Aiza Seguerra promises nonstop singing, good vibesBy Dolly Anne Carvajal
Philippine Daily Inquirer
We all saw how Aiza Seguerra morphed from an adorable child wonder into a talented singer-songwriter. We salute her for being brave enough to show her true colors. It’s not an easy thing to admit you’re gay, especially in the cruel world of show biz.
It’s been 25 years since Aiza charmed her way into our hearts. To celebrate her silver milestone, she’s having an anniversary concert aptly dubbed “Bente Singko” on Sept. 28 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum (call 9115555).
Bravo, Aiza! You’re living proof that talent knows no gender.
What can fans expect from your anniversary concert?
Nonstop singing, good vibes.
What was the hardest part of growing up as a child superstar?
The not-growing-up part (literally). I enjoyed every bit of it, even if my childhood was somewhat different from other kids.
Which is your fave song among all your compositions?
I have several favorites—“Lupang Pinangako,” even if it’s not a hit; “’Di Lang Ikaw,” which I cowrote with Juris, and “Kung Malalaman Mo,” written by Ryan Cayabyab and I for Krizza Neri.
What’s your advice to gays who are afraid to come out of the closet?
Be ready because it’s not easy. People will either accept you or not. That’s why you should learn how to love yourself; people may distance themselves from you if they can’t understand why you’re gay.
What song best describes the state of your heart right now?
“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
What’s on your bucket list?
To skydive. And to dive in all the best dive spots in the world.
What kind of lover are you?
I give my all, but I’m no martyr.
What’s your message to your future self and to your former self?
To my future self, just keep enjoying life! To my former self, heads up: Sorry, you’re not going to grow any taller.
Ogie Alcasid is having the time of his life bonding with his family in Singapore. He sent me this message via MMS: “I feel so blessed. My daughters absolutely love Nate. It’s the first time they’ve met and they are inseparable.”
Let Ogie’s pic on this page say the rest.
Judge-mentors Simon Cowell and LA Reid are back and now joined by Demi Lovato and Britney Spears on Season 2 of “The X Factor USA,” which premiered recently on Studio 23 (Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. with a same-day replay at 10:30 p.m.).
The competition is a search for an out-of-this-world talent, who is bold enough to face superstar judges and the audience whom they have to win over during the audition.
When it comes to judging, Britney described her style as subtle and constructive, while Demi simply put it as happy and really honest.
Simon revealed that more of the mentoring process could be expected this season.
But before the world meets the second “X Factor USA” winner, Filipinos will first have a glimpse of the grand winner of “The X Factor Philippines” hosted by KC Concepcion (airs weekends on ABS-CBN) because the finale is about to unfold.
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