Christian Bautista is in awe of Sharon Cunetas gift of gab

Christian Bautista feels the need to keep up as Sharon Cuneta's co-host in the new talent-search program 'Star Power.'

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

10/8/2010 9:37 AM
Christian Bautista is in awe of Sharon Cunetas gift of gab


Being an alumnus of Star in a Million, Christian Bautista considers it an honor to be chosen as a co-host of the new ABS-CBN singing competition program Star Power. Christian and fellow Star in a Million alum Erik Santos serve as co-hosts to Sharon Cuneta who will mentor the female finalists throughout the competition. In an interview with Christian during the rehearsal for Star Power he said, "Dati nung confidential pa 'lsquo;yung project, kami ni Erik, 'lsquo;Uy! Narinig mo na ba? Apir!'rsquo; Ha ha ha! Napakasarap ng feeling na nabigyan kami ng chance to do what we love which is to sing and to host. It'rsquo;s an honor that we get to help build new generations of singers."

Christian shared that prior to Star Power, he had the chance to get close to the Megastar after performing as a guest in some of her concerts. "Ang dami na naming napagsamahang rehearsals and tapings for Star Power. She was very happy that we are here with her. We are also very happy to be with her. Naging close na rin kami sa kanya dati pa through the concerts niya na minsan guest kami."

He added that he and Erik are friends with Sharon'rsquo;s daughter KC Concepcion, and there had been a number of times when they were invited by the Megastar to have dinner at her home. "Si KC kaibigan rin namin ni Erik. Minsan kumakain kami sa bahay nila. Somehow malaking bagay na meron na kaming ganung closeness with Ms. Sharon."

When rehearsals and tapings for Star Power began, Christian saw how Sharon'rsquo;s 30 years of experience in showbiz enables her to do her job with much ease. "Because of her experience ang bilis na niyang gawin 'lsquo;yung trabaho niya once she arrives. She'rsquo;s 'lsquo;on'rsquo; in an instant. Wala ka nang mapapansing hirap kapag ginagawa niya 'lsquo;yung trabaho."

But the thing that he feels he needs to really prepare for is how to keep up with Sharon'rsquo;s wisdom and spontaneity when talking impromptu in front of the camera. "Mahilig siyang magkwento about anything under the sun. Ms. Sharon can talk non-stop for 30 minutes and lahat tayo entertained. 'lsquo;Yun ang kailangang habulin namin ni Erik. Dapat mabilis kaming magisip tungkol sa mga bagay bagay at marunong kaming mag-connect. Kailangan talaga ayusin namin ni Erik 'lsquo;yung trabaho namin dahil ang kasama namin ay no less than the Megastar."

Catch the premiere of Star Power this October 10.