Francis Magalona and Ely Buendia send audience wild in "Eat Bulaga"


Francis Magalona (left) and Ely Buendia (right) thrilled their fans when they performed side-by-side for the October 25 episode of Eat Bulaga. The Master Rapper, who took a break from his hosting duties to deal with leukemia, said "I'm back home!" Ely, now recovered after his angioplasty, also sang and even showed off his dance steps.

For the last segment of the October 25 episode of Eat Bulaga, two performers returned to television after dealing with their current health conditions.

With his band Pupil, Ely Buendia performed "Disconnection Notice," prompting audience members and the Dabarkads to get on their feet and dance wildly as the vocalist sang the lyrics "Turn off the lights now / Turn off the lights now."

Sporting a much leaner frame and his trademark shades, Ely even showed off some dance moves as he performed on the GMA-7 show earlier today. It will be recalled that the former vocalist of The Eraserheads experienced chest pains during their August 30 reunion concert at The Fort. He had to be rushed to the hospital and undergo his third angioplasty to widen his blocked blood vessels.

After Ely's performance, Francis Magalona appeared, inspiring yet another round of wild applause and cheers. Kiko, as he is often called, stopped hosting the noontime show for the past 85 days as he went through chemotherapy for his leukemia.

As soon as the TV host-rapper stepped on the Eat Bulaga stage, he told the crowd: "I'm back home!" Francis then sang the Eraserheads song "Superproxy" with Ely. The Master Rapper could not hide his excitement in performing once again as he declared, "Ladies and gentlemen, it's good to be back home!"

The two ended their song number with a bear hug. Julia Clarete and Michael V. met with Ely and Francis on stage. When asked if this means that they will be back to doing gigs, Ely replied, "Definitely!" while Francis pointed out, "Mga dalawang hatsing na lang, magho-host na uli ako dito sa Eat Bulaga."


Before ending his gig, Ely made it a point to promote Pupil's album titled Wild Life. "Napansin ko lang ang ganda ng photography diyan," said Michael V. about the album's back cover featuring the photos of Ely and his bandmates. "Rinig ko si Francis Magalona raw ang photographer." Francis M could only smile at the compliment.





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