erik santos

The country’s Prince of Pop Erik Santos will delight his legion of fans when he goes on a nationwide concert tour in major Casino Filipino branches.

Erik’s special Casino Filipino concert series kicks off at Casino Filipino Angeles on May 14, followed by performances at Casino Filipino Davao (May 25), Casino Filipino Pavilion (June 3) and Casino Filipino Cebu (June 11). Concert tickets range from P400 to P500.

Erik, one of the Philippine music industry’s pride, ranks among the most requested performers in Casino Filipino. In his upcoming shows, Erik says the audience can expect “quality performance and good music.”

Casino Filipino, according to Erik, is an effective venue for local artists to promote their music. “Casino patrons are very warm and appreciative of good performances. They are not hard to please. In my previous experiences, most of their requests include theme songs from teleseryes,” he shared.

Erik’s singing career took off in 2004 when he was named as the first “Star in a Million” champion. A lot of his songs were used as theme songs for popular soap operas such as the hit song ‘I Will Never Leave You’ of the Koreanovela Green Rose.

Probably the song closest to Erik’s heart is his Star in a Million winning piece – This is the Moment – which he recorded andwon a platinum award in just three months after its release. “It is with this song that I was able to live my dreams. Since I was a child, I’ve already dreamt of becoming a singing star,” Erik said.

Since his entry to the Philippine music industry, Erik proved his exceptional talent through citations given to him by various award-giving bodies like Aliw Awards, Awit Awards, Star Awards for Television, MYX Music Awards, and the Catholic Mass Media Awards, among others.

“It didn’t occur to me that greater things will come after I became champion of Star in a Million. I thought I would just be recording an album, do some TV guestings and a few concerts,” he reminisced.
Greater opportunities for Erik came when he got the chance to hold big concert tours here and abroad with other exceptional Filipino singers like Regine Velasquez, Sarah Geronimo, Ogie Alcasid, Kuh Ledesma, Lea Salonga, and many others.

But before enjoying a successful singing career, Erik also had his share of rejections. “I joined three baranggay singing contests when I was younger. But I never won in any one of them,” he confessed.

Failure, however, did not stop him from pursuing his dreams. Erik believes that aspiring singers who want to make a mark in the music industry should persevere to make their dreams come true. His advice: “Don’t stop believing. Always remember that patience, discipline, good attitude, hardwork and prayers are needed to reach every seemingly impossible dream.”

For more information on Erik Santos’ series of shows at Casino Filipino and other entertainment offerings, please call the PAGCOR Entertainment Department at 852-7760. #


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