From ‘kontesera’ to Queen of Teleserye theme songs, Quinto successfully forged her path to stardom and created a legacy like no other.
Angeline Quinto was already a singing competition staple before she won the first and only season of ABS-CBN’s singing reality show, Star Power.
She went against some of the very successful singers in the Philippines, who also traced their roots to singing contests like Star Power. In 2003, she was a finalist in Viva Television’s Star For A Night, which declared Sarah Geronimo as its sole winner.
In that said competition, Quinto competed against Mark Bautista and Mau Marcelo, who both scored recording careers way ahead of her. Marcelo won the first Philippine version of the internationally-acclaimed reality show, American Idol.
She again tried her luck on another television singing competition; this time, she joined Magandang Tanghali Bayan’s, Teen Pop Star on ABS-CBN. In that said competition, she went against, Jonalyn Viray (Jona), who later on won the first season of GMA Network’s Pinoy Pop Superstar. Jake Cyrus, then Charice, also joined the competition but under the ‘bulilit’ category. She was crowned the winner of the competition in 2005. Nevertheless, the limelight remained elusive after that win.
In 2010, she joined GMA Network’s Diz Iz It, but she was unable to take home the grand prize, albeit making great impression through her renditions of timeless classics like I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing and What Kind of Fool Am I.
Quinto’s time to shine ultimately came when she joined Sharon Cuneta’s Search for the Next Female Pop Superstar, Star Power. Interestingly, Cuneta and Quinto already met before the latter’s bid to become Star Power’s grand champion. Cuneta was among the judges of Star For A Night, where Quinto joined, seven years earlier. Quinto’s emergence as the winner proved her fated encounter with Cuneta paved the way for her to reach her dreams, years later.
After her sensational win, Quinto went on to become an up-and-coming recording and performing star. She released her self-titled debut album in 2011, which achieved double-platinum status in sales. Her Fall in Love Again studio album in 2012, was also awarded a Platinum certification.
Angeline was the voice behind the official soundtracks of various ABS-CBN teleseryes, which earned her the title ‘Queen of Teleserye Theme Songs’, a crown she still wears today. Like her idols and influences, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and Sarah Geronimo, she also found a blossoming movie career. She also landed several roles on television, including a few Maalala Mo Kaya stints. She starred her own teleserye, Kahit Konting Pagtingin, in 2013. She was part of the recently concluded, Huwag Kang Mangamba. From 2017 to 2021, she was among the Sing-vestigators (panel member) in the reality show, I Can See Your Voice.
Through the years, Angeline became a part of various vocal groups on ASAP Natin ‘To, ABS-CBN’s longest-running Sunday musical variety program. She rose to prominence via the girl group, Birit Queens, which power divas, Morisette Amon and Klarisse de Guzman, are also part of. The group’s massive popularity gave them their biggest concert event at the Mall of Asia Arena in 2017, which was followed by a world tour in various cities around the world. She was also a part of another girl group, called DIVAS. KZ Tandingan, Kyla, and Yeng Constantino were also part of the group. Like Birit Queens, DIVAS staged their Concert, this time at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, a year earlier.
From her humble beginning as a striving singer, Angeline Quinto has definitely turned things around for her career. 10 years later, she remains one of the country’s most in-demand recording artists. A decade into her stellar journey as a musician, Quinto still faces a promising future, one that will only see her soaring further and cementing her legacy.
10Q, her anniversary concert series spans across 10 all-OPM concerts, started in October this year and will conclude in February 2022. Featuring 10 of the biggest recording artists today, Quinto stages her concert series at the iconic Manila Metropolitan Theater. Book your tickets now at KTX.PH or iWantTFC.com