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.

Kriesha Chu shares her excitement to perform in Manila at the Super Pop Con 2017 press conference | Photo by Psylocke Antonio

“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 performs at the Mall of Asia Arena for Super Pop Con 2017 | Photo by Psylocke Antonio

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.