Highlights From The "Be You" Concert With Red Velvet, Lady Pipay, BINI, And BGYO
The concert was in celebration of individuals with special needs, which also featured performances from them
Yesterday, K-pop girl group Red Velvet returned to the Philippines for the first time in three years, delighting Filipino ReVeluvs that have sold-out the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
But the K-pop superstars, who had a comeback earlier this year with "Feel My Rhythm" and "Bloom," didn't just perform for themselves—they were here to topbill the Be You: The World Will Adjust concert, a special night celebrating individuals with special needs.
The first half of the show featured students of the In Purpose International Training Institute Inc., a school that aims to provide "formal and non-formal educational and vocational training as well as enhancement programs for Special Education to those with special needs."
Students sang a variety of songs, including Peggy Geiser's performance of "Defying Gravity" from the hit musical Wicked to Danica Escasinas' whistle notes during her rendition of Mariah Carey's "Emotion."
Parents of children with special needs also came onstage to give testimonials, and these included Troy Montero, who spoke about his daughter Rocket; Hasna Cabral, who shared stories about her kids Basha and Baste; and Martin Nievera, who sang a song he wrote about the magic that comes with having a "special" kid, which he dedicated to his 15-year-old son Santino.
After that, vlogger, dancer, and gymnast Lady Pipay took the stage for a performance, followed by Red Velvet, who performed five of their hits: "Feel My Rhythm," "Psycho," "Hello, Sunset," "Queendom," and "Red Flavor."
The group, which is composed of members Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy, and Yeri, also addressed the crowd through a translator, saying how happy and thankful they are to be back. They even taught a little bit of the iconic parts of "Feel My Rhythm," which the whole arena danced to.
After Red Velvet, BINI—the Nation's Girl Group—and BGYO—the Aces of P-Pop—took the stage, with the girls performing their songs "Born to Win" and "Lagi," the latter of which they dedicated to their two other members, Aiah and Gwen, who weren't able to make it to the concert. BGYO, on the other hand, performed "The Light" and "He's Into Her."
Lead photos from @bgyo_ph, @bini_ph, @redvelvet.smtown, @ladypipay and Unsplash