Selena Gomez arrives in Manila

Selena Gomez arrives in Manila

- Selena Gomez performed in Manila for her concert tour of ‘Revival’ last Sunday

- The singer sang a mix of new and former songs from previous albums with the promise to come back

- Aside from Darren Espanto who performed the front act, other celebrities were also spotted in the event

Singer-actress Selena Gomez was received warmly by fans from when she first landed in the Philippines, up to her concert at the Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday night, July 31.

The American pop star arrived a day ahead of her Manila leg concert tour in promotion of her second studio album, ‘Revival.’ Avid fans of Gomez waited for her to come out of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) with a chaos ensuing when the artist exited the establishment and was walking towards her vehicle.

Selena Gomez arrives in Manila
Fans went wild when Gomez performed tracks from her ‘Revival’ album. (Photo credit: @LiveSmart, Twitter)

It was the first time Gomez has visited the country, following her cancellation of her ‘Stars Dance’ tour back in 2013 due to personal reasons.

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However, it did not stop her from bringing nostalgia to the audience when she performed ‘Love You Like A Love Song,’ in which she introduced by ‘doing a throwback since she has not been here before.’ The crowd also applauded songs from her current album, the most popular tracks being ‘Same Old Love,’ ‘Good For You,’ ‘Hands To Myself,’ and ‘Kill ‘Em With Kindness.’

Selena Gomez arrives in Manila
The artist also sang her own rendition of Hillsong’s ‘Transfiguration.’ (Photo credit: @LiveSmart, Twitter)

To a bigger delight of her fans, Gomez informed that she is in the middle of creating a new album and even performed a new song of hers entitled ‘Feel Me.’ She shared how she vents her feelings of frustrations on writing new pieces for her upcoming album.

Although all good things come to an end, Gomez left with a promise to return.

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Darren Espanto was the foreign singer’s opening act, performing ‘Starlight,’ ‘Centuries,’ and Little Mix’s ‘Secret Love Song.'

Selena Gomez arrives in Manila
Espanto began the night with his performance. (Photo credit: @LiveSmart, Twitter)

Several celebrities were also spotted in the concert, such as Liza Soberano who posted a photo of her and Gomez on her social media accounts.

Other Kapamilya stars were also present; ‘Dolce Amore’ actor Enrique Gil, Alexa Ilacad, Nash Aguas, and rumored couple Diego Loyzaga and Sofia Andres.

One half of the phenomenal AlDub love team, Maine Mendoza, graced the concert as well.

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Actress Bela Padilla watched the show with Sarah Lahbati, who was also accompanied by beau Richard Guiterrez.

Before her Manila concert, Selena Gomez also performed in other Asian countries, namely Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia.


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