Dinepensahan ni Richard Gutierrez ang kanyang paghu-host ng Binibining Pilipinas 2018 grand coronation night sa Smart Araneta Coliseum noong Linggo, March 18.
Umani ng batikos ang aktor sa social media dahil sa tila pasigaw na pagsasalita nito sa pageant.
Kasama niyang nag-host si Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.
Sa Instagram post niya nitong Martes, March 20, ipinaliwanag ni Richard na nagkaroon sila ng problema sa audio system.
“What people might not know is that our audio system was perfect during rehearsals, but as soon as I stepped on stage during the live show to do my opening spiels, the microphone kept turning off. This was edited out during the telecast.”
Delayed telecast ang ipinalabas sa ABS-CBN kung kaya’t hindi na umere ang tinutukoy ni Richard na namamatay ang kanyang microphone.
Patuloy niya, “All throughout the show, Pia and I couldn’t hear ourselves, that’s why I had to raise my voice a few times.
“I’m not sure if this is because of the audio system or the intense energy of the screaming fans inside the coliseum.
“I wish the situation could’ve been avoided, but unfortunately technical difficulties arise during live shows.”
Ayon pa kay Richhard, nagpaka-propesyonal lang siya sa kanyang trabaho bilang emcee.
“As a professional, I continued doing my job and tried to sustain the energy of the crowd through out the night.
"No audio difficulties will stop me from doing my job in the best of my capabilities. As they say, THE SHOW MUST GO ON!”
Sinabihan din daw siya ni Johnny Manahan o Mr. M, ang direktor ng TV coverage, na first time nangyari ang ganoong technical difficulty.
“I would like to salute and sincerely thank Mr. M for guiding me all throughout this weekend and for being a gentleman.
“He explained that this is the first time an incident like this, audio problems, has happened to him and his team. I guess there’s always a first right?”
Sa huli, nagpasalamat si Richard sa karangalang maging host ng malaking event na ito.
“But all of this aside, I am thankful and blessed to be able to be part of this memorable event that brings our country together. Have blessed week everyone!!”