Karylle was emotional during her belated birthday celebration on It’s Showtime last Saturday, April 17, 2021.
Karylle, who turned 40 on March 22, did a live performance of her own composition “Simula” in the show, with her husband Yael Yuzon and mom Zsa Zsa Padilla singing with her on screen in a pre-recorded performance.
The chorus of “Simula” started with “Habang buhay tayong magkasama / Hindi maglalakbay sa mundo ng mag-isa.”
After her performance, Karylle was greeted by her co-hosts headed by Vice Ganda.
In his message, Vice wished Karylle will stay longer as a host on It’s Showtime and continue the camaraderie they have for more than ten years.
Vice said, “Mahal na mahal natin si Karylle at ang dami na nating pinagdaanan, tayong lahat together. Sana makasama ka pa namin, huwag mo kaming iiwan K, ha.”
Karylle was teary-eyed during her response in which she promised to be with It’s Showtime family “habang buhay.”
Karylle said that hearing DJ MOD play the It’s Showtime theme pushes her each time to get out there and do her bit despite her fear of the pandemic.
She expounded, “Kaya nga habang buhay, di ba? That’s the song… more than ever.
“Di ba, may day, lalo na kapag Saturday, parang ang hirap pumasok. Ako ha, ang bagal kong maglakad, iniisip ko, ‘Get through the day, get through the day.’
“Iniisip ko, ‘Ano ba ang lakas ko?’ ‘Tapos iniisip ko kayo, nandito tayo, kapag tumugtog na si MOD, bam! Automatic, di ba?”
“Kasi iyan iyong iniwan sa atin ng madlang people, wala man sila dito ngayon, sila iyong lakas natin kasi mahirap naman sa totoo lang pumasok kasi nakakatakot din.
“Iyon iyong words doon sa song, e. Hindi man buo iyong loob ko palagi pero lumalakas iyong loob ko, thanks to all of you. So thank you. Iyon talaga iyon.”
VICE REVEALS fretting over KARYLLE LEAVING THE SHOW
Vice then thanked Karylle for staying in It’s Showtime.
Vice admitted there were times when he and other co-hosts got worried that Karylle might follow the other hosts who had left their show.
He said, “Salamat at ang sarap marinig sa iyo ng habang buhay, sana panindigan nating lahat.
“Kasi there were times, pinag-uusapan namin na ‘Iiwan kaya tayo ni Karylle?’
“Kasi siyempre, nagkakalagasan di ba? May mga umaalis, may mga pinipiling umalis, may mga pinipiling umiba ng ganap.
“Kaya minsan, ‘Si Karylle kaya? Will Karylle stay? Sana hindi tayo iwan ni Karylle.’
“At sana nga, magkasama pa tayo. Gustung-gusto ko pa naming makasama.”
Karylle affirmed, “Habang buhay iyan.”
Vhong remarked, “Walang iwanan K, ha!”
Karylle, who was a Kapuso star before moving to ABS-CBN in 2008, became a co-host of It’s Showtime in 2010 during the show’s first anniversary.
Karylle and Vice have generated a fan base called "ViceRylle," which started after they were paired in one production number in It's Showtime.
KARYLLE’S BIG LOVE FOR KAPAMILYAS
After her birthday celebration on It’s Showtime, Karylle posted a photo on Instagram with the flowers she received from the ABS-CBN program.
In the caption, the singer sent out her “big love” for Kapamilyas and her It’s Showtime family.
She wrote, “Big love for my Kapamilyas, my dearest Showtime family, my bosses, my co hosts, our staff and crew & of course our Madlang People! Love you all! You sure know how to make a person feel special. Hugs and kisses!”