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IN PHOTOS: Jake Zyrus electrifies the stage in his first-ever concert, “I Am Jake Zyrus”

When the world first heard of Jake Zyrus, there were mixed reactions. Some disagreed with his decision to transition; while others applauded his bravery in doing so.  But after his stint at the Music Museum, everyone could inevitably agree that whatever your opinion may be regarding Zyrus’s sexuality, one thing’s for sure — he’s still one of the greatest singers of this generation!

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Last October 6, Jake Zyrus held his first-ever concert, entitled “I Am Jake Zyrus” to a crowd of eager fans in the Music Museum. There, the singer formerly introduces himself as Jake Zyrus and ultimately leaves his heart onstage after every performance. Plus, it may have helped that he had a few stellar artists in the house to really up-the-ante and make this concert one to remember!

And in case you missed the concert or just want to reminisce on the epicness of it all, here are some highlights we think you’ll enjoy:

Jake Zyrus kickstarts the night with the song, “Bounce Back.” Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
Jake Zyrus does a stellar cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors.” Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
Jake Zyrus takes it slow with Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
Klarisse De Guzman shows off her killer vocals at the “I Am Jake Zyrus” concert. Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
Jake Zyrus joins Klarisse De Guzman for a dream-like duet. Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
Jake Zyrus joins Charice in a showstopping duet of “Before It Explodes.” Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
KZ Tandingan and Jake Zyrus showcase their amazing vocal range in this high energy performance. Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
All eyes are on KZ Tandingan as she performs one of her hit singles. Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
Young JV and Jake Zyrus come together onstage for an upbeat collaboration. Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
Jake Zyrus gets the crowd moving with his cover of Bruno Mars’s “24k Magic.” Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
Boyband PH joins Jake Zyrus onstage to perform the covers of NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye” and One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
Jake Zyrus is joined onstage by powerhouse vocalist, Erik Santos in the song, “I’ll Never Go.” Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
Erik Santos belts it out in the song, “Pangarap Kong Ibigin Ka.” Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
Jake Zyrus goes down the stage to dedicate a special song to his grandmother. Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
Jake Zyrus gives the mic to his grandmother, who sings a few lines from the song. Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
Jake Zyrus holds back tears as he is moved by the words his grandmother whispered to him. Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
Jake Zyrus closes the night with Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors.” Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net
Finally, Jake Zyrus returns to the stage to thank fans for watching his first concert. Francesca Militar/INQUIRER.net


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