Just like Regine Velasquez, Sarah Geronimo, Rachelle Ann Go, Charice, and Angeline Quinto, up and coming artist Beverly Caimen is also a product of singing contest. However, compared with the mentioned singers who are now popular stars, Caimen won the biggest singing competition of all–the World Championships of Performing Arts in Hollywood, California. In 2013, she bagged the WCOPA Senior Grand Champion Vocalist of the World and Senior Grand Champion Performer of the World–2 of the most prestigious titles being contested by more than one thousand contestants from more than 40 countries.
During the blog conference for her album launch at the 17th floor of GMA Network Center on Tuesday, August 11, we were able to ask Caimen to reenact her winning performance at the finale of WCOPA 2013. Her chosen song, by the way, was Whitney Houston’s “One Moment in Time.” And here’s the reason why she’s a world champion:
Here’s her actual performance during the finals of WCOPA 2013:
And here’s Beverly Caimen singing Whitney Houston’s “Miracle” during her guesting at WCOPA 2014:
All of us were stunned by Caimen’s amazing voice proving that she truly deserves the title. But did you know that she’s not supposed to join the Philippine contingent that competed that year? She had just accompanied her two friends who will be sponsored by Mayor Sabili of Lipa City, with the assistance of Mrs. Aida Rubico, and rendered her song for audition when one sponsor noticed her. After the audition, the sponsor Mrs. Rhodora Morales pledged that she will help Caimen financially so that the WCOPA team could open one more slot for her. And the rest is history–she ended up winning the biggest prize at the annual Talent Olympics (the same award won by Jed Madela in 2005), among a handful of medals that she’d also won.
But how come it took her two years after the WCOPA victory before she release an album?
“Siguro po kasi talagang gusto po namin talagang sobrang paghandaan ‘yung album and ayun po, talagang ginawa po namin ang best namin nag-ipon po kami ng mga magagandang kanta. So ‘yun po, parang ginawan din po kasi siya ng plano kung ano pong plano ang maganda sa akin,” she said.
And that time has come. Beverly Caimen is now a recording artist, her self-titled debut under GMA Records is now available in record bars nationwide and online distributors like iTunes, Amazon, etc. Her carrier single is called “Maaari Ba?,” a Vehnee Saturno original which also serves as the theme song of the Koreanovela “Two Mothers.”
Check out Caimen’s live sampling of some songs from her album:
May Awa Ang Diyos
This Love’s For Real
Time Machine (Japanese Song)
Interview with Beverly Caimen:
Beverly Caimen inviting you to buy her debut album: