Ylona Garcia Embodied Fierceness On The Double Happiness Stage
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“..The first performance that I was able to catch was the Filipino-Australian singer Ylona Garica. Some may recognize her from her time on Pinoy Big Brother:737 (2015) when she came out as the runner-up for that season. She parlayed that experience by releasing her debut solo single, “Dahan-Dahan Lang” in 2016.
Ylona’s affiliation with 88rising is through their Filipino-leaning partner Paradise Rising, and they have dropped a series of singles over the past year that have wracked up millions of listens and views.
She stepped onto the Double Happiness stage wearing a fierce red ensemble and she embodied that fierceness as she performed her twenty-minute set. Whether she was emotionally digging deep into her ballads like “Don’t Go Changing”, or preaching her truth on “Space”, she worked that stage to get the audience on her level… and it worked. She also performed a rousing cover of Bruno Mar’s “Locked Out Of Heaven”, which proved to me that she is fully capable of carrying a top 10 hit when she records one.