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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.

Sep 29, 2012

Gerald Santos Comes Up With New 'Prince Of Ballad' Album That Deserves A Wider Audience

GERALD SANTOS won in “Pinoy Pop Superstar 2” in 2006 when he was only 15 years old. Born on May 15, 1991, he was under contract with GMA-7 for 5 years. He was given his debut album, “Day on the Rainbow” and even acted in several shows like “Magpakailanman” and “I Luv New York”. When his contract expired, he turned free lancer and signed up with TV5 where he did shows like “Hey It’s Saberday” and “Sunday Funday”. His second album, “Pinakahihintay”, was made by Prinstar Music, which now releases his latest album, “Gerald Santos: The Prince of Ballad”, distributed by Ivory Music. This has four revivals (“Ikaw Lang” by Chad Borja, “Paminsan-Minsan” by Richard Reynoso, “Hindi Magbabago” by Randy Santiago, and the Vehnee Saturno-Ted Ito song, “Maghintay Ka Lamang”) and one original song (“Ikaw Pa Rin ang Mahal Ko” by Ryan Cayabyab that was the theme song of Nora Aunor’s mini-series “Sa Ngalan ng Ina”.) The album comes with the minus one of the 4 revivals.

Gerald has a truly good voice and his vocal styling makes the revivals sound like new, what with the contemporary twists in the arrangements that will surely please today’s younger listeners. We particularly enjoyed Gerald’s version of the inspirational “Maghintay Ka Lamang”, which is the first time it’s revived. He sings it much sincerity and passion it could very well be the favorite song of people who are currently undergoing some crisis. Also commendable is his haunting interpretation of Mr. C’s “Ikaw Pa Rin ang Mahal Ko” that is surely a potential hit.