MANILA - "Babaan niyo lang ang expectation niyo, ah! Huwag masyado!"
This was Kim Chiu's warning before her solo, acoustic performance of "I'm Yours" at a packed Queen Elizabeth Theater in Toronto, Canada as part of the just-concluded "One Magical Night" tour featuring Star Magic artists.
In viral videos of her number, the 24-year-old actress appeared nervous as she gestured the sign of the cross just before strumming the first parts of the Jason Mraz hit.
Before hitting the chorus, Chiu abruptly stopped, saying, "Nawala ako." The candid moment (seen at the 11:05 mark above) triggered laughter in the audience, who cheered on the "Ikaw Lamang" star as she appeared embarrassed over the mistake.
Chiu managed to get through the number without a hitch, and even had the audience singing her parts towards the end. At that point, she rejoiced over finishing the song.
The actress appeared less nervous a night later in Edmonton, where she reprised the number for another set Canada-based Filipinos.
The "Pinoy Big Brother" winner charmed the audience with her jokes and quips as they waited for the sound system to be set up. She drew laughs for translating one sentence after another from Cebuano, her native language, to Tagalog and then English.
As with her performance in Toronto, Chiu had the audience singing along and literally giving them their share of the spotlight.
The four-stop "One Magical Night" tour concluded last Sunday and also featured Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, John Lapus and Marcelito Pomoy.
In videos and photos, Chiu shared on Instagram her fond memories of the tour, crediting the enthusiastic Filipinos there for an "awesome" experience.