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This Week on 'We Rise Together': Yam Concepcion, Alexa Ilacad, Gab Lagman, Russell Reyes + more!

Yam, Alexa, and Gab recalled some of their most unforgettable moments from the set of "Init Sa Magdamag"

Star Cinema Admin
Star Cinema Admin

9/11/2021 in News
This Week on 'We Rise Together': Yam Concepcion, Alexa Ilacad, Gab Lagman, Russell Reyes + more!

A bunch of talented musicians and the cast of the recently concluded "Init Sa Magdamag" were the guests for this week's "We Rise Together"!

ABS-CBN's all-new "The Music Room" (TMR) has kicked off this week, and the talented young stars — SAB, Angela Ken, and Nameless Kids — gave us an overview of what their fans can expect from the show during the September 5 episode.

SAB said "TMR" is basically similar to the live sessions or concerts we watch prior to the pandemic, only it is now held digitally.

"(TMR is) a brand new show where we have new generation multi-talented performers and artists go on the digital stage tapos we showcase our songs, our covers, and our new talents na all of you guys can watch. A lot like live sessions, live concert siya pero digital para safe sa time ng pandemic," she shared.

What makes the show different from the live sessions we used to see according to Angela is that the artists can interact with their viewers virtually.

"It's a very special show na it can be a personal talk sa mga audience...kaya sobrang kakaiba rin 'yung TMR kasi mararamdaman po ng mga viewers na parang special po talaga na para sa kanila yun. It's not just about showcasing talent, mas makikilala pa po nila kami as artist and also our songs," she said.

Watch the full episode here:

"Init Sa Magdamag" officially concluded on Friday, September 10, and three of the shows' stars Yam Concepcion, Alexa Ilacad, and Gab Lagman, shared some of their most unforgettable moments while filming the series.

For Yam, she considered her creepy experience during the first week of their lock-in taping the most unforgettable one. In case you didn't know, they filmed in Tanay, Rizal, which is quite far from the city and mostly surrounded with huge trees.

"Noong first week namin nag-taping, nabati ako. Nagulat ako kasi humaba 'yung mga daliri ko. Magba-boxing ako ng gabi na 'yun tapos si coach, habang niwra-wrap na niya 'yung hand wrap sa kamay ko, sabi ko, 'Coach, ako lang ba o mahaba talaga 'yung mga daliri ko?' Sabi niya, 'Oo nga po ma'am, kaya ako naiilang tumingin sa'yo.' After nun, nagpausok na lang kami doon," Yam recalled.

Apart from Yam, Alexa and Gab also had similar eerie experiences which they also shared for the first time in the show.

Watch the full episode here:

Last month, former BoybandPH member Russell Reyes released his debut solo single "Afraid," a joint project between him and Tarsier Records label head Moophs.

In the September 10 episode, Russell opened up about this new journey of him as a solo artist, and he is now based in the United States. According to the singer, it's a dream come true for him to release his own music.

"It's something I've always wanted for myself. At some point kasi, sobrang thankful ako sa experience ko sa BoyBandPH, pero parang may kulang talaga. Like there's something always missing, like I always felt that I could express myself being Russell talaga. It's the chance I want to show people the way that I feel, the way that I like to do music, so it's a dream come true," he shared.

This is exactly what Moophs wanted to achieve as a producer, and help artists realize their potential and dreams.

"I'm just happy to be working with these guys and help them with what I can...to help them realize their dreams. That's kinda what Tarsier is about. With the artists we believe in, and then we just try to bring their vision to life the best we can as opposed to trying to put them in a box. It's really about bringing their voice to the stage," he said.

Watch the full episode here:

Catch your favorite Rise artists and their celebrity guests on "We Rise Together" every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 12 noon on Rise Artists Studio and Star Cinema's Facebook pages.

You can also watch full episodes on Rise Artists Studio's Youtube channel!

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