Carly Rae Jepsen “emotional” at Manila concert

Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen wore her heart on her sleeve as she entertained a packed Smart Araneta Coliseum crowd for the recent Carly Rae Jepsen: Live in Manila concert.

Performing songs from her most recent album called E·MO·TION, the 29 year-old singer and songwriter soulfully tackled a world of feelings – from regret, jealousy, and heartache, to nostalgia, hope and romantic bliss.

Carly Rae Jepsen thrills her Filipino fans at the Smart Araneta

While admittedly obsessed with love and relationships, Carly Rae nonetheless evokes a carefree mood with her songs that are influenced by the early ’80s pop music. In her pre-concert interviews, she revealed being a huge fan of Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, and Prince who inspired her to make her own music.

Carly Rae also expressed how she wants her album to affect people, “I really just want everyone to let them be their songs, their emotions. The best feeling to me is that we can all share the same stories, even if we don’t know each other.”

At the concert, that was just what happened. Carly Rae’s fans happily sang and danced along with her singles “Run Away with Me,” “All That,” “Gimmie Love,” and “Your Type.”

Of course, the night would not be complete without a performance of her most popular hits, “I Really Like You,” and the Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum-selling, and global hit single “Call Me Maybe.”

Besides Carly Rae’s intense but catchy songs, the fans were treated to the Smart Araneta Coliseum’s wonderful amenities: first-class food options, a new entrance, wider concourses, and a new parking facility for 2,000 vehicles. The Big Dome also offered a one-of-a-kind viewing experience with improved sightlines and state-of-the-art HD sound and video systems.

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