VIVA Contract artist na ang The Voice Philippines Season 1 finalist na si RJ dela Fuente.
“I’m happy now that I just signed a contract with VIVA,” aniya nang makausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal).
“I can’t even think of all the possible projects and things that can happen, I know Viva produces so many top caliber artists and entertainers.
“So I’m super excited na magkatrabaho kami together and work as a team.
“And I’m very thankful to Boss Vic [del Rosario] and VIVA for believing in me.”
Pumirma si RJ ng kontrata noong July 31, sa office ng nasabing kompanya sa Tektite Building sa Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
Kasabay niya sa contract signing ang dalawa pang talents din ng Genesis, ang The Voice Philippines Season 2 finalist na si Monique Lualhati at ang X Factor Philippines finalist naman na si Katrina Velarde.
“Well, of course, Katrina and Monique, they’re awesome,” sabay ngiti ni RJ.
“They’re one of the top vocalists I think, actually. We have a show on September 16 sa 19 East sa Sucat [Parañaque].
"'Tapos sa September 30, sa Music Hall in Metro Walk.”
INSPIRATIONS. Sa California nakabase dati si RJ.
Taong 2013 nang umuwi siya sa Pilipinas para bigyang-daan ang pangarap niyang makilala bilang isang singer.
Sinuwerte naman siyang makasali sa The Voice Philippines Season 1 at nasama sa team ni Lea Salonga.
Hindi man siya ang nanalo kundi si Mitoy Yonting, masaya raw si RJ na nakaabot siya hanggang finals.
“Iyon ang nag-open sa akin ng different opportunities, hanggang heto na nga, contract artist na ako ngayon ng VIVA.
“Four years ‘yong pinirmahan kong kontrata, and I’m looking forward to recording songs and my first album soon."
Idols daw niya sina Gary Valenciano at Martin Nievera, at sila ang nag-i-inspire sa kanya na i-pursue ang kanyang dream na makagawa rin ng pangalan sa local music scene.
ACTING. Open din si RJ to try acting kung mabibigyan daw siya ng pagkakataon.
Kuwento pa niya, “Before, I used to act sa mga school plays back in California.
“So that’s one thing that I also wanna give a shot if the doors open for that, I enjoy acting also as much as singing.
“I took some acting workshops before, but I wanna start muna developing my voice pa.”
Anong type of songs ang kadalasan niyang kinakanta?
“Pop, ballad, at RNB. And now that I’m with VIVA, I’d like to think that possibilities are endless.
“Kasi everyone knows that VIVA is a powerhouse in the industry, so I can even imagine possible things to do.
“Of course, I’m gonna sing and record an album, that’s what I’m really looking forward sa ngayon.”
MAJA’S ADMIRER. Nangiti si RJ nang mauisa tungkol sa kanyang crush sa showbiz.
“Ever since, even when I was still in California, someone that stood out sa akin ay si Maja Salvador.
"I met her twice or three times na, I was so kilig during those times, I was really starstruck."
Although they were formally introduced, hindi naman daw niya nakausap si Maja, "I couldn’t, I was just like, ‘Hi!'”
Hindi ba niya naiisip na ligawan si Maja dahil single ito ngayon?
“We’ll see, I don’t know,” tawa ni RJ. “I know Maja also sings and she dances too.
“She’s a total performer. Sana we can maybe work together in the future,” tawa niya ulit.
“I also admire Solenn [Heussaff]. She’s so beautiful and talented also.”
Seryoso si RJ nang sabihing hindi pa raw siya nagkakaroon ng serious relationship o ng girlfriend talaga.
“Of course, I dated back when I was in California, but I never actually had an official girlfriend but just always dated along.
“I’m picky for the right reasons. So I’m trying… I’m waiting for the one.
“When I wanna be with someone, gusto ko siya na talaga. I don’t want ‘yong switch.
“Pero right now, of course focus muna ako sa career,” panghuling nasabi ni RJ.