MANILA, Philippines – Herself a product of a TV talent competition, singer Angeline Quinto is all praises for the two Filipino-American contenders currently vying on “American Idol” and “The Voice.”
|Singer Angeline Quinto. File photo
Quinto, who won ABS-CBN’s “Star Power” in 2011, understands how it is to fight for your dream. That's why she is backing Jessica Sanchez on "Idol" and Cheesa Laureta on “The Voice.”
“Kakaiba naman po talaga ang galing ng Pinoy. Bawat tao naman po talaga ay may kanya-kanyang pangarap,” she said in an interview during the press launch of her sophomore album “Fall In Love.”
“Basta gawin lang natin ang makakaya natin, ang best natin para doon sa pangarap na ‘yun, at wala naman talagang [magiging] imposible.”
Quinto advised Sanchez and Laureta to continue dreaming and dedicate themselves to it.
“May pangarap [si Cheesa] katulad ko po na talagang may pinagdaanan din po siguro,” Quinto said. “Basta 'wag lang po siya bibitiw doon sa pangarap niya, at magagawa niya naman lahat ‘yun.”
As of writing, Laureta, who is based in Hawaii, has earned a spot in the top 16 of “The Voice.”
Like Quinto, Sanchez, who continues to dominate weekly rankings on “Idol,” has been joining singing competitions at a young age.
Quinto is thrilled for the Pinay favorite, saying she hopes to perform with her in the Philippines someday.
“Minsan napanood ko siya, at talagang napakagaling naman po niya. Good luck sa kanya, at huwag niya sanang kalimutang magdasal. Sana [makasama ko siya] dito sa Pilipinas,” Quinto said.