Ang grand launch sa May 24 sa The Music Hall sa Metrowalk ng "Sundo," ang unang single niya sa Viva Records, ang isa sa mga huling showbiz commitment ni Matteo Guidicelli bago magsimula sa May 27 ang kanyang training sa Philippine Army.
Forty-five days mawawala sa sirkulasyon si Matteo dahil hanggang July 1 ang pananatili niya sa isang kampo sa Southern Luzon.
"This will be the biggest race of my life, this will be the biggest challenge of my life.
"I've been trying to prepare myself physically but, mentally, I don't have military background.
"I don't know what I'm gonna go through. This will be something very new and challenging.
"I'm ready to be bullied, kumbaga. I'm ready so we'll see!" natatawa at excited na sabi ni Matteo tungkol sa nalalapit na pagsisimula ng kanyang training sa Philippine Army.
MATTEO GUIDICELLI WITH PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE
Last month, nagkaroon ng pagkakataon si Matteo na makaharap nang personal si President Rodrigo Duterte para sa isang photo opportunity, na humantong sa halos kalahating oras na pag-uusap dahil na-delay ang pagdating ng helicopter na susundo sa Pangulo.
Kuwento ni Matteo, "He's the second person I got starstruck with.
"First was Martin Nievera, second was President Rodrigo Duterte.
"Actually, it was just supposed to be a photo op and then he was about to leave, the chopper didn't arrive so he invited me to sit down.
"We sat down for about thirty minutes. We spoke about the project with the Army.
"When I told him about my project, he was very interested. He wished me luck.
"It was nice to get his approval of what I'm going to be doing so it's an added inspiration also."
Nang i-post ni Matteo ang litrato nila ni Pangulong Duterte sa Instagram account niya, nakatikim siya ng mga batikos.
Pero tanggap niyang hindi aayon ang lahat sa kanya.
"I was bashed," sabi ni Matteo.
"The first night when I posted, it was okay. The next day, I was bashed.
"You know, you can't please everybody.
"At the end of the day, he's the commander in chief. He's the President.
"Whatever you do, whether you like him or not, you gotta do what is right for the country."
MATTEO GUIDICELLI HAPPY FOR VICO SOTTO
Incidentally, masaya si Matteo sa tagumpay ni Vico Sotto, ang bagong halal na alkalde ng Pasig City dahil magkaklase sila noon ng anak nina Vic Sotto at Coney Reyes.
"He's my classmate. Nagulat nga ako, I'm very happy for him," pahayag ni Matteo.