PUSH Awards: Two years of pushing for talent and artistry

Who will win in this year’s PUSH Awards?

PUSH Awards: Two years of pushing for talent and artistry-Maureen Marie Belmonte
Maureen Marie Belmonte

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08/16/2017 09:42 AM
PUSH Awards: Two years of pushing for talent and artistry


Two years after its launch and PUSH Awards has consistently been recognizing and gathering the brightest stars in the industry for a one-night only event of merriment and acknowledgement.

Year 1

Launched in 2015, the first PUSH Awards happened in Resorts World Manila and was hosted by Robi Domingo and Tippy Dos Santos.

That year was dominated by the La Luna Sangre stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla who bagged the most number of awards including Push Elite Male Celebrity of the Year, Push Elite Group/Tandem of the Year, the Most Liked Tandem/Group in all four Digital Push Awards categories, among others. Their fans known as Kathniels also took home the Push Ultimate Fan Award.

Meanwhile, Pop Rock Princess Yeng Constantino dominated three out of four Digital Push Awards including Push Tweet Favorite Music Artist, Push Gram Most Loved Music Artist, and Push Play Best Music Artist. As The Voice Kids Season 1 first runner up Darren Espanto took home three out of the four Digital Push Awards namely Push Like Most Liked Newcomer, Push Tweet Favorite Newcomer, Push Gram Most Loved Newcomer, and Awesome Song Cover Performance.

The other Special Awards winners who were selected by a special jury panel included Liza Soberano as the Push Elite Female Celebrity of the Year, Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo as Push Elite Music Artist of the Year and Maine Mendoza as Push Elite Newcomer of the Year.

Among the presenters and guests were Piolo Pascual, Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil, Loisa Andalio, and Joshua Garcia.

Year 2

Robi returned as the host of PUSH Award’s second year along with his erstwhile girlfriend Gretchen Ho.

Ylona Garcia’s Ariana Grande opening medley set the happy mood in the venue. While an incomplete yet still lively Hashtags performance by Nikko Natividad, Tom Doromal, McCoy de Leon, Jameson Blake and Jon Lucas got them dancing to their song “Roadtrip.”

D Total Performer Darren Espanto closed the show by belting out Rachel Patten’s song “Fight Song.” Darren went home with five awards that night --- PUSH Elite Music Artist, Push Like Male Celebrity, Push Play Music Artist, Push Like Music artist and Popular Song Cover.

SueRis composed of Maris Racal and Sue Ramirez performed as a duo and rocked the stage with their Chainsmokers medley.

Among that year’s other guests were Kim Chiu, Enchong Dee, Inigo Pascual, McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson, as well as big winners Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo and Bailey May and Ylona Garcia.

This year, PUSH Awards is returning for its third year with a newer “vibe” starting this August 20. Just visit www.pushawards.com