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JLo enchants capacity crowd at MOA Arena concert

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Photos by Mylene Morales-Concepcion

Jennifer Lopez

MANILA, Philippines—Jennifer Lopez delivered a spellbinding performance at her concert on Monday, November 26, before a cheering capacity crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Her stage act, which combined visually stimulating elements of theater and film with the energizing beat of dance music, was powerful enough to soften the hearts of skeptics and critics. Backed by a six-member live band and two backup vocalists, Lopez couldn’t do anything wrong – even if at times her solo singing spots revealed the inadequacy of her vocal skills.

But all was forgiven the minute she shook her voluptuous body in synch to the snappy choreography of her team of dancers.

The music, though mostly heavily synthesized with hard thumping rhythms (starting with the opener, “Never Gonna Give Up”) which defined Lopez’s dance-R&B-hip-hop sound, diversified at some moments with snatches of reggae (“I’m Into You”) and her Latin heritage (“Let’s Get Loud”).

Overall, the overflowing energy and festive character of her show bounced off the audience, many of whom responded positively by engaging in ecstatic revelry. Near the concert’s end, everyone was flailing their arms like they were welcoming the arrival of an exotic enchantress.


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  • denzel_alfonso

    I LOVE YOU JLO! :)

    • http://twitter.com/JuanTamadachij Juan Tamadachij

      :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OV52HITJPMWQKZYH4UNKAGYZ3M Cherrie

    Some people are obviously missing the point here, napakataas ng price ng concert ticket ni JLO, which isn’t commensurate sa kanyang talent. Sayang po ang pera, napakarami nating pangangailangan sa Pilipinas, like school buildings. Pag pinagsama-sama ang ibinayad sa kanyang concert, we can build so many school buildings already para sa future ng ating mga kabataan. Ok lang sana kung si Barbra Streisand ang nag-concert, wala akong objection kung sky’s the limit dahil sa talent level  ni Ms Streisand. Ako po ay isa lamang sa mga nag-iisip na Pinoy, It is NOT about inggit, not about anything negative, but simply wishing for Pinoys to know and put their resources to things that are REALLY IMPORTANT for our country.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/5ILTYYTQK5B35FDKCFEYQDKG7Q Jerry

      I didnt watch because it’s beyond my luxury to pay a high-priced concert.  But I understand  na mga private individuals to na nagbayad at nanood ng concert. Kung happy sila to pay ganun ka mahal then that’s their given right. We dont have the right to tell people how to use their money.  Subjective sa kada tao ung what is important–bottom line if you’re happy at wala kang ginawang masama sa actions and decisions mo then go by all means spend.  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/O2PZ35LYARCJPAOQNCVVWHZPWY boen

      Get a life! People can spend their money the way they want to. Jealous much?! It was entertainment for everyone.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RTQRGKHFGLKSSJAK5J5PLOXAQQ Halo

      Bat ka ba naghihimutok? Di naman pera mo ang ibinayad? Bat? Anong gusto mo i-donate ko pera ko para tayuan ng school bldgs? Para san pa yung binayad kong taxes? Para ikurakot ng mga taga gobyerno?
      Put our resources to wat is really important sa country natin. E di ba trabaho ng gobyerno yan? Dun ka sa malacanang magreklamo.

    • Jack Morris2009

      halatang tanda mo na !

    • amapangarap

      streisand? tapos? ano kakantahin? lol

    • santosboi

      hindi ako nanood dahil wala lang talaga akong pera at panahon sa ngayon. pero wala ka dapat pakialam sa gusto ng mga tao! wag mo silang diktahan sa kaligayahan nila. pang patayo daw ng school? me foundation at taxes para dyan. mag isip ka nga. Streisand pa nga? :)

    • El_Gran_Capitan

      Di ako nanood nun, pero, buhay nila yan, pera nila ang ginastos nila dyan, kaya wala tayong pakialam dahil yun ang trip nila

    • poseidonpn

      wag kang kill joy. di mo pera yan. wla kang pakialam sa ibang tao. yun ung price nila sa pinaghirapan nila. kung un ang gusto nila sino ka para pigilan mo sila. gusto mo problemahin mo na lang ang problema ng mundo para mamatay ka kakaisip kung ano dapat ang gawin ng mga tao. Other than dat get a life

    • TNDBELIEVER

      Cherrie, you mean well and that is nice.  The thing is as long as they used their own money it is their right to spend it as they please.   (Hopefully they didn’t spend their last centavo to buy the tickets, though).   Also, these people will not dole out their money to pay for school buildings, etc.   In a perfect world, that can happen but not a thing in this life is perfect. 

    • kahol aso

      wag kang panira ng trip. gastusin mo sarili mo pera. wag ka makialam paano namin gamitin pera namin. 

      barbra streisand? yeeech. 

    • дисидент Руссо

      trip nila yun… bakit pinakialaman ba trip mu

    • NeilLuna

       Ha ha ha. Ang tindi ng reaction! Hirap talaga maging “patriotic”! Ms. Cherrie’s fault is just she’s  a bit naive and must not have realized that the road to perdition is paved with…

    • milkypork

       O Ano nadale ka…napaka bitter mo kasi.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EHPTGFNOWEE257LHUWH4VFM22M yahoo-EHPTGFNOWEE257LHUWH4VFM22M

      Bakit me sakit ka na sa utak. Yung parang Jesus mentality na ililigtas mo ang mundo hahaha

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OV52HITJPMWQKZYH4UNKAGYZ3M Cherrie

      I do not care how you take my comment. I’ve stated my piece, that’s all. Kita-kita na lang kayong mga reckless people sa inyong final destination.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IS6KI2U7EDZS6D2Q7MZ3Z6CAME Lila

    if people are willing to pay then why not? as long as their money is hard earned..

    • http://twitter.com/JuanTamadachij Juan Tamadachij

      eloquently said..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    i hope everyone enjoyed watching JLO… now get back to work and earn again that expensive ticket price you throw away 

  • doctor_mengele

    Cherrie,  you are an idiot. Do not condemn the way people spend their money. If you have inadequacies and so many unfullfillments in your life, they address your plan and priorities so you could watch concerts you want to in the future. 

    Unless you are a corrupt policitian, corrupt government employee, or a criminal who steals and kills for a living, everyone has a right to spend for what they want to.

    Wag ka maingit kasi masisira lang ulo mo, tuluyan di ka maka focus sa dapat mong gawin para umasenso ka.

    Don’t be an idiot.

    • AJ Giorgio

       she’s not an idiot. she’s just not a fan of JLO. ako rin hindi nanood kasi hindi rin ako fan. ;-)

  • butchred

    Cherrie, i think you should respect other people’s lives, may karapatan sila sa kanilang pera, kung gusto nila gumastos…let them, pera nila yan eh and besides JLo is so yummy. are you?

  • randyaltarejos

    Is she really HOT? Don’t get me wrong, she’s a full-blooded Puerto Rican. But I still prefer a BELLY DANCER.

  • http://twitter.com/gfarishta gibreel farishta

    A1 info. Cynthia Villar bought all ring side tickets in bulk then distributed to every LGUs in the country, for obvious reason.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      she can afford to buy votes….. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YBVT7BRVFRJHALTUBDQWJ2RC4Y elviraa

       Anything at any price to win votes. Babawiin  after manalo. Kawawang Pinoys

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JGOS6OO2YQFL55A3K2GKSG2U3I Zyril

        Palagay ko hindi naman matalino’t may isip na ngayon mga Pinoy. Natuto na nang ‘walang utang na loob’ at suhol attitude when it comes sa politics. Ika nga just accept and accept but don’t give anything in return.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Dami ng naiinggit. Wala silang pakialam kung gustong gumastos ng mga tao mapanood lang si J-Lo. Sa totoo lang, napaka ganda ng concert. Sulit ang P2,500 si pinaka-malayo.

  • caliber45

    Alam nyo ba na ang original JLO is a Filipina, sikat nung 1980s? Si JOANNE LORENZANA! Sana mabuhay uli ang OPM at gumawa ng mga bagong kanta ang mga pinoy.



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