Sarah G opens up about weekly show's end

By Reyma Buan-Deveza,

Posted at Feb 07 2013 04:17 PM | Updated as of Feb 08 2013 12:17 AM

Singer-actress Sarah Geromino
MANILA, Philippines -- Singer-actress Sarah Geromino admitted that she is said that her weekly show "Sarah G Live!" will be airing its finale episode this Sunday, February 10.

"May lungkot siyempre kasi espesyal sa akin ang show. Nag-grow din ako as an artist, as a person, sa show na 'yon at napamahal sa akin ang 'Sarah G Live' family," Geronimo told reporters during a photo shoot for her new show "The Voice of the Philippines" on Thursday.

"Pero kailangang mag-move forward. Sabi ko nga po, as a performer, ang importante ay magkaroon po ng pagkakataon na may maipakitang bago every time you go up on stage," she added.

Geronimo will definitely show a different side of her multi-faceted persona as one of the coach-judges of the Philippine version of the U.S. talent search "The Voice."

"Sobrang honored po to be chosen as one of the coaches or judges for 'The Voice.' Siyempre initially na-surprised ako. Kumbaga malaking task or responsibility itong pagiging mentor pero I take the challenge. Alam ko na mago-grow din ako dito. Isang malaking karangalan na maging parte o bahagi ng success kung sino man ang magiging The Voice of the Philippines," she said.

Although she is considered as one of the best performers in the country, Geronimo also acknowledged that she's still young to be a coach for upcoming singers.

"Pero huwag po kayong mag-alala, iniisip ko din po 'yon. Pero inimbitahan po ako at masama naman pong tanggihan at ang importante diyan ay 'yung sincerity ko na makatulong o maibahagi ang alam ko sa pagkanta at sa pagpe-perform," she said.

Geronimo said her main goal is to discover genuine singing talent.

"Siyempre hahanapin natin 'yung pure talent talaga. Kaya natutuwa ako sa 'The Voice,' lalo na sa blind auditions kasi hindi ka huhusgahan sa looks mo. Talagang ang unang maririnig ay 'yung voice mo talaga," said Geronimo, who knows how it feels to be a contestant because she's also a product of singing show.

As a young girl, Geronimo joined numerous amateur singing contests. She rose to fame after she won on the TV talent show "Star for a Night" in 2003.

"Kumbaga makikita ko din 'yung journey ko sa kung ano ang magiging journey noong magiging member ng team," she said.

As early as now, Geronimo admitted that she's already nervous about having to compete with other coaches, who have yet to be announced by ABS-CBN.

The singer also refused to divulge the other judges on the show, which will be hosted by Toni Gonzaga.

"Na-tense lalo. Sabi ko, 'Oh my goodness! Baka lalong walang gustong magpa-coach sa akin.' 'Yun siguro 'yung fun doon at doon din makikita ang professionalism namin," she said.

But since "The Voice" will air in the second quarter, Geronimo said she will first appear in a drama anthology.

"Before po nitong 'The Voice' mayroon kaming drama anthology muna. Babalikan muna natin ang pag-arte at hopefully ay makatulong din sa growth ko as an actress," she said.

Aside from the drama series, Geronimo is also shooting "It Takes A Man And A Woman," the third installment of her romantic-comedy film series with John Lloyd Cruz.