Aicelle Santos represents Philippines’ best in Beijing’s Asian Culture Carnival

GMA 7’s Aicelle Santos sang “Nais Ko” before thousands gathered inside the Beijing National Stadium in China. Credits to Carlo Orosa.

Filipino singer and stage actress Aicelle Santos represented the Philippines’ Filipino talent at the the Asian Culture Carnival held in Beijing, China.

Santos was featured in the Carnival together with around 8,000 performers from all over the world including Korean singer-actor Rain, Italian singer Andrea Bocelli, and Hollywood superstar and martial artist Jackie Chan.

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Prior to the May 15 event, Aicelle Santos shared on social media her excitement to perform on the same stage with world class talents which showcased 40 different Asian cultures.

Santos posted on her social media accounts, “With pride and honor, we raise our flag! Let’s go PH!”

READ about how Aicelle Santos started 2019 on a positive note.

The world class Filipina singer played the role of Gigi Van Tranh in Miss Saigon UK in 2018.

READ about Aicelle Santos’ inclusion in the cast of Miss Saigon UK.

In China, Santos performed a powerful rendition of “Nais Ko” composed of National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab.

WATCH National Artist Ryan Cayabyab sing with OPM artists in the video of “Sana Naman, Taumbayan” produced by Good News Pilipinas.

GMA 7’s Aicelle Santos performed wearing a red terno and was accompanied by dancers wearing Filipiniana-inspired costumes while executing movements resembling “Pandanggo sa Ilaw” on an interactive mega-stage.

The Asian Culture Carnival held in Beijing National Stadium also known as The Bird’s Nest, was part of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations attended by 30,000 people including Asian leaders.

The grand event, with its theme “Celebration of Youth, Dream of Asia” aimed to strengthen the connection and exchanges among Asian countries.

Watch Aicelle Santos’ world class and powerful performance here and send your thoughts in the comments below.

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Atom Pornel is a tourism and broadcast journalism major who loves local art and heritage and is passionate about anything good news from the Philippines. Born from a Bicolano-Odionganon father and Waray mother, he has grown appreciation of our diversity as nation.