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‘Becoming Ice’ goes to Cebu for a post-Valentine's concert

FRESH from the success of “Becoming Ice: The 35th Anniversary Concert,” which bagged wins and nominations at the Aliw Awards, Ice Seguerra is in the spotlight again after becoming viral with his rendition of popular Cebuano love song “Usahay,” which has now garnered 1.5 million views and over a hundred thousand reactions as of early this week on FaceBook.

With many fans from the Visayas commenting on the post to express support, Ice Seguerra has nothing but growing anticipation to perform for the Cebuano crowd. “I am so excited to bring ‘Becoming Ice’ to Cebu. Sa totoo lang, I love performing for the Cebuanos. Yes, medyo nakakakaba kasi in my many years of performing there, makikita mo na they really know what they want out of a performance. They really listen, kaya pag nagkamali, lagot. Pero kapag na-appreciate nila ‘yung music and performance, sobrang all out din sila para ipakita ‘yung enjoyment nila.”

Aside from getting his first guitar from a visit to Cebu many years ago, a fond memory with his mother when he was still a child performer also inspired the singer-songwriter to include the well-loved songs in the evening’s repertoire. He shares, “Itong ‘Usahay,’ kasama ng ‘Matud Nila,’ ang mga una kong natutuhang kanta nung bata pa ako. Naaalala ko, nung mga six years old ako, nag-show kami sa Cebu.”

“Medyo nabaluktot talaga ang dila ko nung inaaral ko ‘yung lyrics ... pero nung narinig ko ‘yung music, sobrang nagustuhan ko na ‘yung mga kanta. Since hindi ko siya maintindihan, tinanong ko yung mga kaibigan kong Bisaya kung ano’ng meaning. Nung nalaman ko, lalo akong na in-love. Mas masarap nang kantahin.”

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Pacific Grand Ballroom, Waterfront Cebu Hotel and Casino in Cebu City on February 18, 2023. (PR)

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