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A1, Blue, Jeff Timmons at EDSA Shang

Foreground from right: A1 Mark Read, Ben Adams, WILBROS Head Winston Llamas, WILBROS Exec Glenn Llamas, Jeff Timmons, BLUE members Anthony Acosta and Lee Ryan. 2nd level: from right: Christian Ingebrigtsen of A1, Simon Webbe and Duncan James of Blue. Photo was taken at the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

The Greatest Hits Tour by WILBROS with boy bands A1, Blue and Jeff Timmons (formerly of 98 Degrees) were gamely answering questions during a press conference a day before their concert at the SMART Araneta Coliseum last Feb. 25, 2012.  WILBROS Head Winston Llamas said, “Even here at the hotel, fans are already trying to get a peek of these talented performers. We’re actually bringing the tour to other countries around Southeast Asia, like Indonesia and Singapore. We’d like to thank the Philippine media for being so supportive of the tour.”

from left A1’s Christian Ingebrigtsen, Ben Adams and Mark Read at the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

From left: Universal MCA Music Mktg Dir. Wilson Cruz, A1 Mgr. Michelle Teh, MCA Universal Managing Dir Ricky Ilacad and A1 Mgt. Rep Marita Svartdol. Photo was taken at the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

Anthony Acosta of Blue at the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

The press conference was attended well by TV networks including GMA reporter Kata Tibayan and Myx VJ Joyce Pring. Inside Pinoy Showbiz was represented by Jamie Ortega, Mark Sablan and Marylin De Mesa of MEGA Publishing.

from right: WILBROS Head Winston Llamas poses with GMA reporter Kata Tibayan. Photo was taken after the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

Lee Ryan at the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right : Mark Read, Ben Adams, Christian Ingebrigtsen the A1 boys sing with Jeff Timmons. Photo was taken at the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

A1 was able to talk about their new album “Waiting for Daylight.” Jeff Timmons announced that Jay Durias and some members of South Border will be backing him up during his performance at the concert. Blue members Simon Webbe and Anthony Acosta expressed their admiration for Cong. Manny Pacquiao. Simon said, “I would love to rap in his song. I’m looking for his album in iTunes right away.”

Francesca of Monster RX 93.1 hosted the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

BLUE sings from left Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Anthony Acosta and Simon Webbe. Photo was taken at the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

Blued from left: Simon Webbe, Tricia Pablo, friend, Lee Ryan and Polyeast Mktg mngr Ethel Cachapero. Photo was taken after the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: WILBROS Head Winston Llamas poses with Sara Skoldnes Ms Norway 2009 and Ben Adam’s ladylove. Photo was taken after the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

Among the pictures here are Sara Skoldnes Ms Norway 2009 and Ben Adam’s ladylove. She is the first Young Life Goodwill ambassador, raising funds for underprivileged Filipino children. A1 went to CEBU to lend their support for the Young Life Goodwill Foundation before proceeding to Manila for the Greatest Hits Tour. Watch out for more articles on the individual bands and the concert right here in judebautista.wordpress.com.

Sara Skoldnes was Ms Norway 2009 and Ben Adam’s ladylove. Photo was taken after the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right Myx VJ Joyce Pring with Jeff Timmons after the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

From right: Inside Pinoy Showbiz Mark Sablan, Marylin De Mesa friend Eizel Nocon and famous Twitter Celeb Jamie Ortega. Photo was taken at the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Lee Ryan of Blue and long time loyal fan Jesa Mari Brofar. Photo was taken after the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

Center in white: Lee Ryan of Blue (WILBROS family from right) Alma Navarro, Vil Bayaca, Jhen Bataquin and Arnold Nacional. Photo was taken after the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

Duncan James of Blue at the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

Fans were at the Press conference in EDSA Shang Rila Hotel Feb. 24, 2012 a day before the Greatest Hits Tour concert in SMART Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Jude Bautista

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