Monday, June 16, 2008

LEA SALONGA : In a Class of Her Own

She's never looked better,
She's never sounded better;

three decades after her debut in Rep's "ANNIE",
almost twenty years after her star turn in "MISS SAIGON",

still is, indisputably,
the Crown Jewel of Philippine Music.

ABS-CBN should release last night's special on DVD.

The concert was a montage of Lea's greatest hits:
from "Tomorrow" to "Sana Maulit Muli",
from "A Whole New World" to "I Dreamed a Dream".

There's just no better way to appreciate
the sparkling elegance of Lea's true Filipina beauty,
and her matchless clarity of voice and purity of tone.

My favorite song of the concert surely was Lea's cover
of Menudo's (MENUDO!!?!??!?!?) "If You're Not Here".

You'll remember that she was Ricky Martin & Co.'s
front act during their first visit here in the mid-'80s,
when Lea was part of the Thursday Group of That's Entertainment.

If there's an artist that can make such maudlin material
rise above its jologs roots, it can only be Ms. Salonga;

somehow, she managed to infuse the song with abject longing,
true poignancy and yes,
"Gotta catch a plane at 7:30..."
never sounded so good!!!

Seeing Lea on TV was mesmerizing,
the concert on DVD would be even more so,
but nothing would beat seeing her perform live.

Don't miss this!!!


Blogger Myk said...

Parang weird yung 2nd photo ni Lea.

June 17, 2008 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger spanx said...

tagpi tagpi
kasi yung pic sa website eh!

just did a jurassic
cut and paste. hahaha!

June 17, 2008 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Ling Xiaoyu said...

Buti pa ang boss ko! She is scheduled to watch it Cinderella coming August 2!

June 17, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

arguably the best filipina singer.....

June 17, 2008 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger ALiNe said...

She's really amazing, although Aga was a lil panggulo there.. :)

June 17, 2008 at 9:28 PM  
Anonymous Lilit Reyes said...

check out the concert's pics, live from the venue at my site. thanks.

June 17, 2008 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger Sgt Oinky said...

Damn! i never thought she'd turn out this way. Miss "i am but a small voice" is awesome now!

i ain't missing this!

June 24, 2008 at 3:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, if you know her picture got "butchered" by your own doing, shouldn't you fix it before posting your blog? Sayang naman ang nice blog mo about her. :)
She looks like Mahal here. Please change Lea's picture. Thanks.

June 24, 2008 at 3:39 PM  

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