Pinoys troop to ‘Champions of the Heart’ concert in Milan
By Zita Baron
ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau
03/16/2011 4:31 PM
MILAN, Italy – It was the last leg of the Champions of the Heart concert tour in Europe and was a swooping success in Milan last Sunday, March 6, 2011.
The Centro Culturale Filipino in Via Toffeti, 75, may not be the best concert venue compared to previous ones but was jam-packed by Milan-based Pinoys and others from Biella, Como, Torino, etc.
Concert promoter and producer Direck Renrick Andrin of RN Entertainment was surprised at the presence of the approximately 2,000 busy Pinoys in Milan.
The gate was scheduled to open at 2 p.m. but as early as 10 a.m. people started to arrive to line up for best seats.
Pinoy shining stars in Italy like Zendryl Lagrana, Abegail Dorado, the singing hair stylist “Sheboom” and some young talents, entertained the audience as they waited for Christian Bautista, Erik Santos and Pooh to perform.
Overwhelmed by the warm acceptance, the show lasted for more than 3 hours as Bautista and Santos serenaded the audience with their timeless pieces and Pooh provided laughter and fun for everyone.
Bautista’s minor scratch on the neck by an excited fan did not stop him from approaching the audience as he sang. The two young balladeers captivated the hearts of the young audience.
Pooh’s ability is not limited to make people laugh. He also has the power to make them emotional.
After the hit of the concert, the RN Entertainment now plans to bring in some more Kapamilya talents. Andrin said they are now preparing for a bigger project not only for Filipinos in Milan but in Europe in the next few months.