Jessica Sanchez’s Philippine tour ‘not true,’ says promoterBy Pocholo Concepcion
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines – The reported Philippine tour of Filipino-American singing sensation Jessica Sanchez carried by the Philippine Daily Inquirer and its news website was refuted by her promoter in an email sent to this reporter.
Renen de Guia, head of Ovation Productions and promoter of the Idol show on September 21 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, sent an e-mail to this reporter to refute the announcement which thousands of people have reposted online.
“There is no truth to the news item you put out the other day (June 19) in the Inquirer on Jessica Sanchez’ performing in 5 cities in the Philippines after American Idol. Jessica’s management company 19 Entertainment has tweeted the following: ‘Contrary to many false reports, @JSanchezAI11′s ONLY performance in the Philippines will be 9/21 in Manila as part of the Idol Live Tour.’”
Apparently, De Guia and 19 Entertainment were caught unaware by negotiations being undertaken by other promoters to bring Jessica as a solo act to the Philippines, where her mother, Editha Bugay, was born.
The source, who gave the go-signal to break the news that Sanchez’s Philippine tour has been confirmed, may have acted in haste, said a second source connected to Radio High 105.9 – the Manila FM radio station involved in the negotiations.
“It was a premature announcement. There are no confirmed dates yet, although there are indeed negotiations ongoing. The Philippine tour may or may not happen,” said the second source who requested anonymity due to his crucial role in the deal.
In the meantime, he encouraged the Filipino public to watch the Idol concert, featuring Sanchez and 10 other finalists, on September 21 at the Big Dome.
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