Thirty years. Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez – Alcasid has graced the music industry with her impeccable and unmatched talent for thirty years. She is considered as an OPM icon, and her loyal fans and supporters are all part of a renowned history.
Despite her age, Ms. Regine still wows us all with her voice. But she admits to feeling a tinge of insecurity. Renowned Asia’s Songbird came to a point in her career where she experienced changes in her voice. It was hard for her to sing like she did before. Since then, she wasn’t as confident as she was in her younger years. She thought, “Maybe I lost it”.
In the celebration of her 30th year, in the R3.0 concert, she shared:
“It’s been a struggle for me because inside, I’m thinking maybe I lost it. I have been so scared of this concert because I don’t know from where I would grab my confidence. But I realized, maybe that’s the whole point of everything. I’m trying to find my self-confidence but maybe I’m not supposed to. I’m not supposed to find my confidence because all I have to do is have faith.”
And that she did. Faith was all it took for her to come back and show us why she was dubbed as Asia’s Songbird. In R3.0 The Concert, Ms. Regine Velasquez – Alcasid gave us her all. She showcased her voice — a voice recognized throughout the continent.
And even Ms. Regine herself was shocked. She didn’t think she still had it. After a series of delivering strong vocals, she said: “I have no idea where my voice is coming from.” And after a slight pause, continued with “Actually, I do know. I am not the one singing. He is. I want to thank my savior Jesus Christ because he gave me this voice.”
The R3.0 concert was a time to remember and celebrate the Songbird’s iconic career. And even after 30 years, she continued to surprise everyone with her amazing talent.
“Hanggat may makikinig, kakanta ako.”
Those were Ms. Regine Velasquez – Alcasid’s closing words. She will never stop singing unless people stop listening. It’s evident that even in another 10, 20, or 30 years, people will never stop listening to the Songbird.
Listen to Ms. Regine Velasquez- Alcasid’s 3-disc commemorative album here:
Apple Music: http://apple.co/2zQyFGT