- Lea Salonga recently guested in a UK channel called Sky News - Sunrise to promote her concert
- However, one of the news anchor said the wrong name upon introducing Lea
- The singer’s reactions during the interview has gone viral online
Filipino singer Lea Salonga traveled to the United Kingdom for her first ever UK concert tour titled ‘Lea Salonga In Concert – The Original Miss Saigon Returns’ which starts today, July 7, 2019 until July 21, 2019.
KAMI learned that Lea recently guested in Sky News’ Sunrise, a British TV program, for the promotion of her concert tour.
However, things have become awkward during the program as news anchor, Stephen Dixon, failed to properly introduce Lea.
In the video, Stephen can be heard introducing Lea as Anna Hughes, an environmentalist, “Now would you be prepared to give up flying for a whole year to help the planet. Well, the flight free campaign wants us to do just that. It wants 100,000 people to promise to give up flying for 2020. One of those asking us to do that, is doing it herself, is environmental campaigner Anna Hughes,” much to the surprise of the singer.
This prompted Lea to inform everyone that she wasn’t Anna Hughes, “Okay, I am not Anna Hughes, I’m sorry I don’t know what is going on. No, I’m not Anna Hughes, sorry about that.”
Stephen’s co-host, Gillian Joseph, couldn’t help but hold her head in her hands after hearing Stephen’s honest mistake.
Watch the video below:
The video also garnered mixed reactions from netizens on social media.
“wtf! soo awkward. Lea handled it with class and grace. well done Lea.”
“I dont blame the anchor. He's reading the cue. The one needed the blame is the freaking staff who let him speak for too long before recognizing the intro is wrong. Lea handled it well. Love her.”
“Lea handled the awkward moments in this interview so gracefully. Very eloquent too.”
“Leah always had that class of her own... she’s clever and no one could touch her when she speaks! She handled her self very well.”
“This will definitely be in the 2019 news bloopers that will circulate in Facebook!”
“That introduction made me feel uncomfortable. But it made me admire Ms. Lea Salonga even more. She's a big star but she's so down to earth.”
As reported earlier by KAMI, Lea Salonga tweeted about the new season of “The Voice Kids Philippines." The singer’s tweet became controversial since some netizens speculated that the post was a subtle jab at Sharon Cuneta.
Lea Salonga, or Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga in real life, is a Filipino singer who gained prominence after portraying the lead role in Miss Saigon. She is the first Asian woman who won a Tony Award.
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