Gary Valenciano continued his astonishing stretch of hit songs and inspirational hymns on the second night of his “Hopeful” digital concert series on Sunday, April 19 streamed live on his official Facebook page, successfully eclipsing the amount raised for the benefit of COVID-19 frontliners from the previous night.
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By the end of the concert at the stroke of midnight, Gary tallied Php3,307,297 in cash donations with an extended run that took more than three hours performing his Gospel, soul, and dance classics from his 37-year music career.
In total, Gary’s wife and longtime manager Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano announced by the end of the livestream that they’ve reached Php6.8 million in total donations for both nights of the digital concert series marking his 37th anniversary in music.
It was Gary’s first-ever major all-digital gig livestreamed from his recording studios at his home in lieu of planned anniversary concerts at the Smart Araneta Coliseum that was also scheduled for April 18 and 19, which were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gary, who is one of ASAP Natin ‘To’s main concert artists, started off with two of his danceable timeless hits “Eto Na Naman” and “Mahal Na Mahal Ko Siya” before serenading the Facebook Live audience with “Fool Till The End.”
He followed with two moving tunes dedicated at Filipinos worldwide fighting COVID-19—“Kapit Pinoy” and “Babalik Ka Rin,” before singing the evangelical “Home” and “The Answer.”
Mr. Pure Energy would then perform two of his most popular songs when he started his career in the 1980s featuring some special guests. He sang “What Can I Say?” with daughter Kiana, and “Each Passing Night” featuring Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.
Gary would then groove to a reprise of “Sa Yahweh” and “Look In Her Eyes” from his Saturday digital gig, before singing “Ililigtas Ka Niya,” the faith-driven theme song of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
A powerful and touching rendition of his famous cover of “Warrior is a Child” followed, with another repeat of “Shout for Joy” that went after it.
Gary then stood up and performed recent reworked versions of his dance classics “Hataw Na”, “Wag Mo Na Sanang Isipin,” “You Got Me Working,” and “Di Bale Na Lang.”
In closing, Gary would croon “How Did You Know” and enrich our spirits with “Could You Be Messiah?” and his most identifiable religious anthem “Take Me Out of The Dark.”
“Hopeful” was for the benefit of Operation Blessing and Shining Light Foundation who are in the forefront in supporting the essential needs of medical frontliners and service personnel facing the COVID-19 pandemic, while boosting feeding programs of people who lost their means of livelihood as a result of the Enhanced Community Quarantine.