MANILA, Philippines – An emotional Sarah Geronimo bid farewell to viewers on the final episode of her weekly musical show “Sarah G Live” on Sunday.
Saying she has learned a lot from it since its pilot episode in February last year, Geronimo said she considers the show as one of her greatest blessings in life.
“Kung hindi dahil sa show na ito, hindi ko mae-experience ang maraming firsts sa buhay ko, wala akong chance na mas mapalapit at mas makilala pa lalo ang supporters ko, hindi ko malalaman na marami pa pala akong kayang gawin. Higit sa lahat, kung hindi dahil sa ‘Sarah G Live’ sa suporta at pagmamahal na ipinakita ninyo, hindi ko makakayang bumangon mula sa pagkakadapa ko,” she said.
Likening “Sarah G Live” to a roller coaster ride, Geronimo said she will forever treasure this one-year journey.
“Sa bawat ikot, bawat taas at baba, nakita niyo ang pagbabago sa career ko, sa personal kong buhay at sa aking love life. Ang mahalaga naman, marami akong natutunan sa experiences na iyon. This entire experience and blessing has definitely made me stronger, braver and wiser,” she said.
The 24-year old singer also shared the things that she learned while doing the show.
“Natutunan ko na hindi sapat 'yung inaaral mo lang 'yung choreography mo, nagpo-project ka sa camera. Talagang you really have to give all your heart when performing kahit na meron kang pinagdadaanan, meron kang problema. Ang importante bilang performer, binibigay mo ang lahat,” she said.
“Natutunan ko po ang self-control. Pero pagpasensyahan niyo na po kasi before the show started sinabi nila na ‘Sarah just be yourself.' Sinubukan ko pong magpakatotoo. May mga hindi tinanggap 'yung pagiging hindi totoo ko pero nagiging totoo po ako sa sarili ko,” she added.
Singing Kelly Clarkson's “Breakaway” for her statement song, Geronimo shed tears as she sang the lines “I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly. Though it's not easy to tell you goodbye. Gotta take a risk, take a chance, make a change and breakaway.”
Before ending the show, Geronimo thanked everyone who watched her each week. She also thanked those behind the show for being with her all the way.
“Kulang po talaga ang forever para pasalamatan kayong lahat. Baguhan pa lang po akong host, marami po akong pagkakamali pero tinanggap niyo pa rin po ako… Sa lahat ng nagmahal sa ‘Sarah G Live,’ sa staff and crew, kulang ang forever para magpasalamat,” she said.
Geronimo ended the show with her hit “Forever’s Not Enough,” as her fans and co-hosts approached her to give her flowers.