EVENT . EVENT . EVENT
YES! You read it right!
Jessica Sanchez just recently came to town.
Finally, I was able to listen the American Idol 11 powerhouse vocalist --LIVE!
I already missed the chance when she first visited the Philippines during the American Idol Live! Tour 2012.
But its okay, this one is way even better.
Why? Well, its her first MAJOR concert, Colton Dixon (am a fan too!) was her special guest and the date? February 14!!! Valentines's Day!
I was so excited that I filed a leave more than a month ahead and bought the tickets right away. Too scared I might not get a good seat.
Anyway, I have been a fan since she started joining the competition and I even featured her HERE.
The concert started 30 minutes late. The crowd were cheering, waiving their glow sticks and mobile phones and screaming her name. To prolong the excitement, Colton Dixon opened the show and sang six songs which includes, "Everything" by Lifehouse, "Rise" and "Never Gone" both taken from his debut album, "A Messenger".
After Dixon's performance, everyone were already at the edge their seats waiting for what will happen next. Then out of the bright lights the young diva finally appeared wearing a silver mini dress and glittery heels singing her own rendition of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You". She also sang Michael Jackson's "Human Nature", belted out Beyonce's "Love On Top", Amy Winehouse' "Valerie" (my personal favorite), Adele's "Someone Like You" and Rihanna's "Love The Way You Life", a duet with Dixon.
On her second set, Sanchez came out wearing a white dress created by Filipino fashion designer Rajo Laurel (Tyra Banks has worn his creations here and here) and surprised the crowd belting out the Tagalog song, "Ikaw" in which she received a standing ovation. She then followed it with her famous American Idol hits (Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You", Luther Vandross' "Dance With My Father", Etta James' "Steal Away" and Jennifer Holliday's "And I Am Telling You") as the audience continued to cheer.
Before her finale, her back up singers Blair Perkins and Ariel Sprague performed Bruno Mars' "Locked Out Of Heaven" which gave her time to change. And on her last, set she wore a leather top, black tights and glittery knee-high boots with spike details, looking very edgy. She sang "Fairytale" one of her songs that will be included in her upcoming album. Everyone was standing and in a party mode when she left the stage. The audience went wild begging for more! I was screaming "More! More! More!" She returned and performed her last song "Jump In" a collaboration with apl.de.ap of The Black Eyed Peas.
It was one crazy night!
What makes it more special?
I watched the concert with my brother, Elijah.
A different way of spending my Valentine's Day.