Poll: Who Will Win Star Power on February 20?
Krissel Valdez: The Soulful Diva of Davao
For local band singer Krissel, she never thought that she’ll ever make it to a nationwide talent search like Star Power. What adds to the pressure she constantly feels from the beginning is the fact that Star Power isn’t the same-old-story talent reality competition, it’s “Sharon’s Search for The Next Female Pop Superstar.”
Krissel, however, fervently prays to overcome all anxieties and fears that she might feel while at the leg of the competition. “Pray lang po ako ng pray. Yun po talaga weapon ko and armor ko para sa pressure. I trust God, trust my talents and oftentimes iniisip ko yung pamilya ko kasi without them, hindi ko din naman po to magagawa. So, just think of all your inspirations para po mawala yung pressure sa’yo,” Krissel shared.
When asked how she is preparing for the big night, the Davao’s pride said: “Disiplina at super practice, lalo na po ngayon na hindi po kami yung pumipili ng mga songs namin. So, whether we like it or not, we have to love the song, practice discipline—wag lang masyado kumain ng sweets at never na akong umiinom ng malamig na tubig. Listening po is also important. I also take vitamins.”
It can be recalled that at the start of the competition Krissel confessed her world almost fell apart when she discovered that her beloved grandfather, whom she considered her father, has cancer. Krissel and her family were left by her biological father when she was still a child. But despite having a broken family, she was still able to hone her exemplary singing skills. Krissel is very grateful to her single mom who bravely raised her.
Akiko Solon: The Sweet and Sexy Siren of Cebu
Win or lose, Akiko, the Sweet and Sexy Siren of Cebu won’t regret anything she did just to make it to Star Power finals. Having joined several singing competitions in the past, which includes Cebu’s sensational Little Big Star, Akiko is now brave on accepting her fate—be it not in favor with her.
In case she won’t make it as Sharon’s Next Female Pop Superstar, Akiko plans to stand still and continue the singing career she has begun. “Kasi sinimulan ko na. Ayaw ko naman po putulin, gusto ko pa din i-pursue.”
Akiko is confident she can do well in the finals. She, however, knows that her co-finalists are as good as her. “May confidence po ako. Ganumpaman, sabi ng Papa ko na dapat maging thankful ka pa rin ako na ganito kalayo ang narating ko sa Star Power. Dapat alam ko pa rin yung limitasyon ko. Sinasabi ko nga sa sarili ko na wag maging overconfident,” Akiko said.
Akiko was a consistent high school scholar way back. Being academically competitive, the Cebuana singer has honed herself in facing the challenges that come along her way.
Monica Sacay: The Charming Biritera of Leyte
Until now, Leyte-native Monica can’t believe she made it to the concluding part of this season’s Star Power. She’s truly indebted to her ultimate and No. 1 mentor Megastar Sharon Cuneta.
“Siyempre lahat naman po kami masayang-masaya na maging part ng Final Five. Bibihirang pagkakataon po ito at opportunity na ibinigay po sa amin. Kaunti na lang nandiyan na yung pangarap mo at nasa tuktok ka na. Sobrang nagpapasalamat po talaga ako,” Monica said.
Monica also doesn’t fear constructive criticisms, for it might help her improve and eventually, vanish her inequities. But for her detractors, if there are any, she tries not to take it seriously. “Hindi naman po kasi maiiwasan talaga yung mga criticisms. Kahit ngayon nga po, may naririnig ko po ang mga criticisms nila. Eh, iyakin po talaga ako. Pero sinabi ko po sa sarili ko at napag-isipan ko po na dapat kayanin ko yung mga consequences ng pinasok kong mundo. Dapat panindigan ko na ito. ”
It’s been several years since Monica became an orphan, but sometimes she still feels sad about it. When her father died her mom got sick and eventually became weak. To finance her mom’s medicine, Monica sang in weddings, birthday parties and even wakes. Her situation was at its worst when she needed to beg for alms just to feed her family.
K-La Rivera: The R&B Sweetheart from Canada
Given with innate singing talent and not to mention beauty, there’s no doubt that Canada-based K-La Rivera is now ready to face the glamorous world of showbusiness. With conviction she said: “I think ready na po ako kasi alam ko po when you’re in showbiz, ang daming fans. I’m flattered when I see those who support me, even if you’re just standing there, parang ang feeling ko, I have an ability just to make them happy. If ever I will be a star and I have that ability to bring happiness to them, to inspire them I think I am definitely ready for that po”.
“I am shocked. Medyo nagulat po kasi lahat po sila talagang talented, when I heard everyone. Alam ko po na it will be the viewer’s choice, medyo nagulat po ako kasi lahat po sila, they all have their family and friends, at ako hindi masyadong maraming supporters. I feel so honored that the Filipinos have accepted me, that they’ve allowed me to continue and come this far. I feel blessed at sana po magpatuloy pa ito.”
K-La confessed that way back in Canada, she’s been trying to penetrate the international music scene, but it was hard. She, however, is very grateful that she made it to the globally watched Star Power. “Pangarap ko po talaga is to be an international singer. When I was back home sa Canada, I was really trying to get it up there pero medyo mahirap po, alam ko po sa Pilipinas, Filipinos really enjoy music, kaya I tried to see if I can sing and live my dreams. This is a dream come true,” K-La said
The R&B Sweetheart had to leave her family in Canada just to battle it out in Star Power.
Angeline Quinto: The Pop Belter of Manila
If there is one thing that Angeline takes care of, it is her health for sickness can ruin her powerful belting and her chance to become Sharon’s Next Female Pop Superstar. “Iniingatan po namin lahat talaga yung health namin. Kasi sa panahon ngayon, talaga naman pong hindi maiiwasan magkasakit kaya talagang super vitamins po ako. Kapag may mga time at wala kaming schedule, talagang sinusulit ko po yun para magpahinga at siyempre, nag-aaral po talaga ng mga bagong kanta.”
If ever she’ll be hailed the grand champion, a party awaits Angeline’s fans, who have tremendously increased throughout the competition. “Kung sakali po, gusto ko po magpa-thanksgiving celebration talaga. At saka gusto ko pong pasalamatan ng personal yung mga taong sumuporta at naniwala po sa akin, lalong lalo na po yung ‘Angeliners’ po at saka siyempre yung pamilya ko po.
It’s amazing that at the beginning of Star Power, Angeline felt helpless for no one believed in her. But look at her now, fans are swarming every Sunday just to hear her every performance.
Who among Star Power final 5 has the most potential to become the next female superstar?
she got it all.
compared sa kay angeline where puro birit lang alam nia.
go… go… for d win!!!!
angeline you deserve to win good luck to you.
KRISSEL is the most deserving among the 5 contenders. she’s versatile and she sings any song as her own. yung voice quality niya ay kakaiba. common na yung mga bumibirit eh. may sarah geronimo or chaice pempengco na tayo na pambirit. we need someone who can do not just the routine na (pataasan lang ng boses). They’re all good but KRISSEL is the best for me! 🙂
Angeline sometimes lack voice control although I agree she has the largest improvement
krissel, she’s consistent that’s all I can say.
Monica, she only impressed me when she sung FEVER.
Akiko, I love her emotion and voice although seems ordinary.
K-la, she impressed me with her RNB styles but one thing, it sounds boring.
although I love her TEENAGE DREAM version..
ANGELINE and KRISSEL are both tough contenders.
good luck STAR POWER 5.
Remember one of you will be a member of ASAP PLAYLIST. Don’t let the chance be swept away.
GO Angeline !!!!!!!!!
I wish you MONICA, MONICA A PROSPEROUS FUTURE AND ALL GOOD LUCK AND THE BEST OF EVERYTHING OF YOUR GREAT VOICE MONICA..
HINDI MASAKIT SA TAINGA ANG BOSES MO YOU FULLY DESERVE IT MORE. iT WAS A MASTERLY
PRESENTATION OF THE FACTS. YOUR VOICE WAS OUTSTANDING. IT ECPRESSED THE SENTIMENT OF RIGHT THINKING PEOPLE EVERYWHERE. HELP MONICA FOR HER SUCCESS AND JUST VOTE MONICA!
let’s vote for MONICA! MONICA!
I LIKE MINICA! MONICA! MONICA LUV YOU! GUD LUCK AND GOD BLESS! ! !
GO GO MONICA WILL WIN SURE SHE HAD A FULL PACKAGE
iN gods will…ANGELINE QUINTO will be hailed as the Sharon’s Next Female Pop Superstar..go go go angeline quinto the pop belter of manila..you got the looks,you got the star quality,you got the voice…total package…that what it takes to be a next female pop superstar that’s Angeline Quinto…
IT’S A TOSS UP between MONICA and ANGELINE…..KRISSEL?over confident at fave ng jurors..filipinos go for the underdogs at yan sila monica and angeline!!!!
MONICA IS IT!!!!
from d bottom of our heart…Krissel will always be our star power…win or loss mn!!!FTW DAVAO’S PRIDE:-))
go angeline ikaw ang pinakamagaling sa kanilang lahat
FTW krissel Valdez…da best ka tlga ate.. YELLOW will surely shine tomorrow…go go go….:)
Fight Fight Fight Monica !!!
Go Krissel!!!!!Ikaw na ang next femail pop superstar..ikaw na at wala na iba pa..
excuse me si krissel ang may best voice quality ni wala nga palpak sa bawat nota ng boese niya laging perfect mula elimination round til their last showdwon.layk angeline thou maganda rin boses pero may may times na sumsasablay siya.yun langggggg.