Renowned Broadway sensation and belter of the worldwide hit from Frozen, “Let It Go” Idina Menzel finally took center stage in Manila over Independence Day weekend at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
The 2014 Billboard Women in Music Breakthrough Artist is currently on her 2015 global concert tour, and her Filipino fans were grateful she made a stop in this part of the world.
Known for her powerful vocal chops and emotional connection to her music, Menzel’s performance standards are nothing short of phenomenal. She owned each and every person in the audience that night with her casual and witty spiels, her warm regard for the crowd, and of course her uber powerful voice.
“Idina Menzel is a name that drives music excellence to another level,” PLDT vice president and Home marketing head Gary Dujali said. “It is a privilege for PLDT Home Fibr to present this world-class spectacle to the Philippine audience.”
Highlights of the night included enchanting numbers such as “Defying Gravity” and “For Good” from Wicked; “No Day But Today” from Rent, and “Always Starting Over” from If/Then. Menzel also created a special moment out of catchy Rent song “Take Me or Leave Me”, where she selected three adoring fans members to sing with her onstage.
The charismatic performer showed her versatility with her own rendition of rock songs “Roxanne” and “Creep.” And as anticipated, she brought down the house with “Frozen” favorite “Let It Go” as her finale number, to which everyone fervently belted along.
Throughout the night, the stellar vocal chops of the multi-award-winning singer-songwriter was amplified by her amazing band and an exceptional Philippine orchestra, completing the unforgettable music experience.
“Menzel’s talent has the ability to move people, and this was proven in her sensational music showcase,” Dujali said. “We hope to be able to bring more power acts like this to the country. The brand is committed to providing only the best experiences for its consumers, even beyond the powerful broadband.”