Almost two thousand people flocked to The Theatre at Solaire on Saturday night leaving no seats unoccupied for Julie Anne San Jose’s major concert entitled Julie Sings the Divas.
The 25-year-old chanteuse showcased her vocal prowess belting out classic songs popularized by celebrated divas like Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Pink, Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Lara Fabian, Tina Turner, and Beyonce, whom she considers as the “most influential diva of her generation because of her unmatched artistry.”
“Every song is challenging because of the different arrangements we are doing with the songs, which we’ve selected out of a hundred songs popularized by the world’s celebrated divas,” she told Manila Standard prior to the concert.
“I’m sure there will be bashers but I don’t care about them, I will only make them my motivation to do better, but for those who love me, I promise to give them the kind of entertainment they deserve.”
Julie was accompanied by the UP Arco String Orchestra under the baton of renowned musical director Maestro Danny Tan. The concert was directed by Louie Ignacio.
“I thank God for this talent that He gave me and I wanted to share it with you guys,” Julie told the adoring crowd after hitting some impossible notes in Lara Fabian’s “Adagio” during the concert.
“I was really worried that I wouldn’t be able to perform well because I was sick two days ago. That’s why the preparation wasn’t easy for me. But it wasn’t serious, it’s just flu,” she added.
Joining her in the one-night-only event were special guests Journey lead singer Arnel Pineda, the UP Concert Chorus, Aicelle Santos, and Melbelline Caluag.
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