"Grabe naman 'yan, ang dami-daming tao!" remarked Ogie Alcasid about the crowd that filled Smart-Araneta Coliseum to the rafters last night, February 14.
Dubbed the Mr. & Mrs. A, his joint concert with wife Regine Velasquez-Alcasid was, as expected, a success!
Smiling, the Asia's Songbird quipped, "Ang dami nating kamag-anak."
After their opening, where they did a mash-up of "Without You" and "Moves Like Jagger," the singing couple engaged in repartee.
Here's a sampler...
"Napakasarap ng buhay may-asawa," the Songwriter began.
Regine threw in, "Aba, ewan ko sa 'yo. Ako, first time ko pa lang mag-asawa. Naka-ilan ka na ba?"
But their candid and funny spiels were just add-ons.
The "pulu-pulutong ng tao," which was translated by Ogie as "plenty" and "multitude" in English, all came for their first major collaboration on stage as husband and wife and the comeback of Regine after her nine-month hiatus from showbiz.
WELL-APPLAUDED NUMBERS. Their repertoire ranged from pop to '80s tunes to OPM hits.
After the opening, Ogie dished out Bruno Mars's "Marry You" and Train's "Hey Soul Sister," while Regine rendered her version of Beyonce's "Love on Top"—which the singer-actress described as "napakataas naman ng kantang 'yon."
To have the audience feel the Valentine fever, the Kapuso stars picked some OPM hits from the '80s—Ric Segreto's "Don't Know What To Say" and "Loving You," Odette Quesada's "A Friend of Mine," Raymond Lauchengco's "I Need You Back," Sharon Cuneta's "To Love Again," Jam Morales' "Even If," and Iwi Laurel's "Special Memory."
Next, they sang the duet version of "Tayong Dalawa," which was composed by Ogie for their wedding.
The concert's first guest was Dingdong Dates—whom Ogie introduced as "konti lang ang lamang sa akin"—did an Eraserheads medley with the Songwriter.
Included in their list of songs were "Magasin" "El Bimbo," "Huwag Mo Ng Itanong," "Overdrive," and "Pare Ko."