Since the ‘80s, Sharon Cuneta and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid have made headlines in the entertainment and music industries for their powerful singing voices and undeniable stage presence. Many Filipinos grew up listening to their songs and relating to their stories.
It comes as no surprise that Sharon and Regine, also known as the Megastar and Asia’s Songbird, respectively, earned a loyal fanbase with members from different generations.
For their Iconic concert on June 17 and 18, 8:00 p.m., at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, the duo is ready to treat fans to a night of splendor, surprises, and nostalgia. The Megastar teased their new songs, other changes, and a guest worthy of the “iconic” title.
“A surprise that is so bagay for the title of our concerts because this is the fact that we are being joined by in a very special performance by one of the most original icons of all time. She’s a very special, very talented, and timeless performer. We’re very glad to let you know that our special guest will be Miss Pilita Corrales,” Sharon said during the press conference for Iconic at Marriott Manila on June 11, Saturday.
Sharon added that including Pilita in their concert is their way of thanking her and giving her a chance to thank her devoted fans who supported her throughout the years.
Yet, for the iconic duo, performing alongside Asia’s Queen of Songs has a deeper and more personal meaning to them. As a child, Sharon grew up to Pilita’s songs and knew the words by heart. Now that she has the opportunity to perform alongside her idol, Sharon feels emotional, wishing that her father, the late Pasay mayor Pablo Cuneta, is alive to witness the moment when his daughter is sharing the stage with Pilita.
Meanwhile, Regine’s career started after winning the Ang Bagong Kampeon competition in the ‘80s, which Pilita hosted. For her, Pilita is the true icon. Instead of getting nervous about sharing the stage with Pilita, Regine is excited about the opportunity and hopes to learn more from her.
The Iconic concert is a repeat of Sharon and Regine’s 2019 concert of the same name. The duo is also planning to take their Iconic concert to the United States but without Pilita joining their lineup.
While Sharon and Regine feel excited about their upcoming concert, the Megastar feels somewhat anxious because her vocal cords aren’t frequently exercised compared to Asia’s songbird. Still, Sharon practices her singing voice whenever she can, even when in their Ilocos villa.
Despite Sharon’s struggles preparing her voice for their upcoming concert, Regine remains supportive as she aids the Megastar by providing tips on how she can recover and maintain her singing voice.
“She teaches me how to become a better singer and better performer, but she doesn’t even know that she’s doing that,” Sharon said.
The last few tickets of Iconic are available at all TicketWorld and SM Tickets outlets. Learn more about Resorts World Manila’s entertainment schedule on www.rwmanila.com.