Event

9 Things You Should Know About This Year’s Show Champion In Manila

By  | 

MBC Music’s Show Champion in Manila is coming to you this October!

The highly anticipated return of MBC Music’s Show Champion in Manila is finally happening this month.

With less than a month before its staging, it’s time to prep up your feels and ready your loudest cheers for another star-studded event featuring your favorite K-Pop acts.

But if you are still confused, lost, or simply overwhelmed with all the details pertaining to the show, we broke down the information for you below to get you started on #MBCShowChampMNL2018.

What is Show Champion?

Show Champion is a music program aired on MBC Music every Wednesday at 6 p.m. KST. It awards the number one song called “Champion Song” every week among the currently promoting artists based on the criteria which take into account the digital, idol champ pre-voting, genie pre-voting, MBC Music broadcast, critic’s choice, and album sales.

Is it really happening in Manila?

Yes! MBC Music’s Show Champion is really happening in Manila! In fact, this year’s show will not be the first time the music program was staged in the Philippines.

Last 2016, the country was lucky to be the venue for the show’s 200th episode which featured top K-Pop acts including Super Junior’s Kim Heechul and TRAX’s Jungmo as M&D, VIXX, B.A.P, AOA, BTS, Astro, KNK, Sonamoo, Gugudan, and MC Kim Shin Young.

Show Champion

Where and when is it taking place?

SM Mall of Asia Arena will once again serve as the venue of this year’s offering. It will be held on October 28, Sunday, at 7 p.m. PST.

Who are the stars that will grace the concert?

Show Champion in Manila this 2018 will see stunning performances from EXO, XENO-T, MXM, Hyeongseop X Euiwoong, The Boyz, and Weki Meki. MC Kim Shin Young will return as the show’s host, as well.

Show Champion In Manila

How much are the tickets?

Tickets to the concert are available in SVIP Standing and Seated at Php 10,600, VIP Diamond at Php 7,950, VIP Platinum at Php 6,360, Gold at Php 3,180, and Silver at Php 2,120. Note that all ticket prices are already inclusive of ticketing charges.

You can check the seat plan below for the location of each ticket category.

Show Champion in Manila

Are there perks I can get?

The answer is a resounding YES! There are perks you can avail when you buy SVIP or VIP Diamond tickets.

SVIP ticket holders are eligible to be part of either the red carpet event, press conference, soundcheck party, or photo opportunity with secondary artists. Unfortunately, slots for the press conference have all been taken as of press time. Still, other fan perks are available.

Meanwhile, VIP Diamond ticket holders can also be part of the photo opportunity with secondary artists.

For more information regarding the fan perks, please visit the social media channels of All Access Production linked at the end of the article.

Where and when can I buy tickets?

You can buy your tickets via SM Tickets online and outlets. Official ticket selling began on September 22. Still, tickets are still available! So, check SM Tickets to buy your tickets.

Who is bringing the show in Manila?

All Access Production is bring MBC Music’s Show Champion in Manila this year. AAP also brought the first offering of the music program in the country in 2016. Additionally, AAP was also behind the One K Global Peace ConcertK-Pop Republic 1 and 2, and first and last fan meeting of JBJ in the Philippines held early this 2018.

Why should I attend the concert?

Six talented K-Pop acts plus a lovable MC as a host in one night — MBC Music’s Show Champion in Manila is a one-for-the-books concert you will not want to miss!

The upcoming concert will mark the return of EXO in the Philippines this year following the boy group’s solo concert in April.

It will also be the first time XENO-T, MXM, Hyeongseop X Euiwoong, The Boyz, and Weki Meki will perform in front of their local fans.


Show Champion in Manila is presented by All Access Production, Lumos E&M, and MBC+.  For updates, stay tuned on the official website and social media accounts (FacebookTwitter, and Instagram) of All Access Production.

Hellokpop, as an independent Korean entertainment news website (without influence from any agency or corporation), we need your support! If you have enjoyed our work, consider to support us with a one-time or recurring donation from as low as US$5 to keep our site going! Donate securely below via Stripe, Paypal, Apple Pay or Google Wallet.