Autobiographical concert for Erik
by Remy Umerez
Friday, 17 September 2010 19:23
ERIK Santos has gone a long way since winning “Star In A Million.” The past seven years has been most rewarding professionally and financially.
On Sept. 24 and 25, Erik gets to fulfill a long time dream of performing at the Meralco Theater.
The show is called “The Power of One.”
“I was targeting October 10 as it is a lucky day according to Chinese beliefs. It also happens to be my birthday. My age? Still in the calendar. The trouble is every venue is fully booked. Perfect ang Meralco dahil it fits the concept of the show. I want to establish intimacy with the audience through my songs.”
Will he reinvent himself and do an Usher act where he will sing under the rain and expose his upper body?
“Soon perhaps. I really don’t mind showing some skin kaya lang, I have to be sure every part of my body is okay and that would mean workouts and regular visit to the gym. Even singers need to reinvent themselves dahil competition is very strong in this business.”
“The Power of One” is almost autobiographical. It will trace the life story of someone who believes in the power of a dream. The main focus however is more on the powerful vocal range of Erik.
Erik’s special guests include Regine Velasquez (for both nights), Martin Nievera and Rachel Ann Go. Piolo Pascual will perform on the 25th.
Well, that’s what we call the power of friendship
“The Power of One” is brought by Core Events Production and VDRRN in cooperation with La Carmela de Boracay and Good Earth Restaurant.
Also for the first time, GB Sampedro (who directed the indie film, “Astig” for which he won an award and directs the noisiest talk show in town, “Paparrazi” for TV5) gets the opportunity to handle Erik.
How does he rate Erik? “I have been a huge fan of Erik. Never akong kinabahan sa kanya kapag bumibirit na siya. Never akong nag-worry na baka siya pumiyok. From day one of rehearsal, he showed professionalism. He is so positive in everything. He gives his all as if it is his last performance. Rehearsal pa lang ang feeling ko ay parang opening night na kami. To borrow a tagline, he is a Total Entertainer. Hindi siya marunong mapagod. For Erik, performing is a passion.”
He rules out the element of sex in Erik’s concert.
“Visually, there is none. However, there are love songs that conveys intimacy and sex which Erik captured so well,” the 34-year-old director states.