Erik Santos counts 2010 his most rewarding year yet
By JOJO P. PANALIGAN
December 11, 2010, 11:44am
MANILA, Philippines — Singer Erik Santos will always remember 2010 as the year he was able to buy his dream car: A BMW worth at least P2-million.
“It was my birthday gift to myself last October. Natuwa kasi ako na nag-fall yung birthday ko sa 10/10/10 (October 10, 2010) kaya binili ko na. Cash,” he told Bulletin Entertainment and other members of the press at the launch of his Star Records album, “All I Want For Christmas.”
Although his bid to conquer other Asian countries remains elusive, Erik has been blessed in other ways in the past 12 months. This includes a show with Sharon Cuneta and Christian Bautista titled “Star Factor;” two major concerts, one of which he co-produced (“Power of One” at the Meralco Theater last September); and the release of a previous album in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
“This has been my most financially rewarding year. Kahit ako nagulat na naging napakaganda pala ng taon na ‘to sa akin in terms ng pasok ng pera,” he said, smiling.
It doesn’t stop there. Erik recently recorded the official holiday theme song of SM Supermalls titled “The Christmas ChriSMs Bop,” which is also in “All I Want For Christmas” along with “Sana Ngayong Pasko,” “The First Noel,” “Silent Night,” and ”Christmas Is.”
Asked if he has listened to his so-called “rival” Christian Bautista’s Christmas CD, Erik said that they have exchanged albums.
“Di ko pa napapakinggan pero I’m sure maganda din yung kanya,” Erik quipped.
As usual, Erik was besieged with questions about his love life. Unfortunately, it will still be a loveless holiday for him in 2010 — thrice in a row since he broke up with actress Rufa Mae Quinto.
Still, Erik hasn’t lost heart in finding the right girl. The singer said that wants one who is God-fearing, honest, loyal and faithful.
He also hoped for her to be a member of Victory Christian Fellowship (VCF), which he attends with his other celeb friends such as Piolo Pascual, KC Concepcion, Rachelle Ann Go and Rica Peralejo.