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Choose your Valentine Show

Love matters to Kuh, a funny Valentine for Pooh, others just get lucky

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Every year, Inquirer Entertainment helps readers pick a show for that special day, by asking the concert artists to talk about their gigs … and romance.

THE SHOWS

‘Love Matters’
Kuh Ledesma with guests Jose Mari Chan and Kris Lawrence; Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City; call 863-2222 loc. 1507/1511, 637-7016 or 891-9999

‘A Valentine Date with Sitti’

Sitti Navarro; Feb. 14, Bellevue Hotel, Alabang, Muntinlupa City; call 435-1108 or 435-1120

‘Sitti and Hanson Nichols Live’

Sitti Navarro and Hansen Nichols; Feb. 22, Pagcor Olongapo; call 435-1108 or 435-1120

SITTI Navarro

‘My Poohny Valentine’

Pooh; Feb. 15, Pagcor Tagaytay; 435-1108 or 435-1120

‘Lucky, Lucky, Lucky in Love’

With Ima Castro and Duncan Ramos, Feb. 6, Pagcor Angeles; With K-La Rivera and Kim Idol, Feb. 6, Pagcor Tagaytay; call 435-1108 or 435-1120

‘Valentine’s Singles’

Duncan Ramos; Feb. 14, Muegen Bar, Metrowalk, Pasig City; call 435-1108 or 435-1120

‘K-La Rivera Valentine Show’

K-La Rivera; Feb. 14, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Makati City; call 435-1108 or 435-1120

THE INTERVIEWS

What’s the mushiest thing you did for love?

K-LA Rivera

Kuh Ledesma: I can’t remember any. But … I once did a Valentine show at the PICC Ballroom, where I broke up with my boyfriend! My friends, who watched the show, asked, “Valentine’s Day, galit ka?”

Sitti Navarro: I threw a surprise birthday party for my ex-boyfriend.

Hansen Nichols: Back in the United States, there was a girl I liked very much, but she lived very far from were I lived. I had just got my driver’s license then, and I would drive all the way to her home just to be with her.

Pooh: I used to work in Cubao. After my shift, in the wee hours, I would ride the bus straight to Alabang, to spend the night at his place.

Duncan Ramos: We once had this concert at Araneta Coliseum with South Border. We weren’t supposed to bring our girlfriends onstage, but I did. I took her up and gave her flowers. I thought it was cheesy!

K-La Rivera: I’ve never had a real boyfriend!

What’s your most memorable Valentine date?

Kuh: I have to say the one I mentioned earlier. My love life at the time was problematic. I was very affected.

Sitti: Tagaytay is always so romantic. I remember a beautiful dinner and good wine.

(FROM left) Jose Mari Chan, Kuh Ledesma, and Kris Lawrence

Hansen: The first time is always memorable. Mine is a school dance, ant it was the girl who asked me out.

Pooh: When I was in Grade 5, I wrote a Valentine card for my crush and gave it to him. He threw it back at me.

Duncan: My first date, in elementary school. We had some cake and kissed each other on the cheeks!

K-La: I’m getting to know someone at the moment. This year should be memorable. I’ve always spent Valentine’s Day with my family.

What’s your favorite love song?

Kuh: “Till I Met You” because you can sing it to somebody you love, or to the Lord. It’s such a well-written song.

Sitti: “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. It’s a beautiful, beautiful love song. I have no one to dedicate it to right now, but I just love the song’s message. It’s so dreamy. It’s my love song— for no one!

Hansen: “Kailangan Kita” because the moment you start singing it, people go “Awww!” I once sang the song for a girl onstage, and she shook the whole time!

Pooh: “The Way You Look Tonight”—because I love the message. It was written for a woman, but a gay guy could tweak the lyrics.

Duncan: “For You” by Kenny Lattimore. It’s the ultimate wedding song. I’m saving it for my future wife.

K-La: “The Colour of My Love” by Celine Dion. It has very beautiful lyrics. I can imagine using this for my wedding… someday.

What’s the best way to deal with a breakup?

Kuh: Just keep busy. Noon, ’pag wala akong love life, it’s like I’m climbing walls—’di talaga ako makakanta. Now I have inner joy; I don’t need that anymore. No one can break my heart ever again.

Sitti: There’s no perfect way. You just plow through it! Time will heal you.

Hansen: I surround myself with people and explore new things to divert my attention from the heartache.

Pooh: I drink!

K-La: I hope I never have to. I’ll probably just surround myself with friends and focus on what I have.

Duncan: Keep busy and pray for healing. Breaking up sometimes feels like the world has ended.

Why should we watch your show?

Kuh: I’m doing the recorded songs of Jose Mari Chan for our duets. For my numbers with Kris, we’ll do R&B hits. We’re offering a mixture of old classic hits and some new ones as well.

Sitti: It’s been a long time since I had a Valentine show in Manila. Those who want to hear me sing their favorite love songs with a dash of bossa nova will enjoy this show.

Hansen: Everybody loves good music. We will sing songs that people like to hear. We’re having a post-Valentine show— to prolong the celebration of Love Month!

Pooh: I really prepared for this. Aside from love songs, I’m doing new Manny Pacquiao comedy skits. The audience can expect good music and lots of laughter.

K-La: We’ve prepared a fun evening, with lots of songs and laughter. I intend to remind everyone about kilig moments in their life.

Duncan: I’ll sing original songs based on my own experiences. Valentine’s Day is usually for couples, but even if you’re going on group dates with friends, we’ll serenade you, especially the ladies.


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  • colliev

    With regards to singers and shows, nabalitaan ko na Sarah G Live will soon be in hiatus.I just hope that when it does come back, palitan na lang yung last performance ni Sarah na
    fans would be getting close to her after singingm  kissing her etc. Corny na po ito, kaya I turn off the TV
    na kaagad. Mas mabuti siguro yung “smash up” ang ending then lahat ng guests niya will
    show up and participate and say goodbye with Sarah to the viewers/audience..Salamat po,
    dito po ako sa Virginia Beach, VA, USA.



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