Cruz, Shaina Magdayao, John Pratsand Maja Salvador
List of Philippine television shows
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