Melai Cantiveros is now fully embracing her performer side as she’s set to stage her first ever solo concert at Teatrino Greenhills this coming September 18.
The first season’s grand champion of Your Face Sounds Familiar made the announcement during the press conference for the show’s second season.
“May concert na ako, maski ako hindi makapaniwala eh,” she blurted to the press.
The ever-candid actress stressed that she didn’t expect this sudden turn in her career.
“Ang motto ko po kasi sa buhay don’t expect. So ngayon hindi ko po talaga in-expect kaya ngayon nagkaroon na ako ng concert,” she said.
Her concert titled Melai Mo Mag-concert will have a guest line-up that includes comedienne Alora Sasam and Your Face Sounds Familiar season 1 runner up Nyoy Volante as well as other surprise guests.
Before any negative reaction could be given regarding her newest venture, Melai immediately clarified, “Hindi naman ito concert na singing, comedy siya. Kung gusto n’yo pumasok sa buhay ko, bumili kayo ng ticket.”
Meanwhile, Melai will be back for the show’s second season as a “Ka-familiar” or as Billy Crawford’s co-host of sorts who would mainly be interacting with the participants and impersonating various personalities every once in a while.
“Happy na happy ako na binigyan nila ako ng chance na maging part ako ng Your Face Sounds Familiar,” she said. “Katropa ako ng mga performers do’n. Mag-change ang mukha ko every week, pero hindi music icons, celebrity personalities.”
With the second season coming this September 12, Melai shared that she some advice to the new participants.
“I-enjoy nila ang kanilang pag-perform. Kasi sa artista talaga, mahirap talaga mag-gaya ka ng iba’t ibang tao. Kasi minsan haharap ka sa salamin isipin mo, ‘sana kamukha ako ni ganito,’ so nagagawa mo dito with prize pa, di ba. Kaya i-enjoy mo lang, tapos gagawin mo with career, ilabas mo lang,” said Melai.
Catch Your Face Sounds Familiar season 2 participants Playful Angel Myrtle Sarrosa, Komikero ng Masa Eric Nicolas, Absolute Performer Sam Concepcion, Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan, Rebel Rock Royalty Kean Cipriano, Sultry Heiress Denise Laurel, Dental Diva Kakai Bautista, and Harana Prince Michael Pangilinan this coming September 12.