Given the possibility, Erik Santos, who starred within the native staging of “The Little Mermaid” six years in the past, mentioned he would like to carry out in musical theater once more, as a result of the expertise was totally different from what he often did.
“You don’t just sing. You use a different placement for your voice, and everything is measured and studied. I learned a great deal about discipline and hard work. It also made me respect the craft a lot more,” he informed reporters at a current press convention.
Does he see himself deviating from his chosen profession path, like fellow singing competitors graduates Rachelle Ann Go and Mark Bautista? According to Erik, he nonetheless feels that pop music is his rightful place within the leisure biz.
“I believe that this is what I do best—performing ballads and pop tunes. But, if there’s a good project in theater, that would be a great blessing,” the 34-year-old balladeer mentioned. “For now, the goal is to achieve longevity in this industry, where new talents are always coming up.”
Venturing into concert directing—certainly one of Erik’s longtime desires—is maybe extra of a chance. And he’s beginning to dabble in it along with his coming solo present, “Erik Santos Sings the Greatest OPM Hits,” which shall be held on April 7 at The Theatre at Solaire (name 891-9999).
The concert, he mentioned, can be “extra-special,” as a result of he was the one who got here up with the idea, and can be calling the photographs. “I’m thrilled about this project. I’m not only performing; I’ll also be directing. I’m involved in the entire process. I even wrote the spiels,” associated Erik, who used to direct college performs again in highschool and school.
“I have always been interested in what goes on behind the scenes during shows … However, I didn’t get the opportunity to try it after turning professional. But after becoming a mentor to budding singers in the singing contest ‘We Love OPM’ last year, I was inspired once again,” he mentioned.
His first directorial job had been tense but additionally fulfilling, he confessed. “There’s pressure. But we have to step out of our comfort zone every so often to grow as an artist,” the singer mentioned, who recalled saving up his cash when he was youthful so he might attend the live shows of his favourite artists, like Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano.
Would he take into account directing a present for rumored girlfriend Angeline Quinto? “That would be nice. It would be easier, because I know her so well,” he identified. “I’d also love to do concerts for my other singer friends, like Sarah Geronimo.”
Another first for Erik on this concert—mounted by Lucky 7 Koi Productions—is that he shall be delivering an all-OPM repertoire, which incorporates “hugot” hits and spruced-up variations of the basic tunes of Willy Cruz, George Canseco, Rey Valera and different celebrated songwriters.