Jona Viray admitted that she was anxious while performing her viral ASAP Natin ‘To number of an opera classic in Rome. The singer became a trending topic online on Sunday after she belted out the high notes of “Queen of the Night” aria from “The Magic Flute.”
“I was totally scared, tensed and stiff the entire performance because it was my first time doing the aria in full. I know for sure they [the opera and classical music community] have maaany things to say, technically... But I still took the risk. Bahala na,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
The singer said that she is also open to improving more when it comes to performing this type of music.
“I do know it is truly, truly far from what it should be, but I also have adoration for this kind of music, and I'm willing to learn for more - open for major improvements. But much thanks to some of you for appreciating, even just the bravery and enthusiasm to sing it to the “mainstream/pop” audience,” she stated.
Jona’s performance has been uploaded on YouTube and has now garnered more than 300k views as of this writing.