Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo marked her remarkable 20-year journey in showbiz with a memorable sold-out concert at the Araneta Coliseum on May 12, 2023.
During the concert, Sarah captivated the audience with her unmatched talent, further establishing her status as a true icon in Original Pilipino Music (OPM).
Regine Velasquez, known as Asia's Songbird, even bestowed upon her the title of "queen," acknowledging Sarah's exceptional artistry and undeniable influence in the industry.
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Here were the other highlights of the commemorative concert.
SARAH'S EMOTIONAL TRIBUTE TO PARENTS
One poignant moment during the show was when Sarah paid tribute to her parents. With raw emotion coming straight from the heart, she delivered a soul-stirring rendition of Wency Cornejo's "Habang May Buhay," dedicating it to her father, Delfin Geronimo.
Before the performance, Sarah shared a touching anecdote that demonstrated her father's unwavering support for her.
This was accompanied by photos shown on the LED screen of precious moments with her parents during her childhood, evoking nostalgia and warmth.
Sarah not only expressed her love for her father but also extended her message of love to both her parents, including her mother, Mommy Divine.
She tenderly spoke, "Love you, Ma. Love you, Daddy," leaving the audience touched by this daughter's love for her parents.
@jstdrs Habang May Buhay. A song for her Tatay Delfin. ????????#sarahgeronimo #sarahgeronimoconcert2023 ? original sound - just_dars
KILIG MOMENT WITH HUSBAND MATTEO GUIDICELLI
Sarah brought a wave of kilig as she shared the stage with her husband, Matteo Guidicelli. The couple performed the song "The Gift," with Sarah expressing that Matteo has truly embodied the meaning of his name, "gift of God," in her life.
An eruption of cheers from the crowd ensued when Matteo playfully asked Sarah for, and received, a quick kiss on the lips after their mini-duet.
Sarah jokingly remarked, “Nag-kiss lang. Tuwang-tuwa kayo. Di ba kayo naka-kiss?”
@nherzjane sarah geronimo and matteo guidicelli kissed at SG20 #concert #couple ? original sound - NherzJane ????
DUET WITH HER MENTOR REGINE VELASQUEZ
Regine Velasquez graced Sarah's sold-out concert as one of the special guests.
The two iconic OPM queens took the stage together, delivering a memorable performance of Sarah's original tracks, "Narito" and "If Only."
Both songs were actually written by Regine's husband Ogie Alcasid for Sarah.
@lesliethewonderer Sarah G and Regine Velasquez Duet! #fyp #sarahgeronimoconcert2023 #sarahgeronimo ? original sound - Love Leslie8
The highlight of this segment was Regine's naughty observation about Sarah.
After their duet, Regine shared that she was also a guest of Sarah during her very first concert at the Araneta Coliseum back in 2005.
She expressed her joy for Sarah's 20 years of success as a fellow singer.
Regine followed her message to Sarah with a cheeky comment, surprising everyone knowing Sarah to be conservative.
"Gusto ko lang sabihin na landian kayo nang landian. Landian nang landian. Nakakaloka! Oo landian nang… Hindi ka na virgin?" Regine jokingly told Sarah, who was totally caught off-guard.
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NEW SONG WITH BILLY CRAWFORD
Billy Crawford was also one of Sarah's guests at her concert. The dynamic duo delivered an electrifying performance of their latest song, "My Mind."
@itsgil_iii “My Mind” Sarah Geronimo & Billy Crawford SARAH GERONIMO The 20th Anniversary Concert 20YEARS WITH SARAH G POPSTAR ROYALTY CONCERT @G PRODUCTIONS #SarahGeronimo #popstarroyalty #20thanniversaryconcert #popsters #SG20 ? original sound - Gil
CELEBRITY GUESTS AT SARAH GERONIMO'S CONCERT
Sarah's concert was filled with a star-studded lineup of celebrity guests. In addition to Billy and Regine, she shared the stage with Jason Dy, Kyle Echarri, Sam Concepcion, and Jeremy Glinoga.
Together, they delivered a remarkable medley of hits from Bruno Mars, Anderson Paak, and Silk Sonic, including crowd favorites like "Fly As Me" and "Leave The Door Open."
@justsarahgeronimo Queen is serving us vocals and visuals! #sarahgeronimo #sarahg #popstarroyalty #sg20 #fyp ? original sound - Sarah Geronimo
Sarah had the honor of sharing the stage with singers/songwriters Thyro Alfaro, Yumi Lacsamana, and Nica de Rosario, who all contributed their songwriting talents to Sarah's repertoire.
In a captivating performance, the quartet joined forces to deliver a powerful rendition of the song "Duyan."
@hopeureta Duyan - Sarah Geronimo with her Songwriters. I love this performance! Kitang kita mo na sobrang humble and grateful ni SG for Yumi, Thyro and Nica for writing a beautiful music for her ???? #sg20 #popsters #sarahgeronimo #sarahgeronimo20thanniversaryconcert #proudpopster #sarahgeronimoconcert #concert #fyp ? original sound - dailyhope
Rapper John Roa also joined Sarah on stage during her concert. The duo showcased their remarkable talent and seamless chemistry on stage with their performance of their latest collaboration, the song "Alam."
@isgfanboy Alam feat J. Roa #popsters #sarahgeronimo #sarahg #sg20 #sarahgeronimo20thanniversaryconcert #sarahgeronimoconcert #aranetacoliseum #smartaranetacoliseum #thebigdome #fyp #alam #jroa ? original sound - FANBOY LIFE
Another standout moment of the concert was when Sarah unveiled a completely revamped version of her iconic hit "Tala," accompanied by new choreography performed alongside the talented A Team dance crew.
In addition, Sarah enthralled the audience with a revitalized rendition of her 2008 hit single, "Sa Iyo."
Sarah curated a captivating setlist of her iconic hits, delighting her fans with a range of unforgettable performances.
She treated her fans to a mesmerizing medley of songs from the movies she starred in. The medley included beloved tracks like "Paano Ba Magmahal," "Maybe This Time," "Fallin'," and "A Very Special Love."
Showcasing her incredible vocal prowess, Sarah impressed the crowd with powerful renditions of songs like "Isa Pang Araw," "How Could You Say You Love Me," and "Forever's Not Enough."
@justarhany One of the best last night ???????????? #SG20 #SarahGeronimo #the20thanniversary ? original sound - Arhany
SARAH THANKS G-FORCE
G-Force, the dance group that had a longstanding partnership with Sarah, was noticeably missing from the Popstar Royalty's 20th anniversary concert.
This sparked speculation about a conflict between Sarah and Georcelle Dapat-Sy, the founder of G-Force.
However, towards the end of her concert, Sarah took a moment to acknowledge G-Force despite their absence, dispelling the rumors of a rift between the dance group's founder and herself.
Sarah said, "G-Force, thank you! G-Force! I love you!"
@apakayabang_aldren Sarah G thanks G-force despite its absence in SG20 concert #sarahgeronimo #popsters #sg20thanniversaryconcert ? original sound - aldren
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