- Ogie Alcasid admitted that he got discouraged because of the ‘Little Big Shots’ incident.
- Despite that frustration, the singer remained positive and treated it as a lesson and realization that there are things that are not meant for him.
Singer and TV personality Ogie Alcasid has been in the industry for 30 years and he admitted that there are times that he just wanted to quit the industry.
He said that there were times that he got frustrated over things, especially projects that didn’t fly but just got dissolved somewhere or failed in the music charts or in the box-office.
“Maraming beses akong napu-frustrate. Lalo na kapag flop ang movie. Mahina ang kanta, hindi masyadong nag-hit. May TV show, hindi masyadong tinanggap. Umigsi yung takbo ng teleserye.
“Siyempre, napu-frustrate ka rin.”
One of those incidents that caused him to doubt himself was the Little Big Shots incident last year.
The Kapamilya network chose him to be to be the host of the show, however, the franchise owner chose someone younger, and had Billy Crawford as his replacement.
“I guess noong last year, nag-doubt ako sa sarili ko. Kasi, may show noon na ako dapat ang host, si Billy ang napili. Naramdaman ko yun na parang hindi ako magaling.”
His wife, Regine Velasquez, also got shocked by the decision.
“Mas sobra siyang excited sa show na yun. So I said, ‘Honey, hindi ko nakuha yung show. Sabi niya, what?!’ Lungkot na lungkot siya nun, eh.”
Alcasid added that he got a little heartbroken over the situation but remained positive as he joined the panel of judges at It’s Showtime‘s Tawag ng Tanghalan, and comedy series Home Sweetie Home.
“But you know, it’s good that you experience it. Mari-realize mo na hindi ka perpekto. At may mga bagay na hindi para sa ‘yo.
“Medyo, kasi parang, hindi pala ko magaling. Pero parang, okay lang, panahon na talaga ng mga bata…. But, hindi pala ko nilalagay ni Lord doon. Mas gusto pala niya kong mag-Showtime at saka yung music ko, dun pala niya ko gustong ilagay, then Home Sweetie Home. “