Zsa Zsa Padilla talks about special guests Ian Veneracion and Zeus Collins for her Totally Zsa Zsa concert.
With less than a week to go before her concert, Zsa Zsa Padilla said that concertgoers can expect a mix of classic and updated songs. “We have a different concept and the only time that we will be injecting my original songs are in the ‘80s portion kasi the bulk of my hit songs are from the ‘80s. It’s also chronological in order. The first song is going to be two songs with the same title. One version is from the past and the other one is from the present. I-me-merge. Kumbaga may lumang tunog. Opening pa lang malalaman mo na yung tema na ng concert kasi importante yun dahil it sets the tone for the whole concert,” she said.
Zsa Zsa said that she has always been into music even at a young age. “I’m in my 50s now but I know a lot of music in the 20s and as far back as that. Kasi kung anong naririnig ko na pinakikinggan ng mga magulang ko nakarating din sa akin. My parents also played a lot of music in the house that’s why I retained a lot of good music. First time I fell in love with music was when I heard the Carpenters. My mom would ask bakit daw ako iyak ng iyak. Yun pala music was moving me to tears. Hindi nila naiintindihan,” she recalled.
Her concert Totally Zsa Zsa will also feature a special performance with Hashtag member Zeus Collins. “Actually kami ni Zeus meron kaming dance na gagawin na very surprising. Kasi makaluma siya. And si Ian (Veneracion) naman our duet will always be in the ‘60s period. Very popular music ito ha. ‘60s na kilalang kilala. Very exciting tapos siya yung mag-i-introduce ng ‘80s portion. To celebrate Mother’s day naman, me and Karylle have new material prepared also. It’s a Top 40 song,” she revealed.
Performing on stage with Ian Veneracion for the first time will also be exciting for Zsa Zsa who first worked with him more than a decade ago. “Si Ian naririnig ko na siya kumanta. I’ve worked with him in the Seiko films movie Black Magic. With Dolphy. Pero hindi kami mag-ate. Pinanuod ko ulit. Natuwa ako. Siya yung batang nagnanakaw ng food. Ang role nila parang mga pariwarang youth. We had also some scenes together. So huwag na kayo mag-illusyon ng mga romantic kind of singing dahil alam na natin (laughs). Ang nababagay lang sa kanya si Bea (Alonzo) okay? Tanggap na tanggap ko naman,” she said.
Watch the Totally Zsa Zsa concert happening on May 16 Thursday at 8 pm at the Newport Performing Arts theater in Resorts World Manila. Tickets now available at Ticketworld and Resorts World Manila.