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Billy Crawford does not regret prioritizing his local career

Billy Crawford hopes to focus on his international career after 'Pilipinas Got Talent.'

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

4/20/2011 8:55 AM
Billy Crawford does not regret prioritizing his local career


042011-billy_main.jpgBilly Crawford said that plans to do his next international album keeps on getting delayed because of his showbiz commitments in the Philippines. At present, Billy hosts Pilipinas Got Talent season 2, Showtime, and ASAP Rocks. “Hindi naman ako makaalis, hindi ako pinapayagang umalis ng PGT,” he said good-naturedly.  “[May] Showtime pa, tapos [may] other commitments, we have shows, so medyo mahirap.” But he clarified that he intends to push through with his long-overdue international album once he finds time.

He continued that his fans abroad are aware that he has his hands full due to his busy local showbiz career and that he cannot just leave because he has a contract to honor. “Everything is business,” he clarified. “At the end of the day, lahat may kontrata. Things have to happen in the legal way, hindi naman pwedeng o sige magsi-season two ako ng PGT, pero ‘yung first half lang. It’s work, too.”

He said that he is aware about his edge over other artists in the international music scene, but he also has to be faithful to his existing contract with ABS-CBN. “Since nakakontrata ako sa [PGT] season two, hindi ko talaga maiwanan,” he stressed. He added that he will work on his album after PGT Season 2. He had intended on focusing on his album after the first season, but then he was retained as host for the second season.  “Pero I’m not complaining about it kasi ako kasama ko ang mga mahal ko sa buhay, sa trabaho at mga kaibigan ko sa trabaho so very happy [ako].”

Billy does not deny the fact that having the chance to work with girlfriend Nikki Gil is one of the things that make his stay in the country worthwhile. Nevertheless, he clarified that they are both supportive of each other’s ambitions.

The singer shared that they have no intentions to tie the knot anytime soon because they are still young. “She has a lot of things to achieve and so do I,” said Billy. “Hindi namin pwedeng i-rush ‘yan basta-basta. It’s a life[time] commitment, eh. You have to be committed completely for life and I think once we find ourselves spiritually connected [we will eventually get married].”