Full Name: Mary Gidget Orfano Dela Llana
Birthday: September 24, 1995 (28 years old)
Birth Place: Calamba, Laguna
Occupation: Singer, Song-writer, Dancer, Commercial Model
Gigi De Lana (formerly Gidget Dela Llana) is a Filipina singer-songwriter, dancer, commercial model, and actress. Gigi De Lana rose to fame due to her stint as a contestant on Tawag ng Tanghalan sa It’s Showtime (Philippine TV program).
Mary Gidget Orfano Dela Llana was born on September 24, 1995 in Calamba, Laguna
She is currently under the management of Rise Artist Studio and has appeared in Four Sisters Before the Wedding as Love Mae.
Gigi auditioned for Tawag ng Tanghalan (season 1) in 2016. She advanced to the January 27th, 2016 Daily Round of the competition where she sang Regine Velasquez|Regine Velasquez’ version of ‘Araw-Gabi’—which propelled her to fame. According to Gigi, the song was taught to her by the late Lorenz Arquero, the owner of the band Serenata’s New Perspective, which she performed for as a vocalist. Gigi won the Daily Round, allowing her to have a shot at bestowing the Golden Microphone. This time, she sang Wicked (musical)|Wicked’s Defying Gravity (song)|Defying Gravity. At the end of her duel with the defending champion, she won with 94.6% and would go on to defend her title.
She went on to be the contest’s defending champion until she became a semi-finalist on her fifth win (as the competition’s mechanics impose). She then decided to continue to compete until 2 wins later, she then lost her title by a needle
Gigi and her band, Gigi Vibes have occasionally live streamed their jamming sessions, even their gigs, in the past years. Gigi also at times live streamed on her own Facebook account, live streaming isn’t novel to her.
Upon the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the eventual ABS-CBN franchise renewal controversy, she eventually returned to it via her official Facebook page by late June of 2020. Initially, the title of her live gig stream was ‘Kabogera sa Live’, with Gigi, initially joined by her pianist, Jon Cruz (June-July 2020, September 2020-present.
The succeeding live gig streams were titled ‘GG Vibes‘ (alternatively, ‘GGVibes’). This time, in addition to Gigi and her pianist, they were also joined by her saxophonist Eljin Del Rosario (June 2020- July 2020), her drummer Romeo Marquez (June-July 2020, September 2020-present), her bassist Jake Manalo (June-July 2020, January 2021-present), and her rhythm guitarist LA Arquero (January 2021-present).
Since its inception, the stream has entertained song requests from its viewers. Although not mandatory, viewers were encouraged to support the livestream by sending any amount through online payment such as GCash. The stream is produced in Tritone Studios, owned by Erwin Lacsa, also a member of Serenata’s New Perspective, performing as a vocalist.
Gigi took a rest from hosting GG Vibes from a then concurring canker sore, causing the show to be shelved temporarily. She was able to live streamed by late August, but not presented as GG Vibes. She did recover partially and was able to stream another episode of GG Vibes on August 30. However, her canker sore worsen, hence, she took some time off, initially for an uncertain amount of time. She then returned two weeks later, excellently recovered.