Despite the heavy Manila traffic on a Friday night, thousands of fans flocked to the Mall of Asia Arena to witness Toni Gonzaga's 15th anniversary concert "Celestine."
The night started with Toni's performance of "This Love Is Like" and Zedd's "Clarity." After her opening number, Toni knelt down upon seeing a jam-packed crowd cheering for her.
She then greeted everyone in attendance with her famous "Pinoy Big Brother" line, "Hello Philippines, hello MOA Arena!"
Toni performed some of her songs including her very first single "We Belong," the Himig Handog 2013 entry "Kahit Na," and the theme song for her 2014 box office film "Starting Over Again." Aside from these, she also sang some upbeat foreign tunes and showed off her impressive moves on the dance floor!
Paolo Onesa, Richard Yap and Vice Ganda also joined Toni on stage where they each performed a duet with her.
One of the many highlights of the night was Toni's much-awaited showdown with her sister Alex Gonzaga. The two sang Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy."
According to Toni, her relationship with her sister strengthened when she entered the industry. Sharing that Alex's positive outlook in life always brightens up her day whenever she feels down. Toni then sang a few lines from Whitney Houston's "Count On Me," dedicating it to her sister.
Saying that she will be doing something for the first time in this concert, Toni sat down and played the piano as she performed her latest single and original composition "Awit Ni Ginny." It was the first time that Toni played the piano in front of a big crowd, sharing that she only plays the instrument whenever she's alone in her room.
"One day the lights will close and the cameras will stop rolling. Please remember that I was once here." – These were the words uttered by Toni before delivering a touching performance of Beyoncé's "I Was Here" which drew cheers from the crowd.
Toni closed the night with her 2007 big hit "Catch Me, I'm Falling" as she spreads her wings to another 15 or even more years in the industry.
Her musicality and personality was on full display last night and The Ultimate Multimedia Star was indeed able to show the crowd who she was, who she is, and who she will be in the future.
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