Pussycat Dolls takes over Manila with Doll Domination concert

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The international group Pussycat Dolls returned to Manila and entertained Pinoy fans with their popular singles, including "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)," which was the most awaited piece last June 11, at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds in Pasay City. The five-girl group is composed of (from left) Kimberly Wyatt, Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, and Melody Thornton. Jessica Sutta was not able to join the girls due to a fractured rib, which she sustained i


At exactly nine o'clock, the international female group Pussycat Dolls started their Doll Domination with their second concert in the country at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds in Pasay City yesterday night, June 11.

The one-night concert started with Nicole Scherzinger, the group's vocalist who's of Hawaian-Russian-Filipino, shouting to her kababayans, "Are you ready to take over the world?"

Pinoy fans screamed excitedly as the other members of the group— Melody Thornton, Kimberly Wyatt and Ashley Roberts—appeared on stage one by one and started performing their popular songs from their 2005 music album titled PCD, like "Beep," and "I Don't Need a Man."

Their famous hits like "Buttons," "Wait a Minute" and "Don't Cha" were rearranged in the last part as a remix version so that the Dolls could show off their dance skills.

The group's lead singer Nicole took a pause from dancing and performed solo with "Halo" and their newest single "Hush Hush; Hush Hush," two tracks in their second album Doll Domination.

Their youngest member, Melody, also had a solo moment by leading the group in singing a Broadway song, "Big Spender," while Kimberly and Ashley were dancing with her. The fifth member, Jessica Sutta, who recently fractured a rib after one of their shows, missed out on all the fun last night.

In the middle of the show, the four Dolls kept up the excitement by sharing the stage with three chosen PCD fans. The three competed in a showdown that featured PCD's chart-topping hit, "Bottle Pop," and the Dolls let the thousands of concert goers decide who was the best dancer.

Other songs they performed from their second album were "Elevator," Whatcha Think About That," and "I Hate This Part."

Towards the end of the show, Nicole had an inspiring short message for her "kababayans." She's living proof, she said, that Filipinos can make it really big all over the world. Nicole thanked everyone for making the group's second concert in Manila another success.

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The fans were thrilled to see the Pussycat Dolls perform their current popular hit, "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)," which was the group's rendition of the Oscar-winning soundtrack from the multi-awarded Academy movie called Slumdog Millionaire.

But Nicole told the audience they still have to wait for it. Instead, the girls performed their ballad song called "Stickwitu," while their photos from their previous concert tours in different countries flashed on the backdrop.

As their final act, the four Dolls granted the request of their Pinoy fans and showed them their own dance steps for their current successful single "Jai Ho!" The Pussycat Dolls maintained the thrill until their last performance and had their Pinoy audience dancing with the PCD song called "When I Grow Up."

The show ended with fireworks making the whole concert as "magical" as Nicole had requested earlier in the concert.

During the show, PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) spotted celebrities enjoying the night with the Pussycat Dolls. Among them were Rhian Ramos, who was with JC de Vera, Aubrey Miles and husband Troy Montero, Chris Tiu, MTV VJs Sarah Meier and Maggie Wilson, Roxanne Barcelo, Karen delos Reyes, and sports commentator Anthony Suntay with his family.


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