Ice Seguerra and Vic Sotto bring Pauleen Luna to tears at Ice’s showbiz 35th anniversary concert
October 19, 2022 | 10:10 a.m.
MANILA, Philippines — The tandem and on-screen banter of Vic Sotto and Ice Seguerra have proven ever effective as the duo managed to affect the former’s wife, host Pauleen Luna, to have tears in my eyes before singing a James Ingram and Linda Ronstadt duet “Somewhere Out There” at Ice’s 35th anniversary show “Becoming Ice” last Saturday, October 15, at the Solaire Theater in Parañaque City.
“Growing up I watched you and Vic being an on-screen tandem, but what people don’t know is the relationship you have when no one is watching,” Pauleen began on her Instagram post.
Ice and Vic starred as father and child in dozens of movies and TV shows, including the 1990s fantasy sitcom “Okay Ka, Fairy Ko!”
“Sabi mo nga last night father and son. As you know Vic is not the greatest PR person in the world and that makes you more special because I see how he appreciates you and treats you like s’ it was his. He loves you so much and I’m so lucky to witness it,” the actress added.
Pauleen also shared an anecdote of how Vic wondered how his wife and Ice became close, with the actress responding that she couldn’t remember exactly how. Vic joked that she might be Ice’s “type”.
Pauleen ended her post by complimenting her contemporary, calling Ice “the biggest star, on and off stage.”
Ice, meanwhile, revealed that he almost didn’t want to hold a 35th anniversary concert due to the difficulty of big shows. Ice said it was all down to former president of the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Liza Diño, who was the mastermind behind “Becoming Ice.”
“Last night’s concert wouldn’t be like this if it wasn’t for her. Becoming Ice was her brainchild. From the title to how it should be presented (sabi niya, we should do a documentary/live hybrid show), yung flow from childhood to now and how he seamlessly transitioned from chapter to chapter. Siya rin ang nagpasayaw sa akin, nagpaiyak at nagpabirit sa akin. She wanted people to see what I can do, things that I don’t normally play during concerts. In short, sobrang chinallenge niya ako and gusto niya akong hingalin ng todo-todo. Hahaha!” Ice wrote on social media.
Liza handled the show’s overall concept and creative direction, production, ticket sales, and she even cooked shrimp and Adobo for the team.
“We only had less than 2 months to prepare for it and there was even a na nagdalawang isip na ako if kaya ba talaga namin to moment. But with someone like her on top of that, nothing is impossible. Thank you, my love, for seeing something in me and believing that I can do so much more,” Ice wrote, ending her post by calling Liza the singer’s “biggest critic and number 1 fan.”
Besides “Tito Vic”, Ice has also performed with the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including veteran vocalists Regine Velasquez and Martin Nievera and Parokya ni singer Edgar Chito Miranda.
The queens of “Drag Race Philippines” were also guest performers. Ice directed “Drag Race Philippines: Untucked,” the accompanying unrestricted after-show of the main reality show.
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