‘Fun break’ turned breaking the Internet: Gigi De Lana tells All

Published October 28, 2021, 6:32 PM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

Incontestably on the rise is Gigi De Lana of cover band The Gigi Vibes who, along with members Jon Cruz, Romeo Marquez, Jake Manalo, and LA Arquero, broke the Internet this year with her music. Despite being a grand finalist in It’s Showtime’s “Tawag ng Tanghalan Season One” in 2016, it took a while for Gigi to make her voice heard by millions. What finally made it possible: A surprise prank done during their band’s online live streaming performance where she gamely sang Roselle Nava’s“Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita?” in different musical key notes.

Gigi’s cover of the OPM hit is currently at 15 million views and growing. In fact, from what was meant as a “fun break” from their usual virtual music concerts, their GG Vibes Live YouTube show now gets over a million views with every release.

Gigi has since welcomed these unexpected but sweet turn of events. The 26-year-old musician is even more inspired to continue making music for her online viewers, now that it has the full support of PLDT Home. Gigi relies on the country’s fastest fixed network provider for the most reliable and strongest connectivity she needs to be the best entertainer she aspires to be.

In an intimate media gathering courtesy of PLDT Home, Gigi revealed that even before she became PLDT Home brand ambassador, the band has been subscribed to PLDT Home which greatly helped them especially during the livestream shows. “Alam mo yung feeling na sobrang laki ng ginhawana when we do livestream hindi napuputol yung connection.” [Our connection is seamless whenever we do livestream.]

GG Vibes Live does livestreams on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9:30 p.m. and 12 a.m., rehearsing right before every show. So one can see how important it is that the internet connection is up to speed to deliver the best show for the band’s followers. Gigi thus feels grateful for this new partnership, “Ang laki ng naitulong ng PLDT Home sa livestream namin. Kinakaya rin niya yung high-definition na video!”[PLDT Home greatly helped us to ensure we have high-definition video when livestreaming.]

PLDT Home Fibr delivers speeds up to 1,000 Mbps, enabling users to experience lag-free and seamless high-definition video streaming on multiple devices, uninterrupted video calls, convenient receiving or sending of large files.

Being with PLDT Home has brought so many exciting beginnings for the band that Gigi encourages everyone to subscribe, especially for families at home. “Lalo na sa mga nasa homeschool, strong internet connection will help pursue their passion and realize their dreams. Kami naman, nag-benefit kami sa career namin in live streaming content.” [Especially for those homeschooling, strong internet connection will help pursue their passion and realize their dreams. For us, it really benefitted our career in live streaming content.]

The young singer also has projects lined up with PLDT Home. “I will be livestreaming with the brand and do more video content very soon! We are preparing for it,” she gushed.

While we all wait for these exciting projects, PLDT Home brings even grander surprises with the PLDT Home Rewards Grand Giveaway for all subscribers. With this promo, subscribers get a chance to win P5,000,000.00 in cash set to be drawn on December 8, 2021. Premium smart home items, gaming suite with gaming chair, mesh, and a Sony PlayStation 5 are also up for grabs. Other prizes include laptops, mobile phones, and e-vouchers from Shopee and GrabFood for a total of 35 winners per month. Ten PLDT Home subscribers will get a chance to win SM gift certificates worth P150,000 each between October and December.

Joining the PLDT Home Rewards Grand Giveaway is so easy. Just enroll your PLDT account to the PLDT Home Rewards program by visiting the website MVP Rewards (www.mvprewards.ph/signup) or by downloading the MVP Rewards mobile app and clicking the sign-up button. You can also enroll up to five PLDT accounts. Start earning as soon as you register! To know more about PLDT Home and its Rewards programs, visit this link.

 
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