MANILA -- After a month-long vocal rest, Morissette Amon staged a well-received concert in her hometown Cebu last Friday, for the opening of Bai Hotel, a new hotel in Mandaue City.
Bai Hotel chose Morissette, a Cebuana, to be the guest of honor and serenade the guests who attended the opening. She opened with “Grown Up Christmas List,” then introduced her second song, “Home,” from the musical, “The Wiz.”
“There is no place like home,” Morisette told the guests. “Cebu will always be home for me and my family.”
After the second song, hosts and top honchos of Bai Hotel joined Morissette onstage and handed her a check to be donated to Kythe Foundation.
Morissette closed the show with the thunderous applause to “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” much to the delight of the audience who gamely sang along with her.
Morissette’s Friday performance was the first time she sang after a whole month of vocal rest. She consulted leading otolaryngologist Dr. Randy Schnitman in Beverly Hills, California. He is the doctor of such famous singers as Mariah Carey and Katy Perry. He advised Morisette not to sing or even talk for a month.
Morisette’s manager, David Cosico of RankOne Entertainment, flew in from New York to catch the show in Cebu. He flew again to Los Angeles last Saturday for a series of meetings with producers and music executives.
According to very reliable sources, Morissette and Cosico have been meeting with Grammy-winning producer Rhett Lawrence and executives of Capitol Records in the US. Both were even seen video-chatting with music legend Quincy Jones after Morisette’s show in Beverly Hills early last month.
It will be remembered that Lawrence was in Manila last February, when Morissette staged her sold-out major concert, “Morisette is Made,” at the Araneta Coliseum.
Asked about this, Cosico simply smiled and said, ”Buckle up for 2019.”
For her part, Morissette is simply content with everything that has been happening to her singing career.
“More than the material blessings, I am really thankful for the opportunity to be of help to others,” she said.