Songbird's Best of Me
The Songbird Regine opened up her tv special with a few lines from "The Best of Me", a David Foster composition. It's a slower version of the Olivia Newton-John classic. "No one will ever touch me more, And I only hope that in return, I might have saved the best of me for you". Not too sure if she's singing for her fans or for her Baba, Ogie Alcasid. George, her doggie, made an appearance in the intro too. The venue is Regine's new house in Quezon City. The first thing I noticed is how clear the voice recording is. Raul Mitra, as expected, is her musical director.The first upbeat song of the night is Kenny Loggins' "Conviction of the Heart". In case, you're wondering, Regine was born on the 22nd of April, which is commonly known as the Earth Day. The KL song is the unofficial anthem of the celeb.
Reg followed it up with one of my favorite songs from last year, "Bubbly". The Claire Marlo medley was next. If I'm not mistaken, she did this the last time in her concert, "Hush".Then a long musical introduction ensued. I immediately thought, that has got to be "Hotel California". A very unexpected song from Reg. Weird song choice.
The "Per Te" number was one of the most memorable moments in the show. Songbird is in her element here. Her fans know that she ain't scared of heights. She proved it once more when she sang on the edge of a very high point. The only thing that I didn't like is the subtitle that they included.GMA will release an animated film entitled "Urduja". Reg rendered her voice for the feisty heroine and she sang the theme song of the movie too. Joey de Leon did a good job as the lyricist. The movie is Mulan-ish.
When Kyla & Jay-R began their song with Reg, I was, like, "What the hell are they singing?" Then the line "This is it!" came and it dawned on me. This is another Kenny Loggins hit.
I noticed that Regine requested the roof structure of her house to resemble "R". Should it be "C" 'cause her real first name is Chona? =oP
"Hindi Na, Ayoko Na" is one of my favorites in her 1990 album. I'm super happy that she sang this again. She messed up the lyrics though. But anyhoo, the performance was really good. Excellent control of voice.We heard Mommy V in "Dance with Me" and we see Mang Gerry all the time roaming around the concert venues but it's the first that we hear the two together singing with their daughter. It's like listening to a videoke session at the Velasquezes.When "Footloose" came, I sensed a pattern. Hello? Who the hell gave a Kenny Loggins CD to Regine?!!!
The only duet of the night came from the lovers. Ogie & Reg did an Oscar-winning song called "Falling Slowly" from the movie, "Once". I like it.
When I heard "Got to be There", an MJ hit (pre-whiteness), I thought she'd do an MJ medley.
To cap the night, Reg sang "The Best of Me" in full, this time. And for her last song, she delivered "In the Name of Love".And yep, she jumped into the pool. Gown and all. What an exit!
Lastly, thanks to 1inheart for uploading the vids to YouTube.