Danny Tan's Throwback #92 Partly due to their regular performances on SOP, SUGARPOP became the new attraction of POP STAR KIDS 2. Every week kids and kiddie contestants looked forward to their musical production numbers such as THINK of Aretha Franklin from the movie THE BLUES BROTHERS. The resident band of session musicians and back up vocalists had so much fun accompanying Julie, Rita, Vanessa, Renzo and Pocholo every week on POP STAR KIDS 2.
BACKSTORY. After the Grand Finals of Pop Star Kids Season 1, I aspired to prolong the careers of the four losing finalists - Julie Anne, Vanessa, Renzo and Pocholo. I was convinced that it would be just a waste of their talents if I left them alone to fend for themselves. I broached the idea of forming a teen singing group (to also include the Grand Prize winner - Rita Daniela Iringan) with Ms. Wilma Galvante. She gave me permission and entrusted me with full artistic control over the group. I asked Ms. JAYA to help me think of a suitable name. She came up with SUGARPOP! I loved it! I asked Ms. Darling de Jesus-Bodegon to consider adding SugarPop to the roster of SOP's talented performers. At that time, Ms. Darling was forming an all girl trio and an all male quartet for a new musical segment on SOP. A teen group (SugarPop) would be a perfect fit for La Diva and You've Got Male. The rest is history: Three Of A Kind musical segment became an instant hit!
Thank you MS. GIGI SANTIAGO-LARA for asking me to be the Musical Director and Audition Master of POP STAR KIDS! Thank you Ms. Jocelyn Ariño Zielinski for your patience and support! I am forever grateful for your trust and friendship!
POP STAR KIDS 2 Musical Director & Arranger: Danny Tan Executive Producer: Jocelyn Ariño Zielinski Executive In-Charge of Production: Ms. Gigi Santiago-Lara
MUSICIANS: Keyboard 1: Danny Tan Keyboard 2: Bong Adela Guitar: Cezar Aguas Bass: Bobby Rasco Drums: Michael Alba