Ted, ‘Tunying,’ and Gerry Show Off Singing Chops at DZMM’s 25th Anniversary Concert

Cheers turned into a wild roar when news anchor Ted Failon came out crooning classics “Open Arms” and “Love Hurts” in his smashing singing showdown with “Pilipinas Got Talent 1” grand winner Jovit Baldivino, while Anthony ‘Tunying’ Taberna and Gerry Baja rocked the house belting out nationalistic rock songs at the “DZMM SilveRadyo: The Concert” held at the Araneta Coliseum last Saturday (Dec 17).

Joining them were DZMM anchors who wowed thousands of spectators to celebrate the station’s 25 years of breaking news coverage and public service. It will be aired this Friday (Dec 23) on Studio 23, 4 PM and on DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26), 8 PM.

ABS-CBN’s Manila Radio Division head Peter Musngi also announced that award-winning broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez’ will return to DZMM in January next year via a magazine program “Rated Korina,” inspired by her top-rating ABS-CBN show “Rated K.”

Musngi, meanwhile, performed a duet of classic love songs with the captivating Rachel Alejandro, while the hard-hitting “Dos Por Dos” tandem of Anthony and Gerry sang patriotic tunes with Randy Santiago with a photo montage that presented DZMM’s outstanding achievements in the past 25 years.

Working their suave ballroom dancing moves were anchors Winnie Cordero, Jiñg Castaneda, Maresciel Yao, Ariel Ureta, Joe D’ Mango, Cory Quirino, Atty. Claire Castro, Henry Omaga-Diaz, Bro. Jun ‘Dr. Love’ Banaag, and station manager Marah Capuyan.

Balladeers Guji Lorenzana, Christian Bautista, and Jed Madela serenaded the crowd with their passionate renditions of romantic OPM Christmas songs with anchors Jasmin Romero, Niña Corpuz, Bernadette Sembrano, Kaye Dacer, May Ceniza, Dr. Luisa, Ruby Tayag, and Mae Balbuena. Male anchors Alex Santos, Vic Lima, Carl Balita, DJ Richard, and Star Power finalists Akiko and Monica also delivered a medley of the season’s most requested Christmas songs like “Last Christmas,” “My Only Wish,” and “All I Want for Christmas is You.”

Kapamilya stars also shone in the event with solo performances from Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano who belted out classic OPM ballads, Karylle who staged a dazzling performance of her upbeat single “OMG,” and Star Power grand champion Angeline Quinto who showcased her pipes by singing the theme songs of ABS-CBN’s top-rating teleseryes.

Gab Valenciano, on the other hand, led the pack of Gretchen Fullido, DJ Cha-cha, DJ Toni, DZMM sports patrollers, and Traffic Angels Bea, Tina, and Raki, grooving to dance pop hits.

The audience exploded with cheers and laughter when entertainment anchors Onse, Ahwel Paz, Ambet Nabus, and veteran crime reporter Gus Abelgas set out an amusing novelty performance with comediennes Melai Cantiveros, Kiray, and Kakai Bautista.

Don’t miss the airing of “DZMM SilveRadyo: The Concert” this Friday (Dec 23) on Studio 23, 4 PM and on DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26), 8 PM.

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