Sarah Geronimo and Angeline Quinto reminisce about their amateur singing contest days









Angeline Quinto gave Sarah Geronimo a headset during the March 19 episode of Sarah G Live! The two singers competed with each other during the 2002 singing contest Star for a Night (inset) wherein Sarah emerged as the winner.


Star Power grand winner Angeline Quinto was the special guest in the March 19 episode of Sarah Geronimo’s musical show, Sarah Live!

The two singing champions are constantly being pitted against each other but they both maintain that there is no rivalry between them.

Angeline surprised the singer-host with a headset and said, “Matagal na tayong ipinagtatapat at kung anong sinasabi ng ibang tao eh, takpan mo na lang ang tenga mo.”

Sarah replied, “Wala akong naririnig. Di ko alam kung bakit pinag-aaway tayo. Angeline, mahal kita, alam mo yan.”

Both singers have known each other for a long time and have actually competed against each other in amateur singing contests.

Sarah asked Angeline when she started joining singing contests.

Angeline recalled that she started singing at age six and started joining amateur singing contests at the age of eight. “Sumali ako ng mga amateur, walong taon.” Sarah revealed that she joined contests when she was seven years old.

Why did Angeline join singing contests at a young age?

Angeline pointed out that she was actually inspired to follow in the footsteps of Sarah. “Naalala ko talaga, ako, nakita ko, kung paano ka nag-umpisa, sobrang natutuwa ako, at ipinagmamalaki na, isa ka sa naging inspirasyon ko kaya ako nagpatuloy sa mga pangarap ko. Ginamit ko ang mga pamilya ko, siyempre sila ang dahilan kung bakit ko ipinagpapatuloy abutin ang mga pangarap ko.”

The Popstar Princess also said that Angeline also gives her inspiration. “Binibigyan mo rin ako ng inspirasyon. Noon pa lang, ipinagdadaanan natin.”

She further added, “Bakit tayo nag-join ng singing contest? Para tulungan ang ating mga pamilya.”

When Angeline was asked how many contests she would join in a day, “Sa isang araw, tatlo,” was her answer. Sarah, on the other hand, would participate in two competitions per day.

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Angeline also recalled, “Pinakamalayo kong napunta…Mindoro.”

Does Angeline have any special “ritual” when she joins a singing competition?

Angeline answered, “Ritwal? Vocalize at lagi akong naglalagay ng rosary ko.”

Sarah revealed that instead of a rosary, her father would put coins in her shoes to drive away nervousness.


“Effective ’yan,” said Angeline in agreement.

Any memorable contest experience?

The Star Power female superstar narrated, “May sinalihan akong barangay na singing contest gitna pa lang ng kanta ko, nasira yung speakers nila. Tinapos ko a capella na lang."


In that particular contest, Angeline won second place.

As their interview ended, Sarah praised the female singer who is now a mainstay of ASAP. “Sobrang hanga ako sa you. Napakagaling mo, Angeline! Sobra mong nahahandle ang sarili mo, ang career mo…At para sa inyong lahat na hindi po kayong nagsasawang suportahan ang napakagaling , iba…ang ganda-ganda mo, ang sexy-sexy mo, ang galing-galing mo!”

Sarah G Live! airs every Sunday night at ABS-CBN.


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