So who is Edward Benosa?
Last Friday night, me and some blogger friends got the chance to meet this up-and-coming singing heartthrob at 8th Note Recording Studio in Quezon City. He gave a sample of some of his songs in his album which Edward himself has composed and written and he also performed a fantastic cover of Hunter Hayes’ “Invisible” and John Mayer’s “Gravity.” Take my word for it: this guy has an amazing voice! It’s a mystery to me why Edward did not make it as finalist in the first season of “The Voice” but maybe it’s not yet his time to shine.
But now is the time. His debut album from Star Records is about to be released and his possible first single “Sa Iyong Paglisan,” which he wrote himself when he was heartbroken, is about to conquer the airwaves.
But first, let me give you his fun bio:
Real Name: Edward Benosa
Age: 24 years old
Birthday: April 7, 1990
Birthplace: Conception, Marikina
Shoe Size: 9/42
Eye Color: dark brown
Hair Color: dark brown
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Religion: Roman Catholic
How Many Siblings Do You Have: 7
Other Talents Aside from Singing: song writing, acting, dancing
Righty or Lefty: righty
Your Bedtime: 10pm
Your Heritage: My dad is Spanish and my mom is Bicolana
Do You Have a Pet?: yes I have, Alaskan malamut
Favorite Color: I like black, white, grey, blue, silver
Favorite Food: adobo, sinigang, crabs, steak, I also like Japanese food, Italian food, Thai food
Favorite Movies: If Only, The Notebook, A lot Like Love, Perfume, Meet Joe Black, Pearl Harbour, ang dami pa eh.. Hehehe
Favorite Song(s): “Have I Told You Lately,” “You Are So Beautiful,” “The Last Time,” “Man in the Mirror,” medyo marami rin. 🙂
Favorite Actor(s): Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Collin Farrell, Tom Hanks, Robert Deniro, and I love indie actors like Sid Lucero and Arnold Reyes
Favorite Actress(es): Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts
Favorite Mobile App: Di ako techie eh.. ‘Yung fone ko nga lumang BlackBerry. I’m not really into gadgets. Parang taong lumala ata ako eh, I want basic and simple things. Wala akong watches, jewelries, etc.
Favorite Travel Destination: Basta nature, quiet and historical places gusto ko. Tsong Luma talaga 🙂
Favorite TV Channels: I like HBO, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel
Now let’s get more personal and up close. Here’s Starmometer’s exclusive interview with Edward Benosa:
What is your greatest fear?
Edward: “Ang fear ko ay tumanda ng walang na-achieve at na-contribute sa mundo.”
What are the 3 things you do everyday?
EB: “Hindi pwedeng lumampas ang isang araw na hindi ako makapag-practice ng mga songs ko, i jog with my dog everyday, and I cook.”
What is your best physical feature?
EB: “‘Di ko alam eh…sabi nila yung butt at legs ko daw hehe. Ikaw ano sa tingin mo?”
Starmometer: “I think your chest.” 🙂
What is your most embarrassing moment?
EB: “Masyadong marami para ikwento (laughs)
What is your most memorable moment?
EB: “My most memorable moment is when I wrote my first song ‘Paglisan.’ Sobrang sabay sabay nangyayari ang lahat. I was broken-hearted, I was crying, it was raining. My uncle who ‘s really close to me passed away kaya mixed emotions talaga.”
Who is your showbiz crush?
EB: “Anne Curtis.”
What attracts you the most in a girl?
EB: ” I like mestisa, syempre gusto ko sexy, long hair. Gusto ko humble, sensitive enough to care.”
Are you single right now?
EB: “YES” (all capital letters)
Have you been in love?
EB: “Yes, pero it ended not well. Akala ko ‘yun na. But I guess, that’s part of life. Ang mahalaga I experienced it.”
Do you think LOVE is chemical, intellectual, spiritual — or completely undefinable?
EB: “All of the above hahaha pero para sa akin, love brings out the best and worst in you.”
What age do you plan to get married?
EB: “Wala pa sa isip ko yan. Work muna. Dadating na lang ‘yan sa tamang panahon.”
Who are your musical influences?
EB: “Michael Jackson, Michael Bolton, Rod Stewart, Bruno Marshall, Gary Valenciano, John Legend, Eric Bennett, Mariah Carey, Nora Jones.”
3 things that even your friends don’t know about you:
EB: “Wag na baka malaman pa nila, Hahaha”
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
EB: “Ang ganda ng ‘Paglisan’ at ‘Why Didn’t You Stay'” (Two of his original compositions)
What’s your personal anthem or theme song?
EB: “‘Gravity’ by John Legend. The message: don’t let negative things affect you. Always be positive kasi everything happens for a reason.”
If you had an extra P100,000 to spend on yourself for one week, what would you do?
EB: “I’ll do things that will make me/my spirit happy. Maybe hybernate so I can reflect on things that happened in my life and plan for the future. Or I’ll spend a week of vacation with my family. Gusto ko masaya Lang.”
What do you value most–free time, recognition, or money?
EB: “All of the above.. Kailangan kasi natin lahat yun eh.”
Who do you consider your HERO and why?
EB: “Yung mga taong naniniwala at tumutulong sa akin ngayon.”
Would you consider yourself an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert?
EB: “Introvert siguro ako. Kasi sabi ‘nung mga tsong na nakakasama ko, akala nila kilala na nila ako pero hindi pa pala. Tahimik kasi ako eh, man of few words ba.”
Would you rather be a lonely genius, or a sociable idiot?
EB: “I’d choose lonely genius. Para sa akin ‘di mo dapat ipagyabang ang meron ka. In short humble lang dapat. Ang mahalaga ay yung happiness at self satisfaction. Kapag masaya ka at satisfied sa buhay mo, mas madami tayo maa-appreciate.”
What was your very first JOB?
EB: “‘Yung nangyayari ngayon na isa na akong singer/songwriter. Ito ang first job ko. Lahat ngayon nangyayari for the first time.”
What’s your recipe for recuperating from extreme heartbreak?
EB: “Umiyak ka lang ng umiyak hanggang maubos ang luha mo.”
Do you believe that everyone deserves redemption + forgiveness?
EB: “Yes mahalaga sa akin ang redemption at forgiveness. Dapat ibigay natin yun sa sarili natin at sa lahat ng taong nakapaligid sa atin.”
Do you have any physical features that you try to cloak or hide? How come?
EB: “Wala naman. What you see is what you get.”
What’s your guiltiest of guilty pleasures?
EB: “Eating, hahaha!”
Have you ever won an award? What was it for?
EB: “Not yet. I hope dadating pa lang, hehe.”
Now that we know who Edward Benosa is as a person, discover who he is as an artist. Watch the videos below, it’s worth listening to, I promise!
Edward Benosa – “Gravity” by John Mayer (Cover)
Edward Benosa – “Invisible” by Hunter Hayes (Cover)
Edward Benosa – “Stay” by Carol Banawa (Cover)
Edward Benosa – “Why Didn’t You Stay”
Edward Benosa – “Paglisan”
Follow Edward’s journey to stardom. Please like his official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RealEdwardBenosa
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