'Single, ready to mingle' Francisco Martin can cook adobo, asado

by Rommel Gonzales
Apr 30, 2022
Francisco Martin Americal Idol season 18 finalist
Ladies, Francisco Martin is currently single! This 21-year-old singer talks about his Pinoy roots and the Pinoy food he can cook.
PHOTO/S: @franciscomartin on Instagram

American Idol finalist Francisco Martin is in town!

Kasama ang Filipino-American singer sa Season 18 ng sikat na American singing competition television series na umere sa ABC mula February 16 hanggang May 17, 2020.

"Life-changing" ang naging journey ni Francisco na nagsimula sa kanyang unforgettable audition.

Kabado siya at that time at ang heart rate daw niya, ayon sa judge na si Luke Ryan, ay 148, which is way beyond the normal resting heart rate na 60 and 100 beats per minute.

Pero in-assure niya si Luke at ang isa pang judge na si Lionel Richie na, "I'm just excited to be here."

Sa panayam ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), inamin niya ang totoong nararamdaman noon.

”During my audition, I looked very scared and anxious because I was very scared and anxious. I was shaking, sweating in the first audition.

"I was a very anxious, insecure person.

“Before then, before going live on TV, I was kind of a hermit and hid myself in the house.

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"And all of a sudden, I’m in front of a bunch of cameras with three judges, and, like, it’s just the weirdest thing ever.

“Right now has been great. Joining Idol definitely gave me the career that I needed to have and in turn got me signed.

“It gave me beautiful opportunities, like going to the Philippines and having shows and doing live tours. Idol definitely gave me that extra boost.”

FRANCISCO IS SINGLE

Bukod sa mahusay umawit ay maganda ang katawan, guwapo, at artistahin ang binata.

Tiyak na ikatutuwa ng mga kababaihan na may crush at humahanga kay Francisco na single siya ngayon, at sabi nga niya ay “ready to mingle!”

“I had a Filipina girlfriend back in high school. I didn’t date a lot in college. I’m open to different types of women. I’m very, very happy that I’m here and meet beautiful women everywhere, especially while I’m here.”

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PINOY ROOTS

Sa San Francisco ipinanganak si Francisco at ang kanyang ama na si Jon ay tubong Nueva Vizcaya habang ang kanyang ina na si Fatima ay taga-Ilocos Sur.

Dahil kapos siya sa araw ng pamamalagi sa Pilipinas, baka sa Boracay lamang siya makakapunta.

Sa susunod na pagbalik niya siya bibisita sa lalawigan ng kanyang mga magulang.

Mahigit dalawampung taon nang hindi nakakabalik sa Pilipinas ang mga magulang ni Francsco.

“They went to the U.S. when they were 17, and now they are in their 50s.

“It’s nice to meet people and tell me about different things about our culture and stuff. Honestly, just seeing the environment and atmosphere, learning all about it, smelling the air kind of just seeing what’s different in New York versus here. It’s like a big culture shock, but I’m all for it. I’m learning something new everyday. It excites me.”

Sa L.A. naka-base ngayon si Francisco samantalang nasa San Francisco ang kanyang mga magulang.

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Marunong raw siyang magluto ng pork adobo and asado at bam-i (pancit) noodles.

Nakakain na rin daw siya ng balut.

Sa mga Tagalog words alam niya ang mga salitang “opo” at “salamat.”

Dugtong niya, “I can understand everything. My parents just speak Tagalog, and I picked up on it. I can speak broken phrases.”

FRANCISCO IS OPEN TO COLLABORATIONS

Kung mabibigyan ng pagkakataon na makipag-collaborate sa mga Filipino artists, nais raw niya na makatrabaho ang London-based musician na si No Rome at ang "Dahil sa 'Yo" singer na si Iñigo Pascual.

Nakilala niya si Iñigo ilang taon na ang nakararan noong maging front act si Francisco sa isang show nina Iñigo at ama nitong si Piolo Pacual sa U.S.

American Idol finalist Francisco Martin talks about the song he created for the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 candidates. He is set to perform at the pageant's grand coronation night on April 30, 2022.
Video: Rommel Gonzalez.

But for now, excited siya sa performance niya ngayong Sabado, April 30, 2022, sa grand coronation night ng Miss Universe Philippines 2022 na gaganapin sa SM Mall of Asia Arena.

“I have no words, I’m speechless. I feel just pure excitement, pure joy, and kind of just ready to get on stage and sing for the ladies.

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“I feel like doing something like this, to be invited to something like this, I feel very grateful and lucky to be chosen to do this and to be part of the big night, especially for the biggest portion of the show.”

Nakapanayam si Francisco ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sa isang intimate merienda sa Okada Manila na ipinatawag noong Martes, April 26, 2022, ng Miss Universe Philippines at Empire.PH ni Jonas Gaffud.

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Ladies, Francisco Martin is currently single! This 21-year-old singer talks about his Pinoy roots and the Pinoy food he can cook.
PHOTO/S: @franciscomartin on Instagram
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