A voice that electrifies

A voice that electrifies

By Totel V. de Jesus
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—For two nights at the jam-packed Meralco Theater, power was not limited to electricity. In his concert “Power of One,” Erik Santos proved that his voice is a force that could energize the entire hall.

The 27-year-old pop singer hit the high notes without resorting to falsetto, as older veterans like Martin Nievera are prone to do.

In fact, Santos showed how a guy can belt it out by doing a medley of Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston hits.

In the high-pitched chorus in Dion’s version of “All By Myself,” Santos soared without difficulty.

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Concert ni Erik Santos, binigyan ng standing ovation!

Concert ni Erik Santos, binigyan ng standing ovation!

October 6, 2010
Pinoy Parazzi

erik santos MULING PINATUNAYAN NI Erik Santos na siya pa rin ang nag-iisang Prince of Pop ng bansa when he held a two-night concert titled Power of One last September 24 and 25 at the Meralco Theatre. Umani siya ng mga papuri at pitong standing ovations sa dalawang gabing pagtatanghal – three on the first night and four on the second.

Pawang mga bigatin ang mga guests ni Erik sa Power of One. Sa unang gabi ng concert, Erik sang duets with special guests Concert King Martin Nievera (Broadway Medley) and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez (Sometime, Somewhere/What Kind of Fool).

The performances each received unanimous enthusiastic cheers from the overwhelmed and jampacked audience.
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Everyone I know in my Erik Santos circle of friends (aka ESFO for Erik Santos Friends Online) was eagerly looking forward to our musical icon’s BIG birthday concert, the one where it felt like the stars aligned coz how often do you get to have a concert on your birthday that falls on the tenth day of the tenth month of 2010? So we were a little bit bummed upon hearing that the concert got bumped to an earlier date, and the title being “Voices, Erik Santos Live at the Meralco Theater.” Taking things in stride (since we will support Erik Santos no matter how generic the title of his concert is), things turned to look upward when the show was retitled “POWER OF ONE” which obviously suits the very classy venue, and even more so when we got wind of the kind of songs he was going to sing. The roster of guests didn’t hurt either, with name-droppables Regine and Martin headlining the guestlist.

“This is going to be my best concert so far,” the Prince of Pop said, what with the very carefully chosen repertoire that was so vocally challenging, most of the songs felt like a finale in itself. It demanded so much from him as well as from the band (under Mr. Homer Flores) that Erik was naturally nervous of course. What if he won’t have the vocal power for the second night? What if the heavy songs would be too much for the audience? But as one of my cohorts in the ESFO circle retorted, audiences should expect nothing less with a title like that and a singer like Erik Santos.

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Erik Santos WRR Tambayan Sept 21, 2010 – Invite to Power of One Concert

Erik Santos Pop Cam #9 – Power of One Concert Invitation

Erik Santos Music Uplate Live – Invite to Power of One Concert

Erik Santos & Martin Nievera – This Is The Moment

Martin and Erik: Concert King and Concert Prince

Queens on Fire – Regine, Erik & Pops – Kahit Isang Saglit | Sana Maulit Muli

Erik Santos & Regine Velasquez – Hanggang Ngayon | Muli

Erik Santos & Regine Velasquez – Bakit Ba Iniibig Ka Music Video

Erik Santos & Rachelle Ann Go – Ol4luv Duet

Erik Santos & Rachelle Ann Go – 22nd Star Awards For Movies

Piolo Pascual Reveals His Favorite Singer

Erik Santos & Christian Bautista – If I Ever Fall In Love Again

Erik Santos – Corner of the Sky

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Erik Santos – Countdown: 1 Day to Power of One

Erik Santos – Countdown: 1 Day to Power of One

1 DAY left!!!!! This is it!! ERIK SANTOS in his most powerful 2-night concert, POWER OF ONE!!! Be at the Meralco Theater Friday & Saturday! Special guests on Friday: Martin Nievera, Rachelle Ann Go & Regine Velasquez. on Saturday: Piolo Pascual, Christian Bautista & Regine Velasquez… see you there!!!
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Tickets: SM Ticketbooths 470-2222 & TicketWorld 891-9999

The power of Erik Santos

The power of Erik Santos
Manila Standard Today
by Isah V. Red

Amid intrigues and mostly put-downs, especially from the tabloid press, Erik Santos remains steadfast in his goal to become the country’s prince of pop. And it seems he is actually weathering the anti-Erik barrage of criticisms.

Proof is he has stayed in the business close to a decade, and he hasn’t even peaked yet. Just a couple of steps to the apex of his career, Santos stops momentarily to take a look at how he has become the person that he has always dreamed to be.

Santos’ career has come a long way since Star in a Million. Platinum records, hit songs and multiple music awards are now tucked under his belt, and only in his past seven years in show business. All these accomplishments started with the power of a dream. And when the right time and right opportunity came to Erik the rest was history.

To emphasize that dreams can be powerful, Santos titled his coming show on Sept. 24 and 25 at the Meralco Theater The Power of One.

Santos returns to that time when he wasn’t the Prince of Pop that he is now. He will prove to his audience that it is his music and powerful voice that brought him to where he is today.

The show promises to showcase Erik’s vocal range and his heartfelt renditions of popular love songs.

Santos assembled personalities that had the great influence on him as a singer. Appearing as special guests for both nights will be no less than Regine Velasquez and the world renowned UP Singing Ambassadors. On Sept. 24, the country’s premier balladeer, Martin Nievera and singing champion Rachel Anne Go will join the roster while the ultimate Heartthrob, Piolo Pascual will perform on the 25th.

Erik took the time to pick the songs for the show, most of which will not only challenge him musically but will also tell the story of his life. It will be songs from someone who dared to dream and followed it.

Erik Santos’ fans get tickets at SM Tickets in all SM malls. For inquiries and reservations, you can call SM Tickets at 470-2222 and Ticketworld at 891-9999.

Erik Santos – Countdown: 2 Days to Power of One

Erik Santos – Countdown: 2 Days to Power of One

2 DAAAAAYS!!! Are you ready to feel the POWER??? Are you ready for ERIK SANTOS??? POWER OF ONE… Sept 24 & 25 at the Meralco Theater!!! Special guests on Friday: Martin Nievera, Rachelle Ann Go & Regine Velasquez. on Saturday: Piolo Pascual, Christian Bautista & Regine Velasquez
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Tickets: SM Ticketbooths 470-2222 & Ticketworld 891-9999.

Sexy Talk with Erik Santos

Sexy Talk with Erik Santos
FUNFARE By Ricardo F. Lo (The Philippine Star) Updated September 22, 2010 12:00 AM

erik santosWhile his contemporaries (Mark Bautista, Christian Bautista, et al) have loosened up and thrown clothes and caution to the wind, Erik Santos insists that he’s not ready to pursue that “daring” direction yet, even if he’s marking his late 20s on 10-10-10.

“Is anybody stopping me from going sexy?” Erik asks. “No. Basta wala pa lang ako sa kondisyon.”

His advance birthday concert set for Sept. 24 and 25 at the Meralco Theater is titled The Power of One (with Regine Velasquez and the UP Singing Ambassadors as guests on both shows; and Martin Nievera and Rachelle Ann Go on the first night, and Piolo Pascual on the second night), so you wonder, where does his power emanate from?

“My throat,” says Erik, joking. He means his singing voice, although his fans are convinced that Erik spices that up with his own brand of sex appeal.

Will he show a little flesh in his show?

“Well, there are ‘surprises’,” Erik promises. “You will be surprised.”
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