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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 22, 2013

Kristoffer Martin On Being Up Against Elmo Magalona And Daniel Padilla

KRISTOFFER MARTIN is lucky to be chosen as replacement of Elmo Magalona as the leading man of Julie Anne San Jose in “Kahit Nasaan Ka Man”, but he also had some apprehensions about it because the fans of the Julie-Elmo love team are against him.

“Hindi ko naman kasalanan ito. Management assigned me, alangan namang tanggihan ko,” he says.

Honestly, we think he has nothing to worry about fans because they’re just noisy and annoying but do not really have that much clout. If they did, Julie Anne’s movie with Elmo, “Just Once Summer”, would have been a hit. But as we all know now, it laid a big fat egg at the box office.

We honestly don’t know why Elmo is rejecting the projects being offered to him by GMA, including “Sunday All Stars”. As we all know, there’s truth in the saying ‘out of sight, out of mind’. He hasn’t been seen for quite a time now so we won’t be surprised if viewers have already forgotten him.

Judging from the music video of Julie Anne’s own composition, “I’ll Be There”, which she did as a duet with Kristoffer, they seem to have quite a good chemistry. We won’t be surprised if their tandem and their show, “Kahit Nasaan Ka Man”, would click with viewers, even if it’s common knowledge that, off cam, Kristoffer is really going with Joyce Ching who’s now part of the new Sunday afternoon show, “Dormitoryo”.

“Siempre, may pressure talaga sa amin ni Julie Anne,” adds Kristoffer. “Lalo na nga’t we’re up against the more established love team sa kabila (Kathryn-Daniel). Kaya nga panay ang dasal ko na sana, suportahan kami ng viewers at mag-rate ang unang pagtatambal naming ito.”

“Kahit Nasaan Ka Man”, which replaces “Anna Karenina” on primetime starting tonight, will run for eight weeks. It’s a musical drama, so expect Julie Anne and Kristoffer to both be doing a lot of singing. They will be supported by Rita Avila, Eula Valdez, Yayo Aguila and Tessie Tomas, under the direction of Gil Tejada Jr.