By Fe P. Koons
Lawndale, CA – Hundreds of fans of the GMA network’s television series My Husband’s Lover came to watch the last leg of the US concert tour of the telenovela cast at the Centinela Valley Center of Performing Arts. The much awaited concert which centered on love triangle trio of Tom Rodriguez (Vincent), Dennis Trillo (Eric) and Lally (Carla Abellana).
The concert came out with a marvelous opening – a brilliant performance by Philippine Pop Diva Kuh Ledesma who acted as Elaine the mother of Vincent in the TV series singing “One More Try” the theme song of the drama show. She looked stunning with that passionate red dress.
Ledesma at the House of Seafood City meet and greet interview in Carson said that My Husband’s Lover series is important because it highlights the family and the challenging relationships in the story and how the family members coped with the conflicts.
Of course, Jonalyn Viray’s medley of Barbara Streisand songs is just as powerful although Kuh Ledesma really sounded more like Streisand.
Most moving on stage is the entire family of Tom Rodriguez who came from Arizona and welcoming him back to the U.S. Tom was teary eyed hugging his siblings and parents.
Teresita Mott, Tom’s mother said that she was surprised that Tom took the role.
“I like the story and I think it is done in a very ethical way. Hindi siya bastos. I am really happy for the US concert tour because Tom is back with us,” Mott added.
Tom Rodriguez is indeed a revelation in his singing performance with “Just the Way You Are”
The audience began cheering when the ending of the telenovela was shown on the big screen. Lally found out who “Beh” was. Carla Abellana did her best as well singing the song Kung Alam Ko Lang.
Kuh Ledesma who will be celebrating her 35 years in the music industry in 2014, inspired patriotism in the audience with her beautiful rendition of “Ako ay Pilipino”. She also encouraged them to donate to the victims of the super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philippines.
My Husband’s Lover Concert Tour is a way of how the television cast expressed their gratitude in supporting the telenovela. But what is probably relevant about the series is that genuine love goes beyond gender. My Husband’s Lover shows a more liberal minded look at life and accepting the realities of one’s gender and feelings rather