Aside from the Carpenters and Streisand, Manilow is one of Sharon Cuneta's favorite singers. His songs are often included in her repertoire just like this one. In her Nothing I Want More album, she recorded a medley of his songs, "Somewhere Down the Road" and "Even If". She sang those two songs here plus "Looks Like We Made It", "This One's For You", and "I Write the Songs".
"Just Give Me a Reason" started as an audience request in Sharon Cuneta's former TV5 show "The Mega and the Songwriter" with Ogie Alcasid as co-host. Her version was well-received by her fans. Since then, it became her favorite that she performs it regularly in her US concerts. Judging from the audience's reaction, they enjoy singing it with her, as well.
Sharon Cuneta owes much of her career to "Mr DJ". Without it, it might not have zoomed the way it did in 1978 or it might have taken a few more years before she finally gets recognized by the masses. This is probably the reason why her voice cracked towards the end of the song. She is forever thankful to Rey Valera for writing the song for her!
Sharon Cuneta sings "Pangako Sa 'Yo/Kung Kailangan Mo Ako" mashup with Rey Valera for the first time! Sharon recently ended her 2015 concert tour in the US. This was taken at Chumash Casino & Resort on Nov. 20, 2015.
Sharon Cuneta fondly reminisces the memory behind the song Tayong Dalawa which she revived under her album Sharon Sings Valera. There were significant memories attached to it, and it was be the first time she sang the song live. Before that, she sang parts of Kahit Wala Ka Na which was written by Rey Valera, too and was part of her For Broken Hearts Only album. Rey had written it for her when she was going through rough times.