Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano go on a date at Dua Lipa's first solo concert in Manila

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Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano are among the celebrities spotted at Dua Lipa's first solo concert in Manila on Sunday, September 14. Produced by MMI Live and Live Nation, Dua Lipa's Philippine concert was held at SM Mall of Asia Arena.



British pop sensation Dua Lipa made her way back to the Philippines!

The 23-year-old  singer staged her first-ever solo concert—produced by MMI Live and Live Nation—in Manila on Friday night, September 14, at SM Mall of Asia Arena, amidst the raging storm Ompong.

This is Dua Lipa's third visit to the Philippines. In May 2017, Dua Lipa went to the country for a special meet and greet session with some lucky fans. The London-born Kosovar-Albanian singer returned in August for the In The Mix music festival that was also held at SM Mall of Asia Arena.

PEPSPOTTED

Filipino celebrities were among the thousands of fans who partied at her sold-out concert in Manila.

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) went celebrity spotting at the concert.

Some of the stars we spotted including ABS-CBN talents Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil, Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Enchong Dee, Kim Chiu, and Hashtag Kid.

Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano came early to watch Dua Lipa's Manila concert. In her Instagram account, Liza posted photos of the female singer and wrote in the caption: "Hahaha excuse me for shaking and screaming. I love you wifey @dualipa"

Enrique, Liza and Janella Salvador had the chance to personally meet Dua Lipa backstage.

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Everyone turned to Vice Ganda as he entered the concert venue.
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Star Magic talent Kim Chiu danced to Dua Lipa's hits.
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Enchong Dee attended the concert with some friends.
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Hashtag Kid had fun watching Dua Lipa perform with his fellow Hashtags members.
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GMA-7 actress Lovi Poe was accompanied by host Tim Yap at the concert. Other Kapuso stars spotted at the venue include Cassy and Mavy Legaspi, Janine Gutierrez, Heart Evangelista, and Andrea Torres. 

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Tim Yap and Lovi Poe at Dua Lipa's Manila concert.
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Andrea Torres wore a Dua Lipa-inspired OOTD at the concert.
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Janine Gutierrez immediately went out after the concert ended.
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Heart Evangelista came with BFFs Mark Bumgarner and Katrina Cruz (both not in photo).
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Twins Cassy and Mavy Legaspi met up with their closest friends to watch the concert.
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Celebrities Juliana Gomez and BJ Pascual were also present that night.

Juliana Gomez at Dua Lipa's Manila concert.
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Celebrity photographer BJ Pascual at Dua Lipa's Manila concert.
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CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS

The concert lasted for over two hours. Dua Lipa performed a total of 19 songs during her concert.

The British singer kicked off the party with her performance of "Blow Your Mind" followed by a medley of "Dreams" and "No Lie."

Blue and magenta-colored lights filled the MOA Arena as Dua Lipa rocked the stage with her energetic performances.

Dua Lipa rocked the concert stage of SM Mall of Asia Arena on Friday night, September 14.
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Dua Lipa performing her chart-topping hits at her first-ever solo concert in Manila.
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She continued the concert with performances of the songs "Lost In Your Light" and "High."

Dua Lipa toned down the party with her performances of "Garden," "Last Dance," and "Be The One."

Dua Lipa performing at her Manila concert.
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Dua Lipa performing at her Manila concert.
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Dua Lipa performing at her Manila concert.
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At one point of the show, Dua Lipa thanked her Filipino fans for their overwhelming support.

She told the crowd, "Thank you all so much for making my dreams come true."

The concert resumed with her performances of "Thinkin' Bout You," "New Love," and "Genesis."

Dua Lipa performing at her Manila concert.
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Fans sang along as she performed the songs "One Kiss," her collaboration song with Calvin Harris, and "Scared to be Lonely," which she worked with Martin Garrix.

Dua Lipa performing at her Manila concert.
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Towards the end of the concert, Dua Lipa performed the songs "Homesick," "Goodbyes," and "Hotter Than Hell."

She ended her set with the song "Begging."

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Dua Lipa performing at her Manila concert.
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Dua Lipa ended the concert with "IDGAF" and "New Rules."

Dua Lipa performing at her Manila concert.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nikko Tuazon is a lifestyle writer with a strong interest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, and music. Connect with him on Instagram at @mrnikkotuazon.


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