“I wish my family was here tonight but we are in a transition to become more accepting of each other,” said Charice (left) during their September 29 concert. Aiza Seguerra (middle) asked the audience: “If there are parents here who have children na homosexual, open your heart. We are good people.” While Aiza was singing, her girlfriend, Liza Diño (right), was shown on the huge screen of the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Photo: Nimfa Chua

Charice and Aiza Seguerra bared their hearts during their September 29 concert filled with "truth, acceptance and empowerment."

Titled Charice and Aiza: The Power of Two (The Unbreakable Tour), the event was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last September 28. 

Celebrities spotted at the event were Vice Ganda, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Matteo Guidicelli, Giselle Sanchez, Lorna Tolentino, and Maricel Soriano.

Through their songs and their spiels, Charice and Aiza candidly shared their thoughts about love and homosexuality during their three-hour concert.

At different points of the concert, both singers became emotional as they opened up about their personal lives. Aiza even gave advice for Charice who faced controversy in the past when her mother Raquel openly expressed disappointment for her lesbian daughter.

In line with the concert’s theme of acceptance, they set the mood by choosing Michael Jackson’s “Black or White.”

Wearing a shiny gray suit, Charice showcased her signature dance moves complete with hip swiveling and “hair brush up” moves.

Aiza, on the other hand, wore a metal-studded black jacket.  

As energetic as the opening number was, little did the crowd know that Aiza was actually hospitalized for acute asthma a few days before their concert.

During her opening spiel, Aiza emphasized that the theme of their concert is acceptance.

“Why is tonight a special night? Kasi nandito kami ni Charice. Joke lang,” quipped the acoustic singer as she interacted with the crowd.

Turning serious, she continued: “Why is this special? Because tonight is all about empowerment.”

Her declaration was met with rousing cheer from the audience.

“Tonight is about being who you are and being loved. Lahat tayo may journey at ang iba pinagdadaanan pa lang. Ang importante, never lose sight of who you are,” said Aiza.

Abra and Gloc 9 were the only guests in the concert but they brought more than their fair share of talent and stage presence. Abra rapped while Charice sang “Gayuma” while Gloc9 brought the house down when he performed “Sirena” with Aiza. Gloc9 and Abra also gave a unique take on “Balita” when Abra ended the song by shouting, “Ibalik ang P10 billion!”

HOSPITAL STAY. During the first part of the concert, Aiza performed her version of the hit song “Clarity.”  

She then made a revelation about her health, which caused her to struggle with some songs during the concert. “I just got out of the hospital last night [referring to Friday night],” admitted Aiza.