people are wondering why Star Records keeps on putting out albums that
feature three or more solo artists, it's because it's in line with
their bid to further stamp out piracy. We confirmed this during the
presscon of "Singles," another of those concept albums featuring
Marinel Santos, Maoui David, Karel Marquez and Aliya Parcs. According
to Star Records, they have full confidence in every star they produce
and that the strategy is in no way about scrimping.
"It's more about testing the markets and introducing the artists to
people in lieu of each having their future full-length albums," they
explained. "Note that we do not promote these artists as a group
because, in the first place, each is packaged as a solo. Each has her
own single playing on the radio, will be given her own mall tour,
individual TV guestings, and media exposure."
It's also more value for the record buyer's money. In all similar album
concepts, Star Records make it a point to line up artists with genres
different from one another. In the "Singles" case, Marinel (who was
third runner-up in the first "Search for the Star In A Million" tilt)
is the diva-type ala-Christina Aguilera. Maoui, meanwhile, specializes
in pop and Aliya Parcs does acoustic and R&B. Karel Marquez,
lastly, will be giving Kitchie Nadal and company a run for their money
as she corners the alternative market. Thus, those in it for one genre
gets a taste of the others, too. There is no competition, too, among
the artists, obviously.
While listening to each of these female artists sing live during the
showcase, we must admit that Star Records did a fantastic job. Not only
are all the girls lookers but each also has a solid grasp of her genre.
The vixens, too, are very comfortable on stage and communicate well
with press people since each has been into VJ-ing, modeling, acting on
TV prior to recording.
Marinel's single is "Paano;" Maoui, "Every time;" Aliya, "I Close My
Eyes;" and Karel, "Pangarap."
from Malaya Newspaper
Now, meet these four talented singers – Aliya Parcs, Karel Marquez, Marinel Santos and Maoui David – featured in "Singles".
Among the four, Aliya seems to be the most seasoned. Born and raised in
The Netherlands, her dad is Dutch and her mom is a Filipino. She
started singing at age four.
It was in 1998 when her parents decided to return to the Philippines
but it took some convincing for them to make Aliya come with them here.
They settled in Bacolod City. It was at a mall in Bacolod that Aliya
was spotted by a talent scout of ABS-CBN and offered a hosting job.
In time, her talent for singing surfaced. Her repertoire ranges from
jazz to acid jazz, R & B, alternative and even classic songs, which
are big favorites among listeners.
Aliya writes songs, too, one of which is "Stop Think," a finalist in
the 2003 Himig Handog Love Songs. She wrote it with jingle composer
Likewise, Aliya has worked with many celebrated personalities in the
music industry, such as Gary V. with whom she appeared with in the
music video, "The Warrior Is a Child." She also did a duet with Jose
Mari Chan, "Here and Then" and wrote a song with Keith Martin, "When
I’m With You."
A commercial model, Aliya also sang commercial jingles for some of the
numerous products she endorses.
On the day of the album launch, she just arrived from Bangkok, where
she hosted an affair.
Karel, 18, is the most well-known of the four. It’s not only because
she’s the daughter of singer Pinky Marquez but also because she has
earned a name for herself as a showbiz personality and commercial
She was a commercial model at 2 years old. Offers to do more
endorsements came her way when she became a teenager.
Karel’s wish is to break free from her mom’s shadow. She wants to be
recognized for her talents. Aside from singing, she is also making a
name as a TV actress, just like her mom, although Pinky only makes
occasional TV appearances.
Karel’s biggest break on TV came via "Berks," where she played
kontrabida to Heart Evangelista. She also had a major role in the Jolo
Revilla-Shaina Magdayao TV drama, "Seasons of Love."
Aside from singing and acting, Karel also excels in hosting. She is a
veejay in the leading music video channel, MYX.
Marinel Santos knew she could sing at
age six. She started joining and winning singing competition at that
age also. Thus, singing became her passion.
Marinel’s big break came when she decided to join ABS-CBN’s high-rating
show, "Star in a Million." Before a live audience, she held her own
against the likes of fellow contestants Erik Santos (who emerged as the
champion) and Sheryn Regis.
Marinel sang "Pangarap Na Lang," the theme song for ABS-CBN’s
fantaserye, "Krystala," and the theme songs of the reality show,
"Victim" and "It Might Be You."
The last was a duet with Erik.
Maoui David grew up in San Diego, California.
She clearly remembered that when she was nine years old, her Dad asked
her to sing live in a restaurant where he worked as a DJ. That one
incident made her love hosting. She also developed a talent for
When the family came to Manila for a vacation in 2001, Randy Santiago,
a family friend, invited them to watch his show, "Magandang Tanghali,
Bayan." Fascinated with the TV goings on, she immediately agreed when
he asked if she would want to undergo audition with Talent Center (now
better known as Star Magic).
Suffice to say that Star Magic head Johnny Manahan was impressed by
Maoui. And the rest, as they say, is history.
She soon became a TV performer. She became a part of "ASAP’s" "Full
Circle," along with Michelle Bayle, Glaiza de Castro and Karel Marquez.
She appeared as a mermaid in Claudine Barretto’s "Marina." She is
currently in "Spirits" playing the role of Maja Salvador’s best friend.
RECORDS is proud with the release of its 4-in-1 album entitled Singles
– four female singers in one album. Singles is the female version of
the highly successful male compilation album Solo and Solo 2 – which
launched the careers of Divo , Josh , and King (for Solo), Michael Cruz
, Johann Escanan and R2D (for Solo 2). Like its male counterpart,
Singles also serves as a launchpad for the careers of four young female
singers, namely Karel Marquez , Aliya Parcs , Maoui David and Marinel
MYX veejay Karel Marquez has been
in the spotlight for as long as she can remember. Being the daughter of
famed actress Pinky Marquez , Karel basically grew up in show business.
Though her first album is not entirely hers, Karel is excited to be
able to record an album – a dream she's always had since she was a kid.
Karel's personal taste and preference in music comes across in her
choice of songs for the album. Like most girls her age, she's leaning
towards the alternative rock genre and this is what you'll hear form
her in the album Singles. She has four songs in the album Singles. She
has four songs in the album and these are: Tag-Ulan – her own take on
the After Image original, When Two Hearts Speak, Today I'll See The Sun
and her first single Pangarap .
Heartthrob model, singer and host Aliya Parcs is surely worth checking
More than her good looks
and charisma, Aliya's repertoire ranges from jazz to acid jazz, R &
B, pop, alternative, and even old typical songs people can easily
request. This stunning lady also has a passion for songwriting. In
their album Singles, Aliya has four songs and these are: Seasons of
Love , For All My Life , her hit song Stop Think and her current single
I Close My Eyes .
Maoui David is often seen on
television shows as a guest performer – singing and dancing in musical
variety shows and acting on various soaps and teleseryes.
She is part of the segment Full Circle in ASAP . Maoui has four songs
in the album, namely, Everytime , Sweet Special Moment , Friend of Mine
and her current single One Last Cry .
Gifted Marinel Santos brought herself closer to her dream of becoming a
popular singer when she finally decided to join ABS-CBN's high-rating
show Star in a Million Season 1 . There, she proved to everyone that
she's indeed a diva in the making. Before a live audience. Marinel
showed what she was made of, along with famed singers Sheryn Regis and
Erik Santos . Marinel songs in the album includes Pangako , Till the
End of Forever , Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin , and her current single
SINGLES ALBUM REVIEW by RESTY ODON
Star Records’ "Singles" may
perhaps define what girl power is all about when it comes to OPM. This
album is four-debuts-in-one - and more (actually, more of
four-samplers-in-one), with each featured girl singing four songs,
Surprisingly diverse offerings await the pop music enthusiast here.
The first set is brought by Aliya
Parcs. I say this singer should come out with an album all her own. Her
voice has got oomph. This is readily evident in the opening numbers
"Close My Eyes," her very own composition (take note), and "Stop
Think." She combines the sound of a happy songbird with the sultry
style of a lounge act. What do we get? Why, beauty sweet and divine
vocalized, of course!
Maoui David typifies the voice of
a sweet girl who has yet to bloom in full. You could say her take on
"Every Time," a dance tune, and the three other fresh updates
(including "Friend of Mine" and "One Last Cry") belongs to a different
sensibility - the out-and-out pop.
Marinel Santos’ rich voice, however, has aged into a fine wine so early
in her career. The impression she gives here is that her talent has
achieved a certain amount of maturity from the time she won as
runner-up in "Star in a Million." Listen to any of her four songs and
judge for yourself.
Lastly, there’s Karel Marquez.
Here’s a pop quiz: How can a personality so mainstream (like, a model
and VJ for Myx) possess a vocal style that’s so alternative? (Think
Kitchie Nadal’s "dulcet alto.") Karel is differently interesting
especially in her take on Wency Cornejo’s "Tag-Ulan." For a moment
there, I thought I’ve switched CDs and placed the one by Avril Lavigne.
‘Cognitive dissonance’ aside, I like Karel even better in "Today I’ll
See the Sun."
Oh, wait, there’s more: A bonus
track from the Ja-Boom Twins, "Sisters Jingle," which seems like real
fun, if it were not an actual commercial jingle for a sanitary napkin!
What you get in this album are four – no, five - different, promising
voices, a breath of fresh air for the local airwaves. It’s interesting
to wait for these girls’ respective solo albums and see just how each
of them would fare when left on her own. If I may advice, I’d say each
should play up her strengths well and refrain from doing the
larynx-straining notes. In my book, you do not have to hit the hard
notes to be considered good. Singers are differently gifted.
By Star Records
May 10, 2005
Exceptional singer Marinel Santos truly has a voice heaven-made for
stardom. This young lady started singing at the age of 6 joining local
competitions until she was awarded Best Female Performer in one of the
said competitions. A career in the music scene is more of a passion
for Marinel. She enjoys what she does and that's what makes everything
so perfect for this imminent diva.
Aside from singing, Marinel also has a knack for acting and even
remembered her first television exposure back in 1995 when she joined
ABS-CBN's Little Miss Mega. Like all other artists, the talented
singer wanted to make it big in the entertainment business with the
encouragement of her loving family and friends.
Gifted Marinel brought herself closer to her dream when she finally
decided to join ABS-CBN's high-rating show Star in a Million Season 1.
There, she proved to everyone that she's indeed a diva in the making.
Before a live audience, Marinel showed what she was made of, along
with famed singers Sheryn Regis and Erik Santos. This brilliant young
lady may not have won the Grand Prize but being one of the finalists
was a great honor for her, "the competition was tight, lahat magaling,
kaya I always expect for the unexpected," says Marinel.
After Star in a Million Season 1, Marinel still continued to shine in
the music industry. She was chosen to sing "Sa Pangarap Na Lang" for
ABS-CBN's Fantaserye, Krystala and made it to the top of the charts.
She also sang the theme song for the hit movie "It Might Be You"
together with Star In A Million Season 1 Grand Champion Erik Santos,
as well as the theme song of ABS-CBN's reality TV show. Victim.
Marinel undoubtedly exudes a unique aura and she never fails to amaze
her listeners with her voice - a combination of Christina Aguilera and
a younger Lani Misalucha. Aside from immense talent, Marinel also
possesses the primary discipline of professionalism and in such a
short time has developed her own character in the music industry.
In 2004, Marinel signed a contract under Star Records and likewise
recorded an album with other exceptional singers Karel Marquez, Aliya
Parcs, and Maoui David. They have finally launched their much-awaited
album called Singles where they each have four songs in their
respective genres. Marinel's songs includes "Pangako", "Till the End
of Forever", "Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalln", and her current single
Singles is now available in CDs and cassettes nationwide and online
via Titik Pilipino, released under Star Records. Get only the original. ABANTE TONITE 5/05
Isa sa mga baguhang singers
ngayon na exceptional talaga ang kagandahan ng boses ay si Marinel
Santos. Ang ganitong boses nga raw ang puwedeng sumikat talaga.
Kunsabagay, 6 years old pa lang si Marinel ay sumasali na siya sa
mga local competitions sa kanilang lugar, hanggang sa nagwagi nga
siyang Best Female Performer sa isa sa mga contest na sinalihan niya.
Ngayon nga ay natupad na ang
pangarap niya na maging professional na singer. At enjoy na enjoy
talaga siya sa ginagawa niya ngayon.
Matapos nga ang Star in a
Million Search Season 1, itinuloy ni Marinel ang kanyang pangarap at
heto na nga siya, sumisikat na rin sa music industry. Siya ang napiling
kumanta ng Sa Pangarap Na Lang para sa fantaserye ng ABS-CBN, ang
Krystala. Marami ang nagkagusto sa kantang ito, kaya hindi kataka-taka
na nag-number one ito.
Siya rin ang kumanta ng theme
song para sa pelikulang It Might Be You kasama si Erik Santos.
Noong 2004, pumirma ng
kontrata si Marinel sa Star Records at agad siyang nag-record ng isang
album, kasama sina Karel Marquez, Aliya Parcs at Maoui David.
Ang grupo nila ang bumubuo ng
album na Singles na kung saan ay kasali nga ang mga kanta ni Marinel na
tulad ng Pangako, Till the End of Forever, Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin
at ang Paano.BULGAR 8.14.04
BULGAR (AUGUST 14, 2004) EXPRESS ni Ronald Rafer
SUCCESSFUL ang first major concert ni Marinel Santos, ang The Birth Of A Diva
sa Boysie’s Bar kamakailan. Bumanat si Marinel ng mga awitin nina
Celine Dion, Beyonce at ng kanyang paboritong mang-aawit na si Lani
Misalucha to the delight of the huge crowd na nanood ng show.
si Marinel na ilang beses nagpalit ng seksing damit na pawing nagpakita
ng kanyang kaseksihan at alindog. Maraming nagsasabing hawig ang Star In A Million 2nd
runner-up kina Alice Dixson at Anjanette Abayari bukod siyempre sa
napakaganda ng boses nito na abot na abot ang mataas na piyesa.
rin ang humanga kay Chard Sevilla ng Masculados na isa sa mga nagging
guest niya. Hindi kami magtataka kung mabigyan man ng solo album si
Chard after that concert dahil maraming patataubing singers ang sexy,
tall, dark and handome na tubong- Pampanga.
Siyempre pa, hindi binigo ni Erik Santos ang best friend niyang si
Marinel, na special guest ng sexy diba nu'ng gabing iyon. Hindi rin
binigo ni Erik ang audience dahil kinanta niya ang kanyang winning
piece sa Star In A Million, ang This Is The Moment.
PEOPLE'S TONIGHT 8/2/04
S-Facts ni Julie Bonifacio
MISTULANG reunion ng Star In A Million finalists ang matagumpay
na first solo show ni Marinel Santos sa dating joint ni Bojo Molina
na ngayon ay may pangalan nang Boysie's Bar. Si Marinel ang tinanghal
na second runner-up sa first batch ng SIAM na kinabibilangan ni Erik
Santos at Sheryn Regis.
Si Erik at ang miyembro ng Masculados na si Chard Sevilla ang
kanyang special guests.
Kinabahan dahil sa excitement, pero na-overcome din ni Marinel
towards the middle of the show. Tuwang-tuwa si Marinel dahil 'di siya
binigo ni Erik nang gabing 'yun. Naging magkaibigan sina Marinel at
Erik nu'ng magkakasama pa sila sa SIAM.
Si Marinel ay second year AB English student sa Laguna College.
Favorite niya sina Lani Misalucha, Christina Aguilera at Mariah
Carey. All-out ang suportang ibinigay kay Marinel ng family niya,
with the guidance of her manager Archie Ilagan.
Maraming plano si Archie kay Marinel, including her own album.
For sure, magiging sunud-sunod na ang shows ni Marinel after breaking
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ABANTE TONITE 7/27/04
INSIDER ni Billy Balbastro
Hindi lang pala sina Erik Santos at Sheryn Regis ang big singers ngayon na nagmula sa first Star In A Million contest.
pa ang isang sumisikat din, si Marinel Santos na gumagawa rin ng
pangalan sa pagkanta. Bago siya gumawa ng record, magkakaroon ng show
tour si Marinel.
Bukas magsisimula ang show tour niya sa Boysie's Bar sa M.H. del Pilar sa Malate.
Tubong San Pablo si Marinel.
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Marinel Santos, ended up in the contest by “force.”“Ayoko
na talagang sumali sa kahit ano’ng singing contest dahil lagi naman
akong natatalo in the past. It was my mom who heard of the contest and
urged me to join. As in labag talaga sa loob ko ang pagsali sa ‘Star In
A Million’ nuong una!” she recounts.
Marinel is singing a different tune. Not only have earnings from “Star
In A Million” been a big help to her family’s daily expenses, but the
experience boosted her self-esteem likewise.
try to steer clear of contests kasi I’m not the type of person na
madaling makagaangan ng loob. Mukha daw akong suplada kaya madami na
ang na-tuturn off bago pa man ako kumanta. Kahit nga yung staff ng
‘Star In A Million,’ naantipatikahan sa akin nuong simula. But that’s
just exterior! Once people get to know me, they realize that there’s
more to a book than it’s cover,” she says.
when people here Marinel sing. Though she may not immediately grab the
usual singing contest follower with her earthy voice, it eventually
grows on them as proven by her Top Three position.
choose my songs not only with my heart but with my head. I have come to
terms with the limitations of my voice as well as its strengths. I just
have to capitalize on the latter para ma-highlight kung ano man ang
kaya kong ipakita,” says the 18- year-old English major undergraduate.
excerpts from Manila Bulletin
Only 3 survivors remain on 'Star in A Million'By Andy P. Bais Inquirer News Service
"Star In A Million," ABS-CBN's talent search, draws to a close, only
three of the original 10 contestants are left to compete in the grand
finals this month.
They will vie for the one million-peso grand prize, a house and lot, and a recording contract.
pride, Sheryn Mae Regis, is only 4'10", but when she sings, everybody
listens. Billed as the "power belter" of the group, she has been
consistently topping the competition since it started.
been winning amateur singing contests since age five. She was a theater
actress in school, and was a member of Cebu Normal University's theater
group, which performed in the US in 2001.
MARINEL SANTOS. Youngest finalist.
Marinel Santos is the youngest
finalist at 18. She never thought she'd pass the screenings because she
failed to make the grade in other competitions. "I auditioned sa 'Star
Quest' and 'Star for a Night,' pero hindi ako pumasa," she shares.
parents are also entertainers. She's a second year AB English student
in Laguna, but she had to stop schooling because of the competition.
elated to be one of the singers (along with Erik Santos) of the theme
of the ABS-CBN teleserye, "It Might Be You." "At least, ano man ang
mangyari after the finals, maririnig ko pa rin ang boses ko," she
third qualifier is 22-year-old Erik Santos, the "wild card" of the
batch. He was the 10th member of the group to survive the show's
"recall" edition. "Natalo ako during the preliminary round. Ako yung
nag-top sa mga talunan," he laughs.
Erik is very thankful for the second chance.
nursing student started singing at age six and joined a barangay
singing contest when he was eight years old. "Puro matatanda ang
kalaban ko. I sang Sharon's 'Pangarap na Bituin,' but I lost," he
recalls. Well, he could win big now!
inside every one of us, we all want to be stars. Didn’t you play with
your hairbrush while singing along to your favorite pop song while
nobody was looking minutes ago? Or more pointedly, wasn’t that you
singing at that popular videoke joint last night pretending to be shy
before you were eventually “convinced” to strut your stuff?
that’s reality. And these days where there’s reality, there’s reality
TV. Star in a Million satisfies the curiosity of new school couch
kamotes who find Star for a Night and its predecessors (i.e. Tanghalan
ng Kampeon) too wimpy in this modern age. “Based” on the American hit
TV show American Idol (which has bolstered the careers of Reuben
Studdard and Kelly Clarkson), the idea is a round robin singing
competition where instead of picking a winner to advance to the next
round every given night, a poor contestant is picked to lose and get
the elimination rounds held in the Sunday musical variety show ASAP
Mania, ten qualifiers slugged it out in the ultimate round held to
launch the segment as a whole new show altogether. You’ve seen the
drama and now it all boils down to the final three – Sheryn Regis,
Marinel Santos and Eric Santos.
along with a music-oriented brand name comes the inevitable album.
Released under Star, the Star in a Million compilation features each of
the ten grand finalists performing a cover. And the task of providing
each star their highlights in the album is a young, gifted composer
Jonathan Manalo, whose credits include victories in the songwriting
idea behind this compilation is to be able to make the argument that
these young talents are the successors to the pop throne,” bared
Manalo. “To showcase their talents and find material that will
highlight their strengths as singers and performers.”
Here are nine of the finalists in a nutshell:
Fallen Stars. Christian Bautista is probably one of the more relatively
distinct finalists, not only because he was the first grand qualifier,
but also because of the Josh Groban-like vocal approach. But he insists
his not that big a Grobanite at all.
Groban is really great, but I’m also into the music of Daniel
Beddingfield and Boyz II Men,” says Christian about the insinuations
that he is shaping out to be the country’s answer to the pop/classical
fusionist. “I sing that way because I came from a theater background
and it would be really tough to cross over if you’re going to perform,
Broadway songs, right? When I do get to be signed up I want to prove
that I can do other stuff.” Does that mean that he’ll make it clear to
anyone that will sign him up that he would prefer not to make a version
of “Broken Vow?” “Definitely,” says the six-foot belter. This writer’s
crystal ball sees Chris-tian neck in neck with whoever will emerge
grand champion in releasing a solo album. In the compilation, you could
listen to him perform a version of Martin Nievera’s “Say That You Love
Rosales still has a hard time explaining the stigma of being the first
to be eliminated in the final round. “Na-shock talaga ako as in I felt
this snap, for seconds talagang tulala ako.”
life moves on for Czarina the 16-year old, five foot eight stunner, as
the big Shakira fan is going back to school while cultivating her own
pop/rock style used in full effect for her version of Tina Arena’s “If
I Didn’t Love You” in the album.
San Miguel is one fiery performer who is not afraid to speak her mind
out. That trait is what speculators are pointing out as the reason why
she got eliminated when she made a critique of one of her co-finalists
in front of national TV. She is a big R & B/hip-hop fan and she
loves listening to the likes of Ludacris, Sean Paul, Beyoncé, Chingy,
Marc Dorsey and the man himself, Stevie Wonder. Which is why she didn’t
sound exactly excited about her rendition of Patti Austin’s “In My
Life” for the compilation. “But it’s all good,” she insists.
Dizon is a big fan of neo-soul. When pressed on why the likes of
neo-soul divas such as Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and Angie Stone’s weird
fashion sense she has this to say: “Maybe they want to embody how
strong their personalities and their music are, that they have a
distinct identity, that they don’t have to look and dress like
everybody else.” For the compilation, Gayle turns in an excellent
rendition of The Eagles’ “I Can’t Tell You Why” by rewiring it to
Alicia Keys’ territory.
Escañan hails from Cebu City and is a lover of simple OPM pop ballads.
In fact, he does sound like Dingdong Avanzado in his daring version of
the much-covered Gerry Paraiso classic composition “You.” Considering
that the song has been tirelessly interpreted by different singers,
Johann did turn made the most out of the song.
Tijam is a big Kyla fan, which is why he will never forget finally
meeting the R & B Princess. Naturally, he’s a big R & B fan,
although he’s admittedly more into the slower R & B fare of Brian
McKnight and Baby face than Sisqo’s and Justin Timberlake’s. And watch
out for this guy—he has 21 original compositions in the bank. Look up
his R & B rendition of the Whitney Houston-popularized “Run to You”
in the compilation album. And what would make him think that his career
is complete? “Being able to record a duet with Kyla, but of course!”
says the 18-year old Mass Comm student from Dominican College.
Final Three. Eric Santos is the competition’s Last Man Standing, being
the only male finalist left. He turned in a spectacular rendition of R.
Kelly’s big hit “I Believe I Can Fly,” which made him sound like he
could really do. You better get in his good side while you still can
because if he does make it as Grand Champion, he swears to treat all
his loved ones to a trip they’ve never been to.
Santos claims that she does not like songs with high vocal ranges,
although she does pull off a convincing version of “Bukas na Lang Kita
Mamahalin,” which was recently popularized by our Nightingale Lani
Misalucha. She actually behaves like a girl next door, she doesn’t even
have grand designs about being a pop star claiming that, “sumali kasi
ako kasi nasa bahay lang daw ako, pinilit lang ako ng mama ko at mga
kaibigan ko, kasi they’re convinced that I can win this.” If she
does get to win the first thing she’ll do with the prize money is to
“buy a car, yung mura lang, so that we won’t have to commute anymore.”
As for boyfriends, “bawal pa sabi ng mama.” Spoken like a true Mama’s
Regis is the inevitable Regine of the competition, the power belter.
Just listen to her version of “Come in Out of the Rain” in the
compilation. At her diminutive size, the pretty Cebuana lass do
resemble another Star diva, Carol Banawa. Like Regine and Carol, Sheryn
also started out in the singing contest thingie real early at the
tender age of five. If the votes of the competition’s text message
hotline are to be believed, she is the early favorite to win the