The long wait is over for Aldub loveteam. Finally, Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza reached “sa tamang panahon” through the benefit concert broadcast on live local television last Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 held at Philippine Arena. What made this event so special for everyone?
According to GMA News, the official hashtag for Saturday’s event was #ALDubEBTamangPanahon generated 39.5M tweets. The final count was 39,522,300 in just a span of 24 hours. This broke the record of highly-anticipated FIFA World Cup game #BRAvsGER with 35.6M tweets. The emotions of everyone watching the show were loudly expressed in Twitter indeed.
Rappler recounted some of the highlights of the concert. Eat Bulaga gave a non-stop concert as there were no commercial breaks at all which ran for more than 3 hours. It started at 11:30 a.m. and ended at 3 p.m. Fun-filled and witty productions were prepared for the spectators. This was a sold-out event with 55,000 seating capacity.
In addition, fans get to know more about the new star Mendoza through the short clip presented before she hit the stage first with her solo performance. The short clip showed photos from her childhood to adolescent years, narration from her family and closest college buddies and her long-time dream of making it in the entertainment industry. It also featured the story of how her Dubsmash videos was the way for Eat Bulaga to invite her for an audition, and her current status now with different endorsements and more opportunities.
The most awaited close encounter of the Richards and Mendoza was deemed by many fans as magical and heartwarming. They depicted a modern-day fairy tale-like characters searching for each other’s one true love.
Richards slowly entered the Philippine Arena while Mendoza was waiting at the stage. As they meet on the stage, Lola Nidora comes out and gave her blessing to the couple. He serenaded her through the song “God Gave Me You.” Everyone were overwhelmed in what seems like a time-stopping moment even Richards drew Mendoza closer for a tight hug.
It was definitely one for the books for those who love Aldub. What will be the next chapter in the Kalyeserye plot for Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza? Have fans already see a glimpse of their future if destiny permits them to have each other, for real?
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