Tuesday, December 15, 2015

[Concert Round-Up] Sarah Geronimo From The Top

Words by RA Librando
Photos by Kris Rocha

Sarah Geronimo From the Top is a two-day sold out concert which happened at Smart Araneta Coliseum last December 4 (Friday) and December 5, 2015 (Saturday) at 8PM. Fresh from releasing her latest album, "The Great Unknown", this was a first for her to perform a concert with almost 80-90% of her original songs. Starting from her 2003 win of "Star of a Night" her concerts consisted with almost always half of the songs were collaborations and covers from local and international performing artists.  

With Musical Direction by Louie Ocampo and Direction by Paolo Valenciano, the whole concert performance was of international quality, which is what the Popstar Princess deserves, no less.
The show starts with Sarah, going down a very impressive staircase onstage to the tune of  "To Love You" and dancing with the upbeat "Kilometro". She transitions to "Record Breaker" while still maintaining the energy of her G-Force dancers. She powerfully proceeds to sing "Just Me".

All throughout the performances, a mini-video clip is shown of Sarah being interviewed. She relates how she started, how much she would always want to improve as artist and how much she idolizes Michael Jackson to have always been the ultimate artist. These mini-video clips would also share and acknowledge all the presenters and co-presenters of her concert. 

She continues performing "Minamahal", one of her earlier hits, "Again"', "What Have You Done" and her well-known ballad "If Only". 

She nails "Perfectly Imperfect" and "Tala". She starts serenading her fans with "Forever Is Not Enough" and Ibulong sa Hangin.

During the show, she acknowledged the importance of writers and composers who were able to help develop her new sound. One of which, she was able to perform on stage with. Kito Romualdez who wrote and composed the song, "This Fight"  had the privilege of performing alongside the PopStar Princess. Then, Sarah and Erik Santos performed "Paano Ba Magmahal", originally sung by Erik and Liezel Garcia, later released and re-performed by Sarah Geronimo and Piolo Pascual in the movie,The Breakup Playlist.

"Make Me Yours" was a feast for the eyes as Powerdance gives an elegant backdrop to the song. "Ikot-Ikot" as performed with Makoy and Powerdance, showcases new music technology while still retaining the mix of elegant dance performances. Her upbeat "Tayo" kept the audience wanting to dance.

She takes center stage and plays the piano for the universally loved carol, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". She thanked her management, her fans and of course her family for all their support. She managed to sing "Thank You" by Dido while walking down the crowd and acknowledging and thanking people left and right. She ends the concert with "Movie Love".

#SarahGFromTheTop is an unusual smorgasbord of live beats, of beautiful performances, of her daring fashion sense. More than ever, this is a testament of how going almost all local, is the reason why Sarah Geronimo will always be at the Top.

Sarah Geronimo From The Top is presented by Viva Concerts Live!



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