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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.

Apr 6, 2015

Jolina Magdangal's Career Boosted By Her Appearance Daily In A Soap & On Weekends In A Reality Show

JOLINA MAGDANGAL's career no doubt became more rosy when she returned to her original alma mater, ABS-CBN. Better known before as a teen singer who excelled in romantic comedies, she is now carving a new career as a drama actress in the afternoon soon "Flor de Liza", where she is reunited with perennial ka-love team Marvin Agustin but is also finding new romance in Carlo Aquino.

And not only that, she's now making waves as one of the eight celebrity contestants in the hit reality show "Your Face Sounds Familiar". Her previous takes on Lady Gaga and Sampaguita were not that successful as she's one of the cellar dwellers, but her recent impersonation of Cher in the show's third edition was a hit and she won as the topnotcher that Sunday. She even lowered voice to sound like Cher while singing the tune "Believe" and she did nail it. For this, she won P100,000, half of which went to her chosen charity organization, Kythe Foundation for kids afflicted with the big C.

She admits she initially felt pressured when she joined "Your Face Sounds Familiar" but she's glad she accepted the offer to do it as she has found new friends in her rivals: Karla Estrada, Nyoy Volante, Melai Cantiveros, Tutti Caringal, Jay-R, Maxene Magalona and Edgar Allan Guzman. The show is definitely help them all in forwarding their careers as viewers are talking not just about the show but also their performances each week.

Like Judy Ann Santos, she can claim that her career and her love life are both doing well as she has very obviously found marital bliss in the arms of RiverMaya's Mark Escueta and she's a doting mom to their lovable son, Pele. Jolens also imitated Aegis in her last act. She says one foreign singer she'd love to impersonate is Madonna. But the question now is: who among her seven competitors in "Your Face Sounds Familiar" would be given the chance later to impersonate her? That would indeed be a riot!