In an all-female concert and benefit dinner held on Sept. 7 at the Metrotent Convention Center in Pasig, every performer stood out. From the opening number, a Destiny’s Child medley, Cornerstone Entertainment artists Angeline Quinto, Kyla, Radha, Liezel Garcia and up and coming singer-songwriter Jayda Avanzado treated the audience with dramatic spectacle at their show.
Between songs and production numbers, they also talked about the importance of celebrating the contribution of women like themselves have made in society. They highlighted personal experiences and shared with the audience what made them feel empowered and how they could inspire others “to make a difference in the society.”
Liezel showcased her vocal prowess with some Whitney Houston classics, Radha belted out Adele’s largest crossover hit and dark blues-y gospel disco tune, Angeline performed the most popular television series theme songs, and Kyla sang her platinum hits and a Mariah Carey song. But what really caught our attention was showbiz scion Jayda, who was the first artist to perform among the five singers.
The 15-year-old daughter of Jessa Zaragoza and Dingdong Avanzado fired up the stage with bouncing ballads and blew the audience away with her powerful vocals and fun, infectious covers of Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa’s chart-topping songs.
The teen singer, who definitely inherited her parents love and talent for music, performed “New Rules” and “Dangerous Woman” in the women empowerment-themed concert. She also did a duet of Chirstina Aguileria’s “Reflection” with one of the concert’s front acts. And in every number, Jayda showcased her vocal runs proving why she’s the next recording star to watch out for.
The two-hour benefit concert, headlined by the five artists, honored women with moving stories that inspire more people, including SpED teachers of Antipolo City Sped Center, who dedicate their lives to teaching more than 250 differently-abled kids. These teachers empower women and children with special needs to prove their disability is not a hindrance to success.
Led by Outbox Media Powerhouse Corporation managing director Rossel Velasco-Taberna, the concert also aimed to showcase the company’s event handling expertise, spread love and joy though popular songs and timeless hits, and at the same time celebrate the impact and significance of what women can do in the society today. The concert also served as Outbox Media’s 12th anniversary celebration.
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