Expect to hear a lot of new and inspiring songs from World Vision’s celebrity Ambassadors and Advocates as they Unite for the “One Voice for Children” Virtual Concert.
Happening this August 29, 2020 (Saturday), 7PM on World Vision’s official Facebook page, the “One Voice for Children,” is a one-night inspirational concert that aims to support the child-focused organization’s most vulnerable children and their families and communities.
Headlining the virtual concert are Ogie Alcasid, Christian Bautista, Quest and the Perkins Twins with Paolo Valenciano directing the show. This event will be live and free for all.
During the virtual press conference held earlier today, longtime World Vision ambassador Ogie Alcasid shared that the lockdown has given him time to create new music, and that he’s excited to perform some of them at the virtual concert.
Ogie says he has yet to meet with Paulo about the songs, but mentioned a few ones he’d like to perform. “There’s “Beautiful” a collab with Moira dela Torre, “How Great is our God,” “Lord is my Savior,” said Ogie.
He added that since the concert is to inspire people, he wants to perform songs that best convey the theme.
Christian Bautista, on the other hand, initially joked about singing covers of Ogie’s song Nandito ako and Quest’s Sige Lang Sige, so that his co-performers would need to find new ones instead.
He then said he’d like to promote “We Are Here” a collaboration with Indonesian singer Delon which they created during the lockdown as well as his trademark songs like “The way you look at Me.”
“I’m looking forward to possible collaborations and production numbers with my co-artists, Christian added.
For Quest, he mentioned “Sige lang Sige,” and “Saludo,” his tribute for our frontliners. Both songs he said, will have new percussive versions. “I also want to sing “Grace changes everything” and a new song that’s coming out from my new EP “Daydreams and Nightmares,” something to encourage people. I think that song is specific those fighting for their mental health and I want to touch base with a lot of the issues we’ve been dealing with during the lockdown.”
The Perkins Twins said they released two songs during lockdown “Smile” and “Life worth Living” and that it will be the first time they’d be performing the song live. “We will also be doing some older tagalog songs, some hymns, we want it to be fun and inspiring for people.”
All the performers said they’d be happy to accommodate songs requested by their fans for the concert.
Ogie said he hopes the concert will inspire viewers to help during this difficult time, “Everytime do a project with World Vision, I am always inspired. I’d like to think this project, even if you do not donate, even if you do not give, as long as we are able to communicate and inspire other people out there because of what we are going to do that is going to be very special.”
Christian then spoke about how helping each other should still continue especially now with the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country.
“It’s a hard time, pero here we are just still doing our best to move forward, to gather what strength we have to encourage other families or other people who may still have some to give.
“There are really some communities na walang wala. Nung April and May, everyone was just really affected because we didn’t know what to do. But hindi po dapat matapos ang pagtulong lalo na ngayon, even before COVID-19, ang daming children and families na kailangan ng tulong. The help goes on, the fundraisers go on. The artists continue to sing and inspire. “It’s tough for everyone who’s here but we’re hanging in there. We just want to continue this fight.”
World Vision Celebrity Ambassadors and Advocates Unite for “One Voice for Children” Virtual
In addition, other World Vision ambassadors and advocates such as Kim Atienza, Christine Babao, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, JJ Dolor, Tippy Dos Santos, Matteo Guidicelli, Gretchen Ho, Marc Nelson, Enzo Pineda, Miriam Quiambao, Bianca Umali, Janina Vela, and Gelli Victor have been invited to share their messages of hope for affected children and their families of the COVID-19 pandemic.
All proceeds from the “One Voice for Children” Virtual Concert will go to support World Vision’s education projects that aim to assist the children during this COVID-19 pandemic, including the annual distribution of school kits and the Abutin Na10 campaign in partnership with the Department of Education.
“It is humbling to receive an overwhelming response from all of you for the World Vision virtual concert. We are excited to raise our One Voice for Children through the combined talents of our celebrity ambassadors. This time of great crisis, your support means a lot to children”, said Mr. Rommel Fuerte, National Director for World Vision.
To know more about “One Voice for Children” and World Vision, you may visit www.worldvision.org.ph.