Each moment is The Moment

Each moment is The Moment
DIRECT LINE By Boy Abunda (The Philippine Star) | November 2, 2013

Erik Santos will celebrate 10 years in the industry with a major solo concert, InTENse: A Decade with the Prince of Pop, on Nov. 9 at the PICC

When I look back, it seems like only yesterday when Erik Santos was starting out on his journey to make a name for himself as a singer — and now, here he is, marking his 10th year in the business.

It’s been an incredible 10-year ride, and sometimes even Erik himself can’t believe that it has gotten this far. “Because at first, after I won (in Star in a Million, where he was the first grand champion), of course, I didn’t know then that it was only the beginning,” says Erik. “Akala ko, after I won, makakabalik na ako ng school, at mapagpapatuloy ko na ‘yung pag-aaral ko. Yun pala, ‘yun ang simula ng lahat, after you win. That’s where the battle and the hard work begin.”
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Erik Santos celebrates 10th anniversary

Erik Santos celebrates 10th anniversary
sunstar.com.ph
Friday, September 13, 2013

PRINCE of Pop Erik Santos said he does not rest on his laurels even after numerous successful shows and albums in show business.

This November, the “Star in A Million” grand winner will celebrate his decade-long career in the music industry.

Dubbed as “inTENse,” his anniversary show will be staged at the PICC Plenary Hall on November 9 with special guests Angeline Quinto, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Concert Queen Pops Fernandez and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez.

Even though he is considered as one of the respected performers in the Philippine music scene, Erik said he challenges himself more as an artist.
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Erik Santos on celebrating 10 years in showbiz: ‘I want to be iconic’

Erik Santos on celebrating 10 years in showbiz: ‘I want to be iconic’
Push.ph – 7/12/2013
by: Rhea Manila Santos

erik santosAfter recently launching his new album The Erik Santos Collection, Erik Santos admitted that he wants to be able to leave a lasting mark on the music industry as well as start his own family. “As I grow and enter my second decade in the industry, siyempre I want to eventually I want to have my own family na kasi siyempre medyo nasa marrying age na rin ako. Dun yun sa personal side naman, sa career I want to be iconic. I want to reach the stature of Martin (Nievera) and Gary V. (Valenciano) na until now nandiyan pa rin sila. I want to be called an icon siguro ten years from now, sarap nun eh. Yung parang na-maintain mo yung career mo for 10, 20, 30 years. That’s something na ise-celebratei People come and go in show business pero how you sustain your career is still the name of the game,” he said during his presscon held last July 11 at Max’s restaurant in Quezon City.
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Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Dec 2

Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Dec 2

Erik Santos sings a heart-stopping version of Lani Misalucha’s “Tunay Na Mahal”, a smooth “Kailan” with Noel Cabangon and ASAP platinum awardees. and receives 24k / Platinum Circle awards in this week’s ASAP 2012. Congratulations, Erik Santos!

Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Dec 2 Lani Misalucha Tribute – Tunay Na Mahal
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Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Dec 2 Platinum Circle Awardees – Kailan
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Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Dec 2 24k & Platinum Awarding
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Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Dec 2 Closing
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Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Nov 11

Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Nov 11

Congratulations Erik Santos for winning 3/3 awards on ASAP Pop Viewers Choice 2012!

Pop TV Theme Song – Di Lang Ikaw (Hiyas)
Pop Male Artist – Erik Santos
Pop Music Video – Bakit Mahal Pa Rin Kita

Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Nov 11 Opening – Sa Paskong Darating
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Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Nov 11 OBB – Kumukutikutitap
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Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Nov 11 POP Viewers Choice 2012 – POP Awarding
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Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Nov 11 Closing
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Erik Santos in his Greatest Theme Songs Concert

For two nights, Meralco Theater was filled with unforgettable songs from movies, teleseryes & broadway.

A very dramatic, cinematic opening of movie clips, interpretative dance accompanied w/ violin, then the spotlight on Erik Santos who blew the audience on his first song, “Somewhere”, signaled that the concert was truly a place for us.

An almost 3-hour show spell-bound the audience w/ every performance of the Concert Prince.

He grooved w/ the G-Force on the songs, Pretty Woman, Kiss & Foot Loose. He may not have the best foot works, but still looked entertaining & of course the voice is always mesmerizing!

His medley of Go The Distance, Circle of Life & You’ll Be In My Heart from Disney movies took the child-like & dreaming hearts of the audience.

He also sang some of his hit theme songs like Maging Sino Ka Man, Sapagkat Diyos Ay Pag-ibig & May Bukas Pa medley, & Kulang Ako Kung Wala Ka. Powerful & heartfelt they were!

He came down to the crowd and sang w/ them “When You Say Nothing At All”. Light moments like this on Erik’s concert is staple. Throughout the concert, he responded to his audience. Clearly, his rapport w/ them, his fans, were bound through times.

Erik’s list of theme songs for the concert was not short-changed. He did a Tagalog movie themesong medley of Bituing Walang Ningning, How Did You know, Something New In My Life, Now That You’re Gone, A Very Special Love, The Gift & of course his very own I’ll Never Go” from the movie “One More Chance”.

All-time foreign movie theme songs followed. Who would forget Unchained Melody, I Will Always Love You, Can You Read My Mind, & My Heart Will Go On. One couldn’t help but fall in love listening to his voice.

The guests also made blockbuster performances w/ the main man.

Erik & the Opera Belles gave “Bridge Over Troubled Water” a different wave.

Erik & Ms. Vina Morales collaborated w/ a Moulin Rouge song, “Come What May”. It was a hands-down broadway! And since Erik’s talent of interpreting Vina’s voice was revealed in “Gandang Gabi Vice”, he did a sample of “Pangako Sa’yo” as Vina lipsynched it. This brought the audience & even Vina to laughter.

The Pure Energy Mr. Gary Valenciano guested on the first night. They did the Rey Valera medley wherein most of the songs were interpreted by Gary on movies & teleseryes. Erik looked so funny when he impersonated the moves & voice of Gary. As Gary said, “This guy is everthing rolled into one”. Definitely a man w/ many talents!

On the second night, it was The Concert King Martin Nievera’s turn to have a showdown w/ Erik. They were hilarious when Martin impersonated Gary & Erik acted as Martin. He told the audience how great the career of Erik has been, by having great people behind him. Their medley of IKAW brought the house down!

The Legendary Basil Valdez was also there for 2 nights. He & Erik did a medley of 2 of George Conseco’s songs, Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan & Paano Ba Ang Mangarap. Basil showed why he is the original King Of Theme Songs while Erik humbly showed who’s next in line.

Erik prepared inspiring songs for his finale, a medley of Somewhere Over The Rainbow & Home. If only there was a way to stop the time & not let the show end.

And Erik couldn’t leave the stage without him singing the theme song of his life, This Is The Moment! Ecstatic as always!

Aside from the songs & performances, another great thing in this concert is Erik’s overflowing gratitude to the people who have loved & supported him throughout the years. Greatest music & moments do really come from one w/ greatest talent & character like Erik Santos!

Erik Santos: Faith In Formula

Erik Santos: Faith In Formula
By JOJO P. PANALIGAN
mb.com.ph
August 31, 2012, 12:16pm
Erik Santos doesn’t believe in fixing anything that ain’t broke

erik santosMANILA, Philippines—While the term “reinvention” seems to have become a mantra for established artists, to the point that it has been perceived by some as a marketing ploy or an angle, Erik Santos wisely chooses to give his public what they have loved about him from day one.

In his concert series “Greatest Theme Songs” staged at Meralco Theater on Aug. 30 and 31, Erik sang mostly ballads even when there are movie and TV theme songs that have upbeat tempo. Even the songs he recorded for local teleseryes that found their way into the show were arranged close to how we hear them on the boob tube (strings soaring, timpanis swelling from bridge leading to final choruses, etc). Apparently, Erik believes in not fixing anything that ain’t broke, and the audience lapped it up, if only for the artist’s superb vocal command both in terms of technique and expression.
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