Erik Santos to mark 10 years in music industry

Erik Santos to mark 10 years in music industry
ABS-CBNnews.com
07/19/2012

erik santosMANILA, Philippines – Being able to stay in show business for almost 10 years is something which singer Erik Santos considers an achievement.

Santos, who will be celebrating his 10th anniversary in the music industry next year, said he feels fortunate that people still patronize his music even though many new artists have joined the music scene.
Singer Erik Santos

“Nakaabot ako ng 10 years na andito pa rin ako. Iba ‘yun eh. Pag nakilala ka ng tao, ang hirap i-sustain, lalo dito sa atin, iba ang sistema ng showbiz. Kaya sabi ko ‘pag nag-usap kami ni Christian (Bautista) napaka-grateful namin na nakasampa kami sa music industry at ‘pag naglabas kami ng album, tinatangkilik ng tao at ‘pag nag-concert kami, pinupuntahan ng mga tao,” he said.

Santos also gave credit to the ABS-CBN management for handling his career well.
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Erik Santos Not Inclined To Acting

Erik Santos Not Inclined To Acting
mb.com.ph
By MAUREEN MARIE BELMONTE
July 12, 2012, 8:17pm

erik santosMANILA, Philippines – While most of his contemporaries have already crossed over to acting, singer Erik Santos opts to stick it out with his first love, singing.

While the 29-year-old singer is fully aware that acting on teleseryes does assure one of wider exposure, acting isn’t really his cup of tea.
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Bandera “One-on-One”: Erik Santos

Bandera “One-on-One”: Erik Santos
Bandera Balita by banderablogs
Text at photos ni Ervin A. Santiago, Entertainment Editor

erik santosNGAYON daw ay may panahon na si Erik Santos para sa kanyang lovelife. Kinarir muna raw kasi ng Pop Prince ang kanyang pag-aaral dahil talagang gusto niyang magkaroon ng college diploma. Kahit daw sobrang nakakapagod ang pagsabayin ang kanyang singing career at ang kanyang studies ay nagpursige siya para makuha ang minimithing diploma.
Sa pakikipag-one-on-one namin kay Erik nalaman namin na talagang hindi siya mahilig gumimik, hindi rin daw siya mahilig sa mga party, mas gugustuhin daw niyang magpahinga na lang sa bahay at makipag-bonding sa kanyang family and friends sa kanilang tahanan.
Kilalanin pa natin ang Prince of Pop sa pamamagitan ng ilang katanungang ibinato namin sa kanya. Narito po ang kabuuan ng aming chikahan.

BANDERA: Erik, paano mo pinalilipas ang free time mo, lalo na kapag hindi ka busy sa iyong singing career?
ERIK SANTOS: Most of the time, sa house lang, kami-kami ng family ko. Sometimes I invite my frends sa bahay para mag-dinner, magkantahan, magkuwentuhan. Ganu’n lang, hindi kasi ako nasanay na gumimik sa mga bar. Mas nagiging interesting kasi ang kuwentuhan kapag tahimik ‘yung lugar, mas marami kayong napag-uusapan na may sense.
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Erik Santos finally tries his hand in acting

Erik Santos finally tries his hand in acting
mb.com.ph
By JOJO P. PANALIGAN
July 23, 2010, 4:22pm

Seven years after he first got an offer to try out acting, Prince of Pop Erik Santos has finally taken the plunge via an episode on “Maalaala Mo Kaya” to air Saturday, July 24.

“Ako kasi ‘yung tao na ayaw na napre-pressure. Before, I didn’t feel I was cut out for this aspect of show business. But because the right material finally came my way, pumayag na din ako,” he told Bulletin Entertainment and other members of media in an interview held July 21.

In the episode, Erik plays an OFW who applied as a singer but became a housekeeper at Venetian Hotel in Macau. The balladeer relates to his role since he is also “a breadwinner, a singer, at saka matiisin” for real, and because his father worked as an engineer in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia a few years back.

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Erik Santos first acting stint

Erik Santos first acting stint
Sun Star Manila
Thursday, July 22, 2010

KAPAMILYA singer Erik Santos could not believe that at some point of his career he will go into acting.

Erik, who has done several albums and was constantly on top list to sing most television and movie theme songs, will grace this Saturday’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya” episode.

This is the first acting project of the singer who admitted that he was a bit reluctant to grace the boob tube as an actor and not as a singer.
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Erik Santos tries acting for the first time on MMK

Erik Santos tries acting for the first time on MMK
ABS-CBN Showbuzz Feature
by Bernie Franco | July 22, 2010 8:53 AM |


Singer Erik Santos is nervous and excited about his first-ever acting stint, which will be for Maalaala Mo Kaya airing on July 24. “Excited ako kasi for the first time ang ipo-promote ko hindi pagkanta [kundi] acting naman,” shared the singer. “Kinakabahan kasi hindi ko alam kung magugustuhan ng mga tao pero I hope and pray magustuhan nila.”

Though he has been in the business for six years, Erik never tried acting before even if there were previous offers. “May past offer na ‘yung MMK sa akin pero feeling ko hindi pa ako handa,” he said. But when this particular role was offered to him, he finally said yes because he felt that it was close to his heart. “Itong binigay nila ‘yung script, binasa ko, sabi ko ang ganda kasi singer din [‘yung character] eh. Nagta-travel so sabi ko, ‘Sigenga try ko.’ So pinag-workshop nila ako kay Direk Laurice (Guillen) ng one session, ayun. Tsaka why not? Try lang naman ‘di ba? Gusto ko lang i-try kung pwede.”

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