November 25, 2000 (Sydney)
Donna and Geneva Cruz had their first concert
in Sydney last night. A young crowd (I was there
to help increase the average age) enjoyed their
performance. The venue, Planet Hollywood could
only hold a relatively small crowd - but that
made the concert more intimate than the average
After the local acts, Donna and Geneva sang the
Let's Get Loud duet. Geneva then performed solo
starting off with her rendition of I Can't Get
No Satisfaction then singing a medley of her hits.
Geneva has a powerful voice and gave a performance
full of action. (Luckily for the audience she
did not get me up on stage to dance).
Donna started off her set with Only Me and You
/ Ikaw At Ako combination. Donna has the sweetest
voice ever. She was very natural on stage - to
me she was very happy to be on stage singing and
entertaining. Donna even gave me a wave, which
made me feel as if I was in the clouds.
Donna continued her set with a song from Jewel
- Foolish Games. Following was Smile. Later on
was Habang May Buhay - during which Donna ventured
out into the audience.
As she came near to us - Donna handed the mike
to my wife, Rowena to sing a couple of lines.
(Donna had to give Rowena a mini arm wrestle to
get back the mike).
I'm pleased to say that Donna
gave us all a mention. She explained about her
webpage and invited the audience to view and
join up. Donna even announed members who attended
last night - Martin, Queenie and myself.
(Inset: Top, L-R: Martin C.[in offwhite coat],
Rowena and John.)
Donna and Geneva finished their show with a duet
of Silent Night. What can I say - Donna was simply
wonderful. It was my highlight of the year - even
better than the Olympics - talaga! We are off
to the Whitlam Centre for tonight's final show.
My only request - Donna to sing Ikaw Pala Yon.