Prepare for an evening filled with mesmerizing harmonies, phenomenal performances, and a symphony of sensational vocal prowess as the Divas of the Queendom — Rita Daniela, Hannah Precillas, Thea Astley, Mariane Osabel, Jessica Villarubin, and Julie Anne San Jose — are more than ready for their first ensemble concert titled “Queendom: Live” this December 2, 8 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Theater.
After consistently delivering their best performances and belting their hearts out on GMA’s “All Out Sundays,” the young and Kapuso homegrown Divas are ready to reign supreme on the concert stage. Expect them to create a dynamic fusion with their diverse styles, taking fans and concert enthusiasts on a journey through genres and eras, soul-stirring anthems, and heart-pounding pop hits.
“World-class concert ‘Queendom: Live’ stands as GMA Network’s special tribute to the unwavering support of fans who have championed Rita, Hannah, Thea, Mariane, Jessica, and Julie. They have made their hometowns proud following their triumphs in GMA’s singing competitions and now give immense pride as the Network’s most-prized singers. Synergy remains steadfast in supporting their continued success as they flourish on the world stage. We’ve heard the clamor of the public to bring them together in one major concert stage. Definitely, a Christmas treat to our Kapuso as we usher in the holidays,” says Senior Vice President and Head of GMA Integrated News, Regional TV and Synergy Oliver Victor Amoroso.
“We are very much excited for this project that brings together to one stage, and in front of a live audience, six of Kapuso Network’s highly-talented homegrown artists. To Julie, Rita, Hannah, Thea, Mariane, and Jessica, and to the whole production team of “Queendom: Live,” congratulations in advance! This concert is a testament that the Network’s artists and talents are undeniably high-caliber and world-class and that we are truly capable of bringing superior entertainment to all our audiences,” expresses Consultant for Business Development Department III Darling de Jesus-Bodegon.
Meet the Queens
Rita Daniela has been garnering applause ever since she won “Popstar Kids” in 2005. Since then, she has also gone on to become a formidable dramatic actress. Known for her soulful voice and expressive performance style, Rita has definitely earned her title as “The Undeniable Star.”
Hannah Precillas is a true powerhouse diva who first made waves as the Grand Winner of “Bet ng Bayan” in 2014. She has also competed internationally and placed as a finalist in a singing competition in Indonesia. From being the unmistakable voice behind the theme songs of hit teleseryes such as “Maging Sino Ka Man,” “Kambal, Karibal,” “Onanay,” “Legal Wives,” and more, Hannah has rightfully earned the title “Kapuso OST Princess.”
When it comes to providing soulful vocals, Thea Astley is definitely topnotch! This singer/songwriter was first launched onto the stage through her finish as the 1st runner-up on “The Clash” Season 2. Having come a long way from her beginnings in Doha, Qatar, Thea is continually living up to her title as “The Kapuso Soul Princess” with her distinct vibrato and vocal range.
Originally hailing from Iligan City in Mindanao, Mariane Osabel bested all the others and won as the Grand Champion on “The Clash” Season 4. There, she was dubbed as “The Ultimate Siren,” and now, as one of the Queens, Mariane provides amazing high-hitting performances and harmonies like no other.
Jessica Villarubin, meanwhile, is a vocal revelation from Cebu. When she joined the third season of “The Clash” in 2020, she displayed exceptional singing techniques and vocal stamina, which made her shine among the rest and emerge as the Grand Champion. The “Power Cebuana Diva” also went viral with her collaboration cover of a Celine Dion classic.
No stranger to the concert scene, “Asia’s Limitless Star” is set to deliver a remarkable performance on “Queendom: Live.” Julie Anne San Jose started young on “Popstar Kids,” and since then, she has consistently been raising the bar as a female vocalist. One of the best-selling recording artists of the country, Julie Anne is known as the youngest recipient of the Diamond Record Award from the Philippine Association of the Record Industry. With many musical awards under her belt, it’s no wonder why Julie Anne was chosen as host of “The Clash” and gained a spot as one of the Superstar Coaches on “The Voice Generations.” She also achieved another milestone with her online musical trilogy concert entitled “Limitless,” which received the silver award in the Entertainment Special: Variety Special Category at the 2022 New York Festivals TV and Film Awards.
Get ready for a spectacular night
With these six amazing powerhouse divas all on one stage, they are ready to rule and raise the bar as one! Get ready for the ultimate diva experience as they sing their fans’ playlist picks and bring out both what their audiences have been clamoring for, as well as surprising renditions of well-loved classics and new hit songs. Concertgoers should not miss out as well on the special performances prepared by the divas’ surprise guests.
Directed by Miguel Tanchanco and made possible through GMA Synergy and GMA Entertainment Group, “Queendom: Live” will be a milestone moment in these women’s musical journey. Together, they will create a vocal and visual spectacle that aims to empower women to rise up and claim their crowns and thrones as true Filipina queens.
Tickets for “Queendom: Live” are available via www.gmanetwork.com/synergy and ticketworld.com.ph.