GMA-7 artists Mikee Quintos and Anthony Rosaldo are teaming up for the first time in a concert titled Revelation.
Their combination surprises Kapuso fans since they have not worked together for a project, except for being regular performers of Studio 7.
Mikee is known for her roles in Encantadia (2016-2017) and Onanay (2018-2019).
Anthony, on the other hand, started his career in 2018 via the reality-singing competition The Clash.
In a recent press conference, Anthony and Mikee discussed how their management, GMA Artist Center, came up with the idea.
Anthony said, "Kami po kasi ni Mikee, we belong in the same team sa Artist Center, and then yung co-manager ko, Paulo Infante, is the director of this concert."
Mikee added, "Actually, nagulat ako isang day, nagtext si Pao sa akin, nagulat ako pitching the idea about the concert. And then nagtuluy-tuloy na sa planning stage, and next thing we know, nagre-rehearse na. It's a very spur-of-the-moment tandem."
Then came the Revelation title for their concert, which Mikee said was the first choice.
According to Mikee and Anthony, the title fits very well not only because of what they will show in the concert, but because of their personal battles along the way.
MIKEE QUINTOS' INSECURITY
Mikee, for her part, admitted that she actually felt insecure with her singing while preparing for the concert.
She elaborated, "During the whole process, ako, personally, may mga pinagdaanan ako sa pagplano and ako sa sarili ko, na-realize ko na ever since I got into showbiz, three years na yung everything ko --yung body ko, yung mind ko, yung soul ko-- nag-focus sa acting, and no regrets.
"Nag-enjoy ako doon pero because of this whole concert, na-realize ko na lumaki pala yung insecurity ko about singing since nakaligtaan ko siya for three whole years. Hindi ko siya na-hone, ginagamit ko lang yung singing for mall shows.
"Since bata pa po kasi ako, kumakanta na ako. But ever since I got into showbiz, I was really focused on my acting nga.
"I realized, because dito nga sa whole planning stage and everything, this is something I can work on and I should work on.
"Hindi porke't sobrang ano ako sa acting ko, kinalimutan ko na yung singing and dancing. So this is a great opportunity to wake me up sa fantasy world ko na pwedeng acting lang lahat."
Mikee also admitted that selling tickets used to actually be an issue for her.
"At first, medyo nahu-hurt ako, tipong magbebenta ng tickets, feeling ko kapag ako yung nagbebenta ng tickets, feeling ko, pinipilit ko silang manood ng concert ko na parang hindi nila willingly kinukuha.
"May ganun ako, ang dami kong naiisip na ganun because I was that insecure.
"But the people around me, nagsu-support sa akin, even my acting coach, my parents, sila Anthony. Si Anthony, ang lakas magpa-boost!"
Anthony threw in, "Sobra kasing she doesn't know how good she is, her voice is really beautiful.
"I always tell her that, na it doesn't have to be a birit song or sobrang nagbe-belt out na voice for people to appreciate kung anong klase ng talent she has."
Mikee continued, "I find myself in a spot sometimes na ang hirap paniwalaan ng mga sinasabi ng mga tao na 'Kaya mo yan, kaya mo yan!'
"Kasi, I think in my head, you're obligated to say that pero hindi ako agad naniniwala.
"But then, during the training and everything, triny ko, may mga songs na literally takot akong kantahin kasi alam kong mapu-frustrate lang ako kapag di ko naabot o di ko nakanta nang maayos.
"Pero because of the concert, I tried singing them again 'tapos slowly, nakakanta ko na siya ulit. And ang sarap ng feeling dahil sa trust na binigay ng producers and taong malapit sa akin, napu-push ko yung boundaries ko sa sarili ko, yun yung big revelation for me.
"This night is really important for me kasi mabe-break ko yung insecurity na yun sa stage and yung experience na mapi-feel ko to have that happen in front of important people—my family, the friends, the fans—and sana mag-enjoy sila sa experience na yun."
ANTHONY ROSALDO AS A NEWBIE
Anthony Rosaldo, who just joined showbiz through The Clash in 2018, hopes that the concert will show more of his abilities as a singer.
"The concert title worked really well kasi as a newbie, pumapasok pa lang sa showbiz, marami pang gustong makita yung mga tao.
"People are really expecting from us—especially I'm a clasher—na I sing, I cannot say good, but that's expected from me.
"But what we get di ba, what kind of opportunity we get on TV is not really big pa, it's kind of limited.
"So for me to have this big, other avenue for the fans and everybody to see me perform and see the real me as a performer, para sa akin yun yung revelation."
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) also asked Anthony how his co-clashers, like Garrett Bolden, Mirriam Manalo, Josh Adornado, Jong Madaliday, and grand winner Golden Cañedo, show their support for him.
"Kasi we became a family when we ended The Clash, so up until now, ganun pa rin yung relationship namin. We call, we text each other.
"Manonood sila, walang nagbago, parang as in barkada lang."
Mikee and Anthony's Revelation concert will happen on Friday, June 28 at the Music Museum.
Some of the guests expected to perform at the concert are Solenn Heussaff and Jo Berry.