• Anna Fregillana

On Overdrive: CALISTA’s Race to the P-pop Stage


If P-pop was a race, they are just starting, but they already got their feet on the gas. The 6-piece P-pop girl group, consisting of Anne, Olive, Denise, Dein, Laiza, and Elle, is unstoppable and fearless, ready to conquer the track like queens. Debuting this year under Tyronne Escalante Artist Management, Calista (short for Call it Star) is ready to get on this crazy trip in the fast lane. Their first debut single, ‘Race Car’, was performed first during International Women’s Day, which speaks a lot about their ambitions as a group and P-pop artists. We do not get to see female representation all the time in mainstream music, but this P-pop group will take on this mission. Embodying that female badass through their songs, they are also ready to show their talents through their performances. This does not only represent strong, courageous women but artists who can bring P-pop to the top.


With an overwhelming welcome from fans, their first few months in the industry were nothing but rewarding. “Nakaka-overwhelm yung comments ng fans. It feels like the hard work paid off.” What makes the ride more exciting was the fact that they get to meet other P-pop groups, watch them perform, and share the stage with them. With Tugatog making this a lot more possible for the group, they wish to personify the femme energy through their choreographies and songs on stage. As they finished their recent concert, they revealed how tedious the training is now. And spoiler alert! They’re preparing a better stage for their debut single and surprise performances for P-pop supporters.


Each performance for these girls is like a race. As rookies, they want to bring the Filipino culture to their craft as more P-pop groups enter the sprint. Stepping on the gas towards their goal: to make music and inspire, we quote from the interview, “Calista is here. Calista is coming.

There’s no such thing as overdrive, just a track that is never-ending towards the top, and these stars are more than ready for the ride.


Step on the gas and hop on as Calista sweeps you off your feet at the Tugatog Music Festival. Watch them perform at the Mall of Asia Arena on July 15, 2022. Get your tickets now at SM tickets!

Aside from their performance, you may catch exclusive and limited content of Calista along with other P-pop groups in Parcinq’s Tugatog Special Issue. This limited edition issue is in celebration of the live concert. If you are attending the concert, you may pick up your copy at the venue. If not, you can still have your orders shipped right to your doorstep. What makes this better is it comes with freebies like posters and trading cards! Pre-order now via www.parcinqmarketplace.com!



——— Produced Exclusively by Ant Savvy Creatives and Entertainment, Inc. and Parcinq Magazine Team for @TugatogPH Photography by Rxandy Capinpin Art Direction by Joe Andy Words by Anna Fregillana Interview by Anna Fregillana and LA Bendana Videography by Sean Amador Assisted by Juan Miguel Lapidez & Joshua Navarro Set Design by Rooster Production Design

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