Like all the other footloose celebrities who grab every opportunity to travel, love birds Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino recently winged to Singapore to watch Sara Bareilles's The Little Black Dress Tour concert at The Esplanade and spend some quality time together.
This provided Rocco a chance to pull a surprise on Lovi, a huge fan of Sara Bareilles. He took her backstage after the concert to personally meet the American singer.
“It was super fun, I got to meet my idol Sara Bareilles and I cried,” Lovi told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an exclusive interview last Wednesday, October 8, at Niu by Vikings in Bonifacio Global City.
She continued, “I’m so happy Rocco surprised me.
“I didn’t know that I was going to meet her kasi Rocco arranged everything.
“And we ate a lot in Newton Food Center—it was really good.
Lovi posted a photo of her and Sara Bareilles on her Instagram account. She also uploaded Rocco's video shot of their meet-and-greet session with the international singer, where she is shown in tears out of sheer joy.
this is not my best photo because I cried and died!!! and I don't care!!! cause I got to meet @sarabareilles !!! hi @sarabareilles ! hope you like the pastillas I gave you. ❤️❤️❤️ you were so great. beyond words! we love you!!❤️❤️❤️View on Instagram
“Akala ko manonood lang talaga ako ng concert,” Lovi told PEP.
“I didn’t know that he kept contact with the producers or the promoter of the Sara Bareilles concert.
“And then yun, parang they were e-mailing the whole time pala.”
In a recent interview, Rocco recounted how he emailed the promoters of the concert and requested to find them betters seats and arrange a meet-and-great.
The promoters learned that Rocco and Lovi are celebrities in the Philippines and made it possible for them to meet Sara after her concert.
Lovi said that her boyfriend played her, “He told me that hindi pala puwede, parang he twisted it na hindi talaga daw puwede talaga, e.
“Yun pala he already knew na I was allowed to meet her.”
Lovi only had one word for the experience, "Amazing."
She explained that Sara’s songs have helped her get through a lot.
“I mean, I’ve been listening to Sara Bareilles for like the longest time.
“As in she helped me get through a lot of things, through heart aches.
“And her songs, I listened to her songs every time I need to cry for a scene.
“So, she helped me a lot so when I met her, I cried.
“Actually when she was singing pa lang on stage, I was already crying.
“Tapos after nun, backstage pa.”
What songs does she listen to especially when she has to do a crying scene?
Lovi answered, “Well, my current favorite song now is ‘Manhattan.’
“Madami rin, well, there’s ‘Breathe Again’ and ‘Gravity.’”
She added, “Good vibes na song ‘Let The Rain.’
“Let The Rain” is about starting anew, changing your life.
“That’s what I listen to in the morning to motivate myself, to be better everyday.”
In Singapore, Lovi and Rocco visited the Hershey’s Chocolate World and went on a food trip at Newton Food Centre. They also roamed the Universal Studios.
Caught @nacinorocco trying to take a video of me while pigging out ! I don't care... magkakamay ako! 😂😂 #FoodieView on Instagram
GUILT TRIP. Lovi said that she definitely enjoyed their visit at the theme park where she tried a few of the rides, after “ a bit of an argument” with her boyfriend.
Said the Shake, Rattle & Roll XV star, “Kasi ayoko sumakay ng rollercoaster, ayoko sumakay ng rides.
“So I went inside dun sa mummy na rides—sa ride na The Mummy.
“And then nung nakita ko sa TV na may rollercoaster, nagback-out ako.
“Sabi ko, ‘I can’t do it, I really can’t.’
“Sabi niya, ‘Why?’ Sabi ko, ‘It’s okay, do it alone.’
“I was telling him to do it alone, okay lang naman ‘cause he loves rides.
“Sabi niya, ‘Fine,’ so nag-split kami.
“He’s gonna do it alone and I was on my way to the exit.
“I didn’t have any hard feelings.
“I really wanted him to experience it pero bigla siyang bumalik sa akin.
“Sabi niya, ‘Samahan kita.’
“Sabi ko, ‘Wag na, ganyan… ganyan…’
“Tapos he was like sad the whole time.
“Ginuilt [Guilt] trip niya ako.
“Dinala niya ako dun sa Madagascar ride, siyempre pang baby.
“Hindi ko alam na gini-guilt trip niya ako.
“Mukha siyang kawawa kasi nandun kami sa baby ride tapos after nun, bigla akong, ‘I’m sorry dito ka lang sumasakay.’
“‘Yan tuloy, sa sobrang guilt trip niya sa akin sumakay ako ng isang rollercoaster.
“And eventually I enjoyed, nakaganun ako the whole tim, wala na yung kamay ko sa handles.”
Universal studios 😊View on Instagram