When a preview of the song “Trouble” was flashed on Mall of Asia Arena’s screen, the Super Pop Con 2017 audience was a mixture of cheers and collectively held breaths, anticipating the next performer in the lineup —Kriesha Chu. Aside from being the only female and solo act among K-Pop boy groups B.A.P, BTOB, B1A4, B.I.G., Pentagon, and VIXX, Filipino fans were looking forward to the teen singer with whom they share the same roots.
“Actually I was born here in [Makati] Manila so it feels really nice to be back again. The last time that I came to the Philippines, I was still a trainee. So this time, coming back as a solo artist feels really great,” Chu shares with the members of the press ahead of the show. She also revealed that she prepared a special surprise for the audience.
Kriesha Chu set foot onstage wearing a red outfit that was as bright as the smile she carried throughout her performance of her debut single “Trouble”. After jokingly showing the audience her “surprise” finger-heart gesture, she went on to reveal the real surprise that she prepared especially for her Manila visit and sang a sweet yet equally emotional rendition of Bituin Escalante‘s “Kung Ako Na Lang Sana”. Watch here:
Mission I: Super Pop Con 2017 was presented by KIRIN in partnership with LUMOS E&M and All Access Productions, and in collaboration with local democratic party PDP Laban for building more drug rehabilitation and renewal centers across the country.