TNT Boys mark year with award, concert, album

They are this season’s sensation on all platforms, both on electronic and social media, They are called TNT Boys, not because they explode on stage, but their performances on both the stage and before the cameras, are explosive enough to earn them plaudits from both local audience and audiences anywhere they perform outside the Philippines.

But the abbreviation really stand for “Tawag ng Tanghalan” as the three of them were discovered in the It’s Showtime segment “Tawag ng Tanghalan” kids.

The TNT Boys have travelled the world to sing on foreign stages and TV shows. It won Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids”.this year.

NT Boys Francis Concepcion, Mackie Empuerto, and Keifer Sanchez

NT Boys Francis Concepcion, Mackie Empuerto, and Keifer Sanchez

The trio of Mackie Empuerto, Francis Concepcion, and Keifer Sanchez show no signs of stopping and say they will take on more projects before 2018 ends.

On Nov. 14, the boys were named the Royal Cub awardee at this year’s RAWR Awards 2018 for consistently making headlines, trending on social media and on YouTube for their world-class performances, and bringing pride to the country.

Fans of these three belters will see more of them every weekend as they fficially in the Kapamilya musical variety show “ASAP” as regulars. Did you see their introduction two Sundays ago as they performed alongside the network’s finest singers?

More surprises also await their fans as the big shot trio releases a Christmas album titled TNT Boys Christmastime (forTNT Records) in December to give their own renditions of some of the well loved Christmas songs in time for the holiday season.

Mackie, Keifer, and Francis are also pulling all the stops for their first major concert titled Listen: The Big Shot Concert on Nov. 30 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Joining them are special guests Fantastica Vice Ganda, Jed Madela, K Brosas, and fellow Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids performers Chun-sa Jung, Esang de Torres, Krystal Brimner, Marco Masa, Noel Comia Jr., Onyok Pineda, Sheena Belarmino, and Xia Vigor.

Tickets are still available: Lower Box (P700), Upper Box (P400), and General Admission (P200) sections. Visit or call (02) 911-5555 for more details.

Officially established as a trio after their viral and electrifying vocal showdown in Gandang Gabi Vice last year, the TNT Boys has since bolstered their careers, having performed in several international talent shows, including the Little Big Shots in the US, UK, and Australia. They also performed for several heads of states, including President Rodrigo Duterte, Singaporean President Halimah Yacob, and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’ Neill.

In October, the boys travelled to the US to compete in an international talent competition, which will air soon.

Before becoming a group, Mackie, Kiefer, and Francis first impressed viewers as grand finalists in “Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids.” They also joined The Kids’ Choice and donated their cash prize of P50,000 to Bantay Bata.