SM Mall of Asia was packed for the culmination of the Pyromusical Competition with Italy and Philippines displaying their fireworks extravaganza on March 17, 2012.
To close the Philippine International Pyromusical Competition,Close UP entertained and delighted the crowd with special performances from Rico Blanco, Gino Padilla, Barbie Almalbis, and Never The Strangers band.
The program was hosted by Jessica Mendoza and Rico Robles.
Here are the photos and video of the concert:
Rico Robles and Jessica Mendoza hosting the program
Ian Batherson and Valerie Weigmann: Stars in the new Close Up Music Video “Moving Closer”
Gino Padilla sang the classic Close Up theme “Closer You and I”
The Funny Bone Game
It was Rico Blanco’s birthday and the crowd was singing the Happy Birthday Song for him while Rico video records that moment using his phone
Big crowd at SM Mall of Asia who watched the fireworks display and the concert
Rico Blanco on keyboards singing “Come closer to me now!”
Rico Blanco interacting with the crowd
Never The Strangers Band, who sang the new Close Up theme “Moving Closer”
Group hug for the performers at the Concert (minus Barbie)
Rico Blanco on guitars rocking the crowd
Rico and his band performed well pleasing the crowd
Great performance by Rico
Here is the video of Rico’s finale number for the concert: