Bruno Mars incorporates Tagalog lines during his Manila concert; sings: "Miss na kita, mahal"

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
May 4, 2018
The second night of Bruno Mars' 24K Magic World Tour will take place tonight at the MOA Arena.

Bruno Mars incorporated Tagalog lines into his songs during his 2018 Manila concert held last night, May 3, at the Mall of Asia Arena.

This was during the first night of the Philippine leg of his 24K Magic World Tour, which was produced by MMI Live.

After performing at jampacked venue, the Grammy award-winning singer performed at an after party held at the CHAOS Nightclub at City of Dreams Manila until the wee hours of the morning.

The second night of his sold-out concert will take place tonight at the MOA Arena.

Bruno Mars, whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, was born to a Filipina mom and a Puerto Rican dad in Honolulu, Hawaii.

At one point, Bruno Mars pretended to make a phone call as he said in his bedroom voice, "Hey, baby, I'm in Manila right now. I just called to tell you...Miss na kita, mahal."

His fans cheered as he sang it again and again with an accent: "Miss na kita, mahal."

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Here's a snippet of his performance of his hit song "Locked Out of Heaven."

Bruno Mars kicked off his Manila concert by singing "Finesse" from his album 24K Magic.

Bruno Mars was accompanied by his band called The Hooligans.

Upon seeing concertgoers holding up their smartphones to document the event, Bruno Mars admitted, "I've never seen so many camera phones in my life."

He asked the crowd to put away their smartphones since he pointed out, "You can't dance if you're trying to get the shot."

After singing the line "Miss na kita, mahal," Bruno Mars pretended to continue his phone call and asked his imaginary partner: "Baby, do you want me to beg in front of all these people? That's exactly what I'm gonna do."

The talented singer-songwriter brought out his guitar and impressed the audience with his skills in playing the instrument.

When the crowd became too focused on taking photos and videos, Bruno Mars told the crowd: "If you're going to be quiet tonight, we're going to be quiet too."

True enough, they cut the music and the performer danced even without any background music.

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Fans of Jakbie were thrilled upon seeing this Instavid of Barbie Forteza and Jak Roberto singing along to the Bruno Mars hit "Marry You."

Barbie shared this video and wrote in the caption: "Cause it’s a beautiful night, we’re looking for something dumb to do. #24KMagicWorldTour"

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Another couple who enjoyed their date night at the 24K Magic Would Tour were Kylie Padilla and Aljur Abrenica.

Ruru Madrid, one half of the GabRu love team, went solo that night.

Vice Ganda partied that night with some members of the Hashtags

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Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix of the Biguel love team

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Carmina Villarroel with Zoren Legaspi and their children Mavy and Cassy

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Jessy Mendiola and Luis Manzano had a fun night out. In his Instagram account, Luis posted a photo of a Bruno Mars lookalike and wrote in the caption: "It was an awesome experience watching you Bruno!!!! Wow!!!!! :) thank you for entertaining Manila, good luck tomorrow!!!"

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Nico Bolzico attended the concert without his wifezilla Solenn Heussaff

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Earlier that day, Ogie Alcasid was trying to get tickets for the first night of the Bruno Mars concert.

When he finally entered the concert venue, Ogie uploaded an Instavid where he told his followers: "Nakahanap ako ng ticket. Si Vice [Ganda] nasa harap ko. Hahaha!"

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He also posted a photo of Bruno and wrote in the caption: "Grabe itong mamang ito!! Manila loves you @brunomars #justthewayyouare God bless you sir!"

From Instagram account of MOA Arena

* All photos by Noel Mangalonzo (except indicated otherwise)

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