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Maja Salvador gives an all-out performance on ‘Majasty’ for supportive fans

Maja Salvador assured her audience right from the get-go that she wouldn’t shortchange them.

BY MAUREEN MARIE BELMONTE

Twitter: @MissHappyWriter

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11/14/2015 10:40 AM
Maja Salvador gives an all-out performance on ‘Majasty’ for supportive fans


111415-majasty_PUSH.jpgSexy Dance Princess Maja Salvador’s opening song choice “Buong Gabi” summed up how the entire two-hour Majasty concert would go at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on Friday evening—that is fun and full of dancing.

Maja, whose explosive opening performance featured dancers on hoverboards, assured the audience right from the get-go that they would not be shortchanged with her performance.

“Hindi man tayo puno pero ramdam na ramdam ko kayong lahat. Hindi porket hindi tayo puno hindi ko na ibibigay ang lahat,” she told the audience.

As a way of thanking those who have not given up on her and those who continuously believe that she is a talented star, Maja offered Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up.”

Best known for her pop dance performances, Maja performed to the tune of popular dance tunes like “How Deep is Your Love,” “Hit the Quan,” “New Thang,” “Dessert” and her closing song “Shut Up and Dance.”

She also sizzled in her sexy dance numbers with her good friends JC de Vera, Enchong Dee, and Rayver Cruz.

In order to add a different flavor to the show, her team arranged a number of tunes differently.

For instance, the widely-performed EDM “Twerk It Like Miley,” which she performed with Enrique Gil on the show, got a jazzy-cabaret style intro. While Maroon 5’s “Locked Away” and Madonna’s “Borderline” were converted into slow and easy ballads.

Those who may have questioned Maja’s singing skills should note her obvious improvement, particularly in reaching high notes as shown on her cover of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” together with her “pet” dragon and Beyonce’s “XO.”

There was also her performance of “Say Something” with Piolo Pascual, whom she described as the guy who has never disappointed and left her side through thick and thin throughout the years.

Meanwhile, it’s also worth noting that the Ang Probinsyano star’s live version of her own songs “Dahan Dahan,” “Halika Na,” Urong Sulong” and “Bakit Ganito ang Pag-ibig” obviously gained more depth in terms of its performance compared to their recorded versions.

But the most notable performances of the night definitely happened when two of Maja’s friends stepped onstage. 

Not only did Dental Diva Kakai Bautista pave the way for a good laugh to be shared by the audience, but their Aegis face-off truly showed the audience their respective vocal ranges.

Sure Maja had an obviously tough time belting out “Halik,” “Basang Basa” and “Luha” but Kakai’s performance definitely did not disappoint. That is even though she had to pick up the range of the songs higher than the last one for at least five times, as per Maja’s crazy request.

The other interesting performance, which Maja in previous interviews noted to be the one that scared her the most, was the segment with her Bridges of Love co-star Paulo Avelino.

The two paid tribute to 90s OPM rock band by performing an energetic Siakol medley composed of “Hindi Mo Ba Alam,” “Peksman,” and “Lakas Tama.”

In the end, Maja thanked all of her fans who continuously support her shows, album, tours, and concerts. She even turned emotional soon as her family went up onstage to congratulate her for an exceptional show.