Is Psy Ready For Ai Ai?

MANILA, Philippines - Tomorrow, Feb. 16, Korean pop star Psy behind the global hit "Gangnam Style" will share the stage with Pinoy box-office comedy actress Ai Ai delas Alas at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in a concert dubbed "Ang Tanging Family Valentine Concert."

What to expect? Well, as one joke goes---you can never can tell!

"Feeling ko si Madonna ako!" Ai Ai crowed at the press conference for the concert a couple of days ago, referring to his guest performance in one of the Queen of Pop's concerts abroad.

"Ang gagawin ko dun sa concert---and sasabihin ko sa kaniya (Psy)---'Puwede pa-picture?' Eepal ako dun!"

Ai Ai said that she "Googled" up Psy "gaya ng pag-Google niya sa akin." Apart from learning that the music video of "Gangnam Style" has already garnered more than a billion hits on YouTube, the comedienne found out "na may anak siya at may asawa."

And what else?

"Mahigpit sila sa pagkuha ng makakasama niya kasi ganun kapag international icon. Maraming mga chenelyn, maraming mga anik-anik," she said so eloquently in gay speak.

Asked if she had to take a crash course in Korean language so she and Psy could at least make small talk when they meet, Ai Ai just laughed then joked that perhaps it's better that they have a language barrier so she could tell him that he is her front act.

"Hindi, front act niya ako, 'yun ang totoo," Ai Ai quickly added with a laugh. "Pero kunyari sasabihin ko sa sarili ko, front act ko siya."

At the time of the interview, the comedienne was worried that she was coming down with the flu. She "prays" that she'd be able to get enough sleep before the concert so her voice would be in top shape by then.

But if not---knock on wood!---then she already has a ready line for the audience; one that's stolen straight from Regine Velasquez last November when the latter had to cut short a concert due to a viral throat infection:

"Aah, just keep your tickets..." she said in pretend hoarse voice.

Turning serious, Ai Ai said that she considers it a big blessing to have this show with Psy. Dubbed as the country's Comedy Concert Queen, it's been years since Ai Ai has had a concert that's why staging a comeback, with Psy beside her no less, is quite a feat for her.

She cited the difference between making a film and staging a concert.

"Ang movie kasi, makikita mo lang kapag tapos na, pag nanood ka. Eto, on the spot, makikita mo na 'Ah, tama pala 'yung ginawa ko. Ah, tama pala 'yung timing ko, Ay, natutuwa sila sa akin. Ay, masaya sila,"' said she who applauds Psy for coming up with the "horse" dance step that she deems easy to do and with high recall.

If Psy asks her for career advice, Ai Ai already has one in mind.

"Kung baga alam niya na 'yung una niyang kanta eh nag boom, 'yung susunod, kailangang labanan mo na lang 'yung sarili mo eh, kung kaya mong sundan (yung hit na yon)."

"Ang Tanging Family Valentine Concert" is presented by That's Ntertainment, Music Management International and Ovation Productions.

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