Mr. DJ, can I make a request?
He may not be Frank Sinatra or Michael Bublé, but give props to Daniel Padilla for attempting to expand his fans’ playlist, along with his personal repertoire, by dishing out standards in his concert “Most Wanted,” held at SM MoA Arena on Saturday night.
By his lonesome, he performed hits from another era: “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Isn’t She Lovely,” “How Sweet It Is (To be Loved by You).”
With “X Factor Philippines” champ KZ Tandingan, DJ, as Padilla is called by his adoring public, crooned “Moon River,” while he belted out “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” with “The Voice of the Philippines” finalist Morissette Amon. With Kyla, he sang “Moondance.”
Of course, highlight of the evening was DJ’s duet with screen partner Kathryn Bernardo, “So Real, So Good,” which drove the KathNiel fans bonkers.
Other guests include “Your Face Sounds Familiar” finalists Nyoy Volante and Edgar Allan Guzman and the Harana Boys (Marlo Mortell, Joseph Santos, Michael Pangilinan and Joseph Marco).
Spotted in the audience were ABS-CBN executives Charo Santos-Concio, Cory Vidanes, Malou Santos and Kapamilya stars Dominic Roque, Melai Cantiveros, Jason Francisco, among others.
Direction is by Johnny Manahan and musical direction by Marvin Querido.
DJ was not able to do his final song, “For Once in My Life,” because the fans had become unruly by then, swarming the stage and forcing the security to step in and whisk their idol backstage.
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