Sarah Geronimo shares realizations upon reaching her first decade in showbiz: “Kailangan magkaroon ako ng sarili kong identity.”

by Nerisa Almo
Oct 21, 2013
Sarah Geronimo’s aim for her upcoming Perfect 10 concert on November 15 and 30: “Gusto ko ma-appreciate ako for my talent or kung anuman ‘yong maio-offer ko as a performer.”

Sarah Geronimo veers away from grand production numbers for her upcoming concert dubbed Perfect 10.

Perfect 10 was supposed to be a one-night concert at the Araneta Coliseum on November 15.

However, tickets for the November 15 show were already sold out as early as August, reports Vic del Rosario, big boss of the Viva Group of Companies and Sarah’s long-time mentor. “So we decided to hold a second concert. We can't disappoint Sarah's legions of fans,” Boss Vic was quoted as saying in a release provided by Viva.

As a result, the second show will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 30.

The Popstar Princess said while the concert would serve as her 10th showbiz anniversary celebration, she and the rest of her team have decided to focus on her talents instead of visual effects and costumes.

In Sarah's concert last year dubbed 24/SG, concertgoers looked forward to the extravagant costumes she wore during the event.

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The four costumes she used at the concert were made by Dubai-based Filipino haute couture, Furne One; and cost P6 million pesos.

(Read: Sarah Geronimo wears costumes worth six million pesos for 24/SG concert)

(View Gallery: Sarah Geronimo’s P6M concert outfits)

In an interview with (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the media last week, Sarah was asked if she would also have expensive costumes at the Perfect 10 concert.

“This time, hindi ‘yong costumes ang goal namin talaga,” The 25-year-old singer-actress replied with a smile.

She then briefly described what would happen at the concert, “Nag-focus kami doon talaga sa journey ko for the past 10 years.

“Siyempre, ‘yong talento ko, gusto ko always ibalik ‘yong talento ko.

“Ayaw ko ng big production o ‘yong visuals.

“Gusto ko ma-appreciate ako for my talent or kung anuman ‘yong maio-offer ko as a performer.

“So, ‘yon ang goal namin, hindi sa costumes or sa makeup.”

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NO DRASTIC CHANGES. Meanwhile, since Sarah has been in the industry for a decade, she was asked if she’s up for a reinvention in her career.

The Voice of the Philippines coach looked like she’s not very keen about the idea.

She told the media, “Sa totoo lang, ayaw kong masyadong isipin. Ayaw ko nang pilit.

“Gusto ko, kung paano ako tinanggap ng tao in 10 years, smooth lang, walang drastic na change.

“Gusto ko magpatuloy pa rin nang unti-unti.”

However, Sarah mentioned that there were minor changes in her recently launched album titled Expressions.

She reasoned out, “Umiiwas na ako sa typical na pagbibirit, ‘yong overpowering na singing.”

With regard to the contents of her 10th studio album, Sarah pointed out, “Hindi na siya ‘yong lakas ng boses ang mindset, e.

“It’s ‘yong mensahe ng kanta. Importante pala talaga na ‘yong mga sarili mong kanta, you can relate to it.

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“It becomes real, di ba?

“Hindi siya ‘yong kinanta mo lang, talagang nakaka-relate ka.

“That’s why the album is called Expressions kasi bawat song talaga ‘yong nagustuhan ng puso ko.

“Nag-evolve talaga sa selection ng songs ko.

“Masarap sa pakiramdam na in-allow ako ni Boss Vic [del Rosario] na mag-grow in that sense.”

IMPORTANCE OF IDENTITY. Having said that, Sarah admitted that in her 10 years in the show business, she realized, “Kailangan magkaroon ako ng sarili kong identity.”

She recalled, “Dati kasi masyado akong concerned o masyadong paranoid sa pagiging teknikal, na dapat ganito, dapat ganyan.

“Nawawala na ‘yong puso ko sa pagkanta. At saka dapat, bibirit ako, dumating ako sa phase na ‘yon.

“Dumating ako sa pagkakataon na lahat kasi bumibirit so, parang kailangan ko ring bumirit.”

While Sarah still considers it important to have someone to look up to, she also reminded, “Pero dapat hindi nawawala ‘yong sarili mong boses, sarili mong style.

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“Ganun naman talaga, e, lahat tayo ay may sariling musicality, lahat tayo may influences, may mga artist tayo na tinitingala.

“Importante ‘yon at saka finding your own voice, your own style.”

And probably her most important realization recently, “Always, always sing from the heart.

“Siyempre, may mga times na parang kulang, di ba?

“Pero ‘yon talaga ang importante, ang singing dapat magaan talaga sa puso.”

In her first decade in showbiz, Sarah has accomplished a lot as a singer and an actress.

At the recent 5th Star Awards for Music, Sarah was named Female Recording Artist of the Year.

She is also the only Filipina singer nominated in the Best Southeast Asia Act category at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA). Sarah will be vying against Malaysia's Hafiz, Vietnam's My Tam, Indonesia's NOAH, Singapore's Olivia Ong, and Thailand's Slot Machine.

For tickets to Perfect 10, please call Ticketnet at Tel. No. 911-5555, SM Tickets at Tel. No. 470-2222 and VIVA Concerts at Tel. No. 687-7236.

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