Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano—or DonBelle, as their fans call them—are closer than ever in this new project with Direk Antoinette Jadaone that hit over 1 million views on Facebook in just four hours!
The project? A super kilig music video remake of the iconic closeup song, Closer You and I. Anyone who watched TV in the 90s would remember the original music video, performed by Gino Padilla. It was a 90s pop culture moment, for sure!
And now thanks to this modern remake, Closer You and I will be part of yet again another generation’s pop culture memories.
Contributing to the magic of the new Closer You and I music video is, of course, the undeniable talent of singer-songwriter Adie, whose rendition of the song can send chills down the spine. You have to hear it yourself!
Do watch the Closer You and I music video here, directed by none other than the hit-maker Antoinette Jadaone and performed by Adie:
closeup’s Closer You And I Watch Party: #DareToGetCloser with DonBelle and Adie
The music video launched with a watch party last January 13, 2024 at Trinoma Activity Center. The energy that day was electrifying (much like the chemistry between DonBelle, agree?). Fans lined up as early as mall opening to make sure they got good seats, and showed up equipped with DonBelle posters and merch to show full support to their idols.
Trinoma Activity Center filled with excited screams when Donny and Belle appeared on stage, and much more when the closeup Closer You and I music video finally played for the first time. The kilig from the audience was through the roof!
Aside from the watch party, closeup also prepared these fun activities for fans who came that day:
#DareToGetCloser Elevator Photobooth
The Closer You and I music video takes place in an elevator, so closeup wanted fans to experience their own #DareToGetCloser moment with this elevator-inspired photobooth. DonBelle standees were available so fans can also #DareToGetCloser to Donny and Belle!
Bacteria Blaster Game
At the closeup Red Hot Bacteria Blaster Booth, fans can shoot away with this fun Bacteria Blaster game, just like how the closeup Red Hot Toothpaste can help blast away up to 99.9% of bacteria for AMA-ZINC fresh breath (for up to 12 hours with regular use).
Cool Breath Meter Game
And over at the closeup Menthol Fresh Cool Breath Meter Booth, you break the ice on the screen to experience up to -5 cooling with menthol freshness that the closeup Menthol Fresh Toothpaste can give (measured by infrared thermometer, for up to 12 hours with regular use).
#closeupCouples were also present that day. Spotted were Laureen Uy and Miggy Cruz, Paul Salas and Mikee Quintos, Chezka Carandang and Clare Inso, and more.
closeup couple Laureen Uy and Miggy Cruz
@laureenmuy Date day with @miggycruz last weekend at the #CloseUpPH event! Start your own journey to #DareToGetCloser with all day ama-zinc fresh breath (for up to 12 hours with regular use), where you can be free from hestitations 💯 Have you seen the latest Closeup’s music video with DonBelle? Watch it now on YouTube and listen on Spotify for some kilig overload! 💚❤️ #DareToGetCloseWithDonBelle #CloserYouAndI ♬ original sound – Laureen Uy
closeup couple Mikee Quintos and Paul Salas
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closeup couple Clare Inso and Chezka Carandang
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Like the fans, these couples were seen enjoying the event’s games and booths. The audience also got to know their love stories through a quick on-stage Q&A.
Some (very) lucky fans also got to join Donny, Belle, Adie, and Direk Antoinette on stage for some fun games that dared them to get closer. These fans got to do a Tiktok dance challenge alongside their idols, and a Blind Box challenge where they had to guess items hidden in boxes together.
To wrap up the event, Adie delivered a beautiful live performance of Closer You and I that made everybody in the audience swell with kilig and feels.
Of course, whether you were at the watch party or not, closeup made sure no one felt the FOMO! The whole event was livestreamed on closeup’s Facebook page for fans who couldn’t make it to Trinoma.
You can still watch the livestream here.
The closeup x DonBelle effect
The Closer You and I music video instantly trended online following its launch, hitting 1 million views on Facebook just four hours after it premiered. The music video now stands at over 8.1 million views on YouTube and Facebook as of writing.
Entertainment news website Rec.Create also posted a Closer You and I reaction video, with singles and couples talking about their own #DareToGetCloser experiences. Some of them told their cute kilig stories, and all we can say is…sana all.
Watch it here:
Adie is also making waves with back-to-back guestings. He’s appeared on ASAP Natin ‘To and Billboard Philippines for live performances of Closer You and I, with another coming up on board the Wish Bus. Catch that on February 7, showing on Wish 107.5 pages!
Watch Adie’s live performances here:
ASAP Natin ‘To
@billboardphofficial Chart-topper #Adie reimagines the OPM classic, “Closer You and I,” on this week’s Billboard Philippines Soundwave, powered by @closeupph. Both sweet and refreshing, his remake is the perfect serenade and a charming take of the iconic track. #BillboardPH #TikTokMusikat #AdieforBillboardPH #closeupxAdie #DaretoGetCloser #CloserYouAndI @Adie @Unilever Personal Care PH ♬ original sound – Billboard Philippines
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