JUAN KARLOS LABAJO on Stage 1

I can’t believe two years just flew by so fast. One minute you’re watching TV and seeing all these talented youngsters belt it out on The Voice Kids, the next minute you’re interviewing them and they don’t sound like kids anymore. JK Labajo was on the first season of the Voice Kids under Team Bamboo. Alth0ugh he didn’t win the competition, doors kept opening left and right for the young singer and actor.

JK dropped by The Afternoon Cruise to perform songs from his album under MCA Music. During his stint on The Voice Kids, he usually sang old songs–Frank Sinatra, love ballads and jazz standards. You’d be thinking for someone his age, he’d appreciate more of Justin Timberlake, Greyson Chance or Nathan Sykes but he grew up loving the classics. With the release of his album, JK embraces more of his generation’s music, making fans swoon with his covers an original tracks.
Check out the videos from his Stage 1 performance below:

Lunar Lights on Stage 1

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Lunar Lights is a three-year-old alternative rock band from Malolos, Bulacan that just signed with Warner Music Philippines. The 5-man band is composed of Rocky Villanueva on vocals, Paul Armand Pascual on lead guitar, Mark Aquino on the keys, Eron dela Cruz on the bass and Maverick Meneses on drums. Though they count 30 Seconds to Mars, The Killers, Switchfoot and Coldplay as influences, their goal is to use their original songs to uplift the spirit of arts and culture in the Philippines. Their debut album will be released later this year. For now, enjoy these songs they performed on my show, The Afternoon Cruise:

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STAGE 1 Guests – September 2015

Genesis Entertainment artists Katrina Velarde, Monique Lualhati and RJ dela Fuente performed some songs from their SETLIST concert (September 30 at the Music Hall, Metro Walk).

Genesis Entertainment artists Katrina Velarde, Monique Lualhati and RJ dela Fuente performed some songs from their SETLIST concert (September 30 at the Music Hall, Metro Walk).

Christian Bautista performed songs from his latest album "Soundtrack"

Christian Bautista performed songs from his latest album “Soundtrack”

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Johnoy Danao, one of my favorite Filipino singer-songwriters. I'm in love with his Samu't Sari album.

Johnoy Danao, one of my favorite Filipino singer-songwriters. I’m in love with his Samu’t Sari album.

Callalily with me and our marketing supergirl/fellow video producer Deniece.

Callalily with me and our marketing supergirl/fellow video producer Deniece.

Kean Cipriano on vocals

Kean Cipriano on vocals

Callalily on Stage 1

Callalily with me and our marketing supergirl/fellow video producer Deniece.

Callalily with me and our marketing supergirl/fellow video producer Deniece.

Finally! Callalily returned to the Mellow947 studios for a live performance set. They were actually scheduled a month ago–they were out of town that day, were supposed to fly back in the morning but their flight got delayed so they couldn’t make it to the 1pm call time at Mellow.

Kean Cipriano on vocals

Kean Cipriano on vocals

I’ve had the band on the show thrice. I can’t believe it’s been a decade since they formed the group. They’re actually coming out with a 10th year anniversary album as a gift for you fans who have supported them all these years! While you wait, they’ve released an upbeat single titled “Now I’m Dancing” which perfectly encapsulates how happy and thankful they are.

They performed the new single and some Callalily favorites for their Stage 1 set. Video below: