Friends show ‘InTENse’ support For Erik Santos

Friends show ‘InTENse’ support For Erik Santos
MST Entertainment Dec. 02, 2013 at 06:01pm

mts2013-12-02_192726IT was a night of soulful pop and well-loved ballads on Nov. 9 at the PICC Plenary Hall as the country’s one and only Prince of Pop Erik Santos was featured in InTENSe: A Decade With The Prince Of Pop.

Cornerstone Concerts in celebration of Erik’s 10 years in the business produced InTENse and Johnny “Mr. M” Manahan directed it.
Erik Santos at his concert ‘InTENse’

OPM master Homer Flores was the musical director.

Erik gathered his supporters to personally thank them and humbly look back at all of his achievements via three-hour jam-packed concert. Prior to his numerous chart-toppers, Erik was of course expected to deliver his teleserye and movie heartfelt tracks like “Maging Sino Ka Man,” “May Bukas Pa,” “Diyos Ng Pag-ibig,” and “Muling Buksan Ang Puso.” Erik also performed “I Miss You Like Crazy,” “Now That I Have You,” and “I’ll Never Go” (from the movie One More Chance), themes from John Lloyd and Bea’s certified blockbuster films.
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Erik Santos: A decade of soul and power

Erik Santos: A decade of soul and power
By Yugel Losorata (The Philippine Star) | December 1, 2013

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MANILA, Philippines – The country’s Prince of Pop Erik Santos jumped on the bandwagon recently at the PICC Plenary Hall as he staged InTENSe: A Decade With The Prince Of Pop in celebration of his 10 years in the music industry. Another astounding concert produced by Cornerstone Concerts and under the direction of Johnny Manahan and musical direction of Homer Flores, the night was fully defined by soul and power through renditions of his remarkable hits.
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Erik Santos may bagong nililigawan, ayaw nang balikan si Rufa Mae

Erik Santos may bagong nililigawan, ayaw nang balikan si Rufa Mae
By Reggee Bonoan
Bandera
November 25th, 2013


Tinuldukan na ni Erik Santos na walang balikang mangyayari sa kanila ni Rufa mae Quinto dahil may dini-date siyang non-showbiz girl ngayon.

Ito ang sinabi sa amin ng Prince of Pop ng makasalubong namin sa Edsa Shangri-La Hotel kamakailan. Tinukso kasi namin siya kay Rufa Mae dahil sweet pa rin silang mag-usap sa nakaraang “InTENse: A Decade with the Prince of Pop” concert na ginanap sa PICC kamakailan.
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Erik Santos marks his 10 years in showbiz with a successful concert

Erik Santos marks his 10 years in showbiz with a successful concert
push-abs-cbn.com – 11/15/2013
by: Maureen Marie Belmonte

111613-erik_main.jpgPrince of Pop Erik Santos held a concert at the PICC Plenary Hall last Saturday, November 9, for his one-night-only 10th anniversary concert. Titled InTENse, the concert showcased the same intense passion and hunger for innovation that Erik has and continues to thrive on in his decade-long presence in the business.
Setting the mood that night was the shadow dance performance of El Gamma Penumbra who opened the show with a dreamy flashback of his humble beginnings as a budding singer stumbling from one local fiesta singing contest and audition to another.
Erik performed his lengthiest concert to date—spanning almost three-and-a-half hours—for his fans.
While he is known for his ballads made into teleserye theme songs, Erik made sure that there was something for all types of listeners as he did mash ups and covers of international pop songs like Nicki Minaj’s “Fly” and R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” and Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” and Britney Spears’s “Oops I Did It Again” and then a bunch of songs from internationally-acclaimed Broadway musical Les Miserables, which he said was one of his personal favorites.

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Erik Santos on dating ex-gf Ruffa Mae Quinto

Erik Santos on dating ex-gf Ruffa Mae Quinto
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Pinoy Showbiz , by Admin on 6:00 AM

erik santosERIK SANTOS tries musical theatre for the first time in “Little Mermaid” that runs at Meralco Theatre from November 18 to December 11, 2011. “I’m excited but nervous about it,” he says. “Actually, two years ago pa when Direk Bobby Garcia of Atlantis Productions offered me the role but I was scared to do it as I don’t have any theatre experience. But now, he said he won’t take no for an answer so I’ll do it, but I really want to prepare for it as this is different from just singing in a concert. I’ll have to take voice lessons for better voice placement and also some acting lessons in my role as the prince to Rachelle Ann Go’s Arielle. Also, magagaling kasing theatre performers ang co-stars namin, like Calvin Millado as King Triton and Jinky Llamanzares as Ursula the Witch, at ayokong mapahiya sa kanila.”

Directors Bobby Garcia and Chari Arespacochaga took an Asian Puppetry workshop in Hawaii for the sea creatures they’ll use in the play. “We are thrilled, once again, to bring another beloved Disney classic to the Philippine Stage. We are creating a Little Mermaid unlike any other. It will be an exciting fusion of East meets West elements. Our underwater kingdom will be completely Asian in theme and our above water world will be Western, representing two different worlds where East meets West. We will also be using traditional forms of Asian and Western puppetry including Wayang shadow play, bunraku, nang kaloung and western hand puppetry,” says the very talented Bobby Garcia whose Atlantis Productions is also mounting “Aida”, “In the Heights” and the repeat of “Next to Normal” this year.

Going back to Erik, is it true he was seen dating ex-GF Rufa Mae Quinto at Resorts World? “I accompanied her to a meeting there for her birthday concert. Wala naman sigurong masama roon as we’ve remained good friends kahit di na kami.”

Sarah at Maja, ‘di type gamitin ni Erik Santos!

Sarah at Maja, ‘di type gamitin ni Erik Santos!
Mga alaga ni Boy Abunda, binabarat ng Pagcor!
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erik santosPlano ni Erik Santos na magka-girlfriend na sa 2011. Si Rufa Mae Quinto nga ang huling nakarelasyon ni Erik.

Anyway, namula nang husto ang mukha si Erik nang tuksuhin namin siya sa launching ng kanyang album na All I Want This Christmas, tungkol sa nakaraan nila ni Rufa Mae.

Wala palang idea si Erik na ipinagmamalaki siya ni Rufa Mae. Sabi nga ni Rufa Mae, masarap magmahal si Erik.

Na sa lahat ng nakarelasyon ni Rufa Mae, si Erik ang nakapagbigay sa kanya ng kakaibang sarap.

Hindi nga alam ni Erik kung paano magri-react sa mga narinig niya. Pero minabuti niyang huwag na lang magsalita dahil baka raw pagsimulan ‘yon ng intriga sa kanilang dalawa ng sexy comedienne.

Sina Sarah Geronimo at Maja Salvador ang sabi-sabing crush ni Erik. Pero, nang tanungin namin siya tungkol sa dalawa, nakiusap siya na huwag na lang silang pag-usapan.

Bagama’t malapit sa kanya sina Maja at Sarah, ayaw raw niyang pag-usapan ang dalawa. Rason niya, baka raw maakusahan siyang ginagamit ang dalawa para sa promo ng kanyang album.

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Nagbitiw na ng statement ang longtime boyfriend ni Boy Abunda na si Bong Quintana na handa niyang iwan ang posisyon niya sa Pagcor bilang Asst. Vice President for Entertainment kung may ibang magkakainteres at papayagan ng board na ibigay sa iba ang kanyang posisyon.

Nasasalang kasi ngayon sa intriga si Bong, na diumano ay nagpapakasarap daw ito sa kanyang posisyon.

Anyway, ibinuking nga ni Bong na hindi kalakihan ang suweldo niya sa Pagcor, kumpara sa natatanggap niya sa Talent Management Production nila ni Boy Abunda.

Mula rin daw nu’ng umupo siya nu’ng July ay hindi pa siya sumusuweldo sa Pagcor, dahil hindi pa raw niya naisa-submit ang kanyang mga requirements.

Inamin din ni Bong na nagkakaroon sila ng mga diskusyon ni Boy sa trabahong pinasok niya dahil binabarat daw niya ang mga talents ng Backroom para mag-show sa Pagcor.

Si Bong ang humahawak ng lahat na may kinalaman sa entertainment sa Pagcor, at iniintriga rin siya na puro mga Backroom artists ang kinukuha niya. Sey nga ni Bong, madalas daw na tinatanggihan niya ang mga talents ng Backroom para walang issue.

Pero naku-compromise ito dahil may clamor daw ang mga casino players na mapanood ang mga artist ng Backroom gaya ni Erik Santos.

Sabi nga ni Bong, kung hindi dahil sa magandang pakikisama niya sa industry, mahihirapan siyang kumuha ng mga singers, performers and artists sa presyong puwede lang niyang ibayad.