Celine Dion was teary-eyed as she concluded the first night of her Manila concert held last July 19, 2018 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The Canadian singer admitted toward the end of her Philippine concert, "Sometimes, to play our instruments the best way possible and have jetlag and travel from one city and one country to another country day after day, it's not easy. "But it is harder, way harder to say goodbye. And you're not making it easy for me right now," she added.
Celine paused as she wiped away tears while the crowd at MOA Arena cheered. "The one thing I want to tell you is that I love you very much. I want to tell you I love you in my own way," she said and later on sang an a capella version of Can't Help Falling in Love.
#CelineDion2018MNL and #SmartCelineDion became top trending topics during her first night. Tickets for the second night of her Philippine concert are now available.
Here are some clips of her performances during Celine Dion Live in Manila 2018:
The singer said, "My very first time in the Philippines, and it's amazing! Thank you! Don't ask me why it took so long to get here. I guess it's too far." she added, "But I'm just so happy to be here with all of you. I want to thank all of you for your patience throughout the years and most of all, for being with us tonight." The audience cheered upon hearing Celine say "Maraming salamat!"
Celine Dion kicked off her 2018 Manila concert with her powerful rendition of "The Power of Love" and "That's the Way It Is." The song "I'm Alive" started the two-hour concert on a high note. When Celine performed "Because You Loved Me," she asked the crowd to sing the line "Because You Loved Me" with her.
Celine revealed that, when she received a letter from Ryan Reynolds, she thought it was an invitation from him to be part of the movie Deadpool 2. But it turned out that she was being tapped to sing the song "Ashes" for Deadpool 2. She then rendered her version live at the MOA Arena last night.
Celine also opened up about dealing with the death of her husband Rene Angélil.
She wowed the crowd with her jaw-dropping version of "It's All Coming Back to Me Now."
She also recalled performing movie theme songs such as the beloved "Beauty and the Beast" and even showed off her dancing skills when she danced to the tune of "Falling Into You."
IMAGE Nikko Tuazon for Pep.phBefore Celine performed "To Love You More," she treated the crowd to an acoustic medley featuring the songs "At Seventeen"/"A New Day Has Come"/"Unison."
A violinist accompanied Celine as she performed "To Love You More."
She pumped up the crowd when she performed "Kiss" and followed it up with "Purple Rain."
For her encore, Celine sang "My Heart Will Go On," the theme song of the blockbuster hit Titanic.
Here are the celebs we spotted at the concert:
Mariel Padilla, Vice Ganda, Amy Perez
IMAGE Nikko Tuazon for Pep.phRobi Domingo
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*This story originally appeared on Pep.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.