Erik & Angeline: Match made for Big Dome

Erik & Angeline: Match made for Big Dome
By Yugel Losorata
(The Philippine Star)
July 22, 2015

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MANILA, Philippines – With more than 70 movie and teleserye theme songs to their credits and with them coming from ABS-CBN backed-singing contests who are now popular belters, it is safe to say that singers Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto are a match made in heaven.

Or in its grand earthly equivalent, one made for the history-rich Smart Araneta Coliseum where they are scheduled to perform together next month.
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Erik Santos: Theme song King and Queen at the Big Dome

Theme song King and Queen at the Big Dome
Isah V. Red
Manila Standard Today
Jul. 17, 2015

kq artikTwo of this generation’s highly recognized and established singers come as one in a dream concert that promises to deliver the goods.

Erik Santos and Angeline-Quinto, their shining stars intertwined by virtue of their stellar record as familiar voices to local movie and teleserye theme songs, are joining hands as featured acts in an anticipated major concert on Aug. 15 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The show, produced by Cornerstone Concerts and simply billed Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto at the Araneta Coliseum is expected to provide a kind of stage spectacle rarely seen by concertgoers. It is also far from being just a simple set but promises to be grand for its “talked about concept” – three concerts, two musical royalties, one night.

Both Erik and Angeline are crowned as this generation’s “King and Queen of Theme Songs,” respectively, with Erik having sung 37 themes to his high-valued name while Angeline scoring 35 so far in her steadily moving music career for teleseryes and films. The numbers are mind-boggling, the effect to music fans, encompassing.
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Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto not bothered by non-singers who have hit album

Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto not bothered by non-singers who have hit albums
by Rachelle Siazon posted on July 14, 2015
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Hindi maiwasang hingan ng opinyon sina Erik Santos at Angeline Quinto kaugnay ng isyu tungkol sa non-singers na nagli-lip sync kapag nagpe-perform sa musical-variety shows sa telebisyon.

Sina Erik at Angeline ang dalawa sa itinuturing na pinakamahusay na singers sa Pilipinas.

Nag-ugat ang isyung ito sa pahayag ni Rhap Salazar, dating kampeon ng 13th World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), hinggil sa non-singers na nagli-lip sync at nagkakaroon pa ng record albums.

Read: Rhap Salazar slams non-singers who lip-sync on TV

Bilang mainstay ng ASAP, inamin ng Prince of Pop na may mga pagkakataong pre-recorded ang kanyang song numbers kung mayroon siyang kasabay na non-singers.
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Erik Santos: The other side of ‘Separados’

Meanwhile singer Erik Santos who debuts as an actor in Separados is a battered husband. “Erik Santos is a battered husband, a call center agent na nangangarap na maging singer.”

The other side of ‘Separados’
July 31, 2014 7:07 pm

by Euden Valdez
Staff Writer
themanilatimes.net

s6_0540In the Philippines, wives are always seen as the victims of separation. For filmmaker GB Sampedro, the time has come for Filipinos to understand that husbands too suffer in failed marriages.

To prove his point, Sampedro compiled a story of “six men with six failed marriages” into a single film fittingly titled Separados. The movie is an official entry to the New Breed Category of the 10th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival opening today at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay City.

“Dito kasi, kapag separation, lalaki ang may kasalanan, ang babae yong kawawa. With my movie, I want to show the other side of the story,” Sampedro, who is a bona fide “separado” himself, told The Manila Times in an exclusive interview.

erik_santos_s6_0541Asked if the story is in some ways personal, the director admitted, “Yes, it is very personal and close to me. Masasabi kong, majority ng emosyon dito galing sa akin. Most of the characters galing din sa akin.”

But why did it take him years to actually make this movie? Sampedro answered, “That time, feeling ko hindi pa siya buong-buo para sa akin. Hindi pa ako sold sa idea na ipapalabas ko yong ganitong klaseng istorya sa point of view ng lalaki. Hindi pa handa yung market para sa ganon.”

But now times are changing with more and more Filipinos dealing with marital issues.
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Friends show ‘InTENse’ support For Erik Santos

Friends show ‘InTENse’ support For Erik Santos
MST Entertainment Dec. 02, 2013 at 06:01pm

mts2013-12-02_192726IT was a night of soulful pop and well-loved ballads on Nov. 9 at the PICC Plenary Hall as the country’s one and only Prince of Pop Erik Santos was featured in InTENSe: A Decade With The Prince Of Pop.

Cornerstone Concerts in celebration of Erik’s 10 years in the business produced InTENse and Johnny “Mr. M” Manahan directed it.
Erik Santos at his concert ‘InTENse’

OPM master Homer Flores was the musical director.

Erik gathered his supporters to personally thank them and humbly look back at all of his achievements via three-hour jam-packed concert. Prior to his numerous chart-toppers, Erik was of course expected to deliver his teleserye and movie heartfelt tracks like “Maging Sino Ka Man,” “May Bukas Pa,” “Diyos Ng Pag-ibig,” and “Muling Buksan Ang Puso.” Erik also performed “I Miss You Like Crazy,” “Now That I Have You,” and “I’ll Never Go” (from the movie One More Chance), themes from John Lloyd and Bea’s certified blockbuster films.
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Erik Santos marks his 10 years in showbiz with a successful concert

Erik Santos marks his 10 years in showbiz with a successful concert
push-abs-cbn.com – 11/15/2013
by: Maureen Marie Belmonte

111613-erik_main.jpgPrince of Pop Erik Santos held a concert at the PICC Plenary Hall last Saturday, November 9, for his one-night-only 10th anniversary concert. Titled InTENse, the concert showcased the same intense passion and hunger for innovation that Erik has and continues to thrive on in his decade-long presence in the business.
Setting the mood that night was the shadow dance performance of El Gamma Penumbra who opened the show with a dreamy flashback of his humble beginnings as a budding singer stumbling from one local fiesta singing contest and audition to another.
Erik performed his lengthiest concert to date—spanning almost three-and-a-half hours—for his fans.
While he is known for his ballads made into teleserye theme songs, Erik made sure that there was something for all types of listeners as he did mash ups and covers of international pop songs like Nicki Minaj’s “Fly” and R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” and Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” and Britney Spears’s “Oops I Did It Again” and then a bunch of songs from internationally-acclaimed Broadway musical Les Miserables, which he said was one of his personal favorites.

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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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Erik Santos’ decade-long reign as prince of pop

Erik Santos’ decade-long reign as prince of pop
By MST Entertainment
Oct 16, 2013

Powerful ballads, remarkable originals, strong vocals, heartfelt renditions and a true Pop icon, Erik Santos has smoothly taken fans on a journey through a decade of good music and by remaining as one of the industry’s most conspicuous artists and celebrated OPM phenomena.

Erik Santos celebrates 10 years in the industry

Erik Santos celebrates 10 years in the industry

Since that stellar moment during his rendition of “This Is The Moment” on ABS-CBN’s singing reality talent-search Star In A Million in 2003, the soul everyone witnessed from then wildcard finalist Erik Santos gave him the much desired triumph. The acquired triumph started opening a lot of doors for him and labeled Erik as the country’s “Prince of Pop.”

“This Is The Moment,” Erik’s first album that went platinum three months after its release was the first material that showcased his ground-breaking vocals and positioned him to the ballad stream. The album produced massive hits such as “Pagbigyang Muli,” “Di Ko Kaya” and “Kung Akin ang Mundo.” Erik’s Platinum sophomore album Loving You Now was released the following year and continued giving soulful ballads via hit singles “Who’s Loving You Now,” “I Will Never Leave You,” remake of Ella Mae Saison’s “Goodbye’s Not Forever” and “Bakit Sa Iniibig Ka?” an unforgettable collaboration with Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez.

Erik ventured into something new on Your Love. Your Love featured Erik’s own rendition of popular all-time pop-rock songs. Your Love scored platinum hit singles like Neocolours’ “Say You’ll Never Go,” After Image’s “Next in Line” and Rockstar”s “Parting Time,” a belting piece duet with the RnB Princess Kyla. As a season breaker, Erik released his first Christmas album All I Want This Christmas with its carrier hit single “Ngayong Pasko.” In 2008, Star Records and Warner Music Philippines combined the two top pop balladeers in the country. Erik and Christian Bautista did a joint project titled Face-Off, a rundown of their hit singles in one album. “Never Give Up” was the hit duet released from the album.

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THE PRINCE OF POP AND HIS DECADE-LONG REIGN

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
THE PRINCE OF POP AND HIS DECADE-LONG REIGN

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Powerful ballads, remarkable originals, strong vocals, heartfelt renditions and a true Pop icon, Erik Santos has smoothly taken us on a journey through a decade of good music and by remaining as one of the industry’s most conspicuous artists and celebrated OPM phenomenon.

A DECADE OF MUSIC

Since that stellar moment during his rendition of “This Is The Moment” on ABS-CBN’s singing reality talent-search “Star In A Million” in 2003, the soul everyone witnessed from then wildcard finalist Erik Santos gave him the much desired triumph. The acquired triumph started opening a lot of doors for him and labelled Erik as the country’s “Prince of Pop”.
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