It’s been more than year since she hosted her last reality talent show Star Circle Quest for the Next Kiddie Superstars (Season 4) but KC Concepcion admits that she will always enjoy that part of her career. “Hiindi ko talaga iiwanan ang hosting. Parang first love ko dito sa television yun. Talagang natutuwa ako na bago naman ito for me na singing competition na alam kong maraming sasali at marami akong makikita at makikilalang iba’t ibang tao at iba’t ibang talento,” she says of her upcoming new show X-Factor Philippines. The 26-year-old admits that this will be the first time for her to be very hands-on with a show. “It’s the first reality talent show na yung talagang form the audition process pa lang pupuntahan ko talaga lahat ng mga probinsyang yan. Talagang makikilala ko lahat sila isa-isa and this is for 13 years old and above yung mga sasali dito so first time ko rin na makikita ang mga teenagers or mga 100 years old na sasali dito sa X-Factor (laughs). Hindi natin alam kung sinong mahahanap natin na secret treasures pala,” she tells Push.com.ph.
KC says that as far as the show is concerned, she will just concentrate on her hosting duties and not be performing as a recording talent. “”Ibibigay ko na lang yun sa mga contestants natin kasi this is their time talaga to show what they have kasi minsan tinitingnan nation yung isang tao. Hindi mo alam kung may x-factor siya pero biglang pag nag-perform andun pala,” she says. When asked if there was any chance her ex-boyfriend Piolo Pascual would be guesting on the show, the pretty mestiza takes it in stride and with a smile. “Kung lumabas siya eh di very good. Kung hindi eh di oh well marami tayong contestants (laughs).” But the talented host refuses to give a more detailed answer when asked to comment about her love life. “Marami na kayong alam sa mga ex-factor (laughs),” she adds.
This year, KC says that aside from being busy travelling to different provinces for the X-Factor Philippines auditions, she is also looking forward to other exciting showbiz commitments. “I don’t know what I’m allowed to say but siyempre I’m part of Alta, yung teleserye ko with Angelica Panganiban and Gretchen Barretto. Yun masaya ako kasi mga girls kami dun eh. Tapos kasama rin namin sila Zanjoe Marudo, Luis Manzano at saka si Diether Ocampo. It’s a different soap for me kasi matagal rin akong hindi nakakapag-soap. I don’t do it regularly so now is my time to do another soap and I’m doing a movie and i’ll also be on ASAP every Sunday,” she shares with Push.com.ph.
Airing on the second quarter of the year, catch KC Concepcion as the host of X-Factor Philippines on ABS-CBN. The following audition schedules are: January 14-Batangas, January 21-Olongapo, January 21-Bataan, February 4-Cebu, February 7-Bacolod, February 11-Manila. For more updates on KC Concepcion and X-Factor Philippines, log on daily to Push.com.ph and follow Push_Mina on Twitter.