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3 reasons why Idina Menzel’s Manila concert was mind-blowing

3 reasons why Idina Menzel’s Manila concert was mind-blowing

If you thought a concert from a legendary Broadway songstress will simply have her enter the stage, belt out, say lines from a script, do a Broadway medley, and sing her most famous song, then leave? Well, it’s definitely not the concert of Idina Menzel at the Mall of Asia Arena last June 7.

In fact, everyone in the audience was blown away by her engaging vibe, incredible persona, and astonishing talent.

What made Idina’s concert a cut above the rest? Here are three big reasons:

1) She sang “Let It Go” in Tagalog (an attempt not even done by Filipinos)

Menzel did made an attempt in translating lyrics of her famous song “Let it Go” in Tagalog, coming up with the translation “Bumitaw, bumitaw. Di ko na maitatago.”

How did Menzel deliver the translation on stage? Here’s eventologist Tim Yap taking a snap during the segment:

Here’s another angle of the scene, as recorded by entertainment columnist Allan Diones:

2) She performs with lucky audience members

Performers calling an audience member on the stage has been the norm, and fan Timmy Pavino had one lucky night singing along with Menzel:

And scoring a selfie afterwards:

Pavino was a semi-finalist at season 2 of The Voice of the Philippines, where he was mentored by Lea Salonga. And it does not stop there! Menzel actually went to the audience area to interact with more fans! Here’s Carla Gonzales singing with Menzel, and hugging her afterwards:

3) Her talent is beyond anyone’s imagination

Menzel is such a good singer, she can hit her notes even while lying down on stage! She was singing Radiohead’s “Creep” while doing the antic:


Aside from lying down, Menzel also sang barefoot, and without a microphone, showcasing how powerful her voice is. She was singing “For Good” during the antic:




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