One thing that Ai-Ai delas Alas remembers about Lani Misalucha is the fact that the latter sang “Ikaw” at the comedienne’s Las Vegas wedding with Jed Salang.
At the presscon for their upcoming concert Ai Meets Lani: Lani May Ai?, there was no trace of bitterness in Ai-Ai when she recalled her short-lived marriage with Jed.
“2013 ako kinasal. Sandali lang, 29 days lang yung kasal ko. Wow, Britney Spears!” exclaimed Ai-Ai, who compared her experience to that of American pop singer Britney Spears. Britney’s Las Vegas wedding to her childhood friend Jason Alexanders only lasted for 55 hours.
Ai-Ai said that she would love to have Lani as her wedding singer again.
But since she has no plans of getting married anytime soon, Ai-Ai said that sharing the stage with Asia’s Nightingale would be another memorable experience for her.
The duo are slated to headline a back-to-back concert at the Kia Theater on September 17.
Ai-Ai happily related, “First opening number pa lang namin kabog na talaga! 12 minutes yung opening number namin.
“Kaya gym ako ng gym kasi baka mamaya hindi pa tapos yung number tapos na ako.”
Ai-Ai—whose current vital statistics are 37-26-37—explained that she really wants to be physically fit for the concert.
“Sa totoo lang nung tumaba ako [noon], hirap ako mag-live. Kasi singing and dancing [ang ginagawa ko on stage], kailangan ang endurance mo talaga dun sobra.
“Yun ang pinakamedyo mahirap [na preparation ko].
“Sa kantahan naman nandiyan naman si Lani. Sa kanya ko na pinauubaya.
“Yung total performance na sumasayaw at kumakanta at nagpapatawa, yun naman yung sa akin, yun naman yung kakaririn ko.”
Without giving too much details, Ai-Ai shared that she’s excited to perform her opening number that is inspired by her idol J.Lo.
“At meron akong isang number na medyo mahirap na lahat ng mga buwis-buhay na performance ng sikat na female artists na gagayahin ko.”
Throughout her solo presscon at Jet 7 Bistro last August 10, Ai-Ai kept on saying that she would let Lani do the singing while she performs funny antics.
But Ai-Ai later confessed that she’s also prepping for her singing showdown with the Asia’s Nightingale.
“Alam naman natin, ini-echos-echos ko lang. Siyempre, mahirap sabayan si Asia’s Nightingale pagdating sa kantahan.
“So, siyempre kailangan respeto rin naman sa kasama mo. Hindi porket na komedyante ako, kunwari may duet kami, alangan namang balahurain ko yung duet namin.
“Siyempre rerespetuhin mo yung pagkanta niya. So, kahit papano sasabayan ko rin ng medyo maganda.”
Lani is currently in the U.S., and is scheduled to fly back to Manila in September in time for the concert.
In the meantime, Lani joined the presscon via Skype and even entertained a few questions from entertainment reporters.
“Nung first time naming magkasama sa isang concert, dito yun sa Amerika. Yun ang very first na nagkatrabaho kami sa isang show.
“Mga sumunod na nun naging guest ko siya sa concert ko sa Araneta. And then ngayon na lang ulit kami magkakatrabaho sa isang concert.”
Lani added that she’s also gearing up for her and Ai-Ai’s long production numbers.
“Oo, apat nga yun. Sana nga mas marami pa no? Pero yun nga ang patalbugan naming dalawa.
“Walang doubt naman na kakabugin ako ng isang ‘yan!”