What a surprise to see Iyaz’s Youtube video called I-Ventures in Manila during his visit to the Philippines. No matter where in the world he’s travelling around, he would surely find an “Adidas” store to shop.
(UPDATE: March 21 Mr. Sakaki commented below, thanking us for our comments. Thank you Mr. Sakaki!) Today was my best birthday ever. I went to see Charice for her “Infinity Japan Tour 2012″ at the Shibuya Koukaidou! Continue Reading
So we thought the solo concert in Japan last year was great already but those who witnessed this Infinity concert in Tokyo this time are swearing, this is way better than her past concerts! Even Charice’s musical director and keyboardist Troy Laureta tweeted “Love Japan! Perhaps one of the best shows we’ve done on the Infinity Tour! Thank you, Tokyo! We love you!” It was indeed an amazing, exhilarating show, with schoolgirls in uniform, teenage boys and girls, couples in their 20s, office workers in their 30s, people in their 40s, 50s and 60s rocking it! To those who have doubted Charice losing her voice, sorry to disappoint you but her voice was as strong and even better than ever. She has topped herself, if that is even possible.
Charice has matured so much as an artist. Her present style and image is more than fitting for this concert tour and we really have to respect her for that. To those who have criticized her new look, watching her live may be the only way to erase all doubts. She was so confident and relaxed, something that can be attributed to her being comfortable in her own skin, as she admitted in interviews that she has been wanting this look for the longest time. The Japanese stylists even made her “Final Fantasy” inspired new look way better for her and yes, including the new tattoo! She looks fierce and sweet, tomboyish and feminine, edgy and soft, sexy and cute all at the same time. What else could you ask for?
Charice also sang a new song entitled “Everything”. The story behind this song is that music.jp and rekochoku.jp, two of the major music download sites for cellphones, called for song requests for Charice to cover. The majority requested Japanese songstress Misia’s “Everything”. So Charice ended up co-producing her own version of the song with new lyrics, different from that of Misia’s.
Charice’s “Everything” is now available via cellphone download only at rekochoku.jp and music.jp until June 30th. It will also be available for both PC and cellphone download on another major music download site, mora.jp from March 21st. There is still no word on its availability on Japan iTunes, nor has it been announced if it will be released worldwide.
So here’s a preview of the song as performed in Tokyo with special thanks to our ninja “Abilidades”:
Here’s the original version from Misia:
Video Courtesy of RhythmmediaChannel
Reminder: This videos were taken under heavy securities and strict compliance of no video/camera recording so please bear with whatever uncomfort you’ll find watching the video but I assure you you’ll love what you gonna hear. – Justcharrie
Intro, Lesson For Life, Faithfully:
Pyramid, In Love So Deep, One Day:
Someone Like You, Saving All My Love For You, The One That Got Away, Baby:
Tears In Heaven:
Run The World, Michael Jackson Medley, Bounce Back:
Take You Down, Before It Explodes, It Will Rain:
Moves Like Jagger, Heartbreak Surivor:
Lighthouse, Louder, I Will Always Love You :
Troy’s If I Ain’t Got You:
Videos Uploaded by our Japan Super Ninja Chaster: Abilidades (Justcharrie)
At the end of the show, Charice filmed the audience using her iPhone including herself with her back to the audience.
Another highlight was Troy! He sang “If I Ain’t Got You”, which was not sung in other countries in the Infinity tour thus far. He sounded really great, we should wait for this guy to have a concert on his own. We need a name for his fans too: Troyans from Troymania! (Ok I’m a fan really.)
A sad incident occurred after the concert though, when people were leaving Charice’s concert, the earthquake alarm went on and we heard it was a big one. We pray for the safety of Japan and all its people. Thank you Japanese Chasters, thank you Japanese audience!
“Manila, Manila. I keep coming back to Manila. Simply no place like Manila. Manila I’m coming home!”
Yes. That is a famous Philippine song and it’s very appropriate for Charice as she came back to her home country to bring joy to our hearts and ears as well! So people thought they’d go to a concert but end up coming home from a wild party!
As soon as Charice set foot at Ninoy Aquino International airport, there were only two new hot topics: her new short, dyed hair and her fresh tattoo! Reading the comments on Twitter, it was so unbelievable how they attacked her “literally”! It maybe true that Charice can’t please everyone but do they have to be so mean?
Charice sporting a very cool tattoo on her left arm bought the house down! Everyone was screaming happily. (Hopefully, Chasters throats are okay) The audience were also singing and dancing! (Even with left feet!!! LOL!)
Charice should have been nervous before going on stage at the Araneta Coliseum because of the pressure the press and the numerous Twitter (yes she was trending again) comments addressing her new look! She’s finding her style, experimenting on her own way, let her be. She’s still in the learning and developing phase of her life. Being true to herself is what makes a person happy and human. And we know that Charice indeed is very talented and whether some of her fans and detractors will like her style or not, her confidence alone is very amazing.
Let’s check a few highlights of the Araneta dome party
There was a very cute moment when Charice’s sang Lighthouse with her aunt.
She showed her amazing versatile voice, her dancing skills, she was comfortable moving on stage. That’s the new (and old) Charice!
In Love So Deep
Run The World
Non-Chasters who attended the concert were converted, (they just couldn’t deny her talent), something they’ve not seen yet on local artists. Chasters were even more surprised and amazed. This is not a DFF concert, it’s her solo concert: her own style, her own renditions, her interactions with the audience, everything was well-planned on stage.
There was an added bonus of course in the form of Charice’s Little Big Star pals namely Makisig, Ralph, Kyle, Gian and Sam Concepcion in which they sang “Moves Like Jagger”.
The most anticipated duet with Iyaz whom they renamed as “Ayas” now?
They witnessed a world-class talent! Sorry for those who missed this chance, better luck next time. It is indeed a different feeling experiencing her perform live, she’s one of a kind that will give you both goosebumps with that unique voice!
There’s no denying it, it was a phenomenal show from a phenomenal artist named Charice!
So what else has made this tour special? Her rockin’ band! Each one of them is so talented (not to mention good looking!) that the girls were screaming and cheering for them as well.
The Band with Heartbreak Survivor
A toast for Troy – kampaii! My goodness, every Chaster should watch this cool guy in action – he’s unbelievably talented!
Charice and KC Concepcion who would both judge the Philippine version of X-Factor.
Finale -Charice’s signature song from Whitney Houston, “I Will Always Love You, Pilipinas kong mahal, mga kababayan ko.”
For those who couldn’t make it, well you’ve missed witnessing the best live voice of the most talented girl in the world. Overall it was fun, she was a rocker, a balladeer, a dancer, hip hopper, showing her own style like no other musician out there can do right now. Charice is so versatile, incomparable in any sort of song genre! So her image change is almost minor but very fitting on this tour.
To our angel Charice you will always be tattooed in our hearts!
Special thanks to Manette153 for the great videos and Princess Serena. Posted by Schoen, Charicemania.com