December 29, 2012 was a special day for Kpop fans in the Philippines. With almost 6,000 attendees and more than 30 participating local fan clubs, The 4th Philippine Kpop Convention was the day most anticipated by fans in the Philippines. The prestigious event was held in the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) forum 1, 2 and 3.
There was no dull moment from the time that you step in the PICC forum. Fan club booths were all around where you can play games with fans and win prizes, shop for your kpop albums and items, or your can join the crowd and watch the performances by kpop fans. There were many contests held such as the Kpop Dance Battle, Kpop Signing Star,Kpop Idol Look-A-Like, and Kpop Kosplay. The fans got the opportunity to win Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert tickets and home appliances from their major sponsor, Standard.
It was also the first time that the Philippine Kpop Committee Inc., was able to bring Kpop artists to perform in their annual convention. The rookie group A.CIAN and F.CUZ were the highlights of the event.
The whole PICC forum 3 was shook with loud cheers and screams as soon as A.CIAN took their stage. The boys performed their songs Stuck, 거짓말, Where`s Oh! My love, and Hit from the repackaged album, HIT. Lucky fans were also able to interact with the boys by playing a game on stage. The members of A.CIAN were very warm and accommodating, giving hugs and laughter to their fans. A.CIAN also had a fan signing event after their performance. One lucky fan who bought the album had a chance to be in an exclusive party with A.CIAN.
As the day went on, kpop fans were hyped all throughout the event as they anticipated for F.CUZ. Fans went wilder as soon as they emerged on stage. The boys performed No One, NO. 1, Jiggy (Acoustic version), Dreaming I, Rise Up and their own rendition of Gangnam Style. During the interview, the boys asked the fans to bring out their mobile phones and follow them on twitter. After their performances, they also held a fan signing event for their album For Century Ultimate Zest. Two fans were picked to have a special dinner date with F.CUZ.
Even after the performances of the Kpop idols, fans anticipated for the Philippine Kpop Awards, wherein fans were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite idols. Below are the winners:
4TH PHILIPPINE KPOP AWARDS:
Rookie of the Year - EXO
Hottest Male Artist - JYJ – Kim Jaejoong
Hottest Female Artist – 2NE1 – Dara Park
Best Male Artist/Group - Super Junior
Best Female Artist/Group – 2NE1
Song of the Year – CN Blue – Hey You
Album of the Year – Super Junior – Sexy Free and Single
Globe’s Go Unli Kpop Fanclub of the Year – Cassiopeia Philippines
The 4TH Philippine Kpop Convention was indeed another success brought by the Philippine Kpop Committee Inc. It was a day that will always be remembered and anticipated by kpop fans every year. We would like to extend our gratitude and congratulate the Philippine Kpop Committee Inc. for their efforts and hard work to this event.
It was a day that was definitely for the fans and by the fans.
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[HQ Photos] Philippine KPop Convention 4 feat. A.Cian & F.Cuz
Article & Photography by: Donna @ KAvenyou