Abu Dhabi — Yasalam 2014’s Beats on the Beach started off on a high note on Thursday night with great line-up of artistes driving the over 30,000 party-goers who thronged the Abu Dhabi Corniche in a euphoric frenzy.
US singer and songwriter Jae Franklin kicked off with an upbeat tempo followed by Iraqi songstress Chada Hassoun, while US rapper Juicy J and Moroccan hip-hop emerging artist Two Tone fuelled up the already heightened mood.
But the great crowd-puller was Filipino sensation Charice who ended the night in a feverish high.
Sporting a casual black hoodie and jeans, Charice came on stage a few minutes past midnight dancing and singing to David Guetta and Sia’s ‘Titanium’ followed by her very own song ‘Louder’ from her 2011 second international studio album ‘Infinity’.
Screaming Filipino fans were left hoarse as the R&B singer belted out medleys ‘Treasure’ from Bruno Mars and Beyonce’s ‘Crazy in Love and ‘Run the World’ in a non-stop mega performance.
“It is such an amazing view from here. Are you guys having fun? Are you willing to be awake tonight?” she asked, driving her fans further in wild response.
As a treat to her compatriots, she shifted to much softer tunes of love songs ‘Kailangan Kita’ (I Need You) and ‘Dahil Mahal na Mahal Kita’ (Because I Love You so Much) hitting the high notes in a typical fashion she’s known for.
“That’s what made her a real sensation as a singer, you can really feel it when she sings,” commended Bianca Reyes, who came with her sisters to watch Charice… see more