Last February 22nd, Lea Salonga celebrated her birthday in Seoul performing for the Korean fans as a special guest of the British group IL DIVO. Too bad, I already have a schedule that night. Lea Salonga is well-loved by her Korean fans. She impressed them with her rendition of popular musical songs. Here are some of what her Korean fans are saying:
필리핀이 낳은 세계 최고의 뮤지컬 가수, 레아살롱가 / 제가 직접 쓴 글입니다 http://t.co/qWXmdRVsA5
— ( 애국포털, sookut.com) (@pyein2) February 4, 2014
Translation: The Philippines produced the world’s best musical singer…
— Hanna Yeo (@MTyeo) February 23, 2014
상상도 못했다. 내눈앞에 전설의 뮤배 디바 레아 살롱가가 서서 노랠할줄은… 그리고 그녀의 프래그쉽이라고 할만한 레 미제라블의 on my own, I dreamed a dream을 오리지널로 들을줄은… 게다가 메모리랑 디파잉그래비티까지 후덜덜
— gene(지니) (@genequeen78) February 22, 2014
Translation: I could never imagine the legendary diva “Lea Salonga” standing in front of me. And she sang so easily the songs from Les Miserables, “On My Own” and “I Dreamed a Dream”… in addition from Memory to Defining Gravity.
레아 살롱가..어렸을때 아빠친구회사에 놀러갔다가 벽에 걸린 나무로 된 포스터까지 떼서 집으로 가져왔을 정도로 미쳤던 '알라딘'의 쟈스민 목소리, 살면서 직접 만나고 싶은 사람들 중 하나인데 일디보 콘서트는 비싸서 도저히 못 가겠다ㅠㅠ
— 곰문현 (Moon) (@luna_kay) February 21, 2014
Translation: When I was a child, I played at my father’s friend’s office and brought home the poster on the wall. I was so crazy hearing Jasmin’s voice in Aladdin. She is one of the people I want to meet the most, but the ticket for the Il Divo concert is so expensive so I couldn’t go.
A Korean blogger also wrote about her experience watching the concert. She took photos of the concert. She said that IL DIVO mentioned Lea Salonga’s birthday and they sang her a birthday song.