The first TikTok Awards PH saw some big wins and big performances from SB19 and Ranz Kyle and Niana Guerrero among other highlights of the event.
In just the past couple of years, TikTok has seen an astronomical rise in popularity, so it was only a matter of time before TikTok had its own awards show. That is what happened with the recently concluded TikTok Awards Philippines 2021, which was held at the Manila Peninsula. The inaugural awards event saw both a handful of awards be given, a few performances, and most importantly, a celebration of TikTok in the Philippines. If you missed the event, here is a rundown of what happened.
Hosted by Billy Crawford and Inka Magnaye, with the theme of Ipakita Mo!, TikTok Awards Philippines 2021 was a celebration of all things Filipino and TikTok. Billy and Inka wore Filipino-inspired designs throughout the entire awards and the stage had a kaleidoscope design. It should be noted though that the event itself wasn’t live and every part of the show was pre-filmed.
There were a handful of awards given out during the TikTok Awards Philippines with some awardees accepting the award in person while others who couldn’t make it sent a pre-recorded message. Each category was voted on by the fans and unlike most award shows, most categories had three winners.
The first award of the night was the Rising Star Award and that went to Vanessa Alvarez, Father Fiel Pareja, and Krizzle Luna. The next award was the Top Talent Award and the winners were Zendee, Marvin Fojas, and Yanyan De Jesus. Later in the show, they handed out the Top Creative Award, which went to Stephen Benihagan, Dr. Kilimanguru, and Edlyn Ho. Ranz and Niana Guerrero were on hand to accept the award for Top Creator Of The Year. Up next was the Popular Creator Award, which went to jookstogo, Lennie Enverga, and Johnlloyd Castillo. The final award of the night was Top Celebrity Award, which was won by SB19, Andrea Brillantes, and Sanya Lopez.
Been itching to share this bts of @SB19Official performance since we filmed it!! Sobrang galing nila live huhuhu. Well deserved ang award #SB19atTikTokAwardsPH #TikTokAwardsPH pic.twitter.com/SpsgYN0NHD— Mart Ian Bering (@martbering) July 4, 2021
Of course, it wasn’t just all trophies and speeches at the TikTok Awards Philippines 2021 as the show also had quite a few song and dance performances. The first performance of the night was from Zendee who sang Titanium by David Guetta and Sia. She was then followed by Donnalyn Bartolome who also sang. EA Guzman and DJ Loonyo, as well as of Sofia Pablo, Ella Cruz, and Mark Herras who danced up a storm onstage. All of them then came back on stage for a group performance. As the undisputed home to a lot of viral dances, the TikTok Awards paid homage to that with Yumi Garcia and Mannex Manhattan doing a flurry of viral dance trends from TikTok within the past year.
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Moira dela Torre sang a mash-up of Olivia Rodrigo’s songs déjà vu and drivers license, while Gloc 9 and Shanti Dope had a rap performance. Later on in the show, Dasuri Choi, Yanyan De Jesus, and Sanya Lopez did a dance performance to a medley of Ariana Grande songs. Maris Racal performed her latest single, Ate Sandali, for the first time and she was followed by Rico Blanco who also sang. Aside from taking Top Creator Of The Year, Ranz and Niana also performed their original song, SMILE, and a dance performance. Finally, SB19, after accepting the Top Celebrity Award, closed out the show with an epic performance of MAPA and What?
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Overall, the TikTok Awards Philippines 2021 put on a show for everyone to enjoy. While it did have its fair share of technical difficulties, it was commendable that the show was dedicated to Philippine culture, creativity, and talent. The show was able to highlight not only famous names but regular people who have gained a following on TikTok. It wasn’t just singers and dancers who were recognized, but a wide variety of people who represent the wide variety of fields and topics you can find on TikTok. It goes to show that TikTok is one of the few platforms where you can go from a nobody to somebody through your unique and special talent.
Congratulation to all the winners and nominees. If this is any indication, TikTok Philippines is bound to do things bigger and better next year.