When Rachelle Ann Go watched Miss Saigon a few years ago, she right away dreamt of portraying the lead: a Vietnamese bar girl who falls in love with an American soldier.
This 2012, a callback slip from audition masters of the Miss Saigon revival has brought Rachelle Ann one step closer to that dream.
Rachelle Ann told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that her experience while auditioning for the coveted role of Kim was “nerve-wracking.”
During the GMA Trade Launch held yesterday, November 28, at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Rachelle Ann said she was thankful about making it to the final round—along with fellow Kapuso singers Frencheska Farr and Aicelle Santos.
All three are also part of the Sunday musical-variety show of GMA-7, Party Pilipinas.
“Sobrang nerve-racking. Talagang sobrang pressure yung naramdaman namin,” recalled Rachelle Ann with a smile.
The 26-year-old singer, auditioning for the role of Kim, performed “I’d Give My Life For You” and “This Money is Yours.”
For her part, Aicelle, auditioning for the role of Gigi, performed the song “Movie In My Mind.”
In a separate interview, Frencheska told PEP that she also performed “Movie In My Mind,” and was instructed to focus on the part of Gigi, one of the bar girls.
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Did Rachelle Ann ever think of being a part of Miss Saigon?
“Napanood ko yung Miss Saigon in Canada mga two to three years ago, and sabi ko, 'Gusto ko ’yan.'
“Sabi ko, ‘Gagawin ko ‘yan!’” she exclaimed.
DANCE AUDITION. The four-day Manila auditions involved acting, dancing, and singing.