The Philippines is getting more and more attention as a country full of dedicated music fans and talented musicians. It’s no wonder that more Pinoys are getting more exciting fan interactions with their fave foreign artists.
Case in point are these offline and online moments that might make you say “sana all.”
A proposal to the tune of a “Sign of the Times” duet with Harry Styles
Love them or hate them, concert proposals aren’t so unusual these days. The audience at Harry Styles’ “Love On Tour” Manila concert on Mar. 14 got to witness one after a particular couple caught the attention of the English singer-songwriter.
A fan who introduced herself as Michelle to Styles was seen holding up a sign that said, “Harry, my BF said he will propose if you duet with him!!! Make it happen [please].”
They're getting married! Her boyfriend just performed Sign of the Times with Harry Styles. #HarryStylesinPH #LoveOnTourPH by @livenationph pic.twitter.com/iXHhi4SDMY
— Philippine Concerts (@philconcerts) March 14, 2023
“Jeff, are you ready to get married?” Styles then asked Michelle’s boyfriend before gamely obliging the couple. Upon Jeff’s request to do “Sign of the Times,” Styles sang it with him and the crowd even joined in. Styles even playfully changed some of the lyrics to “Just stop your crying Michelle is gonna marry Jeff, Michelle is gonna marry Jeff. Just stop your crying, it’ll be alright. Why? Michelle is gonna marry Jeff, Michelle is gonna marry Jeff!”
Jeff did pop the question at the end of the song. Engagement ring to follow.
A local ARMY recommending a fave OPM song to Jungkook
BTS’ Jungkook has been going on WeVerse Live more frequently to hang out with ARMY. On a Mar. 14 live, the singer asked fans for song recommendations and, lo and behold, he thanked local ARMY Ren for her OPM pick.
Ren wrote in her comment during the live, “Please listen to ‘Give Me Your Forever’ by Zack Tabudlo. I think you’ll like it!” Jungkook read the comment out loud and, after giving it a listen, replied. “Saving this song in my library. Yeah. Thank you.”
— ren⁷🪞 (@koobviously) March 14, 2023
Ren recounts to Preen, “At first, I wasn’t able to process it and I really couldn’t believe that it happened. I started crying and shaking once it hit me that he noticed and read my comment. It feels really overwhelming, in a good way, having bias from your favorite group notice you. It makes me really happy and all.”
“‘Give Me Your Forever’ is one of my favorite songs by Zack Tabudlo. I recommended it to Jungkook because I believed that he would like the song because of the lyrics and tune!” Ren adds. “Other than Zack Tabudlo, I believe that he’ll like and enjoy listening to songs by Arthur Nery and Ben&Ben[, too.]”
As expected from a Jungkook-biased stan, she really knows his taste! Maybe Jungkook can bond with “Someday” enjoyer RM and “Sorry” listener V over OPM.
Art by Ella Lambio
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