Even though it’s already been four years since it was released as the carrier single of her 12th studio album “The Great Unknown”, Sarah Geronimo’s chart-topping song “Tala” amazingly continues to dominate the airwaves and the online world up to the present.
Composed by the talented tandem of Nica Del Rosario and Emmanuel Sambayan and produced by renowned music producer Bojam De Belen, it actually narrates the thoughts of someone who’s deeply in love and hopeful to the possibility that what he/she has with another person would prosper or would last forever. Its music video has already raked in over 16 million views as of this writing.
Because of its immense popularity, a slew of dance covers of it were even uploaded on YouTube in the previous years, turning it into a huge dance craze. And recently, the Popstar Royalty and her monumental hit once again trended on social media as a video of her grooving to it alongside a few dancers and her former protégés Jason Dy, Darren Espanto and Kyle Echarri during the The Voice Kids Season 4 after party went viral online.
As we witness how “Tala” continues to shoot up, let’s take a look back on the five times the Kapamilya seasoned singer performed it on ASAP in the past years.
Sarah debuted the song on the Sunday noontime variety show on January 31, 2016 to promote her “The Great Unknown” album, which was released a month before. It didn’t have a music video yet, but she and her backup dancers had already brandished a few movements from the soon-to-be popular dance craze.
Eight months after, we once again saw her perform it on the ASAP stage, but this time, giving us the ethnic and fierce vibe of its music video that was published in June 2016. It was an energy-charged song and dance number that got her beloved Popsters and the other members of the audiences dancing and cheering for her
And for the Philippine Independence Day celebration last 2018, she left us all in awe and made us all proud with the terrific vocal and dancing prowess she exuded in her electrifying performance of “Tala”. Instead of singing it fully just like what she did in the past, her number had a portion when she astoundingly danced along to the beat, making our jaws drop.
Just in time for the Christmas celebration last year, ASAP gifted three of her celebrity fans the performance of a lifetime as fast-rising teen stars AC Bonifacio, Krystal Brimner, and Sheena Belarmino were bestowed the opportunity to share the stage with their ultimate idol – the one and only Sarah G – as they thrilled us with their “Kilometro” and “Tala” mashup.
When asked to deliver a message to the promising teen idols, she told them, “I’m happy na at a young age, nagagawa n’yo na ‘yong gusto ninyo, ‘yong passion ninyo. Basta, keep striving for excellence but also don’t forget to enjoy your teenage years kasi minsan lang ‘yan darating sa buhay n’yo.”
The Popstar Royalty’s latest performance of the well-loved hit was just last November 17. As she sang some of the verses, MNL 48 and guest Kapamilya dancers joined her onstage as they grooved to it.
Are we going to see Sarah G perform it anew in the upcoming episodes of ASAP Natin ‘To? That’s for all of us to find out!