Jolo Revilla and son Gab, Derrick Monasterio spotted at John Legend concert

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GMA-7 actor Derrick Monasterio, actor/politician Jolo Revilla and son Gab were among the celebrities spotted at the Manila leg of John Legend's Darkness and Light tour on March 21, 2018.



It was a star-studded night as celebrities flocked to the second Manila concert of John Roger Stephens, popularly known by his stage name John Legend.

The 10-time Grammy award winner marked his sophomore visit to the Philippines and serenaded concertgoers during his the Darkness and Light Asia tour at the Araneta Coliseum on March 21, 2018.

Below are some of the celebrities we spotted at the concert venue:

GMA-7 actor Derrick Monasterio went to the concert with some of his friends.


Actor/politician Jolo Revilla had a father-and-son bonding session with his unico hijo, Gab Revilla, at the concert.


Glaiza de Castro wanted to attend the concert with Angelica Panganiban but the latter wasn't able to watch the concert because of a prior showbiz commitment.


Glaiza was accompanied by close friend and ABS-CBN actor Ketchup Eusebio.


A number of beauty queens were also spotted at the concert venue including Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa.


Former Miss Grand International title-holder Elizabeth Clenci was one of the celebrities spotted at the John Legend concert. She has already relinquished the crown and passed on the duties to her successor, Eva Psychee Patalinjug (not in photo).


Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong is also a big fan of John Legend who embarked on this tour for his fifth studio album titled Darkness and Light.


GMA-7 executive Annette Gozon went on a date night with husband Shintaro Valdes.


Former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Fifth Solomon posed for photos with fans after the concert.


Other celebrities spotted at the concert were celebrity beauty doctor Vicki Belo and husband Hayden Kho, her daughter Cristalle Belo and husband Justin Pitt, and ABS-CBN actress Ria Atayde.

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CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS. John Legend treated his fans to kilig-worthy performances of his chart-topping hits.

The concert was divided into two parts.

He entered the stage wearing a dark suit signifying the "Darkness" side of his fifth and latest studio album, Darkness and Light, which was released in December 2016.

John opened the concert with performances "I Know Better" and "Penthouse Floor," the first two singles off the album.

This was followed by a performance of his 2013-hit titled "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)" from the album Love in the Future.

Other songs included in the set list are "Love Me Now," "Made to Love," and his album's title track "Darkness and Light."

At one point of the concert, John Legend introduced one of his favorite pieces from his repertoire, a song called "Overload."

John told the crowd before performing the song, "Sometimes you wanna get lost in love, you wanna bathe in it.

"Sometimes you even forget about what's going on around you and focus on it, sometimes you gotta turn your phone off.

"Many of us have a relation with our phones and our lovers. We get so addicted to lights, we forget about love!

"Tonight we're gonna focus on love, Manila!"

The concert continued with his performances of "Start A Fire," "Used to Love U," and "Save the Night."



The crowd sang along as John perform his solo version of Meghan Trainor's "Like I'm Gonna Lose You."

John also performed some of his earlier tracks including "Save Room" and "Slow Dance" from his 2006 album Once Again.

One of the concert's highlight is when he narrated how important Curtis Mayfield's song "Superfly" is for him and his wife, Chrissy Teigen.

John said his wife was giving birth to their first daughter Luna in 2016 while the song was playing. This is why he added a cover of the song on his set list.

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He also did a cover of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes' song "Wake Up Everybody" followed by "Stay With You." 

John took a short break and changed into a white-and-black suit for the second half of the concert.

During this portion, most of his performances were performed solely with a piano including his solo version of "Beauty And The Beast" which he originally performed with Ariana Grande. This was followed by "Ordinary People."


John Legend also gave a goosebump-inducing a capella version of Sam Smith's "Lay Me Down."

Towards the end of the concert, he treated concertgoers to his renditions of "Surefire," "Green Light," "Who Do We Think We Are," "You & I (Nobody in the World)," and "So High."

John Legend ended his Philippine concert with an encore performance of the songs "All of Me" and "Glory."



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