Saturday, January 31, 2009

20,000 watch 'Wowowee' live in Dubai

Dubai, UAE—More than 20,000 people, mostly overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the Middle East and as far as the United States flocked to Dubai to watch “Wowowee,” a noontime and variety game show, hosted by Willie Revillame.

Some of the fans arrived at the venue on the eve of the show to have a guaranteed front-row seat at the Dubai Festival City.

The gates were supposed to open by noontime, but organizers said they had to move it an hour earlier to give space to the massive crowd.
"Wowowee in Dubai" is the first leg of the show's world tour sponsored by The Filipino Channel (TFC).

Liezel Garcia, a former Dubai-based scholar of Pinoy Dream Academy 2, was the first to perform with her own rendition of “Disturbia,” “Take a Bow,” and “Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw.”

Dancers Luningning, Milagring, Mariposa and Saicy and alluring co-hosts Mariel Rodriguez, Valerie Concepcion and Pokwang spiced up the show.

The crowd went wild as Revillame emerged from the stage. He sang a medley of his hit singles – “Wowowee,” “Buksan Mo Papasukin Ako,” “Umaalog-alog,” “Sayaw Darling,” “Rock ‘n’ Rollin,” and “Igiling-giling.”

Charice, dubbed as the “most talented girl in the world,” left the whole Dubai Festival City concert arena in awe after her powerful rendition of Celine Dion's “Alone” and “Because You Loved Me.”

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