Juris Fernandez-Lim collaborates with fellow “ASAP Sessionistas” Ice Seguerra for the repeat of her tenth anniversary concert on December 14 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila.
This time, however, Juris and Ice won’t just be singing together. Aside from being the special guest, Ice is also stage director of the show.
It will be the first time that Juris will be directed by Ice, a friend since their stint as members of “ASAP Sessionistas.”
“Kilala ko na siya before pero hindi talaga kami close talaga. Syempre Ice Seguerra ‘yun. Pero sa ‘Sessionistas’ talaga kami nagkakilala,” Juris related.
The former MYMP vocalist acknowledged Ice’s contribution to her ten-year career as a solo performer.
“‘Di Lang Ikaw,’ we both wrote that song,” she revealed, “And it was the first time na nag produce si Ice ng kanta. Ang laking tulong din ni Ice sa buhay ko kasi it was in ‘Sessionistas’ nung nagsimula ako in 2009.
“[As a director] iba [si Ice]. We had several meetings with him, medyo strict siya. Probably may pagka perfectionist. It’s a different talent na gusto niyang mapakita.”
The repeat of her anniversary show will chronicle Juris’ story through songs. It will also feature the Metro Music Orchestra.
She admitted she will make up for the first staging of her anniversary show in June at the same venue. She lost her voice middle of the concert, but this time, they are making sure that won’t happen again. Director Ice has also given Juris pointers on what to do to prevent that from happening again.
“He watched me the last time, and told me, o ‘wag na maulit ‘yan. Dapat wag ka magpupuyat. And then he gave me feedback the last time,” Juris added.
A special portion of the show shall also feature Juris’ musically-included kids, Giddy, 3, and Geordi, 2.