'One Kapamilya Go' draws thousands to France


Posted at Oct 06 2012 04:39 PM | Updated as of Oct 07 2012 05:51 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino fans from France and other European countries trooped to Nice to participate in the ABS-CBN Regional Network Group and TFC’s “One Kapamilya Go – The NICEst Event”.

The event held last September 14 at the Acropolis, flew in hot Kapamilya stars Piolo Pascual, Maja Salvador, John Lloyd and Bea Alonzo.

“Holding ‘One Kapamilya Go’ in Nice, France is a significant event because it clearly shows how strongly present Filipinos are almost anywhere in the world,” said Edgardo “Egay” Garcia, ABS-CBN managing director for Europe and Middle East.

Prior to the start of the European finals of TFCKat, TFC’s own global talent search, Consul Deena Jay Amatong of the Philippine Embassy in Paris promoted the overseas absentee voting registration.

For the grand finals of TFCKat Europe, contestants from France, United Kingdom, Italy and Spain were brought to the event to compete for the regional grand prize of £2,000, a plaque, plus a trip to Manila with a chance to compete in “Pilipinas Got Talent”.

Spain’s Maverick “E-Twist” Gomez Silang bagged the title because of his charm and amazing talent in dancing. 

Voted People’s Choice Awardee was Al Angelo Bernal of United Kingdom. His video profile on the TFC Europe Facebook community page earned 1,647 likes/votes.

After the talent search, the audience got a huge fans’ treat with the premiere of the box-office hit film, “The Mistress”, with no less than its stars gracing the event. 

Following the premiere of “The Mistress” was the Artist Segment hosted by Maja Salvador who also performed song and dance numbers.  Crowd shrieks of delight grew even louder as John Lloyd, Bea Alonzo and Piolo Pascual entertained the audience with individual musical performances. 

TFC.tv – the digital tambayan (hub) of the global Pinoy - the newest, exciting way to watch TFC plus more online and on-demand, was launched at the event. It had product demonstrations and merchandising at the venue.

Salvador and Pascual introduced the video presentation, after which all the artists were called on stage to present the TFC.tv “Click Tayo” music video which showcases 30 of TFC’s top stars singing and dancing to Chocolate Beef’s “Barkada” song.