MANILA, Philippines – Billy Crawford is nervous about his comeback attempt in the international scene, but the singer-TV host said he wouldn’t miss the chance to represent and give pride to his country.
After a streak of hits in Europe in the early 2000s, the “It’s Showtime” host is set to re-establish his international singing career. With his end-of-April flight looming, Crawford said his nerves have kicked into high gear.
“Siyempre, kahit naman ano’ng bagay, kinakabahan pa rin. Kahit ano’ng sabihin mo, kahit gaano ka kagaling, kung gaano ka ‘di kagaling, you still have to be nervous,” he said in an interview with Push.com.ph.
After a string of postponements, Crawford is finally ready to reclaim his “Trackin’” days in Europe, saying he trusts God to guide him towards his goal.
“Nerbyos siyempre, natatakot, pero kakayanin. Kahit ano’ng sabihin ng tao, kung anuman ang naiisip ko, I just really have to do it. I trust the Lord naman and ibinibigay ko na lang sa Panginoon. Siya na ang bahala sa akin doon,” he said.
With the on-going trend of Filipino singers going global, Crawford is also ready to seize the opportunity to bring pride to his country anew.
“There’s a window, there’s an opportunity. Kung sino man ang tao sa buong mundo, kahit artista o hindi man, ‘pag may opportunity pwede kang magtrabaho outside of your home at may chance na ipagmalaki ang iyong bansa, why not? Let’s just try.”
Crawford is currently promoting his last major project in the Philippines, the comedy big screen starrer, “Moron 5 and the Crying Lady.” The Wenn V. Deramas-directed “experimental” film premieres Saturday, April 7.