Hindi maikakaila na maraming nakakatambal ang international R&B sensation na si Billy Crawford nitong mga darating na araw. Andiyan ang nalalapit niyang concert with Jay-R on February 14. Kasama rin ni Billy sa pag-host ng Pilipinas Got Talent si Luis Manzano.
"It's kinda difficult because we start really with our taping. In fairness to him, he's always on time. I gotta give him that. We're both just punctual and very professional with what we do," sabi ni Billy sa interbyu last week na naganap sa The Lounge, Tomas Morato sa Quezon City.
Aminado si Billy na isang magiging mahabang proseso ang naturang show, "We're going day by day. You know, one step at a time. Our job is really that simple in Pilipinas Got Talent. We're not judging anyone but we have side comments on the backstage. That's all we do.
"Kakampi kami ng mga taong nanonood. We're part of the people who will actually be just watching. Maririnig ba ng bayan yung mga comments namin? Hindi. Maririnig ba? Maybe. We're just having fun."
Paliwanag din ni Billy na may pagkakaiba ang trabaho niya bilang host at singer.
"It's two different things. The similarity between hosting and singing is that you're really playing a character. As a singer, you're singing from the heart. You have to be as real as possible. It's the same thing with hosting, you just have to talk to the people. You just have to be natural.
He added, "Luis is a great host. Nikki is a wonderful host. I grew up watching Martin Nievera in MAD (Martin After Dark). I grew up watching that. I grew up in hosting as well. Just be yourself and not overdoing it. The energy has to be up but not that exaggerated. You gotta calm down some time and just be natural."
VALENTINE'S DAY WITH NIKKI. Sa February 14, Valentine's Day, makakatambal niya ang R&B Prince na si Jay-R sa Groovin' Love. Kasama din sa naturang show ang girlfriend ni Billy na si Nikki Gil.
Sabi ni Billy, wala pa silang konkretong plano ni Nikki para sa araw ng mga puso. Ito kasi ang unang pagkakataon na may Valentine's show si Billy.
"Hopefully, we'll be together. We're already working together that day. Hindi pa naman kami nagsasawa. We're just gonna actually have a good time. I really just wanna join her family coz I really don't have my family over here," ani Billy.
Sabi naman ni Nikki, "It's a different Valentine's Day for us because we will be performing. Hopefully, we'll have dinner after the show."
Billy revealed, "I'm usually single and I've always been problematic during Valentine's Day. Ang ka-date ko usually on Valentine's Day is my mom, which is a great way of spending Valentine's Day because moms need love too."
Biro pa nga ni Billy na magka-text ang mommy niya at si Nikki.
"Ako nga nag-se-selos dahil mas kinakausap ng nanay ko si Nikki kaysa sa akin," nakangiting sabi ni Billy.
Sabi naman ni Nikki na napakasarap kumain pag kasama si Billy.
"We love eating," sabay sabi ng dalawa.
"We love going out and exploring all kinds of food," sabi ni Billy.
Dagdag ni Nikki, "Masarap kasi siya kumain."
"Sinabi ko sa kanya kagabi, ang sarap niyang kasama kumain. Sobrang busog na busog kapag kumakain kami. In fairness, ang dami namin kinakain. Pero sa kuwentuhan madami din," Billy said.
Pero pahayag ni Nikki na marami pang kailangan pagdaan ang kanilang relationship ni Billy.
"We have more to learn. I think time will be able to secure the relationship. The trust, the compatibility and being comfortable around each other's family, I think we got that covered.
Dagdag ni Billy, "We're both young. And let us concentrate and work on our craft. It will come."