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Arnel still the voice behind The Journey’s continued success

  • Written by Bong De Leon
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LUCKY 7 Koi Productions, Inc., composed of friends who are frequent Solaire Resort and Casino guests, gather some of the country’s  world-class performers  for a musical showdown come October 28, 7:30 p.m. at The Theater in Solaire . They include The Journey’s Arnel Pineda, Your Face Sounds Familiar second placer Michael Pangilinan, the next big diva  Morissette and X-Factor UK finalist The 4th Impact. In this one-of-a kind treat, joining them as front act is the beautiful Mayumi (grand champion, Jap-Pinoy Star Quest of ABS-CBN) and T.O.M.S. Band.

Arnel Pineda is a great rocker—former vocalist of a local band (Big Thing) in the 80’s before he joined The Journey after the group saw a video of Arnel whose voice is strikingly close to that of Steve Perry, legendary frontman of the Journey. Arnel has been doing sold-out shows with the Journey in Chile, Las Vegas, and  elsewhere in the world. At the presscon, Arnel clarifies the rumor that he’s been booted out as the Journey’s front man. In fact, he said they’re doing at least 60 shows a year and the group seems happy with his performance.

Michael Pangilinan,  ang Bagong Kilabot Ng Mga Kolehiyala, won the hearts of millions when he landed second place in Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 on ABS-CBN. Prior to that, he interpreted compositions twice in ABS-CBN’s  Himig Handog  P-Pop Love Songs  in 2014  and 2016. His song, Pare, Mahal Mo Raw Ako in 2014 garnered more than 8 million views on Youtube.  He just released his second album under the Star Music label with Hanggang Kailan as the carrier single . His lovelife is also so far, so good with Gabby’s daughter, Garrie Concepcion.

Morissette  is undeniably the next  big diva. She wows her audience like it’s nobody’s business. After landing as finalist in the first season  of ABS-CBN’s The Voice, her career zoomed high up.  She also debuted in Broadway  with Repertory Philippines’  production of Disney’s Camp Rock.

The 4th Impact wowed the discriminating taste of the movie press people  during the presscon. The Cercado sisters-Mylene, Irene, Almira, Celina  collectively known as  4th Impact.  When they  auditioned  for X-Factor UK , they carried the name 4th Power  but later changed it to 4th Impact after they created great impact on the crowd and the judges  led by Simon Cowell.

For tickets to this world-class, once-in-a-lifetime concert at The Theater of Solaire Resort @ Casino on Oct. 28,  call Ticketworld at 891-9999.


ARIEL Rivera is such an underrated actor who stays away  from  intrigues.  He may be  picky  with roles  but  that’s the  way it is.  He  wants  to be remembered  with his performance as he doesn’t  want to shortchange  the viewers who spend their time watching  a show expecting good viewing experience.
A very good  family man, Ariel is also busy with construction business, being an architect as his other profession. He also often jets from Manila to Canada and vice versa because his two sons are currently pursuing their studies there. Wife Gelli de Belen is also busy with her acting career who’s now one of the most hated contravidas because of her role in the ABS-CBN primetime hit, “Magpahanggang Wakas.”
Meanwhile, Ariel stars in another potboiler on GMA7, “Hahamakin Lahat,” an afternoon sure-hit serye that topbills Kristoffer Martin, Joyce Ching,  Thea Tolentino and  Bruno Gabriel.


“BUBBLE Gang” continues  to pin  high ratings. The reason perhaps  why the cast and the people behind the show are so inspired  to  give the viewers a good and wholesome entertainment  that really gives  the appetite for comedy.
Tomorrow night in “Bubble Gang” – expect  the entire cast, led by Michael V to give their all with funny antics, commercial  spoofs, sketches and gags  Always  remember that laughter is the best medicine.  And it’s the cheapest and the most generic.