Regine Velasquez denied that she and Lea Salonga deliberately upstaged singer-actress Sarah Geronimo at her 10th year anniversary concert held at Araneta Coliseum last Friday.
In her 10th annivesary concert “Perfect 10,” Geronimo performed a medley of Barbra Streisand’s hits with her special guests Velasquez and Salonga.
But in a press conference for her latest album “Hulog Ka Ng Langit”, Velasquez said this normally happens in every concert, including her own shows.
“You have to think na yung lahat ng mga nanood kay Sarah ay her fans. So both Lea and I are grateful na nagbigay-pugay sila sa amin kasi alam namin na fans sila. Lahat silang nanonood ay supporters ni Sarah,” Velasquez explained.
“Hindi siya na-upstage, hindi siya in-upstage, hindi siya nang upstage. That’s her concert, that’s her moment . Kumbaga binigyan lang kami ng moment ng importansiya,” she added.
Velasquez said she doesn’t have a problem with Geronimo’s fans, popularly known as “Popsters.”
“There was no issue sa fans niya. Hindi nga ako sure kung baka basher lang ‘yon. I answered one lang, parang hindi nga daw siya Popster,” Velasquez noted.
“There was never an issue because they know how much I love Sarah. ‘Yung mga Popsters ni Sarah, they know how much I love her and, like I said onstage, I will always be ther whenever she needs me, kahit hindi concert. Ang turing ko sa kanya ay anak siya. So no issue,” the veteran belter stressed.
Velasquez, who was the host of the talent competition “Star For A Night,” which launched the career of Geronimo, promised to be part of the repeat concert on November 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
“I’m still there, she asked me so I’m gonna be there,” Velasquez said.
Regine Velasquez answers questions from the media during her press conference on Tuesday. Photo by Reyma Buan-Deveza for ABS-CBNnews.com
Like Geronimo, who donated part of the proceeds fro, her concert to the survivors of “Yolanda,” Velasquez is also taking part in relief efforts in the wake of the super typhoon.
Velasquez announced that part of the proceeds from “Hulog Ka Ng Langit,” her third album under Universal Records titled will go to the victims of typhoon.
“It is very memorable because when I was doing the album, I was also going through some stuff. This album is special and memorable because I dedicate this to my son, husband, family and loved ones,” Velasquez said.
Among the songs included in the album are “Rainbow Connection,” “Amazing,” “My Child,” “Pag-Ibig,” “Tomorrow,” “Someone’s Waiting For You,” “Araw, Ulap, Langit,” “Just The Way You Are,” “Nathaniel (Gift of God),” “The One Real Thing,” “Happiness,” “Hele Ni Inay,” “You,” “Sa ‘Yo Na Lang Ako,” “You Got It” and “God Gave Me You.” (MNS)