Nick Jonas hails Charice, Lea Salonga


Posted at Oct 19 2012 11:48 AM | Updated as of Oct 20 2012 02:55 AM

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MANILA, Philippines - Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas, collectively known as the Jonas Brothers, said they are excited to perform in front of their Filipino fans.

In an interview on Thursday, the trio admitted that they are surprised to have a lot of Filipino fans who have been waiting for them to do a show.

"Always heard from fans online to please come, please come. Luckily, we're able to go back," Kevin said.

Nick, for his part, said he is happy to finally get a taste of Filipino food, which he has been hearing from his brother Joe who recently visited Manila for an endorsement.

"The seafood that we already had has been delicious, the best in my entire life," he said.

But aside from the food, the Jonas Brothers also praised the Filipinos for their hospitality and professionalism. Nick previously worked with FIlipino artists Charice and Lea Salonga.

"When I did the song for Charice, she came in the studio and she was filming a movie She was really busy with that, was really tired but she came in and knows that I'm in the studio," said Nick, who worked with Charice for the song "One Day."

"With Lea, she was the sort of the role model for all of us in the sense that we are all sort of inspired to be as passionate.

“I love her. She’s amazing, so talented. We actually talked about the Philippines. It's nice to meet her. She’s a legend. She’s so sweet. She talked about so many things about the Philippines and Filipinos,” added Nick, who met Salonga during the 25th anniversary concert of the Cameron Mackintosh musical "Les Miserables."

The Jonas Brothers are set to perform on October 19 at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, and on October 20 at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu.