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Regine Velasquez Farewell Performance On SOP (2008)



Published on 2018 June 20

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On February 17, 2008, the viewers were in for a shock when Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez cried during the SOP's "Constellation of Stars" segment where she was serenaded by her SOP co-hosts with a repertoire of songs about saying goodbye.

Speculations reached fever pitch, with the media saying that it was Regine's last appearance on the top-rated Sunday noontime variety show which she has hosted since 1998. She was rumored to leave GMA, her home network for the more than a decade to accept rival TV station ABS-CBN's lucrative offer.

It was reported that the offer to Regine includes a lead role in the Philippine version of Betty La Fea, and her own musical variety show on primetime. But GMA executives were quick to the draw, as they called Regine for an emergency meeting on February 18. In some tabloid articles it was revealed that GMA gave in to Regine's demands by "tripling" her talent fee and give her 2 more shows.

It was expected then that Regine would appear again on the show last February 24, 2008. However, the Songbird was a no-show. Instead, she opted to guest at ABS-CBN's The Buzz where she confirmed her interest to play Betty in the local version of Betty La Fea and also declared that she has "no job" since the February 17 episode of SOP was her last show.

However on March 2, 2008, Regine set foot once again at the GMA studios where she declared that she will remain a Kapuso GMA talent and will continue to be seen at SOP and in other GMA shows in the succeeding months. She then signed a two-year exclusive contract with GMA network.

Repertoire of Songs:

"Through The Years" (Kenny Rogers) - ALL
"Last Chance" (Allure) - Regine Velasquez & Kyla
"Count On Me" - Jaya & Regine Velasquez
"I Don't Want You To Go" - Regine Velasquez & Ogie Alcasid
"I'll Never Love This Way Again"- Regine Velasquez
"That's What Friends Are For" - ALL

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