Toni Gonzaga is excited to showcase her singing at the [email protected] anniversary concert.

Toni Gonzaga looks forward to having another fruitful decade in showbiz.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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9/30/2011 8:58 AM
Toni Gonzaga is excited to showcase her singing at the Toni@10 anniversary concert.


093011-toni_main.jpgAs a celebration of her decade-long showbiz journey, Toni Gonzaga admitted that one of the reasons why she is very excited about her anniversary concert is because she can highlight her singing once again. Despite having released five chart-topping albums in the past years, Toni has had her hands full starring in hit movies and hosting shows like Pinoy Big Brother and Happy Yipee Yehey!

“Actually one of the reasons why I am excited about this show is because not a lot of people naman nakikita na I sing, I go on stage, and I perform. Kasi alam naman natin sa telebisyon na bihira kami mabigyan ng ganitong pagkakataon na talagang mag-sing and dance and then do our own version of different cover songs so I’m just really grateful na may show na ganito where I can also share yung kakayanan ko bilang isang performer and I think it’s up to the people to decide kung tatanggapin nila yung ihahain ko para sa kanilang lahat,” she shared.

The 27-year-old singer-actress admitted it is one of her goals to be taken seriously as a concert performer, but she also understands if management wants her to focus on other aspects of her career as well. “Yes that’s the plan pero ayoko namang manggagaling sa akin kasi sila na lang magdedesisyon nun,” she added.

Ever since she auditioned and won a role opposite Piolo Pascual in a popular soft drink commercial when she was still 13, Toni said she has still held on to the dream that she and her family had for her singing career. “Nung bata pa ako talaga, original plan talaga namin ng daddy ko ay kumanta, maging singer. Kaya lang nga, during the time na nag-a-audition kami sa mga iba-ibang singing competition, siyempre may na-encounter din kami na mga acting auditions, modeling auditions. So parang sa amin, ang hirap naman na isang bagay lang ang magagawa namin kaya sinubok na rin namin lahat,” she admitted while laughing.

After her concert, the ultimate multimedia star is also looking forward to all the projects that will be keeping her busy for the rest of the year, including returning to her hosting duties for Pinoy Big Brother later this year. “Of course in my whole entire career I’ve expected a lot. I’ve expected so much and although hindi ko na nga lang shini-share yung iba pero siyempre sa loob loob ko marami akong ini-expect sa career ko at sa buhay ko and for me, I think after these ten years, I’ll be looking forward to the next ten years of my showbiz career. That’s what I’m really expecting,” she said.

Toni admitted that she never really expected that her concert at the Big Dome would push through. “Actually ang Star Records, sila ang nag-isip nito. They actually told me about this first quarter of the year. Akala ko nga hindi na matutuloy yun eh kasi there were a lot of times before na years ago na even si Ate Kris (Aquino) sinasabi niya sa akin noon na bakit hindi ako mag-concert sa Araneta? Sabi ko hindi naman ganun kadali yun. Siyempre kailangan mo ng mga taong to support you and to back you up and to help you put up this whole show and I’m just really thankful na may Star Records na naniniwala din sa kakayahan ko na maging performer and to be able to do a show like this in Araneta Coliseum,” she admitted.

For the concert, Toni has guest stars which include Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Vhong Navarro, Pokwang, Alex Gonzaga, and Gary Valenciano. Toni said she personally invited her guests to be part of her show because they all played a part in her rising career. The singer-actress also admitted that she looks forward to impressing her audience with a powerhouse program. “It’s going to be a nice opening number na pang-show naman. Hindi naman siguro maganda na lalo