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Logo, 2015–present
Genre Musical, Variety Show
Created by ABS-CBN Entertainment Group
Directed by Johnny Manahan
Starring Martin Nievera
Gary Valenciano
Zsa Zsa Padilla
Piolo Pascual
Sarah Geronimo
Luis Manzano
Toni Gonzaga
Ogie Alcasid
Robi Domingo
Alex Gonzaga and the rest of ASAP Kapamilya
Opening theme "ASAP Let's Celebrate" by ASAP artists (2015)
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of episodes 1,235 (as of October 14, 2018)
Executive producer(s) Marvi Gelito
Apple Salas
Production location(s) Studio 10, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, Diliman, Quezon City
Camera setup Multi-camera setup
Running time 165 minutes (including commercials) (Sunday at 11:45 – 14:30 PST)
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i (SDTV) (1995-2015)
1080i (HDTV) (2015–present)
Audio format Mono (1995–2002)
Dolby Digital (2002–present)
Original release February 5, 1995 – present
Preceded by Sa Linggo nAPO Sila
(January 28, 1990 - January 29, 1995)

ASAP (All-Star Sunday Afternoon Party) is the longest-running musical variety show in the Philippines shown on ABS-CBN. It is mainly presented by Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Sarah Geronimo, Luis Manzano, Toni Gonzaga, and Ogie Alcasid. The show is also seen worldwide through the subscription-based global TV channel The Filipino Channel. The show has been shown every Sunday since its pilot episode on February 5, 1995, surpassing GMA Supershow's record of nearly two decades. In October 2015, ASAP became the first live entertainment program in the Philippines to be broadcast in true high-definition picture, the other being a sports program.


The set of ASAP Incorporating multiple LED displays.

When Sa Linggo nAPO Sila became 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila to replace Eat Bulaga (which left ABS-CBN to transfer to GMA Network after TAPE Inc. denied ABS-CBN's offer to buy the airing rights of the show), a TV show was conceptualized by a group of production people from the displaced APO show in January 1995 as a "concert party" on Sundays. Martin Nievera accidentally joined the group while on break from taping his self-titled talk show. He gave the show the title acronym ASAP which stood for All-Star Sunday Afternoon Party. The production group decided to bring him and Pops Fernandez, along with Ariel Rivera and Dayanara Torres as main hosts for the show. The cast of Pare Ko (Claudine Barretto, Victor Neri, Roselle Nava, Gio Alvarez, Jao Mapa, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Nikka Valencia) became co-hosts for the show to attract the younger viewers. In 1996, the show's co-hosting line up evolved as it included different young stars from ABS-CBN's Talent Center (Ang TV, Gimik and Star Circle). The show also celebrated its first anniversary as it finally wrested the top spot away from its closest rival GMA Supershow. The show became victorious in 1997 as they celebrated their 2nd anniversary from the Araneta Coliseum, as their erstwhile institutional rival show GMA Supershow folded up.

The show originally had their own theme song, Hot na Hot sa ASAP in 1995. In the show's 2nd anniversary, another theme song was released, Better Than Ever. Initial broadcast commenced on February 5, 1995 at the Delta Theatre in Quezon Avenue. In March 1998, they transferred to their own studio at the Studio 3 of the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City, sharing space with 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila. However, the show hit a snag when main host Martin Nievera resigned on air because of marital issues with co-host (and now ex-wife) Pops Fernandez. Richard Gomez and Zsa Zsa Padilla joined in to replace Nievera and Torres.

In 1999, the show was broadcast simultaneously from the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City and the University of St. La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City to usher the second season of the MBA. Magandang Tanghali Bayan main hosts Randy Santiago, John Estrada and Willie Revillame helped out in hosting "ASAP" from Bacolod while the main hosts were in Cuneta Astrodome.

In 2000, they finally transferred again to their own studio at the Studio 10 of the said address. In 2002, the show lost former co-host and occasional guest Rico Yan died due to pancreatitis, while Jolina Magdangal left ASAP and she transferred to GMA Network to join SOP, along with Marvin Agustin which he later be at the network in 2006.

In 2003, the show was reformatted as ASAP Mania, after it lost its top-rating status to SOP Rules. Some original main hosts like Ariel Rivera, Pops Fernandez and Richard Gomez left while Martin Nievera returned on a semi-regular basis. The biggest talent acquisition of the show however were Gary Valenciano and Kuh Ledesma who decided to sign an exclusive contract with the Kapamilya Network and also shared the former's creative inputs to make the show more interesting. Some ASAP segments like Star in a Million and Victim became a hit with the viewers that ABS-CBN management decided to turn both segments into full-length shows. The move resulted into the network regaining lost audiences on weekends as both shows rated high against their respective counterparts.

In 2004, ASAP celebrated its year-long 10th anniversary and regained leadership with the addition of singing champions from Viva-produced singing contests Star for a Night and Search for a Star (Sarah Geronimo, Mark Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go) and ABS-CBN's Star in a Million (Sheryn Regis, Christian Bautista and Erik Santos) along with their runners-up. It also introduced a spin-off show ASAP Fanatic to serve as a venue for its new young stars (which came from Star Circle Quest) to perform and interact with fans.

In 2005 the format changed to ASAP '05 and added rising TV host Toni Gonzaga and commercial model-turned singer Nikki Gil. In 2006, the show absorbed talents from the displaced spin-off show ASAP Fanatic and became a three-hour show. It also launched a somewhat complicated logo resembling LED lights where the words ASAP were made out of dots connected which had been in use until 2014.

In February 2007, Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha joined the show on a temporary basis while ex-SOP performers Karylle (daughter of Zsa Zsa Padilla) and Billy Crawford followed suit in 2008.[1] The show also rolled out a grand welcome fit for royalty when it introduced then-Kapuso Primetime Queen Angel Locsin as the newest Kapamilya star in August 2007.

In 2009, the ratings were in favor of ASAP once again as the show regained the credibility, prestige and acclaim it once lost to its rival show. As a result, its rival show reformatted before the end of the year but no longer worked with the viewers.

On January 3, 2010, the show was relaunched as ASAP XV to mark its fifteenth anniversary. In the show's special anniversary on February 7, 2010, a new set was introduced. Competition became a three-way battle when TV5 (P.O.5) and GMA Network (Party Pilipinas) produced their own "concert party" shows, where some of their talents and staff were ASAP alumni.

After the year numbers in the show title wasn't adapted in 2010, a new show named ASAP Rocks was launched January 2, 2011. On April 3, 2011, a new set was introduced. For the first time in show's history, the show welcomed Eat Bulaga main host Vic Sotto as a special guest, performing in the show twice (April and December 2011) to promote separately the two movies that he did for ABS-CBN's film arm Star Cinema. In his December 2011 guesting, Vic was joined by some of his Eat Bulaga co-hosts on stage to promote the MMFF entry Enteng ng Ina Mo.

The show also lost its two former co-hosts and performers AJ Perez and RJ Rosales that same year due to their respective deaths.

On January 1, 2012, the show was launched as ASAP 2012. The show also showed its support to main host Zsa Zsa Padilla following the death of her partner, Comedy King Dolphy by giving him a royal tribute.

On January 6, 2013, the show was renamed ASAP 18 to commemorate the show's 18th anniversary. On January 5, 2014, the show was renamed ASAP 19 to commemorate the show's 19th anniversary.

On January 4, 2015, the show was renamed ASAP 20 to commemorate the show's 20th anniversary. It launched a new, simple logo that replaced the one being used in 2006. Thereafter, Sarah Geronimo, Toni Gonzaga, Piolo Pascual, & Bamboo were promoted to be main hosts of the show as seen in their OBB.

The show was also known for being the venue show for the premiere of ABS-CBN summer station IDs until 2015, when TV Patrol and It's Showtime changed venue. Between 2012 and 2015, the tide tilted in favor of ASAP once again when some cast members from their rival shows Party Pilipinas and Sunday All Stars transferred networks and started to appear in the show. Among the notable transfers were actress Iza Calzado, R&B Royalties Jay-R and Kyla, and Starstruck V Grand Winner-turned-ASAP Dance Goddess Sarah Lahbati, who also performed regularly while showing her remarkable fierce and sizzling sexy dance moves after a bitter falling out with her former network.[2]

In 2015, the show faced another challenge when they got into a tough ratings battle with GMA's new Sunday variety show Sunday PinaSaya that showcased more comedy skits than musical numbers. The show had to make adjustments by making some additional segments on their show like a short skit and games with Kapamilya stars. ASAP original host Martin Nievera courted controversy when he vented his ire on the show's changes via Twitter, but later clarified his reaction saying he believes these changes in the format of the show are a way to “satisfy many markets with dignity and class". When the comedy gag show Banana Split Extra Scoop was transferred to Sunday as Banana Sundae in early November 2015, management cut its running time to 2 hours. In early December 2015, Elmo Magalona, son of Philippine King of Rap Francis Magalona, switched networks and became part of the show.

On January 3, 2016, for the first time in 13 years, the show retained the title ASAP alone. Thereafter, Jolina Magdangal and Luis Manzano became main hosts of the show along with Toni Gonzaga, Piolo Pascual and Sarah Geronimo.

On February 2016, another Kapuso singing contest grand winner Jonalyn Viray transferred to ABS-CBN under the screen name Jona and officially joined the show.

On May 2016, ASAP extended its runtime to 2 hours and 45 minutes when its comedy gag show Banana Sundae transferred its timeslot again at 11:45am to 2:30pm.

On May 15, 2016, ASAP launched two singing groups, the ASAP Birit Queens, composed of Jona Viray, Morissette Amon, Klarisse de Guzman and Angeline Quinto and the ASAP Soul Sessions, composed of Jason Dy, Daryl Ong, Jay R, KZ Tandingan and Kyla.[3] However both groups disbanded in late 2017. Later, on July 3 of that year, the show instituted a new segment ASAPinoy, paying tribute to Filipino composers and singers which contributed to the success of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) and welcomed Ogie Alcasid and Ariel Rivera as a regular performer by October, after a few years of guest appearances.

As of 2017, Martin Nievera and Jolina Magdangal are the only original remaining artists since the show's airing in 1995.

On October 17, 2018, Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez signed a network contract with ABS-CBN, officially making her a Kapamilya after 20 years of being with GMA Network. She will be an official mainstay of "ASAP" after headlining three Sunday musical variety shows that went against for the past 17 years.


Main hosts

Recurring hosts

Regular co-hosts and performers

Since 1990s

Since 2000s

Since 2010s



Current segments 2018-present

ASAP Versus (since April 2018 )

ASAP Versus is a weekly segment that usually occurs as the last prod on each ASAP episode, which showcases two different singers, sometimes multiple singers on one side or even both sides, This segment is hosted by Martin Nievera, Luis Manzano or Ogie Alcasid.

Ring announcers
Episode Concept Blue Corner Red Corner
Solo song Artist Duet song Artist Solo song
April 22, 2018 Whitney Houston "I Have Nothing" Jed Madela "One Moment in Time" Morissette Amon "Run to You"
April 29, 2018 Voice of the New Generation "Without You" Darren Espanto "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" Elha Nympha "Alone"
May 6, 2018 Aegis "Halik" Cacai Bautista "Basang-Basa sa Ulan" K Brosas "Luha"
May 13, 2018 Soul music "Respect" Bituin Escalante "Lady Marmalade" Klarisse de Guzman "Proud Mary"
May 20, 2018 Air Supply "Just as I Am" Noven Belleza "The One That You Love" Marcelito Pomoy "I Can Wait Forever"
May 27, 2018 90's Filipina diva "Narito Ako" Dessa "Ako ang Nasawi, Ako ang Nagwagi" 4th Impact "Sino ang Baliw?"
June 3, 2018 Broadway "The Impossible Dream" Eumee Capile "You'll Never Walk Alone" Laarni Lozada "Somewhere"
June 10, 2018 Bayanihan "Ngayon" Jona Soquite "Lipad ng Pangarap" Lyca Gairanod "Isang Lahi"
June 17, 2018 Bon Jovi "I'll Be There for You" Jovit Baldivino "Bed of Roses" Mitoy Yonting "Always"
June 24, 2018 Michael Bolton "Said I Loved You... But I Lied" Renz Verano "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" Lloyd Umali "When a Man Loves a Woman"
July 1, 2018 Opera "The Magic Flute" Mica Becerro "The Phantom of the Opera" Beverly Salvejo "Nessun Dorma"
July 29, 2018 Celine Dion "All by Myself" Anna Fegi "The Power of Love" Mau Marcelo "It's All Coming Back to Me Now"
August 5, 2018 Regine Velasquez OPM songs "Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin" Laarni Lozada "Pangarap Ko ang Ibigin Ka" Katrina Velarde "Sana Maulit Muli"
August 12, 2018 Heart "Alone" Karla Estrada "What About Love" Radha "These Dreams"
August 19, 2018 80's love songs "Saving All My Love for You" Liezel Garcia "Miss You Like Crazy" Rachel Gabreza "Love Will Lead You Back"
August 26, 2018 Classic Filipino rock "Pagsubok" Jett Pangan "Habang May Buhay" Ato Arman "Mahal Pa Rin Kita"
September 2, 2018 70's OPM jukebox songs "Bakit Ako Mahihiya" Dulce "Saan Ako Nagkamali" Ima Castro "Buhay ng Buhay Ko"
September 9, 2018 Regine Velasquez covers "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" TNT Boys "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" Bituin Escalante, Morissette Amon and Klarisse de Guzman (ASAP Divas) "What Kind of Fool Am I?"
September 16, 2018 R&B Superstar Jason Dy If I Ain't Got You Lance Busa Lately
September 30, 2018 (replay) Aegis "Halik" Cacai Bautista "Basang-Basa sa Ulan" K Brosas "Luha"

ASAP TLC (The Love Connection)

The ASAP TLC is a story-telling segment that was launched on January 15, 2018. It was originally hosted by Kyla, Angeline Quinto, Daryl Ong and Erik Santos. On April 2018, the segment had changes and was instead hosted by guest artists every week, with the original lineup only performing the songs, however in August 2018, various guest singers are added every week, and after a few weeks, Kim Chiu has become the main host with various guest co-hosts, and the performing lineup was consistently shuffled.


ASAPinoy is a bi-weekly segment that honors the greatest OPM artists, giving tributes to various OPM artists, this segment is mainly hosted by either Zsa Zsa Padilla, Ogie Alcasid, Gary Valenciano or Martin Nievera, with other OPM artists being occassional tribute masters. This segment was first launched in early July 2016, through a special episode held at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre in Resorts World Manila.

ASAP Jambayan

ASAP Jambayan is an acoustic group that was launched on October 15, 2017, the group was originally composed of Inigo Pascual, Moira Dela Torre, Zia Quizon, Isabela Vinzon, Kaye Cal and Migz Haleco. On February 2018, Kaye Cal left the group and replaced by JM De Guzman. A few weeks/months later in 2018, Migz Haleco and Isabela Vinzon left the group, and were substituted by two guest artists per week.

ASAP Replay Retro Playlist

ASAP Replay Retro Playlist is a bi-weekly segment that rotates with ASAPinoy, honoring various legendary international artists, with performances of the honored artist's songs from various ASAP artists.

Other active segments

Former segments 2000-2017

Licensing and branded merchandise

ASAP Music

'ASAP Music' is the record label of ASAP, distributed by Star Records. The label has released a tribute compilation album to OPM classic pop-rock band, Hotdog. It has also released soundtracks of ABS-CBN TV series Sana Maulit Muli, My Girl and Your Song presents: My Only Hope—all of which starred Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson. It has also released dance compilations for the defunct segment "Ultimate Dance 4" and the current segment "Supah Dance Plus". All of which contain original remixes and dance songs. Here is a list of albums released by the label:[4]

ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards

'ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards' is an annual award show which is held on a Sunday afternoon during ASAP variety show every end of the year, usually November or December. It honors the year's biggest television, movie, and music acts, as voted by Kapamilya fans. On November 2015, the ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards is changed to ASAP Pop Teen Choice Awards.


Since 2006, 'ASAP Live' has become a concert producer in the Philippines, staging and mounting concerts. ASAP Live has produced:[5]

Title Venue Artist(s)
Heartthrobs Araneta Coliseum Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby
You and Me Aliw Theater Christian Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go
Rock Da Vote Araneta Coliseum Chokoleit, Candy Pangilinan, Tessie Tomas, John Lapus, Jon Santos and other comedians
Rock Enroll Aliw Theater Yeng Constantino
Ten: Piolo Pascual 10th Anniversary Concert Araneta Coliseum Piolo Pascual
Ol4Luv Araneta Coliseum Christian Bautista, Sarah Geronimo, Erik Santos and Rachelle Ann Go
Richard Poon: I'll Take Care of You Music Museum Richard Poon
Coverboys: Uncovered Music Museum Jake Cuenca, Zanjoe Marudo, Will Devaughn, Victor Basa, Jon Avila and Rafael Rosell
PoohKwang Music Museum Pooh and Pokwang
Pop Icons Araneta Coliseum Piolo Pascual, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Sam Milby and Mark Bautista
ASAP Sessionistas Live Araneta Coliseum Nina, MYMP, Aiza Seguerra, Sitti, Richard Poon and Duncan Ramos
My Poohlish Heart[6] Music Museum Pooh
Love Is... Toni Gonzaga[7] Music Museum Toni Gonzaga
Nina... The Diamond Soul Siren[8] Music Museum Nina
Christian Bautista: Romance Revisited[9] Music Museum Christian Bautista
25 B.C. Music Museum Billy Crawford
Angeline Quinto: Patuloy ang Pangarap SM Skydome Angeline Quinto
ASAP Birit Queens Live at the MOA Arena SM Mall of Asia Arena Angeline Quinto, Klarisse de Guzman, Morissette Amon, Jona Viray

ASAP Fanatic

ASAP Fanatic is the first variety show for teens aired every Sunday afternoon after ASAP Mania on ABS-CBN in the Philippines. It showcases the hottest teen stars of the network, which features production numbers like Full Circle including the winners of Star Circle Quest, TV Idol, Qpids, Pinoy Big Brother evicted Housemates and ABS-CBN Star Magic talents as well. It ran from May 2004 to July 2006 and was replaced by Love Spell on its timeslot. [10][11]


  • ASAP Lifestyle - ASAP's clothing line, available through BUM boutiques in the Philippines.[12]
  • ASAP Bookazine - ASAP's book-magazine, and the first ever book-magazine released by a Philippine TV show.[13]
  • ASAP Online - ASAP's official website, where viewers, fans and supporters can view information about the show, read fun facts about the cast, get an update on the events and lifestyle, view photos and videos on-set, send their requests to artists, and even chat with them.[14]
  • ASAP Remix - A "throwback" spin-off musical variety show aired on cable channel Jeepney TV every Sunday midnight, just hours before the latest ASAP episode that will air on ABS-CBN. It features selected memorable production numbers featuring the entire ASAP cast with special guests for the past 20 years.

Studios used by ASAP

  • Delta Theatre (February 5, 1995 – March 1998)
  • ABS-CBN Studio 3 (March 1998 – 2000)
  • ABS-CBN Studio 10 (2000–present)


Year Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
2010 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Dance Group of the Year[15] ASAP Supahdance Won
2012 Most Promising Recording/Performing Group[16] ASAP Boys R Boys Won
2015 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Musical Variety Show 2016 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Musical Variety Show Won
2018 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Musical Variety Show Hall Of Fame 2018 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Musical Variety Show Hall Of Fame Won

See also


  1. ^ ASAP Program History retrieved via 1-8-2012
  2. ^ "Google". Retrieved 2015-12-06.
  3. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "List of albums by ASAP Music",, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  5. ^ "List of current ASAP Live productions and personnel",, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  6. ^ 'Round the Biz (February 17, 2013), "Laugh ‘til you drop with Pooh! Archived February 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.", Manila Bulletin, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  7. ^ Entertainment Guide/Music (February 15, 2012), "Toni Gonzaga will define what love is on the ASAP XV concert series", Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP), Retrieved 2010-10-23
  8. ^ Showbiz (February 27, 2012), "Nina magpapasiklab [permanent dead link]", The Philippine Star, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  9. ^ CRISPINA MARTINEZ-BELEN, Celebrity World (February 28, 2010), "Christian Bautista set to perform at Music Museum Archived November 26, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.", Manila Bulletin, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  10. ^
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Products and clothes by ASAP Lifestyle",, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  13. ^ "ASAP XV NAGLABAS NG ‘ASAP BOOKAZINE’ Archived December 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.",, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  14. ^ "ASAP Online official website",, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  15. ^ "ABS-CBN big winner at GMMSF Entertainment Awards". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  16. ^ "Vice Ganda named Phenomenal Box-Office Star; Derek Ramsay is Box-Office King while Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes share Box-Office Queen title". Retrieved 2014-05-20.

External links

  • Official Website
  • ASAP XV on IMDb
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