TV, movie, and now stage: Belle Mariano on a roll with January 2022 concert

Miguel Dumaual, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 04 2021 02:59 AM | Updated as of Dec 04 2021 10:14 AM

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Breakout singer-actress Belle Mariano. Instagram: @adrianneconcept, @jakegalvez

MANILA — With a phenomenal series, a just-released album, an upcoming movie, and now a concert in the works, Belle Mariano is cementing her status as a budding superstar.

The latest major undertaking, her first major digital concert, was announced Friday during a virtual listening party for her debut album “Daylight.”

The yet-titled show will be held via in January 2022, ABS-CBN Events head Darwin Chiang announced, with further details due to be revealed in the coming days. 

“We promise to give you a beautiful concert and a memorable experience,” Chiang said.

Mariano, a former child actress who successfully transitioned as a teen star, was visibly thrilled with the announcement, saying she has been wanting to have her own concert since the early part of her career.

“Finally, mangyayari na siya,” she said. “Hindi ko ‘to magagawa kundi sa lahat ng nag-stream ng ‘Sigurado,’ my very first single and up to now, sa album ko. Maraming, maraming salamat. Kayo ang inspirasyon ko dito.”

Mariano’s concert repertoire is expected to include the seven tracks from “Daylight,” including the self-empowerment anthem “Rise,” which she said reflects her journey so far in showbiz.

“All throughout my years here in showbiz, I feel like each and every step I take, I’m rising,” she told ABS-CBN News.

“Sobrang, grabe, naka-relate ako sa ‘Rise.’ It’s also my journey. Actually, it’s not just me, it applies to each and every one of us. We’re all on the rise. We’re all trying to get by each and every day, trying to look for hope, trying to get that inspiration,” she explained.

Aside from “Rise,” which was written by Jayda, the Star Pop-produced album also includes “Sigurado” (Trisha Denise), “For Your Eyes Only” (Denise), Tanging Dahilan” (Gab Tagadtad), “With You” (Angelica ‘Majarlica’ Tagadtad), “Rainy Days” (Sab), and “Nights of December” (Alexis Tagadtad).

Mariano expressed gratitude to the lyricists and composers throughout the virtual gathering on Friday, crediting them as instrumental to another dream of hers coming true.

“Ngayon pa lang talaga nagsi-sink in sa akin,” she said of her debut album. “I’m just so glad to be given this opportunity. Sobrang natutuwa ako, kasi ang tagal ko nang pinapangarap ‘to.”

Aside from the album and concert, Mariano will be seen in major follow-ups to her successful launching series with Donny Pangilinan. Their first movie together as lead stars, “Love Is Color Blind,” will be released on December 10. Beyond that, they will reprise their roles as Max and Deib in the second season of “He’s Into Her.”

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