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Regine Velasquez’s kind response to critic: ‘Thank you for letting me know I was bad’

By: - Reporter
/ 06:54 PM August 05, 2019
Regine Velasquez

Image: Instagram/@reginevalcasid

MANILA, Philippines — Despite receiving a backlash for supposedly not hitting a note, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez responded to a critic with kindness, even expressing thanks for pointing out she was “bad.”

Velasquez shared Monday via her Instagram account a screenshot of a netizen’s comment who stressed the singer “did not hit the right note” in one of her performances.

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“I watched your prod with the Divas. You sang ‘On the Wings of Love’ and you did not hit the right note. For thousands of Filipinos who paid their tickets coming from their hard-earned money yet you gave them that performance! Nakakahiya ka! Finale ka pa? Di mo naman maabot!! Pweeh!!! Wag ka nalang kumanta!!!!” the netizen’s comment read.

Velasquez admitted she made an easy song harder but explained how performance can be affected by the singer’s condition.

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“Natawa Lang ako. I guess kasalanan ko rin naman kasi kahit madaling kanta pinapahirap ko. so pag hindi ko binirit disappointed na ang ibang mas mataas pa sa boses ko ang expectations,” Velasquez said.

“Alam mo iba-iba ang bawat pagkanta minsan depende sa kundisyon ng katawan at boses ng isang mang-aawit ang kalalabasan ng kanyang performance,” she added.

But the veteran singer also agreed with the netizen that audiences deserve the best performance since they bought the show’s tickets with their hard-earned money.

“Pero tama ka NO excuses, pinaghirapan nyo ang perang ipinambayad nyo para manood so you guys deserve only the best. At alam naming lahat yan kaya naman kahit may sakit, walang boses, naki pag break sa jowa namatayan ng pet, at kung ano ano paman, we always give it our best 101 percent,” she said.

Velasquez added that before the audiences even get disappointed, the singers themselves are already dismayed with their own performances.

“Sa maniwala kayo o hindi bago nyo pa na decide na disappointed kayo…. super disappointed na kami sa mga sarili namin. To the point of blaming our selves for getting sick or not practicing enough or not being able to sleep working so hard or not eating enough or in my case eating too much,” she said.

Nonetheless, she thanked the netizen for pointing out the flaw in her performance and assured she would give her best to redeem herself.

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“But thank you for letting me know that I was so bad I will do my best next time. Kasi lagi namang may next time laging may next time to redeem my self. Yan naman ang maganda sa life laging may next time,” Velasquez said.

Several celebrities defendedVelasquez and showed support for her in the comment section. They include Vice Ganda, Karla Estrada, K Brosas, John Arcilla, Melai Cantiveros, Jaya, Janno Gibbs, among others.

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