Morissette Amon tells The Voice coach Sarah Geronimo: "Wala akong intensiyon na ma-hurt ka."

"Pumunta lang ako sa Manila para i-try yung luck ko dito, tapos heto na," said Cebuana singer Morissette Amon about getting breaks in her singing career. She is one of the interpreters of the songwriting and music video competition Himig Handog 2014.


The Voice of the Philippines runner-up Morissette Amon says that she feels blessed to be compared to her The Voice coach Sarah Geronimo.

“Unang una po kasi sobrang blessed po ako na sa The Voice binigyan po ako ng pansin ni Coach [Sarah Geronimo] sobrang blessed na po ako nun.”

When asked if she ever felt “off” or offended whenever people compare them, she answers, “Hindi naman po ako nao-offend, honored nga po ako. Kasi, di ba, sa nag-iisang Sarah Geronimo ako na-compare.

“Hindi ko na rin po siguro maiwasan o matanggal yung pagka-Sarah ko kasi influence ko naman talaga siya, idol ko siya.

“Pero yun lang, I have to do something different from her to stand out. Ayun, para makagawa po ako ng sarili kong identity.

“I just have to find a way to separate myself from her. Kasi yun din, sa The Voice, coach ko rin siya. So marami talaga akong nakukuha from her,” the 18-year-old singer points out.

Morissette also makes it clear that there is no bad blood with her and Sarah Geronimo.

“Natutuwa nga po ako. Kasi siya mismo nagsasabing ‘Uy! Magkapatid daw tayo!’ tapos ‘kino-compare tayo,’ okay naman po sa kanya.

“Although hindi naman maiwasan na meron talaga magba-bash sa akin, like ‘Uy, second Sarah ka lang. Hindi mo siya malalagpasan.’ Kinakausap ko naman siya.

“Nag-uusap kami sa ASAP and nag-eemail din po kami. So the connection between us is okay naman po.

“Humihingi pa rin ako ng pasensya sa kanya na ‘Coach, wala akong intensiyon na ma-hurt ka’ and yun lang, gusto ko lang talaga gumawa ng sarili kong identity, and she understands that kasi pati rin naman siya,” Morisette clarifies.

ADVICE FROM COACH SARAH. Proving their close relationship, Morisette says Sarah also gives her tips and advice.

One of the tips she learned "when it comes to singing" is "when it comes to interpreting, kailangan yung emotion mo totoo, from inside," she says.

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“Hindi lang yung porke't kumanta ka lang, yun na yun, dapat na fe-feel mo rin. Kung di ka man maka-relate, you look for something else, para maging mas true yung song sa iyo,” the young singer explains.

Morissete adds that the Pop Princess also taught her life lessons.

“What she always tell us is to always keep the faith sa Lord po talaga.

“Sobrang religious po ni Coach pati yung family niya. Pagnagha-hang po kami with her laging ‘uy, wag niyo kalimutan mag-pray ah,’ pati kina Lyca [Gairanod] at Darren [Espanto] yung advice niya sa amin.

“So that’s something na dapat i-keep mo throughout the journey.”

HIMIG HANDOG. Morissette Amon lends her voice to 2014’s Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs edition. Morissette interpreted Francis Louis Salazar's "Akin Ka Na Lang.” The singer even used her whistle voice in the track.

“The song 'Akin Ka Na Lang' is a story about being 'friendzoned.' Parang ito yung kinakantahan mo yung gusto na parang wala ka namang pag-asa, medyo masakit siya, relatable siya.

“Birit [yung song,] which is, technical-wise, medyo mahirap po siya. Pero marami pong makaka-relate.”

Morissette admits that she was also able to relate to the song, “Meron kasi akong crush na hindi naman ako masyadong pinansin, tapos pag pinansin naman ako, parang wala lang sa kanya, friends lang.”

The 18-year-old singer also reveals that she felt pressure while working with “Akin Ka Na Lang” composer Francis Louis “Kiko” Salazar.

“Actually, itong composer po, si Kiko Salazar, very experienced po. Marami na siyang na write na songs na naging hit. So I have to level-up my game with Kiko, so I try to level-up with him,” she says.

Now being a part of the Star Records family, Morissette expresses her happiness to be part of the said record label.

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“This is also my first project with Star Records kasi kaka-sign ko lang din po with them.

“Sobrang blessed po, sobrang thankful po, kasi kahit di po ako nanalo sa The Voice nakitaan po nila ako ng potential.”


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