It may have taken a while, but The Corrs undoubtedly left us breathless with their two-day concert in the Philippines.
Here’s a bit of trivia for you: the last time The Corrs held a concert in the Philippines was all the way back in 2001. For some of you reading this article, you probably weren’t even born yet at the time. But still, the band remains a staple for many Filipinos’ musical diets. From the playlists to the karaoke bars, The Corrs have a dedicated fanbase in the country.
So, even if an entire generation came of age in between their concerts, the crowd at their recent two-day show at the Araneta Coliseum was ready for them. The nostalgia hit was real as thousands of Pinoy fans revealed in The Corrs’ staple of hits and timeless classics. Here are a few highlights from the evening.
THE LOVE FOR RUNAWAY
@kristofferpatrick Runaway 🥰 The Corrs witnessing the love of the Filipino fans 🥰 Andrea for sure felt that #thecorrs #thecorrsrunaway #thecorrsinmanila #thecorrsinmanila2023 #concert ♬ original sound – Kristoffer Patrick
No matter what mood you’re in, Runaway will always get you singing. It’s no wonder that when the band played the hit track during the tail end of their concert, fans got excited and sang the song like their families’ lives were dependent on it.
WHEN THEY PLAYED BREATHLESS
@kristofferpatrick Everyone went nuts!!! The Corrs live and back in Manila after 22 years!!! So much worth the money and wait!!! #thecorrs #thecorrsbreathless #thecorrsmanila2023 #philippines #concert ♬ original sound – Kristoffer Patrick
It’s hard to have just one favorite The Corrs song, but if we were to choose, Breathless would be near the top. The first five seconds just bring out something inside us and make us feel like we time traveled back to the early 2000s. The hype was real for what was a clear crowd favorite on both nights.
ANDREA CORRS GETTING EMOTIONAL
@perkeenli Still just as popular today as it was when it was first released. ❤️ #thecorrsmanila2023 #thecorrsrunaway ♬ original sound – Jen
It has often been said that Filipino crowds are some of the best concert crowds in the entire world. A general love of live music and the nostalgia of seeing The Corrs live again meant that The Big Dome was brimming with fans who were ready to let it all out. And lead singer Andrea Corrs was a witness to all that.
You could tell that Andrea was moved by the love and passion of the Filipino audience to the point where she even got emotional and shed a few tears. During Runaway, she even got on her knees as she asked the crowd to sing the chorus. It’s that kind of special moment you can only see between an artist and their fans.
THE TAGALOG SPIEL
@04kevin1980 Andrea Corr Speaks Tagalog In Filipino Fans Live in Manila 2023 #thecorrs #thecorrsmanila2023 #fyp ♬ original sound – HomoSapien🇵🇭▶️🇹🇼▶️🇰🇼🇨🇦
Filipinos weren’t the only ones showing love at The Corrs concert. So too did the band return the love, like when Andrea spoke a bit of Tagalog to the audience during one of her spiels. “Masaya kami makabalik dito,” she said to roars from the crowd. If The Corrs do come back to the Philippines, hopefully, it won’t take another twenty years.