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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.

Dec 17, 2010

Pops Fernandez, insecure with Sarah Geronimo?

ANNABELLE RAMA hosted a solo presscon for Pops Fernandez to announce the Valentine concert her Royale Artists Management is producing, “I Valentine U”, on February 12, 2011, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom, with dinner at 7:30 PM and show at 9 PM. Pops will be with Ogie Alcasid. Special guests are Regine Velasquez, Solenn Heussaff, Bea Tantoco, the G Force, and Annabelle’s newly formed group of sexy girls called ICandy: Ehra and Michelle Madrigal, Carla Humphries, Bubbles Paraiso and Arci Munoz. Musical director is Ryan Cayabyab with Al Quinn as stage director. What can Pops say that ex-hubby Martin Nievera’s own show is also on that date? “O, ang saya-saya, di ba?” she says. “Nagkausap na kami about that and it can’t be helped kasi yun ang magandang date for the Valentine weekend.”

So which show will their sons Robin and Ram watch? “Choice na nila yun. But I’m sure they’ll start earlier kasi sa Araneta sila so puede namang sumunod sa amin. The diference, may dinner ang show namin. First time ko to do a concert with Ogie so I’m excited, tapos kasama pa si Regine. I’ll be attending their wedding this Wednesday and I’m so happy for them.”

What about her? Would she get married again? “I’ll only do so if I’d find the right guy, but otherwise, I’m happy now so they can’t say na malamig ang Pasko ko as I’m with family and friends.”

What will they offer in “I Valentine U”? “First time ko rin to work with Ryan Cayabyab kaya ganado ako. People will expect a lot of love songs so we got a medley of all the love songs you can think of. Ang haba-haba ng number na yun. It’s our way of spreading love in the season of hearts to make you feel romantic.”

What can she say about some folks saying Sarah Geronimo is the new Concert Queen? “I have no hang-ups about that so I don’t feel insecure. But I think it’s better for other singers to have their own titles, di ba?”

How’s Annabelle Rama as her new manager? “I’m so happy sa kanya. Nagugulat ako as she really works fast. Ang dami ko agad shows and guestings. She even asked me if I want to do teleserye pero ayoko ng overnight taping so I just want to sing and do hosting.”

Annabelle says VIP tickets (P6,000) for “I Valentine U” are almost sold out. You can still get the Silver tickets (P4,000) and Regular tickets (P3,000) at Royal Artists, 727-2534, 727-2536.