Words by Regie Marquez and Manila Concert Scene
Photos by Kris Rocha
It became nostalgic as he performs Pagbigyang Muli, his first original song. What really touches the audiences’ hearts was when he thanked and dedicated Magpahanggang Wakas to his parents. He said, if he was given another life, he would still choose them to be his parents. This really gets Erik so emotional and cried while singing the song.
The whole concert was really an emotional roller-coaster as Erik comes back to his funny self joking about how he never expected that he will be a part of a big musical play where all the songs and dialogues are in English. (Erik played Prince Eric at Atlantis’ The Little Mermaid) He jokingly hopes for a Tagalog musical next time. Erik then performed a medley of Les Miserables songs such as I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, Do You Hear The People Sing, etc.
One of crowd’s favorites was when Erik performed a medley of theme songs from John Lloyd and Bea's movies: Now That I Have You, I Miss You Like Crazy and the classic I'll Never Go. It was extra special because of the bonus vtr wherein Erik was inserted on memorable scenes from the movies and played all the John Lloyd parts. Erik was good, he should consider acting!
Erik also dedicated a heartwarming medley of Teleserye theme songs to all Cancer survivors. He sang Maging Sino Ka Man, Iisa Pa Lamang, Ikaw, May Bukas Pa, Lupa, Diyos Ay Pagibig and Muling Buksan Ang Puso.
Another fan favorite from Erik's concert was when he sang Kulang Ako Kung Wala Ka. A vtr of Erik's closest friends singing along with him was shown. The vtr showed video clips from Sarah Geronimo, Martin Nievera, John Pratts and KC Concepcion to name a few.
Erik gave his fans a treat and sang his new song which will be out soon. He also performed a ballad version of Britney Spears' Ooops I Did It Again.
Who wouldn't want to see Erik Santos dance? Surprisingly he can move! They did a dance evolution medley of popular dance crazes such as Macarena, Soulja Boy and Whoopskiri to name a few. He then sang Robin Thicke’s hit song Blurred Lines. It was refreshing to hear Erik do covers like this.
Erik went back to his usual powerful balladeer mode and sang American Idol hits such as I Believe and A Moment Like This. He then performed Climb Every Mountain together with Koro Illustrado.
Of course, the night will not be complete if he will not sing his trademark song. The song that made all this possible for him, his winning piece... This Is The Moment. It was surreal and the audience was left in awe. Everybody stood up after and gave the balladeer a standing ovation!
He dedicated his encore song, A Song For You, to all his friends and fans. Pictures of them together were made into a slideshow and was played in the background while Erik is singing.
Erik Santos was indeed meant to stay in the music industry, not just for 10, 20 or 30 years. He was born to stay for a lifetime! A real OPM jewel who will continue to give Filipinos quality hit songs and intense concerts like this.
Hence, Erik Santos is truly an inTENse Prince of Pop.
inTENse: A Decade with the Prince of Pop
November 9, 2013 | PICC Plenary Hall
Presented by Cornerstone Concerts
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