The powerful belter, who is a mainstay in the Sunday musical variety show on GMA-7 “Party Pilipinas,” says she is very excited to visit the city for the first time and perform in front of fellow Filipinos working there.
Jonalyn sets both of her hands on everything that concerns her concert. In fact, she is very much involved not only in preparing the lineup of songs but also in the arrangement of the music and the overall production of the show.
“Special sa akin ang concert na ito dahil hindi lang ako aappear at kakanta sa stage. Masaya rin ako na nakakapag-contribute ako ng ideas para mas mapaganda pa ito at para ma-enjoy ng lahat ng mga manonood. It adds to my fulfillment as an artist,” she shares.
Most of the songs Jonalyn has lined up for the concert are pop ballads with a couple of medleys of songs that are popular among Filipinos in Abu Dhabi.
“Of course hindi mawawala yung signature styles na nilalagay ko sa mga song; yun kasi ang hinahanap nila. “Basta ang gusto kong mangyari ay ma-inspire at mag-enjoy silang lahat sa concert."
Although she has performed countless times both as a solo artist and as member of the all-female group “La Diva,” Jonalyn still gets nervous every time she is about to perform before a huge audience.
“Ninenyerbyos din ako so talagang todo ang preparation na ginagawa ko for my concert. I’m taking voice lessons and doing some physical activities like running. I also research about certain restrictions in Abu Dhabi pagdating sa pananamit, kasi like last year, nung nagperform kami sa Dubai, may mga bawal. So mas mabuti na prepared," she says.
The concert, entitled “Soul Princess Jonalyn Viray Live in Adu Dhabi,” is presented by Glamorous Events in cooperation with United Filipino Artists of UAE and Flair Events.
Tickets may be purchased at branches of the Philippine House Restaurant, Goto King and Tipar Bar and are also available in the following stores: Panaderia, Binalot, Oriental Korner, Mickey's Restaurant, Eraser Heads Salon, Greenhouse Filipino Grocery Airport Road, Pinoy Golden, Cebu Restaurant.
VIP tickets are sold at 120dhs and 60dhs for General Admission. For more information and inquiries contact 056-2910302 / 055-5452473 / 056-2367555.