Jaya’s friendly approach to quell ‘sapawan’ on stage
There is definitely no doubt about the singing prowess of the country’s Queen of Soul, Jaya, as demonstrated by consistent record hit albums and sold out concerts.
But while other singers feel honored when sharing the stage with the OPM hitmaker, others feel it is an opportunity to outshine the premier performer.
So, how can one handle “sapawan” on stage? Jaya has a simple answer: Always offer friendship.
“Alam niyo sa ating industriya, isa lang ang pinaka-importante mong gawin, befriend all these artists. ‘Pag friends kayo at nagsama-sama kayo sa entablado aware lahat na mahal ko ‘to eh, ayokong sapawan ‘to. Ako I’m just normal, I’m not competitive, promise. But I see there is something. But the big artists that I worked with talagang waley ambabait nila,” Jaya said in a press conference on Tuesday.
The press conference was held for Jaya’s upcoming concert – “SoulJa” – together with the country’s King of RnB, Jay-R, and Jason Dy.
Further, Jaya said she oftentimes would try to understand that a co-singer on stage might just be coming off from something that his/her only outlet was to belt out.
“To those who have that competitive edge in them, pinapakita ko agad chika tayo ah, uy ang galing mo dun sa ano, grabe ka. Give them that, make them feel good. Sometimes, there’s a reason why umaarte sila ng ganun,” noted the “Wala Na Bang Pag-ibig” singer.
Jaya said there is indeed “sapawan” onstage, more specifically with new singers who want to hog a portion of the limelight. But then, her many years of experience in the industry taught her how to deal with such instances in the most professional and friendly way she can.
“Ako, never akong nagka-problema sa bata man o matandang artist, it’s just about forming that bond,” she pointed out.
Jaya, Jay-R and Jason Dy will hold their SoulJa concert on August 30 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila. Clarizel Abanilla, INQUIRER.net /kga
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