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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Dec 29, 2021



To a new year filled with light, hope, and love: GMA Network welcomes 2022 with star-studded New Year Special


Amidst the challenges and setbacks brought about by the pandemic, GMA Network lights up the world in celebrating the new year with "Kapuso Countdown to 2022: The GMA New Year Special" this Friday, December 31. 


To kick start the spectacle, Asia's Multimedia Star Alden Richards leads the constellation of Kapuso artists who will dazzle viewers with world-class performances as everyone anticipates the new year.


Set to mark her first Kapuso New Year Countdown celebration is prime actress Bea Alonzo who will have a special performance of the hit songs ‘Mr. Perfectly Fine,’ ‘10,000 Hours,’ and ‘Love Again’ with Alden as a teaser to their much-awaited team up next year. 


The festivities open with a performance of ‘Liwanag sa Dilim’ by Alden, Bea, Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista, Garrett Bolden, Rayver Cruz, Rochelle Pangilinan, Mark Herras, Aicelle Santos, Hannah Precillas, Jessica Villarubin, Lexi Gonzales, Mavy Legaspi, Kyline Alcantara, and Asia's Limitless Star Julie Anne San Jose. 


Dance Royalties Rochelle, Mark, Rayver, and Kyline will rock the floor as they move to the beat of ‘Laser Lights.’ 


Watch out as GMA Artist Center unveils an exciting surprise that will add 'Sparkle' to Kapuso audiences' TV viewing this 2022. 


To amp up the fun, Kapuso stars Gabbi Garcia, Ruru Madrid, Miguel Tanfelix, Ysabel Ortega, Khalil Ramos, Bianca Umali, Sanya Lopez, and Derrick Monasterio will take the stage and perform the trending songs ‘Me,’ ‘Physical,’ and ‘Hold On.’ 


Kapuso singers Hannah, Garrett, and Jennie Gabriel bring viewers some of GMA Dramas’ soundtracks that shine bright this year – ‘Hawak Kita,’ ‘Pagmamahal Mo Lang,’ and ‘Our Love.’ 


Spreading hope for a brighter tomorrow are Rocco Nacino, Rayver, Derrick, Garrett, and Jeremiah Tiangco as they serenade viewers.


Meanwhile, The Clash Grand Champion Mariane Osabel and Runner-up Vilmark Viray will belt out original compositions from the show’s songwriting competition titled ‘Umuwi Ka Na’ and ‘Bakit Mahal Pa Rin Kita.’ 


The fun doesn’t stop with more flashing performances from Julie, Jeremiah, Jessica, Mariane, Ruru, Bianca, Miguel, Gabbi of ‘The Light is Coming,’ ‘Blinding Lights,’ and ‘All The Lights.’ 


In tune with the spirit of giving, GMA Kapuso Foundation continues its commitment to deliver much-needed public service during these trying times - from Covid-related assistance and currently to those affected in Visayas and Mindanao by Typhoon Odette. During the New Year Countdown, details on where to donate will be flashed on the screen for Kapuso viewers who wish to extend help to those recovering from the calamity.


A heartwarming performance of ‘Isang Kinabukasan’ will also be carried out by Christian, Aicelle, Jeremiah, Jessica, and Mariane. 


As an early gift to avid viewers, sneak peeks of upcoming Kapuso shows will also be unveiled along with never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage from one of the Network's highly-anticipated and groundbreaking projects – Voltes V: Legacy.


Kapuso viewers all over the country and the world join in on the celebration as they show videos of their celebrations happening from different points in anticipation of the coming year. 


Meanwhile, all set to light up the sky is the grand fireworks show from the SM Mall of Asia.  


Get ready for a brighter and glistening new year via "Kapuso Countdown to 2022: The GMA New Year Special" this December 31, 10:30 p.m., on GMA-7 and GMA Pinoy TV with a live stream on GMANetwork.com.


For more stories about the Kapuso Network, visit www.GMANetwork.com and www.gtv.