Ogie Alcasid talks about network transfer, concert


ALCASID has a new musical-variety show with Sharon Cuneta.

Before signing his contract with TV5 on Aug. 6, Ogie Alcasid, through his Twitter account, asked his fans for their blessing, and to pray for him as he embarked on what he described as “a life-changing event.”

After 18 years with GMA 7, Alcasid is now officially a Kapatid.

While the singer-actor politely declined to disclose how much his three-year contract was worth, Alcasid did share that he would head the network’s music business unit, which is an executive position.

“I will be in charge of conceptualizing and creating music content for the network’s teleseryes and other shows,” Alcasid told reporters at a press con for his  25th anniversary concert, “I write the songs… Ogie Alcasid: Live!” tonight at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

His first project on TV5 will be a musical-variety show with Sharon Cuneta, “The Mega and the Song Writer,” which will debut on Sept. 15 and will be aired Sundays, 9 p.m.

Like many established artists who had transferred to TV5 such as Cuneta and Derek Ramsay, Alcasid wasn’t spared from harsh criticisms and insults, especially from fans on social networking sites.

“I totally respect their (fans) opinion,” Alcasid said. “But the thing is if they want me, they will follow me wherever I go.”

Alcasid said his anniversary concert would be inspired by “Hitman: David Foster and Friends,” which featured Foster on the piano, as various artists sang to the famed Canadian songwriter-producer’s biggest hits.

“We really loved the concept of that show. My guests will do the singing; my songs will be the highlight,” he said, adding that the concert’s repertoire will consist of songs he had written for drama series and films, as well as hits he had composed for himself and other artists.

“Except for a song or two, the set list will feature all my original songs,” he said.

According to Alcasid, all the songs will have new arrangements to keep things fresh for the listeners. He added that fans could also expect to hear interesting mash-ups with various young artists.

“I’ll have numbers with Daniel Padilla and Abra,” he said. (Both Padilla and Abra were recently named as junior envoys of the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit, which Alcasid currently heads.)

The concert will benefit World Vision, particularly its efforts to provide shelter for Aetas in Zambales who were displaced by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo back in 1991.

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  • disqus_mf3mjXXq1r

    it is totally different mr alcasid as mr foster is a record producer, composer singer, songwriter & arranger and so many big hits and awards with his name attached with those songs. i am not too sure if you are going to make a foundation too, like charity, to do a Ogie Alcasid & Friends!

    Dont get me wrong Ogie as I am fan of yours as well. can you not create your own concept? Hopefully hindi magiging baduy kasi gaya gaya na yan.

    • AntiAko

      All concepts are copied or influenced from somewhere. Just sit back and enjoy the show.

  • ej1015

    “But the thing is if they want me, they will follow me wherever I go.”

    Your wrong sir, we like you but we will not follow you, we will stay with our favorite station GMA7.

    • Just_JT

      You’re wrong ej1015. It is GMA7 which you want and not Alcasid in that’s the case.

      Me, I will NOT follow Alcasid because I am not his fan. Not because of GMA7 or TV5. It’s that simple.

      • jajabeltran

        Anong follow-follow pinagsasabi nyo??? Eh dalawang pindot lang naman ng remote ang layo ng TV5 sa GMA7.

      • Beth Forrester

        Puwede pa nga 1 kung may recall button ‘yung remote :)

  • sanjuan683

    Tapos na kasikatan mo, patungo ka na sa pagkalaos. Tapos na ang panahon, iba naman ang sisikat. Ganyan lang ang buhay panahon-panahon lang. Bakit naman kita susundan sa TV5, hindi naman kita favorite. Si Bitoy ang nagdadala ng joke hindi ikaw, dahil corny ka sa totoo lang.

  • JANET NAPOLES manloloko ako

    nawawala ang boses niya pagkasamang kumanta in a concert sina Gary V. and Martin Nievera…

    • AntiAko

      Tita, solo artist Po si ogie so appreciate him and his music when he is performing by himself.

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  • indiosbravos2002

    Bye career. Tv5 has a curse. No one who transferred to this station has become successful. Case in point:

    1) Aga Muchlach – poor ratings; lost elections; gained weight
    2) Sharon Cuneta – poor ratings; gained weight
    3) Nora Aunor – ? / nowhere to be found
    4) Dolphy – RIP
    5)Willie Revillame – show to be axed in Oct 2013.

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