GMA Network has lost some of its legendary singers when they transferred to the network’s rival station, ABS-CBN. The said singers include Janno Gibbs, Jaya, Lani Misalucha, Ogie Alcasid, and the recently signed Kapamilya artist, Regine Velasquez.
This got people asking if the Kapuso network still has impressive vocalists under its wing. The answer is yes.
Here are just some of the singers who remain with the Kapuso network.
1. Julie Anne San Jose
Julie Anne became a part of the GMA Artist Center in 2005 when she became a part of Sugarpop.
She now has three studio albums under GMA Records.
2. Rita Daniela
Rita Daniela, who is also known as Rita Iringan, started her career when she won QTV’s Popstar Kids.
Since she has won the contest, she has made numerous appearances in different GMA shows.
3. Christian Bautista
After being with ABS-CBN for 10 years, Christian transferred to GMA-7 in 2013.
He became a judge in the singing competition The Clash and is a part of Pamilya Roces.
4. Glaiza de Castro
Glaiza de Castro was born to a family of singers and an actor. Her parents were musicians who toured Asia while her uncle is the Filipino actor Dan Alvaro. Glaiza acted and sang simultaneously. Her acting career started in 2001 when she landed a role in the television series Ikaw lang ang Mamahalin. She was 13. During the same year, her first album, Magbalik Ka, was released.
Since then, Glaiza has been juggling acting and singing. Despite having regular TV shows when her acting career took off in the mid-2000s, she didn’t put music on the back burner. She continued to star in hit TV series as well as the big screen and release music albums in 2006 and 2015. She launched her third album titled Synthesis in 2015, Glaiza realized how she can use music to express herself. Two years later, Glaiza is back on track to take over the Filipino music scene with her latest album, Magandang Simulain. Released May last year, Magandang Simulain features original composition as well as revivals of classic Original Pinoy Music (OPM) songs.
5. Mark Bautista
In 2010, he signed an exclusive contract with the Kapuso network.
He is currently one of the performers of the new musical variety show, Studio 7.
6. Aicelle Santos
Aicelle is known as the “First Undefeated Pinoy Pop Superstar” as she has achieved eight straight wins in GMA’s Pinoy Pop Superstar.
She has signed a record deal and an exclusive contract with GMA Artist Center.
7. Maricris Garcia
She has been with the Kapuso network ever since the third year of Pinoy Pop Superstar in 2007.
8. Rachelle Ann Go
In 2004, she was declared as the champion of GMA’s Search for a Star, though after the contest, she transferred to ABS-CBN.
Six years later, she went back and signed an exclusive contract with GMA-7.
9. Nar Cabico
He was the 2016 champion of Superstar Duets and has stayed with the network ever since.
10. Kyline Alcantara
This 16-year-old artist is a girl of many talents.
She has released her first album on September 19, 2018.
11. Kristoffer Martin
Kristoffer Martin started in showbiz via reality-talent search “Little Big Star” in ABS-CBN. He was able to perform in several shows when he transferred to GMA Network.
12. Hannah Precillas
Hannah is the winner of GMA’s reality talent show, Bet ng Bayan.
13. Golden Cañedo
She is the first grand winner of The Clash and is now a part of Studio 7.
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The Asia’s Songbird has recently signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN Network and it got people asking the reasons behind her decision.
In her welcome press conference last Wednesday, October 17, Regine Velasques has revealed some of the details why she decided to transfer networks after being a Kapuso for 20 years.
1. There are not enough leading men in GMA.
In a report made by Pep.ph, Cacai Velasquez, who is the singer’s sister and business manager, revealed that there’s actually a scarcity of potential leading men in GMA Network.
“Kunwari yung pag soap, sinong puwedeng i-partner? Yung ganun ba?
“In terms of project, nali-limit din. You’re limited to the characters also kasi yung leading man, medyo kapos.”
2. Regine’s decision was not because of the talent fee but to explore more opportunities.
Cacai also said that it was not about how much the talent fee is anymore, but because Regine wants to work with other artists and have more opportunities.
“Nothing to do with the TF [talent fee] anymore… eto yung decision niya na nothing to do with the TF anymore. It was a factor before but ang talaga sa kanya is to work with other artists, yun talaga.”
GMA-7 also released a statement saying that they respect the singer’s decision to join her husband in ABS-CBN and pursue other opportunities in another network.
“We understand her decision to join her husband and we wish her well as she pursues other opportunities outside GMA Network.”
3. To work with ABS-CBN’s artists.
With Regine’s ABS-CBN transfer, she is now free to work with some of the network’s biggest stars.
When asked who she’s looking forward to having a project with, she named Piolo Pascual, Aga Muhlach, Morisette Amon, Robin Padilla, and one of her best friends Megastar Sharon Cuneta.
4. Her interest on returning to the big screen.
Regine then told reporters about her excitement about exploring projects like opportunities to star in movies and to work with her husband Ogie Alcasid.
“I’m excited kasi ang Star Cinema nandiyan lang, so, siyempre gagawa rin tayo ng pelikula.”
She also showed interest to be partnered with Jericho Rosales, Sam Milby, and Coco Martin.
5. To collaborate with OPM Icons.
Aside from singers who were also from GMA-7 like Janno Gibbs, Lani Misalucha, and Jaya, Regine is also looking forward to collaborating with Kapamilya singers.
She said that she’s looking forward to working with vocalists in ASAP, especially Sarah Geronimo.
“I’m so excited because I get to work with Sarah. Alam niyo naman kung gaano ko kamahal si Sarah. Plus I get to work with other singers in ‘ASAP.'”
6. ABS-CBN has a lot of mediums for artists like Regine to offer
From print (books, magazines) to records (Star Music) to movies (ABS-CBN Films), teleseryes and many more. ABS-CBN also has a lot of produced shows locally and abroad which will widen her reach as an artist.
7. Wants to experience being with #1 TV Station in the Philippines
Regine wanted to work with ABS-CBN and called the network ‘number one.’
“Yun talaga yun, na bago man lang matapos yung career ko, masabi kong nakatrabaho ko din ang number one station.”
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Just under a month after Janno Gibbs has signed a contract with Star Music, Lani Misalucha went back to ABS-CBN with a recording contract under its musical arm.
Lani has revealed that her new music would be different from those she has previously released with the company. The Asia’s Nightingale added that the plan is to bring her forthcoming all original global pop sounding album to an international and younger audience.
“Kung naaalala niyo ‘yung last album ko, The Nightingale Returns, collection po ‘yun ng mga best loved OPM classics, ano? This time naman, gagawin naman po namin lahat ng songs in English. Kasi lahat po ‘yung last ko ay puro in Tagalog. So this time naman, all in English. Pero siyempre po ang gagawa rin po ang ating mga local songwriters, composers. This time lang po meron kaming bagong i-ooffer dahil mas bago, mas current, mas young.”
On the other hand, Star Music Executive Jonathan Manalo said that this is not the only thing that supporters should look forward to. He revealed that as she is set to mark her 50th birthday celebration, she is set to release singles, an album, and will stage a major solo concert.
“Siyempre magsisimula ‘yung promotions kung saan siya nakabase – sa Las Vegas. Then sa LA kung ano ang pwedeng maging partner namin dun. Actually, marami naman kaming kinakausap na partners lalo na sa music. Dahil lumiliit nang lumiliit ang mundo natin, talagang pa-global ng pa-global na rin talaga ‘yung reach nang Filipino artists. And siyempre ‘yung isang pioneers natin na talagang naging international ay ating Nightingale. Why not i-maximize pa natin ‘yung pwede niyang gawin sa international stage? ‘Yung music video dun namin isho-shoot, isasama namin sa set list sa Vegas show niya ‘yung mga original songs niyang gagawin.”
Lani has also expressed her excitement about working with other OPM icons such as Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, and Jaya.
Simply being able to hit a high note was not enough to guarantee a singer a spot but to whistle is a plus factor.
This may sound sarcasm but honestly, Nina is one of the many underrated singers we have in our country. She’s the Asia’s Diamond Soul Siren, as her fans call her, but she’s rarely seen in TV nowadays. She has a lot of talents for her fans to see, yet few offers for Nina to showcase all of these. Still, the whole thing boggles the mind.
Yesterday, Nina did an epic whistle, now known as ‘kettle’ register as netizens call it, obviously because as it sounds like whistle of a boiling water in a kettle. Sounds awful! Really! This maybe she lacks practice since she’s not busy, she has no whos, or maybe she’s sick. I don’t know.
Other than Nina, there are only few, I know who can whistle really well on live performances – of course there’s Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha, Soul Princess Jonalyn Viray, Morisette Amon, Klarisse de Guzman and Rachelle Ann Go. Singers who can do a whistle register were really rare.
We have compiled a list of the best local singers who have mastered that feat! Nina should see the following performances below and learn from them!
5. Rachelle Ann Go
3. Morisette Amon
2. Jonalyn Viray
1. Lani Misalucha