Loisa Andalio, Daryl Ong and Jaya are pop performers representing three generation of voices who recently held shows at the most iconic concert venue in town, singing their own brand of music and celebrating life achievements with their respective supporters.
Spanning Three Generations
Loisa, the youngest among them marks her 18th birthday with her first ever concert; while Daryl stages “Daryl sONGs,” a one-night musical concert singing a mix of his original hits and covers; and pop icon Jaya showcases her distinctive singing voice and accomplishments in the music industry with her concert “No Boundaries.”
Putting them together in one blog post is a challenge. Each artist and performances have unique characteristics, I just focused on the experience, dynamics and little discoveries.
There is no doubt that they’ve rocked their own shows. Coupled with remarkable contemporary artistry, they also inspired each and every individual who came and watched their shows to continue to believe in Filipino talents and simultaneously impact everyone regardless of age and generations.
Loisa, Daryl and Jaya represented three generation of artists, honing their unique sound in the process while basking into a fascinating journey of music-making for the love of their fans and artistry. Together, they’ve shared their love for music in one live music stage.
Loisa Andalio started her career with the reality show “Pinoy Big Brother: All In” in 2014. Soon after, she manages to join the cast of top rating ABS-CBN drama series “Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita,” “Be My Lady,” and “My Dear Heart” among others.
“I remember noong pagpasok ko sa PBB, andami kong fears. Natatakot ako na baka hindi ako magustuhan ng mga tao, na baka ma-evict ako agad pero sabi ko sa sarili ko na magiging totoo lang ako. Gusto kong makapag-inspire ng maraming kabataang tulad ko. Ngayon na marami nang nangyaring magaganda at heto kasama ko pa rin kayo, I am truly blessed! Hindi pa rin ako makapaniwala, maraming salamat sa inyong lahat,” confess Loisa in her most memorable night at the Music Museum.
Highlights from her concert include a dance production with Hashtags boys, a duet with her Daddy Leo and a special BFF production number with her bestfriend Maris Racal. “LoiNie” fans went crazy over Ronnie Alonte’s surprise appearance at the concert, offering Loisa a bouquet of flowers and a song, “Mahal na Mahal Kita.” Concert highlights video below by OneMusicPH.
“Sobrang kinikilig pa rin ako sa duet namin ni Ate Yeng. Siya po talaga ang inspirasyon ko sa music kaya napakasaya ko noong binigyan ako ng chance ng Star Music na maging recording artist gaya nya,” as Loisa expresses her admiration to pop-rock singer-songwriter Yeng Constantino. They collaborated Yeng’s original song, Jeepney Love Story.
#LoisaAt18 concert is her biggest dream fulfilled and what makes Loisa very inspiring to the younger generation is that she beautifully shares the struggles she went through, performs her best for her supporters and will continue to work hard and not give up on her dreams.
In Photos: Loisa’s Birthday Concert
Daryl Ong, alumnus of “The Voice of the Philippines” Season 2, popularized many chart-topping hits like Basta’t Kasama Kita” and “Ikaw” from “FPJ’s Ang Probinsiyano”, “Ikaw Na Nga” from “Bridges of Love,” “To Love Again” from “Til I Met You” and “Stay” from “On The Wings of Love,” that are official theme songs from the biggest ABS-CBN teleseryes in recent years.
He is one of the validations that R&B here in the Philippines is still alive and prospering. He performs showmanship, tries to work for his graceful dance moves in some upbeat songs and his audience has been more appreciative of his evolution as an artist. Daryl also performs with fellow R&B artists Kyla, Jay R, Jason Dy, and KZ Tandingan as part of the super group, “ASAP Soul Sessions.”
At the concert, he talked about his early beginnings through a video of him sketching. He traces outlines and traverses the moments that defined his career. He recognizes how colorful his life has been through his challenges and achievements. But above all, he is grateful enough for the people that matter to his life.
He performed memorable duets: “Bakit Pa Ba” with JayR, “Man in the Mirror” with Thor, “Secret Love Song” with Jona and “All I Ask” with Vice Ganda. Daryl and Jona duet video below is courtesy of Chikkaness Ave.
Collectively known as “Voices of 5,” Daryl Reyes, Solomon Glass, Johann Mendoza, Walton Zerrudo and Daryl Ong have shown contemporary vocal harmony with songs “On Bended Knee” and “When I was Your Man.”
Daryl’s set of audience enjoys his versions of “With You,” “Story of My Life,” “The Greatest Love of All,” “Make You Feel My Love,” and Locked Out of Heaven.” He also sang some great OPM set namely “Ikaw Na Nga,” Basta’t Kasama Kita,” “To Love Again,” “Stay,” “How Did You Know,” “Minamahal Pa Rin Ako,” Araw Gabi,” “Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin,” “Makita Kang Muli,” and “Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas.”
Daryl also performs with fellow R&B royalties Kyla, Jay R, Jason Dy, and KZ Tandingan as part of the super group, “ASAP Soul Sessions.”
Indisputably, Daryl Ong always finds himself astounding with his choices of songs. Daryl’s concerts is an experience crafted with his ability and artistry, a work in progress but ready to kick off and win it.
In Photos: Daryl sONGs
Jaya: No Boundaries
“I’ve been in the industry for many years already. I’ve been through many ups and downs and I can truly say, as an artist, whenever life throws you to stop a sign, there are no boundaries. Not age. Not time or place. What matters is you continue performing with soul,” opens the country’s Queen of Soul Jaya at her concert at the Music Museum.
She believes that in reaching our dreams, there should be no boundaries.
She really shines on her opening number, with her signature version of “Free Your Mind” and Burning Up.” The concert features her iconic and distinctive vocals that gave her multi-platinum albums, certified hit singles, and timeless interpretations.
On Friday night, the stage truly belonged to Jaya as she belted out her popular songs like “Hanggang Ngayo’y Mahal,” Laging Naroon Ka,” “Dahil Tanging Ikaw,” “Dahil Ba Sa Kanya,” “Sometimes You Just Know,” and “Wala Na Bang Pag-ibig.”
“I’m so blessed to be given such amazing and timeless OPM hits,” tells Jaya mentioning her composers and tirelessly thanking them for the opportunity that’s been given to her.
Jaya shared the stage with Upgrade, Kara Mitzki and Thor. She also pays tribute to her late mother, Elizabeth Ramsay, with the song “Still Hurting.” She had the privilege to be with her husband and kids on stage, create little fun memories and sang “See You Again.” Video below by Doris De Torres.
We witnessed magic through a collaboration of an Adele hit specifically arranged only for the show. Jaya and KZ Tandingan rock the stage with “Rolling in the Deep.” While Jaya and Kyla belt out a medley of Whitney Houston songs, a back to back duet that captivated the audience’s attention. Jaya and KZ’s collaboration video by Doris De Torres.
Fans were ecstatic because everyone can relate to all her songs. They are ready to experience the array of emotions with the singer. Jaya has shown a total package for fans and loved ones, her talent, humility, and humor.
“No Boundaries” concert is an evidence to her music’s modern sound as it exemplifies her originality, creativity and artistry. It is through her songs, that Jaya doesn’t only make us laugh and cry, she makes us rediscover how she continues to touch people’s hearts.
In Photos: Jaya No Boundaries