Patti Austin Performs on The Voice of the Philippines
There are musical performances those fortunate enough to be present for will never forget. Our dear Patti and Philippine songstress Lea Salonga, together as a duet singing Patti’s hit song “In My Life”, is just such an unforgettable performance for Patti herself and for us who have witnessed it. It happened on “The Voice of the Philippines”, the top rated ABS-CBN reality TV singing competition for Philippine talent.
It was a rare enough treat for “The Voice of the Philippines” audience when coach Lea Salonga was onstage singing the Patti Austin hit, “If I Believed”, backed up by the show’s contestants. But the audience attending the Sunday, September 8, 2013 live show at Resorts World Manila was in for an even bigger treat. When Patti was introduced and began to walk on stage the audience was instantly on their feet amid shrieks of surprised delight and thunderous applause, to give Patti a standing ovation.
It was obvious that Patti didn’t expect the audience’s warm welcome, and she had to struggle to choke back tears of joy. Patti was clearly overwhelmed by Lea’s performance and the love expressed by the audience, which of course cause them to applaud even louder. It’s no wonder Patti considers Manila to be a second home, and Philippine audiences to be one her favorites to perform for.
Once she was composed, Patti Austin and Lea Salonga began to sing their duet, “In My Life”. It’s unlikely there are two voices on the planet more suited to sing a duet. It was magical!
Here’s Patti’s message to the Filipino audience
right after performing on The Voice PH stage: