The real Pinoy talents

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Friday, February 21, 2014

I FIRST saw the performance of these guys when I covered the mini-concert of Rex Smith weeks ago at Abreeza Activity center, this city.

They served as front-act and back-ups singers of the renowned artist who just had his Philippine tour, which included the cities of Davao and Tagum.

Admittedly, I am not so familiar with their names, but seeing them performed and heard their powerful voices, made me realize, they are indeed Pinoy talents we should all be proud of.


They are Lucky Robles, Mark Mabasa, Lilibeth Garcia and JC Decena.

First to hit the stage was Lucky, who's an expert in impersonating the voices of Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Jaya and a lot more.

The audience was all amazed when he did some Mariah Carey songs and did the famous "high-pitch" rendition of the Butterfly singer.

Lucky who can mock nine voices, was a semi-finalist of Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT), a reality singing competition of ABS-CBN.

Next was Mark, one of the 12 finalists of The X-Factor Philippines 2012.

Prior to his X-Factor journey, he also tried his luck at Pinoy Idol of GMA.

This guy is very charming, with a versatile voice.
It was learned that Mark's influences included James Ingrams, Michael Bolton, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey.

He, who came from a family of singers, has a very soothing voice, and there's no question to that. The singer is also excited that anytime soon he will be releasing his album in the market.

Then, John Vincent or JV Decena belted out his version of The Search is Over by Survivor. His singing prowess was a proof after he was hailed as champion at 2012 KWC Philippines, and chosen as representative to the 2012 Karaoke World Championships in Finland on November 29 to December 1, 2012.

According to him, his type of music are Soul, Ballad, RnB, Pop, and Rock.

Lastly, the rose among the thorns, Lilibeth Garcia.

The female singer was the 2012 KWC Philippine Female Champion who represented the Philippines in the 2012 Karaoke World Championships in Finland on November 29 to December 1, 2012.

The four singers had their individual performances, belting out songs that wowed the crowd.

They truly exemplified how great Filipino singers are.

Even the one and only Patti Austin, said on her recent visit in the country that among the most of the greatest singers she heard and admired are Filipinos.


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Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 22, 2014.


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