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Monday, December 31, 2012

REGINE 2012 In Review: Return to the scene, Mr.& Mrs. A, H.O.T.TV, Of All The Things, Sarap Diva and Silver

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After her nine-month career break, Velasquez made a comeback in her Sunday variety show Party Pilipinas on February 12, 2012 to promote her Valentine concert. Along with co-hosts Jaya, Rachelle Ann Go, Kyla and Jonalyn Viray, Velasquez did an impromptu/unrehearsed performance to give tribute to one of their biggest music influences, American singer Whitney Houston who died hours before the show started. Velasquez sang a medley of Houston's hits such as All the Man That I NeedThe Greatest Love of All and 
I Will Always Love You together with the other singers who also gave a tribute. Prior to her performance, Velasquez gave testimony on the influence Ms Houston made on her, "The songs of this diva shaped and inspired the singer that I am today, to commemorate her, this is my tribute to Whitney Houston" "I’m deeply saddened by her passing. She influenced me, especially when I was just starting. I’m a fan and will always be one. Rest in peace, Ms Houston..".

As part of her grand comeback, Velasquez had a sold-out joint concert with husband, singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid, entitled Mr. & Mrs. A on February 14, 2012 (Valentine's Day) at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. This was their very first concert together as husband and wife after Velasquez gave birth to their firstborn son. Love and emotions outpour as the couple sings timeless songs that unravel their life and love stories which surely engaged viewers in the beauty of love. The concept of the show is also based on Velasquez' experience in wonderful and challenging sides of marriage and being a mother. The jam-packed Smart Araneta Coliseum proved that the Asia's Songbird still reigns the Philippine concert scene. The most talked-about and successful Valentine/comeback concert of the Songbird featured artists from both ABS-CBN and GMA-7 networks. The guests were Dingdong Dantes, R&B Princess Kyla, the first-ever "Star Power" winner Angeline Quinto, Prince of Pop Erik Santos and Vice GandaAmerican Idol Season 7 runner-up David Archuletasurprised the Big Dome when he showed up and performed with the power couple.
In April 2012, Velasquez' firstborn son, Nathaniel James Alcasid, was featured in her television commercial with husband Ogie Alcasidentitled "Experience Love for Sun Life Financial". Their TVC for Sun Life Financial was first aired on April 9, 2012.
Velasquez made several guest performances in GMA-7's Party Pilipinas. Her live performances on the said variety show have always been the talk of the town as people have witnessed the gradual changes in her body weight from being fat to slim, and of course, her singing prowess has never failed to amaze the audience.
8 months after giving birth to her son, Velasquez is finally returning from her usual body weight. In July 14, 2012, the Asia's Songbird took centerstage as she performed together with Ms. Sharon Cuneta, Mr. Basil ValdezErik Santos, and Christian Bautista during the final performance night of the country's most prestigious songwriting competition, the Philippine Popular Music Festival (PhilPOP).
In July 15, 2012, the shooting of her 3rd movie team-up with Aga MuhlachOf All The Things under Viva Films, has finally resumed after almost 3 years.
The shooting was first postponed due to Velasquez' concert in 2009. It was again postponed because Aga Muhlach did another movie under Star Cinema. The shooting had to postpone again because of Velasquez' 9 month break from entertainment due to her pregnancy after her marriage. Viva Management together with the director of the film, Bb. Joyce Bernal have decided to finish the movie since the tandem of Regine and Aga is still loved by many people. Velasquez' previous films with Aga Muhlach include: Dahil May Isang Ikaw in 1999, and Pangako Ikaw Lang in 2000 were both blockbuster movies which made them Box Office King and Queen for two consecutive years. And finally movie Of All the Things was shown on September 26 2012. with 14-million pesos in opening week and positive reviews from both film and entertainment critics.
As her TV comeback, Velasquez became a regular talk show host of GMA-7's newest 

weekend show, H.O.T. TV on August 5. It's the network's newest Sunday afternoon showbiz and magazine lifestyle talk show replacing Showbiz Central which is scheduled to bid goodbye on July 29. Other hosts included Roderick PaulateRaymond Gutierrez and Jennylyn Mercado and under the direction of Rico Gutierrez.
As a part of her 25th year anniversary in the business and her countless contributions in OPM Music Scene, Velasquez was hailed and awarded as Natatanging Alagad ng Musika in The 2012 Star Awards for Music alogside with 11 other OPM artists last september, She was also nominated for two categories that night Concert of the Year and Female Concert Performer of the Year for her concert Mr & Mrs A last february.

Velasquez embark a new cooking talk show called Sarap Diva which started in October 6, 2012. The show is a cooking-show, talk-show, and a music-show all in one show. The show will have various guests for the host to chat and cook with. Sarap Diva is likewise Velasquez' newest nest, where she will cherish and share her love for food, music, and family. Making the program extraordinarily special is the participation of her son Nathaniel James Alcasid a.k.a. Baby Nate and her dear pet dog, George. They will add spice to the weekly episodes. Music will certainly be a part of the program and Regine will be joined by her brother-in-law and musical director Raul Mitra in piano.
In celebration of her 25th anniversary in the industry, Velasquez had a major concert entitled Silver, held at the newly opened 20,000 seater venue Mall of Asia Arena in November 16. Velasquez is the first Filipino artist to stage a solo-major concert at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Grand concert musically directed by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and Raul Mitra and accompanied by 60 piece Manila Symphony Orchestra. Ogie AlcasidJanno Gibbs and Lani Misalucha claimed as concert guests. The concert was full of emotion between Regine and the audience. The concert was cut short because Regine had a virus that leads to losing her voice. She promised to do a free concert for ticket holders and vows to do better for the repeat. 

Regine and family went to Australia to celebrate the holidays. On January 5, 2013, marks the 
#silverrewind take 2 concert of Silver and February 14, 2013 "Foursome" w/ Ogie Alcasid, 
Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez (Another Valentine Concert).

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1 comment:

  1. Do you have a copy of full soap Forever in myheart?