With my trusty D10 in tow, Delle and I trooped to Mall of Asia to do the feeds for Clear, and of course to watch the Doll Domination of Manila! As early as 5pm, the parking areas were quickly filling up. We had to stay in a very looong line just to get into the parking lot. We did some pre-show feeds, but once the show started, there was no stopping the girls!
Once they started, with the exception of maybe a couple of songs, the hits just came one after the other!
One thing though, there were only 4 Dolls present, Nicole, Melody, Ashly and Kimberly, because Jessica suffered back injuries so they were a pussycat short.
With all due respect to the rest of the Pussycat Dolls, the show was really all about Nicole. She is the undeniable star of the show, not just in terms of star power, but also in talent. She’s the best singer and dancer in the bunch, and she can really command the crowd’s attention.
But don’t get me wrong, the other Dolls also carried their own weight, it’s just that Nicole’s presence tends to dim everyone else’s by sheer luminance.
The songs that really brought the house down were the obvious hits, “I Hate This Part”, “Don’t Cha”, and the most awaited of all, “Jai Ho”.
There was even a part that involved audience participation:
Nicole also spoke often about being Pinay and tried to speak as much Tagalog as she could remember. She also often addressed the female audience, invoking independence, strength, girl power, and other PCD mantras, to the delight of their fellow dolls in the audience.
We did 6 feeds that aired over RX, and you could really hear the crowd screaming in the background, and during one feed, you could actually hear Nicole and the girls talking to the audience.
Eventually, the show had to end, and they saved the best for last, doing “Jai Ho” and “When I Grow Up” as their encore. The show ended with some fireworks, capping off a wonderful show for the fans.
We’d like to thank Clear for making us part of this concert!
A Clear Doll Domination
The Pussycat Dolls
Live In Manila!