For over a year, members of MNL48 have been on a path to introduce the concept of a Japanese idol to Filipinos, saying that their type of music will be loved by many someday.
And in their continuing efforts to prove their worth, the group accepted an invitation to perform in China as part of a music festival organized by their official sister group, Japan’s AKB48.
Eight members of MNL48 will be flying to Shanghai for the AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 to be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center on August 24.
One of those is MNL48 Belle, who was selected to represent the group through an audition process staged in March, before the results of their second general election were determined.
“I will do my best not to waste the opportunity to represent MNL48 and the Philippines,” Belle said.
The others are Sheki, Abby, Brei, Rans, Coleen, Sela and Kay.
They will join AKB48 themselves, AKB48’s Team SH and Team TP, and their other international sister groups based in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.
This is the second time MNL48 will be performing abroad, with the first being in the AKB48 Asia Festival in Bangkok in January. (Excerpted from news.abs-cbn. com)