Ciar: The Voice of Eva! 'This is our journey together'-A A +A
Friday, August 23, 2013
(2nd of 2 parts)
Nia ang sumpay sa atong interview ni Eva de los Santos nga nigawas niadtong Miyerkules. Ning higayona, mas misaka pa ang excitement kay ugma na gyud, Dominggo Agusto 25 sugdan ang ilang live show competition sa The Voice of the Philippines sa ABS-CBN. Eva de los Santos, Super Ka!
Excited na ka?
Sobra! I am so excited! I am competing in the first Live Show which will be held in Resorts World, Manila. I pray nga kuyogan unta ko ninyong tanan, hilabi na gyud sa mga kabisayaan.
How do you prepare yourself for this competition?
First and foremost is I take care of my health. I want to be in good physical condition. I pray a lot. I want to be in top shape, spiritually, emotionally and mentally. I also keep in touch with family and friends, who are always there with their love and support. They are all God’s gift to me! Para nako, I owe them a lot.
They inspire me to go for it, all the time! Last but not the least, I rehearse and vocalize everyday, so back to my Mama’s coaching, “miiiiiyeeeeeyooo!”
What’s your contest piece?
“So Far Away” by Carol King. Sarah G likes this song, and I am happy cuz this is one of my favorites in the 70’s.
How do you describe Sarah Geronimo as your mentor?
Sarah is an excellent coach. She is very good at researching songs that fit my style and genre. She is very hardworking artist, and she doesn’t stop until everything is clean and perfect. She has a sharp ears, and can pinpoint sharps and flats and awkward notes that go astray. Yes, she is young, but she is very talented and has so much to share. Thankful gyud ko kaayo! I can honestly say, “Sarah G rocks!”.
How many contestants will compete for the grand finals?
There will only be one contestant left standing for each team. The Live Shows is a total of only 6 weeks. Text votes always save the contestant in every elimination round. But for the Finals, it will be 50-50. 50 from text votes and the other half is the score given by the mentor, then they add. That will be the total score.
Is it true the viewers are given just 9 minutes to cast their votes?
Yes, tinuod. 9 minutes ra ang text voting. Sus, grabeha gyud ka-short! 3 artists mag-perform sa kada team. Inig human og perform, mag commercial break, that’s when the audience can send in their text votes. Then announcement dayon. The artist with highest votes will be saved. Sa bottom 2 the coach will choose who he/she wants to save for top 16. That fast! The Voice wants real votes daw, real people’s choice.
Who do you consider your closest rivals?
All of us in Top 24 are good artists in our own right. I cannot pick and choose who are my close rivals because everybody is extremely talented. Honestly, in Team Sarah alone, puro gyud mga ngilngig! “Lord God, Ikaw na gyud ang bahala nako. I lift everything to you!”
I understand you will also be competing with another Cebuana (Morisette Amon), who also has a huge fan base in Cebu being a former talent of TV5 and previous winner of ABS-CBN’s Little Big Star singing contest. Ingon pa lagi nila, “gituyo jud ni ba!” What’s your reaction?
Sus, mao gyud! gidungan hinuon ming duha. Dako-dako gyud pud siya og advantage kay mas na-expose na siya ahead of me, on a national level. Mas daghan na pud siyag following.
This is the hardest part of the TVOP because we have grown to get along well with your team mates, then in any day, you’ll be competing with each other. That’s the twist of this show. We compete with our team mates, instead of working together to compete against the other teams. Sa finals na gyud mahitabo nga mag-laban laban na ang upat ka teams.
Please invite our readers ug kon unsaon pagbotar?
Voting for August 25, text VOICE (space) EVA. Send to 231 for Smart and Talk n text.
And for Globe, TM and Sun, send to 2331. P2.50 per vote. Maximum of 30 votes per sim.
Sa audience sa abroad, maka-send pud sila through online voting, but it has to be in synch with our exact, the same time gyud sa showing here in the Philippines. I am asking for your support. With all of you behind me, I know we can go through. This is our journey together!
Win or lose, what’s your plan for your career after the competition?
Win or lose, I will continue embracing life as a musician, as a wife, as a mother, as an entrepreneur. I will definitely do a show, to celebrate our journey. Magkita-kita gyud ta tanan. I am planning also to release an album so I can share some of the songs that I have written in the past years.
I also want to continue writing more new original compositions. Magpasalamat ko ninyong tanan sa inyong mga pag-ampo, love and support. I am so grateful to know that people are behind me all the way through. You still believe in me, despite my age. You don’t know how humbled I am, every time I read each message. It might be a passé, but please allow me to say, “You are the Wind Beneath my Wings, in my TVOP journey!” Daghan kaayong salamat!
How do you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered, as simply me, Eva de los Santos, who embraces life each day, with love, peace and joy.
Gipatik sa mantalaang SuperBalita Cebu Agosto 24, 2013.