The biggest, brightest, and rising Kapamilya stars once again assembled for the launch of the Star Magic 30 catalogue, which is part of the momentous 30th anniversary celebration of the ABS-CBN talent arm Star Magic this year.
The event, hosted by Edward Barber and Kaila Estrada, commenced with a quick glimpse on the gallery of the artists’ blow-up photos and the goings on inside the venue. Loveteam KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad serenaded the attendees, which were comprised of Star magic managers, handlers, road managers, and artists, as well as of ABS-CBN executives, partners, and sponsors, with their single “Misteryo.”
Head of Star Magic Laurenti Dyogi delivered a hearty opening remark, through which he gave us a few hints on what to expect to the first-ever catalogue under his term in the talent arm, as well as the challenges that they went through in order to complete it. Direk Lauren then went on to express his gratitude to the hardworking and talented team behind it, and asked those who are going to acquire a copy to also treat it as something special and important like they do.
We were also given a sneak-peek on the making of this special catalogue through an audio-visual representation, in which some of the main people behind it looked back on their journey towards completing this project.
Edward then had the opportunity to chat with two Star Magic stalwarts Jolina Magdangal-Escueta and Dimples Romana onstage. Kaila also had the chance to ask Robi Domingo how does he feel to be part of the catalogue through the years.
During his interview with Edward, award-winning veteran actor John Arcilla then commented how “important” and “kind of a flattery” it is for him to be part of this catalog, which is also his first time in his three-decade prolific career. His on-screen daughter Francine Diaz in the controversial primetime series Dirty Linen also had the same comment during her brief talk to Kaila. For her, being part of this year’s catalogue is also a milestone not just in her career, but in her life in general as well, since she is featured alongside the stars she’s been looking up to ever since she was still a kid and an aspiring actress.
After Power Diva Angeline Quinto performed her highly popular hit “At Ang Hirap,” we were given a peek on the stunning portraits of the artists included in this year’s portfolio through an AVP.
The hosts then had the chance to share the stage with Ultimate Phenomenal Loveteam Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano.
The celebration got more spectacular with the arrival of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. The Supreme Idol had a brief appearance onstage to greet everyone. On the other hand, the Asia’s Superstar elaborated how the annual Star Magic catalogue has always been so special for her.
The program capped off with the artists present in the event signing and taking snaps with their blow-up pictures and with their fellow celebrities.
he Star Magic 30 catalogue and merch box can be purchased on https://plusx.ph via pre-order.