Julie Anne San Jose’s ‘Limitless’ earns rave reviews, trends online

Julie Anne San Jose

Julie Anne San Jose proved that she was indeed “limitless” as the first leg of her online musical journey, “Limitless, A Musical Trilogy” captivated viewers all around the globe and became one of the trending topics on social media.

The hashtags “#LimitlessMusicalTrilogy” and “LimitlessBreathe JulieSj” trended on Twitter Philippines even hours before the online show’s 8 p.m. debut last Sept. 17 and were still among the trending topics on Twitter the following day.

Dubbed ‘Breathe,’ the first part took viewers to the beautiful, albeit less traveled, nooks of Mindanao, with Julie performing a variety of songs and immersing herself in the culture of the locals. The show was an exhilarating treat for Filipinos who had been longing to take a breather and travel again. The scenes also brought tears to concert-goers’ eyes as Julie and the locals shared special moments together.

These, on top of Julie’s undeniable musical prowess, made Limitless a one-of-a-kind experience. The "Asia’s Limitless Star" performed a variety of songs recorded live on location–putting a personal touch to popular hits and singing her songs, some of which she wrote herself. Her guests Christian Bautista, Jong Madaliday, and Myke Salomon further brought flavor to her musical act.

Netizens praised Julie’s talents and the show’s refreshing concept.

Proud @iAmFairyTeller1 said: “Dear @MyJaps I hope you can feel all the pride and happiness surrounding you today. I’ve got a feeling this is only the beginning of even more great things to come for you! We are so proud of you! Congratulations in advance Attagirl!”

“This musical. This show. This concert. What. A. Concept. You’re still growing as an artist and I am so so so proud of you @MyJaps !” shared @jovicencio.

Meanwhile, @AzizaDefensor tweeted, “Julie you are truly a gem. A precious star, hearing your music and knowing your story touches our hearts through and through. Truly you are Limitless! Love you always and forever! @MyJaps LimitlessBreathe JulieSJ #LimitlessMusicalTrilogy.”

Also sharing his thoughts about the concert was @kapusongkim who said, “Una, happy ako that they gave you this project. Pangalawa, sobrang raw, pure, and sincere na Julie yung napanood namin. Congratulations! Proud na proud ako sa’yo, Julie. YAKAAAAP LimitlessBreathe JulieSJ #LimitlessMusicalTrilogy.”

@fanartfactory tweeted: “Gusto ko talaga itong part na nafeel ni Julie na nabuburnout na siya almost pero narealize niya na ang dami niyang blessings and she should always be thankful for that. Ang ganda. And totoo talaga yun. LimitlessBreathe JulieSJ #LimitlessMusicalTrilogy”

Even fellow celebrities shared their admiration.

Barbie Forteza said, “Grabe. My favorite Araw-araw version. Samahan mo pa ng Idiopan instrument. Grabe lang. Ikaw lang yan, @MyJaps napakabuti ng puso mo kaya maraming nagmamahal sayo. Asia’s Limitless Star, everyone. #LimitlessMusicalTrilogy.”

“I will always be a proud fan, ate Julie ? Thank you for this musical masterpiece and for showing a side of you we’ve never seen. Grabe kang inspiration sa amin. You truly are LIMITLESS. #LimitlessMusicalTrilogy A KWEEN AAAAAAHHHHHH,” tweeted Crystal Paras.

“#LimitlessMusicalTrilogy #Limitless Grabeeee di ako makagalaw sa upuan ko tapos pawis na kamay ko sobraaaa !!! AAAAARG SO PROUD OF YOU Queen J! @MyJaps” gushed Garrett Bolden.

Julie, in turn, is overwhelmed by the positive feedback that “Breathe” received. She thanked all the people who made Limitless possible, referring to the GMA Synergy-produced online offering as a masterpiece.

“It was beautifully captured, everyone really put in the hard work. This is a masterpiece and I also hope that this is something that can change your life and your perspective,” said Julie Anne in a video message to fans.

She also expressed her gratitude to those who supported the first leg of her concert.

“I hope you enjoyed the music, scenery, and the whole experience. Mindanao truly has a special place in my heart.”

“To each and every one of you, yakap mahigpit. Thank you so much for joining me on the first part of #LimitlessMusicalTrilogy! My heart is so full right now. Cheers to life, nakahinga na ‘ko. It's time to heal and rise up. God bless everyone, love you all,” she added.

“Limitless, A Musical Trilogy” is under the creative direction of Paolo Valenciano with Myke Salomon as musical director. 

Everyone can still catch the second leg of “Limitless, A Musical Trilogy” dubbed “Heal” this Nov. 20. Tickets are available on gmanetwork.com/synergy.