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The Juans perform live on Inquirer ShowbizLive

By: - Entertainment Correspondent
/ 04:55 PM April 06, 2017
The Juans band with ShowbizLive hosts Ervin Santiago (second to the left) and Izel Abanilla (Rightmost)

The Juans at Inquirer ShowbizLive

Boy band The Juans serenaded fans live last night on Inquirer ShowbizLive.

The band got viewers and listeners wanting for more as they performed their latest single “Nasayang Lang” and their soulful version of the mega hit “Versace on the floor”, during their April 5 guesting.

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The five-member all-male group leads the second batch of Viva Artists Agency’s PPop Generation. Composed of Carl Guevarra, Japs Mendoza, Jiad Arroyo, Jason De Mesa and Daniel Gorospe, the group is an ensemble of genuinely talented singers, with each having unique individual entertainment skills beyond singing.

The boys shared that they started on the boy band route when Viva Artists Agency was planning to put up an all-male “typical sing-and-dance boy band.”

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“When we auditioned, we were terrible, terrible dancers, eh na-discover po nila [Viva Artists Agency] that we could also play [musical] instruments, sabe nila tutal wala pa sa Pilipinas nung totoong boy band, as in everybody’s singing, ‘dun po nagsimula ‘yung journey namin bilang The Juans,” said Carl Guevarra.

(When we auditioned, we were terrible, terrible dancers, but they [Viva Artists] discovered that we could also play [musical] instruments, so they said, since there is still no legitimate boy band in the Philippines, where everybody sings, [we were made into one] and that started our journey as The Juans.)

Most of them trace their roots from different singing competitions. Mendoza once joined ABS-CBN’s “The Voice of the Philippines”, Arroyo started in “It’s Showtime”, Gorospe came from TV5’s “Kanta Pilipinas”, while Guevarra came from GMA7’s “Ride To Fame”. The group’s only member who did not hail from a signing contest is De Mesa who happens to be singer Rico J. Puno’s son.

During their guesting, The Juans openly recalled thrilling fan encounters, such as those who tremble while approaching them for a photo, and when the band surprises fans by randomly calling them out on Facebook and giving them a soulful serenade.

Inquirer ShowbizLive airs every Wednesday at 8 p.m. on Inquirer.net Facebook, YouTube and Periscope. It is also broadcast live on Inquirer Bandera Facebook, RadyoInquirer 990AM and Channel 16 or 18 via TV Plus.

The show is hosted by Inquirer Bandera’s entertainment editor Ervin Santiago and Inquirer.net’s entertainment correspondent Izel Abanilla.

For more show-biz inside stories, follow the hosts on their Instagram accounts:

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@Ervinsantiago7 – Ervin Santiago

@zelabanilla – Izel Abanilla

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