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Carmina on replacing Regine

/ 12:40 AM October 23, 2018

Carmina Villaroel

She’s the Songbird; I’m just a frustrated singer,” jested Carmina Villaroel, who took over Regine Velasquez’s hosting duties in the GMA 7 talk show, “Sarap Diva”—renamed “Sarap, ’Di Ba?”—after the songstress transferred to ABS-CBN recently.

“As much as I want to sing … I can’t do it! We’re different, but I hope I can give the show’s followers the same kind of fun, joy and entertainment,” she told reporters at a recent press conference for the said weekly morning program, which started airing last Saturday.

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Carmina was joined by her twins, Mavy and Cassy Legaspi. And the show, she said, will be tweaked to better suit the actress-TV host. “It’ll be more family-oriented. We will try to bridge the gap between us and today’s youth, so we could understand them better,” she said.

Asked if she’s ready for the inevitable comparisons, Carmina said: “I don’t want to stress over that. Some things end, and a new chapter begins. If it’s not me, someone else will be replacing Regine, no matter what … I’m taking this as a blessing and an opportunity.”

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Carmina is also happy that Regine has been nothing but supportive of her, even promoting the show on social media. “She was happy when she found out I was going to be the new host,” she said. “She didn’t need [to endorse] the show, but she did—and that’s nice of her. I’m thankful for the support.” —ALLAN POLICARPIO

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