When Sarah Geronimo performed her hit song Tala during her 20th anniversary concert on May 12, the choreography was visibly different from the one that has since taken social media by storm.
The brains behind the popular steps—Georcelle Dapat-Sy and her group G-Force which has long worked with the singer—was also conspicuously absent in the concert.
With Sarah taking the stage with the groups UPeepz and A-Team instead, it fueled rumors about a falling out between her and Teacher Georcelle.
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In a guesting over Ogie Diaz's vlog uploaded on May 15, Teacher Georcelle explained there were "artistic differences" between G-Force and Sarah, which made her decide to back out of the concert in March.
She noted they've been working with the "Popstar Royalty" for 16 years, and that the 35-year-old artist is simply looking for growth.
"Walang side nila or side ko. Isa lang ang mithiin ng lahat... support SG on her 20th year," Dapat-Sy said. "She wants to try other things."
The choreographer clarified that she's supportive of the performer, "even if it means stepping out for a while."
"I did everything out of love and respect for her as an artist and a friend," she said, adding that they're like a love team of 16 years and that the situation is like a "breakup."
"This is me encouraging SG to experience that creative freedom and to be the ultimate decision-maker in producing and directing her 20th-anniversary concert," she added.
In the end, Teacher Georcelle said her professional and personal relationship with the singer "should be okay" and unaffected by public opinion.
Sarah, in any case, also gave G-Force a shout-out during her concert's closing remarks.
"G-Force, thank you! G-Force, I love you!"
Sarah G rose to fame in 2003 after winning the singing competition Star for a Night. She has since become a popular singer, as well as an actress.