Words by Angela Prats
Photos by Kris Rocha
Opening the show were the X Factor Philippines contestants mentored by Martin Nievera singing a medley of pop songs for the audience to warm up to. And of course, Martin wasted no time starting the show with a bang. Literally, as a couple of pyro lit up the stage. The whole night was a like walking through Martin Nievera’s whole career as he shared with his us how his career had started and lasted all these years by calling out the people in the crowd he is thankful for in his fruitful existence in the showbiz.
All of Martin’s hit songs were performed beautifully with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra. I had to remind myself a couple of times throughout the show the orchestra accompaniment was real and live. It was just that good. And Martin just proved all over again to the entire Araneta crowd how much he lived up to the title of being the Concert King as he performed I believe more or less 30 songs in the 3 hour event with no signs of being tired.
As Gary V shared all our sentiments, he said that it was great to see and hear Martin sing all of his timeless love songs in full with the magic of the orchestra.
Like he said, “30 years in the industry and I feel like I’ve just begun…”
CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE CONCERT.
MARTIN NIEVERA 3D: TATLONG DEKADA
September 12, 2013 | Smart Araneta Coliseum
Presented by Viva Concerts and Redstone