Erik Santos celebrates a decade in music

Erik Santos celebrates a decade in music
By Allan Policarpio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
October 27, 2013

“NEOPHYTE singers offer something new so I have to be always on my toes.”

With new singers being discovered in various reality talent searches every year, Erik Santos said he could not help but feel threatened occasionally.

So, when asked what he thought was his biggest achievement so far, the balladeer said it was not winning in the “Star in a Million” competition or holding successful shows, but the fact that he was still in the business after 10 years.
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inTENse Week 3 Roundup: Bday Celeb on ASAP, Erik Posts Bday Instavid, ASAP Pop Viewers Choice, Bananite & Mornings@ANC


Vote for our POPborito ERIK SANTOS on ASAP Pop Viewers Choice 2013!
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3. via Chalk & StarStudio Mag – cast your votes using POP Balota. 1 POP Balota is equal to 10 Votes. Drop your entries at selected National Bookstore, ABS-CBN Studio Tours & Tower Entrance, ABS-CBN Regional Network Group Offices.



Erik with his ASAP birthday cake from Erik Santos Friends Online (ESFO) Family





  • Thank you for joining this week’s @ErikSantos_inTENse Throwback Thursday pics with @eriksantos instagram feed for the theme #ESinTENse performance showing the Prince of Pop in his utter most inTENse best in a performance! (Join us every Thursday and don’t forget to hashtag #eriksantosinTENse.)


ERIK SANTOS, Dadaluhin Ng Mga Royalty Sa “inTENse”!

ERIK SANTOS, Dadaluhin Ng Mga Royalty Sa “inTENse”!
October 23, 2012
Alamin kung sino sino ang mga makikita na side by side kay Erik Santos sa concert niya na “inTENse”!
By: MYX Philippines

Palapit ng palapit na ang pinakahihintay na gabi ng mga Erik Santos fans! Nakabili na ba kayo ng ticket? Excited an ba kayo mapanuod ang talented na singer na si Erik na bumirit on stage?

>Nakausap ng MYXPH si Erik Santos at inalam namin kung ano pa ang masasabi niya tungkol sa kanyang “inTENse” concert sa Nobyembre. Alam na alam natin na kapag nagcoconcert si Erik ay maeexpect nating lahat ay isang bongga at napakasayang event.

Para kay Erik, ang “inTENse” concert ay isang celebration ng kanyang sampung taon sa industria. “Why inTENse?” ika ni Erik Santos. “Intense dahil intense din ang mga guests ko dito. Intense performers… Ms. Pops Fernandez, Ms. Regine Velasquez, Ms. Ai Ai Delas Alas at meron din akong special na special na guests dito.”

Ihanda niyo na ang mga sarili niyo namakita ang napaka-royal na tema ng concert na ito! “Why royalty,” sabi ni Erik. “Royalty because royalty din ang guests ko.” Mukhang mafeefeel ng mga magaattend nito na nasa palasyo sila at sila ay parang mga reyna at hari na ineentertain with only the best of the best, Erik Santos

Panooring ang interview sa ibaba!

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VIDEO: Anong Gustong Maging Costume Ni ERIK SANTOS Ngayong Halloween?

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It was back in 2003 when Erik Santos was crowned the first grand champion of ABS-CBN’s singing competition “Star In A Million.” A decade after, he’s now known to us as the Prince of Pop and the King of Teleserye Theme Songs.

Award-winning singer, platinum-selling albums, sold out concerts and number one songs. This November, Erik Santos is set to stage his 10th anniversary concert!

Titled “inTENse: A Decade with The Prince of Pop,” Erik revealed that the night of the concert itself will be intense. “Of course my special guests and all the production numbers will be intense,” he said during our MYXclusive interview after his press conference Friday.

He will be joined on stage by the people who played a big part in his 10-year career: Angeline Quinto, Yeng Constantino, Ai-Ai Delas Alas, Pops Fernandez and Regine Velasquez.

The Prince of Pop is now busy preparing for this big night saying, “Ang dami kasing mga videos na gagamitin for the concert. Ang dami pang kailangan gawin pero kaya naman.”

“inTENse: A Decade with The Prince of Pop” is happening on November 9, 2013 at PICC Plenary Hall. For tickets you can call Ticketworld at 891-9999 and Ticketnet at 911-5555.

Click the video below for our full interview with The Prince of Pop himself!

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Erik Santos: More ‘InTENse’ at 10

Erik: More ‘InTENse’ at 10
By Yugel Losorata (The Philippine Star)
October 21, 2013

Erik Santos: All I can offer is my musicality

MANILA, Philippines – A sterling music career hitting the 10-year mark is no doubt a major achievement for a performing artist in this age of reality TV shows and YouTube sensations.

Erik Santos is among the few, and the latest to reach the milestone as he celebrates his decade-long run in the local music scene with a major concert dubbed InTENse: A Decade with the Prince of Pop. The show, produced by Cornerstone Concerts, is scheduled on Nov. 9, 8 p.m. at the PICC Plenary Hall in Pasay City.
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inTENse Week 4 Roundup: Erik Instagrams Basha, “Read Between the Lines,” Thunderbird Casino, Triumph Over Insecurities


Thank you for joining this week’s @ErikSantos_inTENse Throwback Thursday pics with @eriksantos instagram feed for the theme #eriksantoscollections showing all you have collected about the Prince of Pop!

(Join us every Thursday and don’t forget to hashtag #eriksantosinTENse.)

  • Erik posts inTENse sneak peek on Instagram, with Bea Alonzo as Basha  (via @eriksantos)



Erik Santos in Concert Part 7: HEARTSONGS (2009) A decade has passed since a star emerged. Our admiration, love and respect for Erik Santos has simply inTENsified over the years. “Heartsongs”, an intimate 2-night Valentine concert in 2009, is truly one that remains close to our hearts ’til this day. Here is a glimpse of his remarkable rendition of “Sometime, Somewhere”! Join us in another unforgettable night and watch his anniversary concert, “inTENse” on November 9 at the PICC.





Sorry sa mga chaka, magandang babae ang type ERIK naghahanap na ng asawa: Ayoko ng laro, gusto ko seryoso!

Sorry sa mga chaka, magandang babae ang type
ERIK naghahanap na ng asawa: Ayoko ng laro, gusto ko seryoso!
By Ervin Santiago
October 13th, 2013

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INAMIN ni Erik Santos na nalampasan na nila ni Angeline Quinto ang “getting to know each other” stage – ibig sabihin, more than friends na sila at papunta na sa pagiging magdyowa.
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Erik Santos talks about heartbreak: ‘When I’m hurting mas masarap kumanta’

Erik Santos talks about heartbreak: ‘When I’m hurting mas masarap kumanta’
10/18/2013 7:20 AM
by: Rhea Manila Santos

101813-Erik_Main.jpgerik santosAfter denying he was more than friends with fellow artist Angeline Quinto, Erik Santos said he is enjoying the single life. The 31-year-old balladeer admitted he sings more passionately when he is heartbroken. “Oo, when I’m hurting mas masarap kumanta kasi bawat nota, bawat word, ninamnam mo yan eh. Siguro naman kahit sino kapag masakit para sayo or ka-be-break mo lang or may pinagdadaanan ka, mas masarap kumanta. Masarap din naman kumanta pag masayang masaya ka. Kasi you feel inspired, parang ang gaan gaan ng pakiramdam mo. Siguro kahit anong estado ng buhay mo, kung ano man yung sitwasyon mo, yun ang maganda sa aming mga singers, kahit hindi kami magsalita, through our music nailalabas namin eh. So nasa audience na yun kung paano nila i-i-interpret yun,” he explained.
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Erik Santos: ‘Yung hinahanap ko kasi, yung pangmatagalan na’

Erik Santos: ‘Yung hinahanap ko kasi, yung pangmatagalan na’
By Chuck Smith (
October 17, 2013 – 5:28pm

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MANILA, Philippines – Erik Santos admits he feels pressured every time he is asked by the entertainment press when he is planning to settle down.

“Nape-pressure ako kasi marrying age na ako,” he said. “Buti na lang nasa showbiz ako. Naghahanap naman ako, nagda-date rin ako, hindi naman nawawala sa akin yun.”

However, the 31-year-old singer explained he’s taking his time because he is already thinking about his future.
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Erik Santos triumphs over insecurities

Erik Santos triumphs over insecurities
Karen Valeza
Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom
Oct 17, 2013

Erik Santos (George Calvelo/NPPA Images)
Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom – Erik Santos (George Calvelo/NPPA Images)

Erik Santos admits singers like him feel insecure in the face of competition. But he clarified that he doesn’t feel that way anymore with fellow “ASAP Champions” singers.

“Lumagpas na ako sa stage na iyon eh. Dati meron, pataasan kayo. Hindi ko naman pwedeng sabihin na wala, ang plastic ko naman kung wala. Kailangan kapag may hit song yung isa, dapat merong mas maghi-hit,” Erik said at the press conference for his tenth anniversary concert “InTENse” at Plaza Ibarra, Quezon City on Friday, October 11.
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