Dingdong Dantes guests on ABS-CBN show to display his drumming and singing skills

by Lyn Luna Montealegre
Jan 9, 2012
GMA-7 actor Dingdong Dantes (left) appeared as a guest on the January 8 episode of Gandang Gabi, Vice. He was joined by his Segunda Mano leading lady, Kris Aquino.

The January 8th episode of Gandang Gabi, Vice was a total riot when Segunda Mano stars Kris Aquino and GMA-7 actor Dingdong Dantes served as special guests of host Vice Ganda.

Kris appeared first to introduce her leading man, which bewildered and excited Vice Ganda. The audience went wild as the Kapuso actor made his entrance.

"Ang gwapo niya talaga," gushed Vice Ganda, who was dressed in a striking red outfit. The comedian added, "Congratulations! Best Actor sa Metro Manila Film Festival! Congratulations sa inyong dalawa. Blockbuster movie ang Segunda Mano. Napanood ko at ang husay ninyong dalawa."

However, the actor wasn't present to receive his award at the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi ng Parangal held last December 2011. They "recreated" the awarding ceremony that night as Vice Ganda handed over a trophy to Dingdong, which delighted both Kris and the audience.

Kris asked Dingdong what would have been his acceptance speech if he attended that night.

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The actor replied, "Marami akong gustong pasalamatan. Siyempre, I wasn't there. But siyempre, di magiging possible 'yon kundi dahil sa collaboration natin, of course. Thank you sa 'yo, Miss Kris Aquino and of course, sa lahat na magagaling na katrabaho ko, Miss Helen Gamboa, Miss Angelica Panganiban, buong cast ng Segunda Mano and of course, under the direction of Bb. Joyce Bernal...Star Cinema..."

Best Actor trophy

Regarding the "issue" on Dingdong winning the award, Kris clarified "Si Dingdong Dantes, anak din siya ng Diyos, may karapatan din siyang magkaroon ng trophy...Di naman ako garapal sa prayers. Dalawa lang ang hiniling ko, make the movie no. 2, binigay naman ni God. The other prayer is not for myself. Please make [Dingdong] best actor. Binigay ni God."

Dingdong also praised his leading lady by saying: "I'd like to commend your performance."

Impression on Kris Aquino

Vice Ganda then asked Dingdong directly: "Noong una mo siyang ma-meet, anong impression mo sa kanya [Kris]?"

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Dingdong answered, "First, alam na natin lahat, kung sino siya... Kung ano ang napapanood mo sa TV, ganoon din sa personal..."

Did he find Kris intimidating? The actor admitted, "Siyempre naman."

Kris revealed that the first time she met Dingdong was at her show Kris and Tell sometime in 2000. She found him "very proper."


Vice Ganda learned that Dingdong was a "rocker" back in high school.

Dingdong recalled, "Tumutugtog ako--sa drums ako."

Having said that, Vice Ganda and Kris challenged him to perform. Together with a live band, the Segunda Mano star showed off the "drummer" in him.

Vice Ganda couldn't help but comment, "Gwapo talaga pag may ganyang talent."

The Gandang Gabi, Vice! host also pointed out Dingdong also had another special skill. He said "Kayang-kaya niya gayahin ang mga boses nina Janno at Ogie Alcasid."

Dingdong said with a smile, "Idol ko yung dalawang 'yon." He gamely sang a few lines of the song "Ipagpatawad Mo" and sounded like Janno Gibbs. The actor and Vice Ganda did a short duet of the song "Bakit Ngayong Ka Lang," which elicited a lot of cheer from the audience.

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During the shooting of Segunda Mano, Kris and Dingdong became close friends. The Queen of all Media learned a lot about the actor whom she described as someone who "was never without a girlfriend."

Both Kris and Vice Ganda asked him to reveal the number of girlfriends he had in the past but Dingdong declined to comment like a true gentleman.

Kris stressed that Dingdong takes his relationship with Marian Rivera seriously. "Nakita ko sa kanya ang pagiging faithful. Ang mata niya naka-focus sa isang babae. They're very lucky they found each other."

Vice asked Dingdong: "Paano ka naglalambing sa girlfriend?"

Dingdong remarked, "Magaling ako magmasahe pero mas magaling din siya [Marian] magmasahe.

Vice Ganda naughtily asked Kris if Dingdong doesn't have a girlfriend, would he be interested?

Kris answered, "Kung walang girlfriend si Dingdong, honest to God talaga if I were 25, why not?"

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This time, Vice Ganda directed his question to the actor. "Kung 25 si Kris, liligawan mo siya?"

Dingdong candidly answered, "Depende kung di ako ma-intimidate sa kanya."

The audience was given the chance to ask some questions to the Segunda Mano stars. Someone from the audience asked: "What keeps you charming?"

The actor replied, "Sa totoo lang, it's laughter. It's the people that I'm with. Kagaya ni Vice Ganda...sa totoo lang, Marian has a great sense of humor. Yung mga bagay na yan, keeps you smiling all the time."

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GMA-7 actor Dingdong Dantes (left) appeared as a guest on the January 8 episode of Gandang Gabi, Vice. He was joined by his Segunda Mano leading lady, Kris Aquino.
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