An unforgettable performance from After 5. I was blown away by their performance, and I really think they are the next big thing. They sing so well, dance so well, and have an intense stage presence. I wish they did shows nearer to my house so I can watch them often!
J-Queen also had a high intensity performance. I’m not sure if these Japanese beauties plan to stay for good in the Philippines or are just promoting here on a temporary basis.
Another unforgettable performance from Nitro. I think VIVA is already getting the hang of adapting best practices from K-Pop training system, and it shows with their performance. They are able to have high intensity dancing and have stable vocals at the same time.
And finally, The POP Princess herself! Fans could not help but bring out their phones and to film Sarah G’s performance of ‘Duyan.’
Sarah shared how excited she was to have her own makeup line, and how thankful she was to have received immense support from VIVA executives when she expressed her desires to do so. Having been in the industry for such a long time, makeup has been an integral part of her career. We also know how Sarah is sweet in real life, but can have a very fierce onstage persona, so it takes artful makeup techniques to transform her to what the situation asks of her.
Sarah worked extensively on the shade selection and formulation, and made sure that the items were affordable for her fans. To add, a lot of the products are dual purpose, or have two products in one item, to make things efficient price-wise and space-wise. The pressed items also have notes on them, which makes it a cute touch from a world famous singer like Sarah G. Her vision was to have a makeup line that worked for working women, so the goal was to have this makeup line that had practicality and functionality in mind.
There was also a short segment to acknowledge that Sarah G is the new Shopee girl. Sarah, I think, is the perfect embodiment of the young Filipino of the modern era, so it was a fitting decision to have her onboard the Shopee family. For those who wish to shop her makeup brand, it’s now available on Shopee.
I was hoping deep inside that she would sing ‘Kilometro’, but usually she sings that song when she has backup dancers, so I knew she wasn’t gonna go for that song when no backup dancers came out. She sang ‘Tala,’ which the audience (myself included) thoroughly enjoyed. Gosh it’s really so breathtaking when she sings live! I’ve seen Sarah on TV countless times, and listened to her on Spotify, but there’s something really magical when it’s live.