Erik prince and icon

Erik prince and icon
Malaya Business Insight
November 14, 2011

erik sanros & rachelle ann goMUCH-awarded and certified platinum artist, Erik Santos is ready to take on different fields in the entertainment industry, as he becomes part of the prestigious Star Magic family.

Since coming into the spotlight in 2003, the one and only “Prince of Pop” Erik has been singing one hit after the other and then ventured into writing his own songs. In 2010, Erik first dabbled into acting via an episode of “Maalaala Mo Kaya” which was even shot in Macau opposite actress Kristel Moreno. And now in 2011, Erik makes his professional acting debut on stage in Atlantis’ version of the hit Broadway musical “The Little Mermaid,” where he will play the role of Prince Eric opposite Rachelle Ann Go as the mermaid-turned-human Ariel.

Erik is very enthusiastic about his first stage role. “Nag-re-rehearse na kami ngayon. I’m very excited kasi this is my first time to do theater so kumbaga ibang experience naman for me.” Erik is very open to expanding his horizons as a performer. He hopes his followers won’t be disappointed when “The Little Mermaid” begins its run on Nov. 18 to Dec. 11 at the Meralco Theater. There will be a celebrity screening produced by Erik on Nov. 25.
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Ogie, Erik create their own ‘drama’

July 30, 2010, 1:01pm

Acting Erik: It wasn’t easy convincing singer Erik Santos to act. He had major reservations against acting, to begin with. He thought he wasn’t up to it, wasn’t just equipped to be an actor, although he could sing up a storm anytime.

It was with trepidation, therefore, that we watched the singer’s acting debut last Saturday on “Maalaala Mo Kaya.” That’s what you get when you tend to believe a person’s warnings which he himself has told you many times over in the past.

We found Erik’s acting in the episode, “Bus,” quite endearing and acceptable, especially for a first-time actor. It belied all his other apprehensions against taking on roles for either small or big screen.

At best, it can be said that Erik’s acting is as good as anyone’s, especially among those who shared the episode with him, like Kristel Moreno. It helped, of course, that he played a singer in the presentation, shot on location in Macau, presumably after one of his shows there.

The role afforded Erik dramatic moments as called for when his character, that of a singer, applies for a job in Macau but ends up being a laborer instead.

The “MMK” episode should signal the start of more acting jobs for Erik Santos, the latest singer to cross over from pop to action. Erik couldn’t have chosen a better platform to showcase his hidden thespic talent.


Erik Santos Pop Cam #6 – MMK on July 24, 2010

Erik Santos with leading lady Kristel Moreno invites everyone to watch the upcoming Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK) episode this Saturday, July 24 7:15pm. Watch Erik portray the role of a struggling entertainer in Macau, as directed by Mae Cruz.

Erik Santos Pop Cam #6 – MMK on July 24, 2010

Erik Santos Kung Maaalala Mo Video (2006), with Kristel Moreno


Erik Santos Presscon for Maalaala Mo Kaya

Erik Santos Presscon for Maalaala Mo Kaya

Erik Santos made his first press conference as an actor Wednesday. Erik, along with his leading lady Kristel Moreno will star in the longest running drama anthology Malaala Mo Kaya this Saurday, July 24th. Erik talked about his character, the story, and how his co-stars and Director Mae Cruz motivated him into bringing life into the role he played.

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Erik has eyes set on Maja

Erik has eyes set on Maja
July 23, 2010, 11:17am

erik santos Singer Erik Santos must have really enjoyed his first taste of acting. A couple of days before his stint on “Maalaala Mo Kaya” aired, the singer told the press that his ultimate dream kissing scene partner is Maja Salvador.

“Kung bibigyan ng pagkakataon, gusto ko sana si Maja maka-kissing scene. Sino ba naman ang hindi magkakagusto sa kanyang hitsura!” exclaimed the “Star In A Million 1” winner in a recent interview.

Erik plays lead in his first “MMK” episode shot in Macau. He is paired with Kristel Moreno with whom he figures in multiple kissing scenes. He described Kristel as “a really OK” actress before putting out good words for Maja.

“Magaling siyang umarte and nirerespeto ko siya. Hinahangaan ko siya sa pagkanta at pag-arte,” added the pop act who attended an acting workshop under directors Mae Cruz and Laurice Guillen in preparation for “MMK.”

Believed to be long overdue, Erik’s acting debut will give audiences a chance to see him outside the singer mold. There will be a couple of singing sequences, but the episode’s big reveal is Erik displaying various emotions in portraying an OFW who applied as a singer at a hotel in Macau but ended up as a housekeeper.

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Kristel Moreno and Erik Santos topbill MMK episode in Macau

Kristel Moreno and Erik Santos topbill MMK episode in Macau
Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Erik Santos has his first acting stint for the July 24
episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya. He is paired with Kristel
Moreno in this episode sh
ot in Macau.
Courtesy of ABS-CBN

Erik Santos will try acting for the first time after being in show business for six years. In the July 24 episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya, he will play an OFW who applied as a singer but became a housekeeper at the Venetian Hotel in Macau. In preparation for his role, Erik underwent a workshop with Laurice Guillen. He also observed the movements of the letter sender who accompanied the Kapamilya stars when they shot their episode in Macau.

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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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