Rachelle Ann Go looks back fondly at the time when she tried her luck in the longest-running noontime show, Eat Bulaga.
Back then, she was 11 years old when she took part in the contest of Eat Bulaga. The grand finals took place on October 3, 1998.
"Sumali ako sa Eat Bulaga Birit Baby noong 1998," said Rachelle Ann in a video interview released in time for the 40th anniversary celebration of Eat Bulaga.
She recalled: "Hindi ko makakalimutan na kinanta ko ang kanta ni Celine Dion na 'All By Myself.'
"At pagbirit ko sa dulo, sinabi nila, 'Sunog!' kasi sobra yatang mataas."
The internationally recognized thespian was in London when she recorded this video that is part of the Bulaga True Stories series of the GMA-7 noontime show.
Rachelle Ann admitted, "Di ko makakalimutan yung nakasama onstage ang mga batikang singers like sina Lani Misalucha, Jaya, Dulce, at napakadami pang singers na hinahangaan ko."
After many years, her career has come full circle because the former contestant is now the one giving out advice as a judge.
Rachelle said with a smile, "I am so grateful rin na nakapag-judge ako sa mga singing competitions ng Eat Bulaga.
"Nakita ko ang sarili ko sa mga contestants. Nararamdaman ko ang kaba nila and I'm just so honored to be part of their journey.
"Naalaala ko na parang kailan lang, ako yung sumasali, tapos ngayon, ako na yung nagdya-judge.
"Maraming salamat sa Eat Bulaga para sa opportunity na binibigay niyo sa dreamers na gustong maging singers diyan sa Pilipinas."
To end, the singer-actress proudly said, "Ako po si Rachelle Ann Go, Dabarkads since 1998."