MCA artists unite for 'Yolanda' benefit concert
(The Philippine Star) - November 28, 2013 - 1:10pm

MANILA, Philippines- Thirty OPM artists and bands united in one night to help reach out to the victims of super typhoon Yolanda.

MCA Music gathered almost all their local artists Wednesday night, November 27, for the "Music Comes Alive" concert that was held at  Eastwood City.

MCA Music Philippines President Ricky Ilacad said the event was a way to "give back" to the people who have always supported Original Pilipino Music.

All the proceeds from the sold CDs and in kind donations will be given to Philippine Red Cross, which was represented by Azkals player Phil Younghusband. Phil told the concert goers that  "we can always help. We can

Those who participated in the concert included top four finalists of "The Voice of the Philippines."

First of them to perform is Paolo Onesa, who  was obviously  loved by the girls from the audience.

The 17 years old lad said he will be releasing his own album in February next year.

Mike Perez was also there and performed his original composition “Fix You.”

Morissette Amon brought the house down as she performed the song "Nobody's Perfect" which is an original single by Jessie J.

Janice Javier also gave the audience a good laugh when she went up the stage.

After performing "Huling Elbimbo" she said, "nagutom ako do'n. Isang extra rice mamaya! Nasa bucket list ko yun, e, magkaro'n dito sa atin ng unlimited rice."

She then performed "The Greatest Love of all",  her piece for the grand finals of the "The Voice of the Philippines".

Though she was not feeling well that night, Klarisse de Guzman was still able to belt out the song "The Climb."

One of the awaited performances that night is by the very first The Voice of the Philippines grand winner Mitoy Yonting, who performed with his band "Drayber."

Philippines' bossa nova queen Sitti Navarro was also present and performed some songs from her album which she said will be released today, November 28.

One of the songs she performed that night is "Back to You" which is an original hit single by John Mayer.

Nyoy Volante also made everyone fall in love with his own rendition of "Ipagpatawad Mo" and "Bukas na Lang Kita Mamahalin."

When Solenn graced the stage, every guy in the crowd went wild.  Aside from acting, modeling, painting, fashion designing, and being a makeup artist, the Kapuso morena beauty also has a talent in singing.

She also got some support from the cast of her upcoming Bollywood film “Mumbai Love.”

Another surprise for many  is when fashion designer Kate Torralba took the stage to perform some songs from her album “Long Overdue.”

The crowd also sang along with Krissy Villongco, JC Regino, Sabrina, Johnny Dagohoy and Tricia.

The rappers were in the house as well with Dello, Crazy as Pinoy, Aikee, Basilio, Ron Henley and Loonie performing their hits.

Of course, different local bands were also present that night.

One of the bands is Tanya Markova, who performed while wearing fun costumes and face paint. The crowd, as always, loved their song “Disney,” which is about a person’s dream to visit the “happy place”.

Urbandub is also back on the scene as they recently released their latest album “Esoteric.” They performed  â€œNever Will I Forget”, a song from the album.

Slapshock rocked the night as they performed the song “Misteryo.”

Though they were not able to perform that night, Miggy Chavez of Chicosci dropped by the event and encouraged everyone to purchase their album for a good cause.

A combination of feel-good and rock music was heard when Franco performed onstage. Franco sent out a message to people of Visayas through the song “To Survive.”

For the finale, Eli Buendia’s other band Pupil performed that night. They played some songs from their latest album, including their hit single “Disconnection Notice.”

Other bands present that night were 143, Iktuswero, A Crazy Theory, and Morning Episodes.

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