Much is in store for Sam Concepcion this year as he stars in Chris Martinez’s silver screen musical, I Do Bidoo Bidoo.
In the film, Sam gets to act alongside the OPM greats Ogie Alcasid, Gary Valenciano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, and award-winning actress Eugene Domingo.
Sam portrays the role of Rocky Polotan, eldest son of Rose and Pol (Eugene and Ogie), who gets his girlfriend, Tracy Fuentabella, pregnant. Young theater actress Tippy Dos Santos plays the character of Tracy.
The ’70s-music-inspired family drama deals with teenage pregnancy. Sam is given a mature role that requires him and Tippy to do a kissing scene. [CLICK HERE to read related story]
The 19-year-old was up to the challenge.
In PEP.ph’s (Philippine Entertainment Portal) interview with the former Little Big Star Season 1 champion (April 2, at Johnny Rockets, Tomas Morato), Sam talked about his plans of slowly moving away from his teenage image.
He reckons the downside to starting young in showbiz is getting “stuck there.” The challenge, he says, as he turns 20 years old in October this year, is to “reinvent” himself.
NEW ALBUM. Among his projects this year is recording a new album.
“I’m really working on this next album,” says Sam.
“It’s going to be really important. More important than any of the albums I’ve made.
“It’s going to differentiate me from my previous self.”
While they have not started recording yet, Sam says his duet with “Asiansation” balladeer Christian Bautista will be in the tracklist.
“My song with Christian [will have a] more mature sound than my previous songs.”
The new album will also include Sam's own writings, as well as collaborations with other international songwriters, producers, or artists.
“I think this is one of the things I consider important in making this album, because I haven’t really collaborated with a lot of artists.”