Last Saturday, April 9, actress-recording artist Kim Chiu marked her 10th year in show business with her very first concert entitled The Chinita Princess: The FUNtasy Concert at the Kia Theater.
READ: Kim Chiu feels overwhelmed by fans’ support for her first concert
Here are the five highlights of the night.
1. An overwhelmed Kim became emotional several times
Feeling overwhelmed by the support of her fans and loved ones, Kim first became emotional after her opening number.
She also became so emotional when she sang “Peng You” that she stopped singing for a while before continuing.
Thanking her fans, family, bosses, and friends who were present, she said, “I know 10 years is really difficult para suportahan ako, ang daming bago, ang daming dumarating. But still, nandito pa rin kayo (mula) 2006, 2016 na.
“Hindi niyo alam kung gaano niyo ko pinasaya. Espesyal pala ako para sa inyo, para pumunta kayo dito and magbayad kayo. Pero siyempre, sobra akong natutuwa. Kung may salita pa pong sosobra sa salitang salamat, ‘yun po ang sasabihin ko para sa inyong lahat,” she added.
Recalling how she surpassed “dark roads” in her life because her supporters serve as her inspiration, she dedicated the Jessie J song, “Flashlight” to them.
As the concert concluded, a teary-eyed Kim told everyone, “Thank you for staying with me and loving me… Itong lahat ng ito, I feel very special I (found) my place in your heart. Mula po sa aking puso, maraming salamat for supporting me in these 10 years.”
2. Kim belted out Aegis’s ‘Luha’ alongside singing divas Angeline Quinto and Morissette
Among Kim’s special guests were singers Angeline Quinto who sang “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” and Morissette who performed ‘”Di Mapaliwanag.” Later, the Chinita Princess sang Aegis’s “Luha” and was joined by the two as they hit the high notes of the OPM classic.
3. Kim did stand-up comedy with Kakai Bautista, Tart Carlos, Lassie, and MC
Kim was also joined by stand-up comic performers Kakai, Tart, Lassie, and MC.
In an interview with the press after the concert, Kim described this part as her favorite.
“Favorite part ko ‘yung nandoon sina Lassie, sobrang nakakatawa. Wala kasing effort,” she laughingly said.
Sharing that she liked everything that happened tonight, she added, “Lahat ng nangyari at napanood niyo ngayong gabi, ‘yun po talaga ‘yung nasa isip ko.”
4. Kim impresses the audience with drumming skills, plus Piolo Pascual’s surprise appearance
Although it took her three tries since she was nervous, Kim impressed the audience with her skills in playing the drums. “Pinaghandaan ko po talaga ‘yun para sa gabing ito,” she told members of the press.
While playing the drums, the audience got surprised when actor Piolo Pascual appeared onstage and sang The Eraserheads’ “Alapaap.”
5. Xian Lim to Kim: I love you so much
Singing while emerging from the audience area, Xian Lim joined Kim onstage for a performance of Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away.” The two also shared a dance onstage.
Saying that he is very happy to have met Kim, he said that although many people love her, he just wanted to say, “I love you so much.”