All-out performances, all-out support mark the last “Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda” concert for 2017

“I’m really tired. But I won’t stop. I know there are so many people out there who are sad, lonely, and down. I want to make them smile”.  This was the Philippines’ Phenomenal Star Vice Ganda’s post on his Twitter account early October – a promise to make his fans happy all the way for each of his committment.

 

Staying true to his word and devoted to his fans, Vice Ganda endured the eight-hour travel to Australia just days after his winning “Magpasikat (Show Off)” segment performance at musical-variety show “It’s Showtime” for the last leg of his equally phenomenal concert series “Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda sa Sydney” held last October 29 at the Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney.

Anticipation was undeniably high because almost a month prior, tickets have already been sold out.

And to fulfill his promise to entertain his fans to the last stretch, Vice Ganda opened the night with his mash-up performance of the songs “In the Name of Love” by international artists Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha, and “Kapag Tumibok ang Puso” by Donna Cruz. After greeting his fans with his customary “What’s Up Madlang People?”, Vice Ganda shared that no matter what the challenges are, human frailty include, he really wanted to bring the concert abroad for his beloved fellowmen, the overseas Filipinos (OFs).

“We try to bring entertainment to our overseas Filipinos to ease their homesickness in our own way)”, Vice Ganda, also dubbed Unkabogabol Star (Indomitable star) affirms.

 “Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda sa Sydney” is the fifth and last international leg of the “Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda” concert series this 2017. The first international performance happened in the U.S. and Canada in March and April; second in Japan in July; and the third in South Korea last August.

 

Originally meant as a Valentine concert, ABS-CBN and TFC expanded the concert year-long and worldwide, anchored on the belief that love is a year-rouns celebration. “No matter what month it is in the year, Filipinos always have some feels to share when it comes to love)”, the multi-media star explained.

 

With timeless love as the theme of the concert, Vice Ganda joined the crowd to look for a couple in love, and met Nanay Maricel and Tatay Renato  in his search. The couple who had been together for 23 years, was asked by the comedian-host on what is the secret for a lasting relationship, to which the couple replied, “respect and love”.

 

Moved by their love for each other, Vice Ganda asked for a song that he could perform for them, and the couple chose George Benson’s “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You”.

Vice Ganda did not let the opportunity pass to also look for his “Mr. Right”.  He chanced upon event security Chris Walker, who revealed that he is single and is also looking for love. The two gamely shared some sweet moments, which elicited loud cheers and laughter from the crowd. After a while, Vice Ganda thanked Walker for “being a good sport” and gave him a friendly hug.

Vice Ganda continued to give the audience different love “feels” with his line up of songs such as “Sa Isip Ko” by Agot Isidro; Anong Nangyari sa Ating Dalawa” by Aiza Seguerra; and “Shout Out to My Ex” by international girl group Little Mix.

 

One song that moved the full house Darling Harbour Theatre is “Heaven” by Bryan Adams, to which the crowd lit the venue with their phones; raised their hands; and swayed to.

 

 

Loud cheers also welcomed Dancefloor Heartthrob Rayver Cruz when he entered the stage while performing the song “Mama” by international singer Jonas Blue, which he matched with some smooth dance moves. Many also got envious when he serenaded a lady onstage with the song “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur, and acted as if he was pursuing her.

 

Meantime, the usual duo went solo when Lassy Marquez performed a solo act during the concert, after perennial partner MC Calaquian fell sick on the day of the show.  However, the show must go one and he performed the song “Awitin Mo, Isasayaw Ko” by the classic OPM group VST and Company, all solo.

 

Vice Ganda concluded the show by asking his fans to move closer and take a selfie photo with them.

 

At the end of the day, the fans went home with big smiles not only on their faces but also with their hearts full.  Much in the same way Vice Ganda, Cruz, and Marquez went back home feeling fulfilled after bringing joy to the Filipino community in Australia.

 

For more updates about upcoming TFC events, visit facebook.com/TFCAustralia. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC and KapamilyaGlobalPR on Twitter and Instagram.

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Mga Pinoy sa Australia todo-todo ang saya kasama si Vice Ganda sa “Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda sa Sydney”
Matapos paligayahin ang fans sa Pilipinas, North America, Japan, & South Korea, walang kapaguran ang Phenomenal Star sa pagbibigay saya sa huling leg ng kaniyang successful concert series

Kahit pa halos nalibot na niya ang mundo ngayong taon sa pagdaraos ng successful concert series niya mula Manila hanggang South Korea, hindi pa rin nagpaawat si Vice Ganda sa pagbibigay saya sa mga kababayang Pilipino sa Australia, para sa huling leg ng kaniyang concert na “Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda sa Sydney”, na ginanap noong October 29 sa Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney.

 

Walong oras man ang kaniyang ibiniyahe papuntang Australia, buong sigla pa rin siyang nagtanghal para sa Filipino community sa Australia, na talaga naman inabangan ang kaniyang pagtatanghal. Katunayan, sold out na ang tickets ilang linggo bago ang araw ng concert.”

 

Ibinahagi ng “It’s Showtime” host na dinala nila sa iba’t ibang bansa ang “Pusuan Mo Si Vice Ganda” concert para maabot ang mga overseas Filipinos (OFs).

 

Aniya, “‘Yong mga kapwa Pilipino natin, malayo man sa Pilipinas ay pinipilit natin abutin upang bigyan ng kasiyahan para hindi kayo malungkot nasaan man kayo sa mundo”.

 

Sinimulan ng Unkabogable Star ang gabi sa kaniyang mash-up performance ng mga kantang “In the Name of Love” ng international artists na sina Martin Garrix at Bebe Rexha, at “Kapag Tumibok ang Puso” by Filipina singer-actress na si Donna Cruz.

 

Bagama’t ang orihinal na konsepto nito ay isang Valentine concert, naniniwala si Vice Ganda na pagdating sa usaping pag-ibig, walang itong pinipiling panahon. “Ang mga Pilipino kahit anong buwan, may hugot sa pag-ibig. Lahat tayo hugot na hugot basta ang issue pag-ibig”, diin niya.

 

Kaya naman sa araw ng kaniyang concert sa Australia, pinanatili niyang buhay ang pag-ibig. Sinimulan niya ito sa paghahanap ng isang couple na in love, at dito niya nakilala sina Nanay Maricel at Tatay Renato. Pagbabahagi ng mag-asawa kay Vice Ganda, ang sikreto ng kanilang 23 taon na pagsasama ay “respect and love”.

 

Kinagiliwan sila ni Vice Ganda, kaya naman tinanong niya kung anong awitin ang nais nilang kantahin niya para sa kanila.  Pinili ng mag-asawa ang kantang “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You” ni George Benson.

 

Hindi rin pinalagpas ni Vice Ganda ang pagkakataon na humanap ng kaniyang “Mr. Right” sa Australia, at doon ay nakilala niya ang single na event security na si Chris Walker na inaming siya ay “looking for love”.  Hindi nagdalawang-isip si Walker na makisabay sa mga biro ni Vice Ganda, na siya namang kinaaliwan ng mga manonood. Kaya naman nagpasalamat ang host-comedian sa pagiging “good sport” nito, at sa huli, ay niyakap pa ito.

 

Hindi rin naman nawala ang mga hugot songs ni Vice Ganda katulad ng “Sa Isip Ko” ni Agot Isidro; “Anong Nangyari sa Ating Dalawa” ni Aiza Seguerra; at “Shout Out to My Ex” ng international girl group na Little Mix.

 

Isa sa mga kantang pinakanakaantig sa nakararami ay ang “Heaven” ni Bryan Adams, kung saan inilawan pa ng mga manonood ang kanilang gadgets.  Tila napuno ng mga bituin ang buong venue, habang sumasabay sila sa pag-awit.|

 

Kasama niya na nagpasaya sa mga Pilipino sa Australia ay ang Dancefloor Heartthrob na si Rayver Cruz at ang komedyanteng si Lassy Marquez.

 

Malakas na hiyawan naman ang sumalubong Rayver Cruz nang siya ay lumabas sa stage para sa kaniyang song and dance number ng kantang “Mama” ng international singer na si Jonas Blue. Marami naman ang kinilig at nainggit sa binibining hinarana ni Cruz ng kantang “Say You Won’t Let Go” ni James Arthur.

 

Mag-isa naman na nagtanghal sa pagkakataon na ito si Lassy Marquez, matapos na magkasakit ang ka-tandem niyang si MC Calaquian sa araw ng concert. Ganoon pa man, todo bigay pa rin si Marquez sa pagpe-perform ng kantang “Awitin Mo, Isasayaw Ko” ng classic OPM group VST and Company, at sa pagbigay aliw sa mga manonood.

 

Bago natapos ang concert, inimbitahan ni Vice Ganda ang mga manonood na lumapit sa stage para makipag-selfie photo kasama niya.

 

Hanggang paglabas ng venue ay masayang inaalala ng mga manonood ang mga kaganapan sa concert.  Samantala, umuwi naman sina Vice Ganda, Rayver Cruz, at Lassy Marquez na masaya ang kanilang puso dahil kahit na sa ilang oras ay napawi nila ang kalungkutan ng mga Pilipinong malayo sa kanilang mga pamilya sa Pilipinas.

 

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