Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Repost From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)

FIRST READ ON PEP: Taylor Swift charms Pinoy crowd; thanks Sam Concepcion for "awesome" performance

FIRST READ ON PEP: Taylor Swift charms Pinoy crowd; thanks Sam Concepcion for "awesome" performance
Slideshow: Showbiz Photos

America's teen sweetheart Taylor Swift finished her one and a half hour performance at the Big Dome last night, February 19, with much success!

She received a warm welcome from thousands and thousands of Pinoys—mostly 5 to 15 years old—who began bookmarking February 19 in their calendar as early as December 2010.

SAM SHINES. At exactly 8:00 p.m., Sam Concepcion—who was handpicked by Taylor to do the front act—owned the stage with his rendition of Chris Brown's "Yeah 3X," Carl Douglas's "Kung Fu Fighting," Katy Perry's "Firework," and his song "Even If."

Judging from his performance, which was spiced up by well-choreographed dance moves, the 18-year-old singer had prepared well indeed.

Another unforgetabble moment for Sam was meeting Taylor at the backstage.

His manager Carlo Orosa related, "Very tight ang security. Pagkatapos nung meet and greet ng mga organizers, yung charities, at mga taga-Araneta, muntik nang hindi makalapit si Sam. Buti na lang, mabait yung manager."

Next thing Sam knew, he was face to face with the the dad of the 21-year-old country pop singer, Mr. Scott K. Swift.

The two had a brief chat, where Sam related that his career started in theater, and that he is now the country's Peter Pan.

Mr. Swift's face lit up and said his daughter trained in theater as well.

After a few minutes, Sam finally met the star of the show whose greeting was, "You're awesome! They love you out there. Thanks for tweeting." Apparently, Taylor had read the posts of Sam about her concert.

Oroso witnessed such backstage scene, and described Taylor as "very lovable."

He added, "Nakita ko yung closet, puno ng gitara. Ang dami!"

TAYLOR RULES. Forty-five minutes after Sam's set, Taylor emerged on stage. Her intro spiel, "Magandang gabi po. Kumusta kayo?"

Her warmth and friendliness turned the concert into a screamfest, especially when she rendered the hits that most Pinoys know—"Love Story" and "You Belong With Me"—and said, "Mahal ko kayo."

Aside from singing, she also got to display her guitar-playing skills that Taylor discovered when she was 10.

It was around 10:45 p.m. when the huge throng of people was seen leaving the venue. With a satisfied smile on the faces, most of them exclaimed, "Sulit!"

Reposted From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)

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