A night of enchanting music, pure magic, and unforgettable experience unfolded at the first Watsons Playlist: The Feel Great Concert last September 24, 2023, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. This unique musical experience, organized exclusively for the 10,000 members of the Watsons Club, epitomized a fusion of artistry, and served as a tribute to beauty, well-being, and the bliss of music. It was brought to life by three internationally acclaimed OPM artists.
From the moment the lights dimmed and the first notes filled the air, the crowd knew they were in for something special. Here are some of the highlights that made the Watsons Playlist Concert one for the books:
Zack Tabudlo’s Intimate Renditions
The concert opened with a captivating set by Zack Tabudlo. He serenaded the audience with his soulful voice and heartfelt ballads. His intimate performance created a magical atmosphere, connecting with every heart in the venue.
Audience members were also treated to a special performance of Zack’s hit “Give Me Your Forever”, which the artist said he doesn’t usually perform live in the Philippines.
Ben&Ben’s Soul-stirring Performance
Acclaimed Filipino band, Ben&Ben showcased their heartfelt lyrics and melodious tunes resonated with the audience, setting the stage for an emotionally charged evening. The band took the Watsons Club members in the audience on an emotional roller coaster as they performed hit after hit, including “Kathang Isip”, “Could Be Something”, “Paninindigan Kita”, and “Langyang Pagibig”.
SB19’s “Gento”-standard Showcase
SB19, the kings of P-Pop, took the stage by opening their set with their hit “Gento”. Their dance moves and chart-topping hits had the crowd on their feet, dancing and singing along. It was a performance that fans will talk about for years to come.
SB19 Announces Asia Tour
In a surprise announcement during the concert, SB19 thrilled their fans by revealing plans for their upcoming Asia Tour. The news sent waves of excitement through the audience, as fans eagerly anticipated the chance to see their idols on a regional stage.
MAPA Collaboration: A Historic Moment in Music
One of the most anticipated moments of the Watsons Playlist Concert was the historic collaboration between SB19 and Ben&Ben, two of the Philippines’ most loved artists. This groundbreaking performance brought together the energetic sounds of SB19 and the folk-pop charm of Ben&Ben for the first-ever live performance of this song together.
Their rendition of “MAPA,” a heartfelt tribute to parents, struck a chord with the audience, delivering an emotional and unforgettable experience. As the two bands seamlessly merged their musical styles, it was a testament to the power of unity in music, transcending genres and resonating with fans of all backgrounds.
As of writing, the official music video of “MAPA” quickly gained widespread acclaim, garnering an impressive 16 million views and counting, and has currently attained 19 million streams via Spotify.
This remarkable response speaks to the emotional depth and connection that this collaboration evoked in fans and listeners worldwide.
The historic collaboration between SB19 and Ben&Ben
Bini’s performs newest song “Karera”
Adding to the excitement of the evening, the rising stars Bini graced the stage and performed their latest hit, “Karera.” Their energetic performance added another layer of thrill to the already electrifying atmosphere.
Backstage Pass and Meet & Greet
Lucky VIP Standing and VIP Seated ticket holders got the chance of a lifetime to meet their favorite artists backstage. 30 winners per category were selected for this exclusive opportunity, making memories that will last forever. These lucky Watsons Club members got a chance to have their photos together with the artists backstage!
Memorabilia galore: Exclusive Signed Posters!
The excitement didn’t end there. Thirty winners from the VIP Standing, VIP Seated, and Patron ticket categories received signed posters from the artists themselves, turning these souvenirs into cherished keepsakes.
VIP ticket holders were treated to a unique experience – an exclusive soundcheck session with the artists before the main program. It was an insider’s view of the concert’s behind-the-scenes magic. The artists also performed special songs during soundcheck making the experience even more memorable for the Watsons Club members attending.
A Heartfelt Thank You to Watsons
The success of the Watsons Playlist Concert wouldn’t have been possible without the unwavering support of these major sponsors who truly understand the art of making people feel great – Watsons Brand, Collagen by Watsons, Colgate, BYS, Kiss, Flormar, Dazzle Me, MAYBELLINE, Enervon, Conzace, Ceelin, Axe, Close-Up, Ponds, Nivea, Deoproce, Bioten, Revox, Some By Mi, Hairfix, Dermaid, Pretty Secret, Silk Secrets, MedGuard, Luxe Organix, and TRUST for bringing together the worlds of music and beauty, they created an experience that transcended the ordinary and left everyone with lasting memories.
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