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Yeng Constantino is proud to be chosen to sing Star Magic's anniversary song

Yeng Constantino produces another with the Star Magic anniversary theme 'Ikaw Ang Magic ng Buhay Ko.'

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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6/17/2011 8:40 AM
Yeng Constantino is proud to be chosen to sing Star Magic's anniversary song


061711-yeng_main.jpgThis year, ABS-CBN’s Star Magic celebrates its anniversary with a grand music video that features Kapamilya talents in the song “Ikaw Ang Magic ng Buhay Ko,” which was sung and composed by Yeng Constantino. The talented singer, who won Pinoy Dream Academy in 2006, was personally asked by Star Magic head Johnny Manahan (who is also fondly referred to as Mr. M), to compose the jingle for Star Magic.

The 22-year-old singer admitted she immediately went to work on the song which she found as a challenge even before she was asked to revise her first proposed arrangement. “This is my first time to compose for a station ID. Sobrang natutuwa ako na binigyan ako ni Mr. M ng break na ganito. Tapos natakot ako kasi first ko tapos feeling ko rejected. Pero sabi niya lagyan ko lang daw ng word na ‘magic’ sa lyrics. Actually dalawang version yung ginawa namin, the first one iba yung chorus pero gusto ni Mr. M na mas mabilis so binilisan ko ng tempo,” she shared.

Yeng also explained how she wrote the song which is a kind of thanksgiving to all the fans of Star Magic through the years. “Kami, as an artista, ipinaliwanag sa akin na yung fuel namin para mag-go on kami sa career path namin or para mag-excel kami sa pagkanta at pag-acting namin is yung mga supporters namin so parang yun yung gusto ni Mr. M iparating sa mga tagahanga, sa lahat ng sumusuporta sa artists ng Star Magic. Sila yung dahilan kung bakit nagsa-strive kami ng mabuti. Ang unang ginawa ko, habang sinusulat ko ito is linagay ko yung sarili ko sa pattern na gusto ni Mr. M. Siyempre naisip ko yung Yengsters. Iba yung feeling ‘pag na-reminisce mo yung journey ko, paano ako nagsimula hanggang yung marami ka ng pinagdaanan na na-achieve tapos nakapag-stay ka sa industry. ‘Pag may nag-nu-number one ka na kanta sa radio or sa MYX, ganun,” she explained.

Yeng admitted that even though she has been in showbiz for over five years now since becoming the first Pinoy Grand Dreamer in PDA, it doesn’t mean songwriting and performing has become an easier process for her. “Pareho lang ang paraan sa paggawa ng mga kanta, ang pinaka-key pa rin ‘pag nagsusulat ka ng kanta, kailangan either ilalagay mo yung self mo sa situation or maghanap ka ng bagay na related dun para maka-relate ka. Yun yung pinakamaganda sa lahat, ‘pag totoo sa experience mo, nan nangyayari sa ‘yo present or nangyari sa ‘yo in the past. Maganda rin for a songwriter na madaming pinapakinggan na kanta. Kasi hindi mo napapansin na ‘pag gumagawa ka ng kanta, naghahalo-halo na pala yung influences mo tapos lumalabas na ang galing. Astig!” she admitted.

As the Star Magic anniversary music video “Ikaw Nag Star ng Buhay Ko” is set to be launched on June 26 on ASAP, Yeng admitted she feels very proud of her latest song and of being part of the Star Magic family ever since she started in the industry. “I feel honored. Kasi for me na mahanay sa pamilya kung saan galing si Piolo Pascual parang wow, tapos mina-manage pa ako nila Mr. M. Kasi pag makikita mo siya, alam mong ire-respeto mo siya. Tapos nakakasabay ko sa mga shoot si John Lloyd Cruz at si Shaina Magdayao, iba yung feeling eh,” she admitted.