A day before her 20th anniversary concert, Judy Ann Santos promised an opening number that would surprise everyone and make her fans scream with delight. On June 16, the audience—filling most of the 18,000 seats of the Araneta Coliseum—cheered as the young drama princess of ABS-CBN romped onstage wearing a royal blue flowing top over a grayish corset, skimpy Daisy Duke shorts, and fishnet stockings.
The star of Ysabella shaked her booty to the tune of "Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé Knowles and the production even involved some lifting stunts as confetti rained down from the rafters of the Big Dome.
By the time she sang "Don't Cha" by the Pussycat Dolls, Judy Ann had stripped off her flowing top to reveal a figure-hugging corset top, making every hot-blooded male in the venue wish their girlfriends were just as hot as Ryan Agoncillo's girl.
After her sizzling hot number, Judy Ann addressed the crowd: "Matagal ko na pong gustong gawin ‘to. Pagbigyan n'yo na ko!"
Her June 16 concert dubbed as Bida ng Buhay Ko: 20 Years of Judy Ann Santos lasted from nine in the evening to around 11 p.m and included a sneak preview of her upcoming teleserye Ysabella, which will premiere on June 25.
Lavish production numbers had Judy Ann changing in no less than 10 gowns and she frequently had to run backstage to change into her next outfit. Her beau Ryan Agoncillo was standing behind her during the entire show. He hosted the event that night together with Bianca Gonzalez and Phoemela Baranda.
Throughout the show, pre-taped segments were shown of messages from her family members, friends in the industry, and fellow artists. Even chief executive officer and chairman of ABS-CBN Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III gave words of praise for the 29-year-old actress.
As the show ended, Judy Ann gave a heartfelt speech that brought tears to her eyes. "Thank you, Lord. Thank you God for giving me this life. Libre naman ako umiyak, di ba? Anniversary ko naman, e. Sana pinagsayaw na lang nila ko sa closing, mas madali pa," she quipped, while wiping away her tears.
Judy Ann's 20th anniversary special will be aired on July 1, Saturday, on Kapamilya Sunday's Best.