Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Regine Velasquez-Philippine's Songbird

Regine Velasquez- Always faithful to her first love (Singing)

Like Nora Aunor, Regine Velasquez is a product of singing contests. She was the grand champion of Tawag ng Tanghalan hosted by Pilita Corrales and the late Bert"Tawa: Marcelo. She was then using her real name ,Chona Velasquez and only changed it to Regine Velasquez when she was signed into a management contract by Ronnie Henares.

Under Ronnie Henares, Regine's singing career started and slowly became one of the top choice for front acts for international singers doing concerts in the Philippines. She also one of the favorite singer interpreters in the Metro Pop Song Festival and through it, she represented the Philippines in various Asian and International singing contest. She bagged the Gold medal in Asian Pop Music Competition with her rendition of "Walk Alone" and became known as Asian Songbird.

Regine is also known for her concerts and in fact she is one of the few and selected artists who could fill the Big Dome (Araneta Colisium). Her series concerts with Kuh Ledesma (Philippine's Pop Queen) were one of the biggest and most successful show in the Big Dome History. She was tagged as Concert Queen and a showstopper with her fabulous rendition of songs like of those of Barbra Streisand. She was only barely a teenager then.

Like Nora Aurnor, Regine was offered to do movies , mostly musical and was paired with the leading top teenagers stars like Herbert Bautista, Lea Salonga, Mikee Cojuangco and Donna Cruz. She was also paired with top leading men of Philippine Showbiz such as Aga Mulach, Richard Gomes, Robin Padilla, Christopher de Leon and Piolo Pasqual. All of her movies were blockbusters but unlike Nora Aunor, Regine is faithful to her first love which is singing. She devotes her time to her singing careers and only do movies from time to time.

Regine is now a full-grown woman, a wife and a mother and a singer which she admits she loves to be called and known.