“I just arrived this morning and it’s been kinda crazy day and I’m having fun so far.
“I went straight from my flight to a morning interview and I had some good Filipino food,” ang masayang kuwento ni Jessica Sanchez nang nakapanayam ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) kahapon, August 8, sa Cerchio restaurant sa Quezon City.
Nasa Pilipinas si Jessica para mag-guest sa pilot episode bukas August 9 ng Sunday PinaSaya na kapalit na programa ng Sunday All Stars.
“I’m very excited to be here, I’m excited to be on GMA on Sunday and I’m also excited for my concert at Chaos, City of Dreams, also on Sunday,” kuwento pa ng American Idol Season 11 runner-up.
Matatandaang mahigpit na nakalaban ni Jessica si Phillip Phillips na siyang nagwagi sa sikat na programa sa Amerika noong 2012.
Ano ang naging reaksyon niya ng kinuha siya para mag-guest sa Sunday PinaSaya?
“I was very excited!
“Me and Christian recorded a song in L.A. a couple of months ago.
“It’s his new single called 'Two Forevers' and it’s a duet and we will be performing it on GMA this Sunday [on Sunday PinaSaya] and also at my City of Dreams concert later that night.”
SURPRISE NUMBER. Collaboration nina Jessica at ng Asia’s Pop Balladeer na si Christian Bautista ang “Two Forevers.”
Dalawang kanta ang gagawin ni Jessica sa Sunday PinaSaya; ang duet nila ni Christian at isang solo spot number.
“They asked me about that this morning, after my flight, like there were camera crews and they asked me, ‘What song will you be doing other than the Christian Bautista song?’
“I just said I wanted it to be a surprise,” lahad niya.
WORKING WITH CHRISTIAN. Kumusta katrabaho si Christian?
“I don’t know, like I don’t really watch a lot of Filipino TV back in America but I know he comes out on TV but he is like the sweetest guy!
“And he’s so funny! I love working with him. He has an awesome voice and the song came out great so I’m really excited to be back here and spend time with him and it’s gonna be awesome,” pagpuri niya.
CAREER UPDATE. Kumusta ang kanyang singing career?
“It’s good! I’ve been in the studio working with various producers and working on songs and just really like getting the sound together and just perfecting everything.
“Lots of work right now, just, like preparing everything,” pahayag niya.
Wala pa raw siyang detalyeng maibibigay tungkol sa kanyang bagong album.
“All I can say is I’ve been in the studio, I’m working on music and I just want everything to be perfect when the music does comes out,” dagdag pa ni Jessica.
Pagkatapos ng performance niya sa Sunday PinaSaya at City of Dreams ay babalik na siya sa Los Angeles.
EVOLUTION OF HER MUSICAL STYLE. May pagbabago na ba sa genre ng music ni Jessica since American Idol?
“Yeah. I did a lot of ballads on the show because it’s a singing competition so I had to show off my voice, you know.
“So I did ballads and a lot of people know me for my ballads and a lot of people say that ballads are kinda like my strength.
“But more of like what I wanna do like on my album is a little bit of that, a little bit of soul but I also wanna like make you know, fun stuff that, you know, shows that I, I just turned twenty, you know, I’m young and fresh.
“The ballads are like Celine Dion and stuff, and about loving and all that stuff.
“And I’m young so I still have like, mistakes that I can sing about, you know, just being young, crazy, so that’s what I wanna sing about,” at tumawa si Jessica.
SADDENED BY AI CANCELLATION. Ikinalungkot ni Jessica ang nalalapit na pagtatapos ng American Idol sa telebisyon; ang season 15 sa 2016 na ang pinakahuling season ng naturang singing competition.
Pag-amin niya, “It’s kinda sad because that’s kinda like my home, it was like, kinda like my platform, I guess. I’ve made a lot of memories during that experience being on that show.
“I made a lot of friends, I learned a lot from that show, it’s like boot camp for me.
“Literally up like 24/7 for like three months on that show, just like working, working, working.
“So yeah, it was like boot camp. I’m gonna miss the staff, the judges, the contestants, like all the lessons that you learned on it.
“It’s awesome and I’m gonna miss the show, so yeah.”
Bukod sa pagkalungkot ay ikinagulat rin niya ang balita.
“Yeah coz the show’s been going on for such a long time, yeah. But I know there last season is gonna be a great one so I’m excited for it,” pahabol din niya.
SHOWBIZ CAREER IN PH? May plano ba siyang mamalagi sa Pilipinas at magkaroon ng showbiz career dito?
“I would love to!
“I love the Philippines but right now I have a lot of stuff, you know, like all the material back in the States. I just want to perfect that and work over there.
“And then as soon as you know, I’m established out there I’m definitely coming and visiting the Philippines more often, that’s my plan,” lahad din niya.
Ang mga hosts ng Sunday PinaSaya ay sina Ai-Ai delas Alas, Alden Richards, Barbie Forteza, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Julie Anne San Jose, Valeen Montenegro, Jerald Napoles, Joey Paras at si Marian Rivera.
Ito ang pumalit sa Sunday All Stars at mapapanood ito tuwing Linggo, 12 noon-2 pm.