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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Feb 27, 2010

Randy Santiago expects Diva to be a big hit

SOME WRITERS were surprised to see Randy Santiago at the presscon of "Diva" where he plays, George, Regine Velasquez' discoverer. Has he left ABS? "No, hindi naman ako exclusive kahit kanino," he says. "I direct shows for ABS, pinchhit for Willie sa 'Wowowee', and I also do TFC shows for them. I just came back from the U.K., Germany and Norway to promote TFC. GMA called me up offering 'Diva' and it's a good show with me in a good role, so I accepted it. Hindi naman ito ang first project ko with them. Before this, I was also one of their judges sa 'Are You the Next Big Star'. Pero nag-abiso naman ako sa ABS na gagawa ako sa GMA para di sila mabigla."

He thinks "Diva", the country's first kanta-serye that starts airing on Monday, will hit it big. "The concept is great dahil maraming kantahan. I play the record producer who'll give Regine her break. Ang problema, sobrang pangit siya, so we have to give her a total make over first before presenting her to the public."

He's turning 50 in November and he wants to do a new album to celebrate his being a golden boy.