"Your Song" features May-December affair this month

"Masayang-masaya ang mga eksena namin, walang tensyon," sayboth Aiko Melendez and John Prats, who are the main actors of the weeklymini-series Your Song this September.

Unlike its previous love stories, Your Song presentsa more mature story between a couple in its September presentation titled"Someone Like You," which was based on the song "How Did You Know" by PioloPascual.

For this month-long episode, "Someone Like You" features theMay-December affair relationship to be portrayed by John Prats and AikoMelendez.

Marge (Aiko) and Melvin(John) meet in a bar. Marge iscurrrently depressed because of a supposed wedding with husband-to-be Allen(Christian Vasquez) that didn't happen. Because of this, their casual meeting ends up spending the nighttogether—an experience that happens only for a night but will be remembered forever.

Five years later, as much as Marge wants to stay away fromMelvin, the two meet each other again this time as co-teachers. As the two spend more time with each other,Melvin's time with his girlfriend Mitch (Krista Ranillo) is lessened.

With the closeness that will be developed throughout thestory, fans should watch out if Marge and Melvin their true feelings for eachother. Also, will their pastrelationships get in the way as they reach the so-called happy ending?

To further describe the story, Aiko tells the media,"Actually, 'yong story, kapag nakita nila, magugulat nga kayo, ‘O, acting kungacting?' Kasi, you all know na 'yong YourSong is pang-afternoon, pang-bagets, di ba? They treated na 'yong Your Song is talagang [parang pang-MaalaalaMo Kaya].

Since Aiko is more mature than John, did they have anyuncomfortable moments while working on the set?

"Ako, on my part wala namang [ilangan]," answers Aiko. "Notthat I'm beside him, pero you know may something na that he will go a long,long way."

John, who worked with Aiko when he was still a child actorin Batang X, feels excited when he knew that he would be working withhis childhood crush again.

In fact he says, "Ako, sobrang honored kasi ako to work withher. Sobrang iba, e. Kasi, for the longest time, ang ginagawa kolang mga pang-young, comedy, and this is the first time again na mag-drama akoat saka mas seryoso ang character ko."


For this episode, the two main actors say that seniority inshowbiz did not matter during their taping.

Aiko relates, "Pareho kaming nag-alalayan sa isa't isa. As I've said nga, we are blessed to workwith Direk Don [Cuaresma] na I'm comfortable working with and so is John. Kumportable din akong makatrabaho si John.

"Siguro kung ang binigay sa akin na magiging partner ko issomeone na hindi ko kilala 'yong pagkatao simula noong bata siya. Malaking factor na yung kilala ko si John."

John agrees, "Ako rin, siguro, give and take. Sa eksena naman talagang magre-react ka,'tapos siyempre ikaw rin ang magbabato ng dapat niyang i-react. Ganun din naman sa amin, kumbaga, nagbatuhankami ng emosyon at nagsaluhan din kami kaya balanseng-balanse ang mga eksena."

Aside from the main actors, "Someone Like You" willalso have January Isaac and Be Bench finalists Ron Morales and CarloGuevarra. Watch for the daring scenethat John and Aiko did for this month'sYour Song every Sunday afternoon, after ASAP '08 on ABS-CBN.





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