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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Concert Roundup: 10 Reasons why Daniel Padilla rocked The Big Dome in his first major birthday concert

Title: 10 Reasons why Daniel Padilla rocked The Big Dome in his first major birthday concert
Written by Jamie Ortega 
Last April 30, 2013, fans of teen sensation Danilla Padilla packed the Smart-Araneta Coliseum to support their idol’s first birthday concert entitled Daniel Live. As early as 4pm, supporters were already spotted lining up outside the venue to make sure they got a good view of their idol as he celebrated his special day with his family, friends, and other special guests. Here are some of our favorite moments from the concert. If you were also there at the show, feel free to share what you loved about the concert too!
1) The classic rock repertoire. Most of the songs that Daniel sang were from the classic rock genre, a genre which heavily influenced his personal taste in music. It’s good that someone of his stature took an extra step to expose his generation to music from the yesteryears- circa ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Music wouldn’t be where it is without the contribution of rock stars and pop stars from those eras, and we must never forget that. For his opening number, Daniel sang “We Will Rock You” by Queen. He also performed “Come Together” by the Beatles along with his special guests, members of Star Magic artists Khalil Ramos, Kit Thompson, Michelle Vito, Liza Soberano, Ingrid dela Paz, etc.

2) The OPM touch. Daniel made sure that he also showcased a side of himself that his supporters are more familiar with- his OPM side! He sang “Kamusta Ka,” “Sisikat Din Ako,” and his version of the Rivermaya original “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita,” all from his debut self-titled platinum album. Adding a lot of kilig to the OPM repertoire was his current hit “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat,” which he sang together with his ka-love team Kathryn Bernardo. Daniel has openly mentioned in his previous interviews that his stepfather Naldy Padilla, a member of the OPM rock band Orient Pearl, helped shape his musical talent. That being said, it was heartwarming to see him perform the Orient Pearl “Pagsubok” as his final song, like he was thanking him for being such a positive musical influence in his life.

3) Daniel changed the landscape of the concert industry by being the first artist to have his concert aired through Pay-Per View. Fans of today’s brightest star got to join in on the fun at the comforts of their own home for only 399. Plus, they were also able to catch exclusive behind-the-scenes tidbits before the live coverage. No money to pay for tickets? No problem! There is a new way to watch your favorite concerts.

4) The top-notch production design. If this is a sign of things to come in the local concert industry, then this writer will be very, very happy. The concert backdrop, composed of vintage cars and huge chains, totally fit Daniel’s classic rocker personality. The different hued lights, ranging from orange, blue, and green, coupled with smoke blowing out of pipes at the side of the stage, turned the stage into a really magnificent spectacle.

5) Daniel’s surprise number with his brothers. Say what you will about the Padillas, but if there is one thing that cannot be denied about them it is how loyal they are to each other. Daniel, together with his siblings JC, Ralph and RJ, whom he introduced as his partners in crime, got the crowd going with their surprise performance of novelty hit, Mr. Suave. How to describe their performance? Well, hilarious doesn’t even begin to cut it! It would be awesome if they all starred in their own comedy show, judging by the cheers and screams that filled the coliseum we boldly predict it will be a top-rater! 

6) The night’s surprise guests. Journey vocalist Arnel Pineda brought the house down with his mesmerizing rendition of “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”, while Yeng Constantino together with rapper Smuggalz stole the show with her rendition of the Riveramaya original “Awit Ng Kabataan”. One can never go wrong when it comes to the Pop Rock Princess’ stellar vocals and amazing stage presence. It would take every ounce of one’s strength to not stand up and dance whenever she performs!

7) Vice-Ganda’s segment. This writer purposely separated Vice-Ganda’s appearance from the other performers because he really had the audience in the palm of his hand. From the time Vice appeared, wearing a black top and black shorts with a huge cross necklace as an accessory,all eyes were on him. The screams and shrieks magnified to about a gazillion decibels when Vice taught Daniel and onscreen partner Kathryn how to make their rendition of “Ako’y Sa’yo “more kilig-worthy. He also convinced Daniel to do popular dance moves, “Harlem Shake” “Teach Me How To Dougie,” and Psy’s “Gentleman.”

8) The super kilig Kathniel moments. The Kathniel fans had the time of their lives when Daniel, wearing a nicely-tailored silver suit, sang the first part of “Ako’y Sa Iyo At Ika’y Akin Lamang,” followed by Kathryn who walked out singing in a champagne-colored gown. It was as if the audience was witnessing a live prom onstage! Kathryn’s birthday message for Daniel was very sweet, too. She said,”Congratulations kasi di ba dream come true mo na ito? Super proud kami sa yo. At saka sana talaga mag-tuloy-tuloy ang blessings at saka huwag kayong magsawang suportahan si DJ kasi sobrang bait niyang tao talaga. I'm happy talaga para sa kanya,” she shared. Awww!

9) Daniel’s gorgeous costume changes. Ton Lau, Daniel’s stylist, picked the perfect pieces that highlighted the teen sensation’s rocker boy persona. Some of Daniel’s stand-outs outfits that night were a green military-inspired jacket, a crisp white polo matched with a black jacket and paired with a nice pair of suede boots, plus this writer’s personal favorite, a simple but sleek gray jacket, gray pants paired with a black tie.

10) Daniel fans rejoice- There will be a part 2! In an interview on Showbiz Inside Report Daniel revealed that he is planning to stage another concert next year! “Pahinga daw ako pero next year daw meron,” he said. We can hear the screams as early as now!

3 comments:

riz mel said...

you forgot to mention how he beautifully rendered the song "with or without you" in his own version. he captured the heart and imagination of his audience in this song. the goodness of his voice came out, his moves, charm, bearing, facial expression-everything perfectly matched to him. so cool and very well done. try to listen and watch him as he sings the aforesaid song.

riz mel said...

actually daniel has a golden voice di lang kasi nya na e emphasize, pakinggan nyo ung "pagsubok" "with or without you" nung kinanta nya

riz mel said...

you forgot to mention how he beautifully rendered the song "with or without you" in his own version. he captured the heart and imagination of his audience in this song. the goodness of his voice came out, his moves, charm, bearing, facial expression-everything perfectly matched to him. so cool and very well done. try to listen and watch him as he sings the aforesaid song.

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