Jovit Baldivino on fame: Mahirap na masarap

Jovit Baldivino is learning to deal with the ups and downs of fame.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

11/26/2010 7:05 AM
Jovit Baldivino on fame: Mahirap na masarap


Jovit Baldivino arrived at the press launch of his second album on November 25 looking a bit tired, but still with a smile on his face. "Mahirap po na masarap," was how the 17-year-old singer described his new found fame. He explained that it is hard to go from one commitment to another. While his schedule is really hectic and strenuous, he is glad because people recognize him and appreciate his music.

He stressed though that he is not complaining about his demanding schedule. "Ako naman po 'lsquo;yung pumasok dito, hindi naman ako pinilit para pumasok dito. At nararapat ko din na ayusin ko 'lsquo;yung trabaho ko."

Aside from that, Jovit is also happy to be able to earn enough money to give his family a better life and send his siblings to school. "Gusto ko na pong makaahon sa hirap, makapagtapos agad ng pag-aaral ang mga kapatid ko para wala naman po akong problema," he shared. As for himself, all Jovit is hoping for is, "Sana hindi magsawa ang tao. Sana po tumagal din ako sa career kong ito."

The first Pilipinas Got Talent grand winner also told Push.com.ph that he is still willing to try acting if given the opportunity and is not worried about juggling a singing and acting career. "Iniisip lang nila na napapagod sila. Ako hindi ko iniisip 'lsquo;yon. Kahit makatulog ka lang ng two hours or one hour malaki na po 'lsquo;yung pag-iiba ng katawan mo, basta may tulog sa sarili ko po." Jovit made his acting debut in the recently concluded teleserye Idol.

Barely six months in the music industry since he his PGT days, Jovit has not been spared from controversies. One issue being brought up is that other singers are more good-looking than him, something Jovit says he chooses to ignore. "Basta hindi ko na lang sila iniimikan. Smile na lang ako," he said. He also seemed unaffected when asked about the issue that he has changed and has become arrogant. "Sila lang naman po ang nagsasabi na lumaki ang ulo ko," he explained. Of all the issues thrown his way, Jovit said that he got most affected by the claim that he was not really poor when he joined PGT and that it was just a gimmick to get the audience'rsquo;s sympathy.

Jovit'rsquo;s second album, I'rsquo;d Do Anything For Love from Star Records, is already out in the market. It consists of covers of hit songs like "I Can Wait Forever," "Carrie," "I'rsquo;d Do Anything For Love," "Please Forgive Me," "Mahal Pa Rin Kita," and "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All," and his first composition, "Nananaginip ng Gising."