Gerphil to tour with David Foster in 2016

Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNNews.com

Posted at Dec 02 2015 05:12 PM | Updated as of Dec 03 2015 05:08 AM

MANILA -- It's official: Asia's Got Talent (AGT) finalist Gerphil Flores confirmed on Wednesday that she will be part of the Asian tour of "David Foster and Friends" in 2016.

In an interview with ABS-CBNNews.com, Flores said it's a dream do come true for her to work with Foster, who was one of the judges of the pan-Asian talent contest.

"Sabi ko nga po napaka-impossible dream na naman, parang gaya ng kinanta ko sa 'Asia's Got Talent.' I used to have the DVDs ng mga David Foster and Friends concerts at nangangarap lang ako na sana someday I would be able to share stage with these big artists in the music industry. At nung na-receive ko ang e-mail medyo matagal nag-sink in sa akin. Sabi ko 'totoo ba ito?' Apparently it is and I'm very thankful for that," Flores said.

Flores said she will be join the international concert tour starting March next year.

"Abroad na po 'yon. Mayroon pong Thailand," said Flores, who will be sharing stage with international artists like Nicole Scherzinger and Natalie Imbruglia.

Flores said she wants to promote classical music in the concert tour.

"Mataas ang hope ko, lalo na pagdating sa pag-spread ng classical music sa kabataan. Naniniwala akong handa na ang mga Filipino sa ganitong type ng musika, lalo na ang mga young generation at handa akong i-represent ang ganitong klaseng musika," she said.

Flores first hinted that she will be doing a project with Foster last June.

But before that, Flores will have her first solo concert "A Golden Treasure" on December 11 at The Theatre at Solaire.

"Makikita nila ang different side ni Gerphil. This time hindi lang classical, hindi lang Broadway, mayroon ding popular songs at dance number. 'Yan abangan nila," she said.