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Regine Velasquez told the jampacked crowd: “I learned a lesson last year. It’s not about me and it’s not even about you. It’s about glorifying God and this whole show we dedicate to You."

Photo: Noel Orsal

Asia’s Songbird soars anew!

Regine Velasquez soared in the air, literally, as she hit the high notes while singing “On the Wings of Love.”

A white cloth hung from the rafters served as her harness as she spun gracefully in the air.

This stunt was one of the highlights of Regine’s Silver Rewind concert held last night, January 5, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Concertgoers, very impressed with Regine’s performance, rewarded her with a standing ovation.

A PROMISE FULFILLED. Last November 16, Regine staged her Silver concert to celebrate her 26th year in showbiz. However, on that very day she contracted a virus that caused her to lose her voice.

As a result, the concert was cut short, prompting a tearful Regine and her equally tearful producers to restage the concert under better circumstances so as not to disappoint her loyal fans.

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On January 5, Regine fulfilled this promise, and her fans showed up again, filling the Mall of Asia Arena to capacity.

At the start of the event, a video was shown containing clips from the November 16 concert.

It showed Regine, in tears, alternately apologizing to her fans and thanking them. At one point, she said, “Thank you for not booing me.” 

But last night, the mood was different. At 9 p.m., Maestro Ryan Cayabyab took centerstage to conduct the Manila Symphony Orchestra.

Wearing a silver gown, Regine made a grand entrance as she performed “Where Have You Been (All My Life),” as well as “Shine.”

Halfway through the opening number, Regine was lifted up by her backup dancers.