Julie Anne San Jose was moved to tears during her first major concert held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena last night, December 13, 2014.
Fans were repeatedly chanting “Iiyak na `yan!” after Julie Anne came out and gave a lively song, dance and rap performance of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” at the start of her Hologram concert.
In response, Julie Anne spontaneously blurted out to the audience, “`Di ako iiyak, sayang ang make-up.”
But her tears did flow and uncontrollably so after singing “Sana Ngayong Pasko” minutes before her concert ended.
Julie Anne cried when she saw the large video screen behind her showed images of herself as a young child with her parents as well as videos of her singing in the talent search Pop Star Kids.
She paused and turned her back from the audience to hide her crying. Fellow GMA-7 star, Phytos Ramirez, who was seated at the front row went up on stage to wipe away her tears.
He immediately went down from the stage when Julie Anne managed to regain her composure. The 20-year-old singer said in tomboyish jest, “[Salamat] p’re.”
In his Twitter account, Phytos posted a photo of Julie Anne crying and provided this caption: “I dont wanna see you cry.”
Julie Anne then faced her fans and spoke while still trying to fight back tears, “Maraming, maraming salamat po sa inyo… Di ko po [naisip] na makakapag-perform po ako sa ganito karaming tao…Dream come true po para po sa `kin. Thank you for making it come true…`Di ko alam kung anong sasabihin ko. Thankful po ako…`wag po kayong magasasawa sa ‘kin.”
She continued by addressing bashers who have continued to hound her.
“Sabi ko po `di ako iiyak pero ba`t ako umiiyak ngayon…Alam ko po na marami pong nagsasabi at humuhusga.”
At this point, the large video screen behind her also showed her fans crying along with her.
“Hindi po ako nakikipag-kumpitensiya sa iba, gusto ko lang naman po kumanta…lahat binigay sa ‘kin ni Lord at ito po ang paraan ko para po mapasaya ko kayong lahat…Magpaparaya po ako, kahit kasiyahan ko ibibigay ko po sa inyong lahat. Ganun ko kayo kamahal. Sana po `wag na `wag po kayong magsawa.”
Julie Anne recently received a Diamond Record Award for her self-titled debut album. The only other female recipients of the Diamond Record award are Nina for her Live album and Sharon Cuneta for her album Isn't It Romantic.