Netizens: Tres Kantos Deserved Standing Ovation One Music PH
By: Karlos Ortega | Jun 24, 2016
Last weekend’s episodes of “We Love OPM: The Celebrity Sing-Offs” saw the six teams perform the greatest hits of OPM icon Rico J. Puno. As always, every team showcased varying interpretations of the mustache-donning singing legend, but there was a trio that shone the brightest. That trio was Tres Kantos which is composed by Dominador Aviola, Bugoy Drilon, and Jovit Baldivino, and mentored by Erik Santos. Their rendition of “May Bukas Pa” garnered them 98 “love hearts” which is the highest score for a performance thus far in the competition.
Not only did Tres Kantos sing their song beautifully, but according to them, their performance was a tribute to ethnic tribes as well. As a result, their song number drew a standing ovation, and comical praises from Rico J himself. The trio’s hair-raising performance also received positive feedback from netizens. YouTube user HELLOW YO cheers for a different team, but agreed that Tres Kantos always impress with their singing. As for Twitter user @raymondinogan, he said that the weekend winners deserved their standing ovation.
In a grand night at the first Philippine Popular Music Festival (PhilPop), the PICC Plenary Hall was buzzing with some of OPM’s best singers and composers. Lucky are we to witness this and catch a video of Erik Santos rendering “Hangang Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan” in the “Classic Cs” featuring songs composed by George Canseco, Willy Cruz, Ernani Cuenco, Jose Mari Chan, and Ryan Cayabyab. Other performers in this phenomenal prod are Christian Bautista, Regine Velasquez, Basil Valdez and Sharon Cuneta.
Erik Santos PhilPOP Music Festival July 14, 2012 – Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan
MANILA, Philippines – Prince of Pop Erik Santos released his newest album “Awit Para Sa’yo” featuring his rendition of 5 OPM hits.
Unlike his previous albums, Santos said this one has 14 tracks and with more original songs.
“This album is four months in the making. Gusto namin maka-collect ng magagandang mga kanta from different OPM composers like Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, Mr. Ogie Alcasid,” he said in an interview with Mornings@ANC. Continue reading →
Erik Santos says he talked to Boy Abunda before leaving Backroom Inc. Pep.ph
Maricris V. Nicasio
Saturday, September 17, 2011 – 02:39 PM
Nakaalis na ang maraming reporter nang ma-corner ng ilang entertainment press kagabi ang Prince of Pop na si Erik Santos pagkatapos ng kanyang album launching na Awit Para Sa ‘Yo ng Star Records, na ginanap sa Don Henrico’s, Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
Inilunsad ni Erik ang Awit Para Sa ‘Yo album na kinapapalooban ng 14 tracks. Isa sa mga tracks ay ang favorite ng kanyang dating manager na si Boy Abunda ng Backroom Inc.
Dinedicate ni Erik ang kantang “Muling Buksan Ang Puso” kay Boy.
Bakit ito ang dine-dedicate niya kay Boy?
“May dedication ako riyan sa inlay sa bawat kanta. Maganda yung kanta and alam ko kasing favorite niya ‘yon e and magiging theme song ‘yan ng isang malaking-malaking teleserye sa ABS-CBN — yung Alta starring Gretchen Barretto. Continue reading →
Erik Santos claims that there’s no ill will between him and former manager Boy Abunda Push.com.ph
9/17/2011 1:25 AM
by: Rachelle Siazon
After being managed by Boy Abunda via Backroom Inc. for eight years, Erik Santos said that it was a hard decision for him to look for another talent agency to handle his music career. This is in relation to Boy’s previous announcement that he’s giving up his ownership of his management and PR company to have more time with his ailing mom. “May changes sa management. Decisions have to be made. Hindi naman sa ‘di ko nagustuhan yung changes. May mga kailangan lang i-consider,” he said during the press con for his latest album Awit Para Sa’yo last September 15 at Don Henrico’s restaurant in Tomas Morato, Quezon City. Continue reading →