Here's why Jake Zyrus does not want to do a duet with Celine Dion again

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Jake Zyrus hopes to meet Celine Dion again during her concert in July, "Kung mayroon mang chance, kumanta o hindi, at least magkaroon ng chance na magpasalamat ako sa kanya, na in-inspire niya ako to be more grateful at to be more thankful sa mga taong loyal, to treat them well."


Jake Zyrus will most likely decline if he is offered to do another duet with Celine Dion when the diva comes to Manila for a two-night concert in July.

His reason? The 25-year-old performer wants to give young singers a chance to experience this unforgettable moment with the Canadian hitmaker.

Jake, who was known back then as Charice, shared a duet with Celine at the Madison Square Garden in New York in 2008.

“Kapag naiisip ko 'yon, ang dami kong nakikitang new belters out there, na sobrang nakikita ko yung bright future nila.

“Minsan nai-imagine ko kung ako yung nararamdaman ko noon, when I was that kid with a long hair, na to be on the same stage with Celine Dion, of course, gusto ko ng mai-share yung feeling na 'yon sa isang bata na maka-duet yung iniidolo nila,” said Jake at the recent press conference of his upcoming birthday and anniversary concert Music and Me.

He continued, “Kung ako ulit yung mapili, siyempre naman, sobrang I'll be grateful.

“Pero sa akin, hopefully, mabigyan din yung iba ng chance na maka-duet siya.

“Kasi, iba yung feeling and gusto ko i-share yung feeling na yun.

“Hindi lang yung sobrang magaling siyang singer, pero gusto ko ma-experience nila yung kabaitan niya bilang isang tao.

“Kung piliin niya ako, thank you.

“Pero ang biggest wish ko is sana mabigyan ng chance yung isang bata, a boy or a girl, na ma-experience yung treat na na-experience ko.”

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Asked if he wants to meet Celine in July, Jake answered in jest, “Kung saka-sakali pong may P25,000. Joke lang."

Then, he said it would be a good opportunity to thank Celine for her kindness.

“Kung sakali pong mabigyan ng opportunity, gusto kong ma-update sa kanya.

“Hindi ko makakalimutan yung gesture niya sa akin, yun ang gusto kong iparating sa kanya.

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“Yes, nag-duet kami pero hinding-hindi ko makakalimutan yung trato niya sa akin.

“Parang hindi ako ibang tao talaga, yun talaga ang hindi ko makakalimutan.”

The Filipino singer added, “At saka binigay niya talaga ang lahat, e. Kung tutuusin isang line lang talaga ang kinanta niya, di ba?

“Binigay niya talaga sa akin. Sabi ko, sino ang gagawa n'on.

“Sino ang singer na gagawa nun? Yung iba nagbibigay, sure.

“Pero siya binigay niya lahat, yun ang talagang hindi ko makakalimutan.”

Jake reiterated, “Kung mayroon mang chance, kumanta o hindi, at least magkaroon ng chance na magpasalamat ako sa kanya, na in-inspire niya ako to be more grateful at to be more thankful sa mga taong loyal, to treat them well.”


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