Anne Curtis, Sam Concepcion weigh in on tweet vs non-singers
MORE celebrities, singers and non-singers alike, continue to offer their two cents on young singer Rhap Salazar’s viral tweet on how he “hates seeing artists lip-syncing on TV,” lamenting how some of them even get to have their own albums.
Aside from Broadway singer Lea Salonga, comedian Vice Ganda, host and talent manager Boy Abunda, and father and son Gary and Gab Valenciano, TV host-actress and self-confessed non-singer Anne Curtis and young actor-singer Sam Concepcion also weighed in on the controversy that rocked the music industry for the past days.
In a report by the Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP.ph), Curtis said she was not affected by Salazar’s tweet, noting that she does not lip-sync during her performances.
“Hindi ako nagli-lip sync! Alam naman ng lahat ng tao ‘yun,” she said during the launch of a mobile game application. “Basta mayroon akong napapasaya, OK na ako doon.”
Curtis herself has released albums and held concerts over the past years.
She added that it is OK for non-singers to perform as long as they do not claim that they are technical singers.
“You just have to respect other people’s opinion. Tapos sa mga katulad ko na nahe-hurt, huwag kayong magpapaapekto, part na ’yun,” she said. “Syempre, iba rin naman talaga ’yung sasabihin mo na singer na singer ka na, mayroong ma-o-offend talaga.”
Meanwhile, Sam Concepcion said he understood where Salazar and other singers were coming from.
“There’s so much talent here in the Philippines na hindi naririnig, na hindi naa-appreciate because they’re not given their chance in the spotlight,” Concepcion told PEP.ph.
But he also said non-singers could not be deprived of performing.
“The industry and the landscape are what they are. That’s how it is right now,” he said.
On Tuesday, “The Voice Philippines” coach Salonga tweeted that non-singers lip-syncing on national television were not new to the entertainment industry, but added that “back then… [t]hey spared us by not selling their non-singing.”
“It seems that many singers need to be appreciated abroad first before gaining a foothold here,” she added. YG
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