"MY GOODNESS! I'm so bleeding right now! Ha! Ha! Ha!" ang nakakatuwang quotable quote ni Sarah Geronimo sa presscon kahapon dahil puro English-speaking ang tatlo niyang kasamang coaches sa The Voice of the Philippines ng ABS-CBN.
Ang tatlong co-coaches ni Sarah sa Pinoy franchise ng nasabing hit singing competition ay sina Lea Salonga, Bamboo Mañalac at Allan Pineda aka apl.de.ap.
Aminado ang Pop Princess na nagulat siya at kinabahan nang sabihin sa kanyang makakasama niya ang tatlo sa nabanggit na programa.
"Ako po, surprised and hesitant at first. Kasi, alam ko po na malaking responsibility na maging hindi lang judge, kundi maging mentor ng isang talent.
"Syempre, kinuwestiyon ko rin ang sarili ko. Am I credible enough, 'di ba? Kahit ang staff, tinanong ko rin ang production team, 'Sigurado po ba talaga kayo na gusto n'yo ako? Ha! Ha! Ha! Na may maitutulong ako talaga sa mga magiging contestant?'
"At power of persuasion, naniwala naman po ako. Ha! Ha! Ha! And this is a great show. Discovering great talents.
"Napakaraming magagaling dito sa bansa natin and I'm very honored to be part of this great show.
"Ako po ay talagang honored na isa po ako sa napili to be one of the mentors and I'm so excited. 'Yun lang po ang alam ko.
"I'm so excited. Ha! Ha! Ha! I'm very excited to find that Voice of the Philippines," masayang bulalas ni Sarah.
Siya ang pinakabata sa apat na coaches, kaya sobrang intimidated si Sarah sa tatlong top achievers na makakasama niya sa show.
"Sobrang intimidated. Hindi n'yo po alam kung gaano kalakas 'yung kabog ng dibdib ko. Dinadaan ko lang po sa pa-Ingles-Ingles na barok. Ha! Ha! Ha!
"Pero tinitingnan ko na lang 'yung bright side nito kung bakit ako naging parte ng show na ito. It's a chance to be part of someone's journey towards pursuing her or his dreams.
"So, isang malaking karangalan na maging parte ka du'n at maibigay mo 'yung contribution mo du'n sa taong nangangarap na 'yon.
"Ako po, dumaan ako sa ganitong proseso. At I'm sure, marami po akong maire-relate sa kanya.
"I'm excited kung anuman 'yung maibibigay ko sa kanya o 'yung maibibigay namin sa isa't isa. 'Yung pagtutulungan namin para makamit ang victory," dayalog pa ni Sarah G.
Si Ms. Lea ay matagal nang kinukuha sa ibang mga naunang singing contests ng ABS-CBN, pero nagkataon na parang ngayon lang daw nag-align lahat ng stars at pumuwede siya para rito kaya tinanggap niya ang The Voice of the Philippines.
"This one, to be quite honest, I wanted to move heaven and earth to make it possible to do it. And it's kind of what happened because I will be honest, I mean, I have been previously asked by ABS na sumali o maging isang judge sa mga ibang naging singing contest din dito sa ABS.
"But if it's something na talagang gusto kong gawin, I would move mountains to make it happen. And in this case, the mountain was my schedule," natatawang sey ng tinaguriang 'The Voice of Broadway' na si Ms. Lea.
"It was really great that everything kinda fell into place for this to be possible. And the whole thing that I like about the particular format, I mean, #1 everybody who is coaching is also a performer that has throughout the years of our having been in this career, we were also coached by some of the most amazing performers, some ama*zing teachers.
"So, parang it's an opportunity for each of us to pay it forward, to bring what*ever knowledge that we may have and pass it on. Kasi, we can't keep naman everything to ourselves. And it's good to share.
So, we will share.
"We wanna pay it forward and share whatever knowledge we may have acquired throughout the years that we have been doing this.
"And I think cumulatively, we've got about a century of experience among the four of us and that's no exaggeration."
Maganda 'yung sinabi ni Ms. Lea tungkol kay Sarah, na medyo nagdududa pa sa kredibilidad nito para mailinya sa mga katulad nila nina Bamboo at Apl.
"I'd like to think that all of us are credible, you know. Ha! Ha! Ha! Aside from our body of work, our experience… I mean, Sarah started when she was 14 years old. So, she's been at this a lot. So, she's no neophyte.
"Just to put her doubts in herself away. She's been at this longer than any other people have. So, there should not be any doubt in her credibility specially with a lot of the younger ones that are coming in…"
Ang dalawang lalaking coaches na sina Bamboo at Apl ay kasing-excited nina Sarah at Lea nang malamang magkakasama-sama silang apa*t sa nasabing programa.
Sabi ni Bamboo, "When they say Dream Team, if I had to pick, make a choice, let's put up the Dream Team. So, you know what I mean? Excellent! So, kudos to the producers (of The Voice of the Philippines)!
"Ako myself, I'm excited. I watched The Voice US, the first season, and I got the show. I've seen what it was all about. And sabi ko, 'If there was a show that I would have done, this is it. This is tailor-made for myself!'
"And gusto ko 'yung the kind of artist na ina-attract ng The Voice, eh. 'Yun ang gusto ko, eh. That's what I'm looking for. Sort of may konting kulay na iba.
"We need a little more color in the industry, in OPM. So, I hope we find it here. I'm looking for the game changer!"
Hirit ni Apl, "Just the opportunity to disco*ver upcoming talents, Fili*pino artists… and then, nalaman ko na 'yung mga ibang coaches are Sarah, Bamboo and Lea Salonga which I look up to also… now, I'm gonna be part of it. I said, 'Yes, let's do it!!!'"
Gusto namin 'yung sinabi ni Ms. Lea na hindi niya 'aasukalin' (o isu-sugarcoat) 'yung kanyang mga opinyon sa mga contestant.
Ang katwiran niya, ganu'n din kasi ang paraan ng pagku-coach sa kanya noong bata pa siya. Lahat ng naging teachers niya ay very honest at minsan ay naiiyak siya sa sobrang honesty ng mga ito.
"I figured that if you can make it through a coach that can be hard on you, then once you actually get out of the real world, you'll be strong enough to take whatever comes at you.
"So, I understand the wisdom that a lot of my mentors employed in coaching me. You can be a little kid and they'll still push you hard, which now as an adult, I appreciate.
"So, I guess the one thing I could countribute to kung sinuman ang magiging miyembro ng team ko, eh 'yung katotohanan.
"I mean, I'm not going to be insulting. I'm not going to purposely hurt somebody's feelings for effect or for television ratings or anything.
"But the least I can do for them, what I feel I owe my team will be honesty. Because also, it is a competition between 4 teams and obviously, each of us are gonna say, 'I want my team to win!' So, I think what I can offer is honesty.
"But I'm not gonna go crazy and hurt anybody's feelings," sabi pa ng world-class theater actress-singer.
Mae-expect ba ng audience na makita rito ang medyo '*****y side' ni Lea Salonga?
"I'm already calling myself 'The ***** in the Red Chair', you know. But I don't know if *****iness will necessarily be the best approach either. I guess it really depends on what each team member needs.
"But if somebody is getting too big for their britches, nagiging mayabang, arogante na wala naman sa lugar, then they're gonna get a talking to and they're not gonna like it. They're gonna get it unfiltered and real and that's what I can offer."
Si Bamboo raw ay ang coach na nakikinig. Nandu'n lang siya to guide, hindi niya i-impose ang sarili niya sa mga contestant. 'Yun ang kanyang rule eversince.
Si Apl ay truthful ang magiging coaching style, na may halong kaunting swag.
Gagamitin niya rin 'yung mga natutunan niya from his life experiences, 'yung mga pinagdaanan niya sa music industry at kung gaano kahirap to make it.
Si Sarah kaya ay magiging anong klaseng coach? Tweetums pa rin ba siya o magtataray-taray rin siya sa show?
"Curious ba kayo sa *****y side ko? Ha! Ha! Ha!" tawa ni Sarah.
Singit ni Ms. Lea, "She might just out***** me!"
Natatawang dugtong ni Sarah, "Ngayon na narinig ko na 'yung plans nina Ms. Lea, 'yung attack nila sa coaching, sana ano… hindi naman sa nangongopya ako. Ha! Ha! Ha!
"Kasi, wala naman talaga akong knowledge sa pagme-mentor, 'di ba? Ang sinasabi ko lang na maibibigay ko, 'yung sincerity, 'yung buong puso ko sa pagtulong o pagbahagi kung anuman 'yung nalalaman ko. 'Yung nalaman ko sa 10 years of being in the business."
Pero posible ba na ma-out***** niya si Lea?
"Huwag naman," napapangiting sey ni Sarah.
Hirit ni Bamboo, "I'll pay to see that!"
Sundot ni Lea, "I'll pay to see that too!"
Natatawang hirit ulit ni Bamboo, "I've got the best seats in the house!"
Sa Hunyo ang simula ng The Voice of the Phi*lippines na ihu-host ni Toni Gonzaga.
Edited by FULGOR, 12 April 2013 - 09:49 AM.