PHILIPPINE SHOWBIZ NEWS, LONDON — The 1930’s style listed building, Hammersmith Assembly Hall, with its superb wood panelled interior, the finest sprung dance floor in the UK and one of the largest halls in West London, was the second venue of Malaya Entertainment’s debut project ‘Jennylyn in the UK’.
The GMA Kapuso star Jennylyn Mercado kicked off the final stage of her two-day concert tour of Birmingham and London with her own cover of the song Titanium (by Australian recording artist, Sia Furler), to which excited fans immediately met with loud cheers and applause. Afterwards the seemingly down to earth Ms Mercado asked the audience to feel free to sing along with her, and urged them to get up on their feet and dance if they wanted to.
Jennylyn’s concert repertoire included popular songs among Pinoys such as Maybe This Time, Don’t Know What To Do, Together Again, Get Here, and I’d Still Say Yes, all of which clearly evoked nostalgic feelings among the audience that they found themselves singing along to the songs.
Several support acts also took the stage including Britain’s Got Talent UK finalist Arisxandra Libantino, Bev Oledan, Anie Gilliat and Allison Kaye Huinda.
During the break the Visayan Business Post UK Team was granted an interview with Ms Mercado where she talked about her time in the UK and how much she is missing her son, as well as her upcoming projects and latest movie.
Both shows in Birmingham and London were directed by Malaya Entertainment business partner Angelo Antoni.
A former politician from Alang-Alang, Leyte, Mr Antoni told the Visayan Business Post UK team that he has always had a passion for entertainment events management. He admits that being successful in the entertainment sector will not be easy by any stretch of the imagination but says he is willing to do everything he can to give his business the best chance of success.
Mr Antoni extended his gratitude to all the sponsors and media partners, including Visayan Business Post, as well as all the Malaya Entertainment staff and crew who helped make the events in Birmingham and London possible.
“As a first project I believe it went well”, Mr Antoni reassuringly told VBP. “All in all I am pleased with the outcome of the two-day event despite ticket sales being slightly lower than expected”. There were a few hiccups along the way but we managed to get through them, and have learned many lessons that I’m sure would help us enormously as Malaya plans for its future projects” he concluded.