Zsa Zsa sings new teleserye theme song

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 08 2012 07:07 PM | Updated as of Jun 09 2012 03:07 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Singer-actress Zsa Zsa Padilla takes on another "teleserye" theme song as she records a new rendition of “Sayang” for the upcoming soap “Kahit Puso’y Masugatan.”

Zsa Zsa Padilla sings "Sayang"

The Divine Diva on Thursday shared that “Sayang,” which was originally popularized by Claire de la Fuente, was one of her most challenging recordings yet.

"Ang tagal ko nga ni-record eh. Normally, I record a song for an hour or 45 minutes, ganyan. Pero ngayon, naka-two or three hours yata ako.

"You know why, iniba niya (music producer Jonathan Manalo) 'yung phrasing. I know the original by heart. Talagang kabisado ko 'yung kanta niya (De la Fuente), 'yung phrasing, everything," Padilla said.

The new take on the classic, Padilla added, was in keeping with the "formula" for drama series theme songs.

"Syempre ‘pag pang-soap opera 'yung kanta, it's formulaic, meron siyang sariling formula -- soft 'yung umpisa, magbi-build up, tapos very grandyoso," she said.

"Kahit Puso'y Masugatan" stars Andi Eigenmann, Iza Calzado, Gabby Concepcion and Jake Cuenca. It is slated to be released later this year.