Piolo: The Total Performer
Written and photographed
By Jude Thaddeus L. Bautista
There were many songs that showcased the vastly improved vocals of Piolo Pascual. But perhaps the most telling was the OPM medley which had very high notes. They were made famous by some of the most unforgettable vocalists such as Joey Generoso of Side A and even Basil Valdez. Piolo breezed through and did a very emotional “Hold On” and reached the high notes of “Tell Me.” He even did a proper homage to Martin Nievera by singing “Say That You Love Me.” It was the medley that truly put the romance in the Valentines concert entitled “Piolo Meets the Maestro Ryan Cayabyab Love Songs and the Heart throb” at the sold out PICC Plenary Hall.
Piolo has evolved as a total performer from acting and now singing. Concerts have become a comfortable venue to show this multifaceted talent. It’s very easy to dismiss him as someone whose looks outweigh his skills. But this concert proves that he has become a musical force to be reckoned with. No less than Musical Director and composer Ryan Cayabyab said, “He has improved by leaps and bounds. He kept on working hard practicing, singing and singing. What you saw and heard tonight was the result of all his hard work.”
Girlfriend KC Concepcion sat beside his mom Amelia who flew in from California to watch the show. Was it mere coincidence that sponsors also had a subliminal message of marriage for the pair? Jewelmer may supply the ‘ring’ while in his Sun Life TVC he confesses to wanting to start a family as one of his goals. They are also connected via the SMART network. PJ as Piolo is known to friends and family dedicated several songs to KC calling her ‘Kristina.’