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Yeng Constantino on Sarah Geronimo: 'Wala na siyang kailangan patunayan'

Yeng Constantino defends Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo from intrigues concerning her musical career.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

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7/24/2011 10:43 PM
Yeng Constantino on Sarah Geronimo: 'Wala na siyang kailangan patunayan'


072411-yeng-main.jpgWhile many artists are worried about rivalry issues, Yeng Constantino says she has always been proud of the accomplishments of fellow singers in the industry. It helps that her motivation is to just do her own thing rather than sing to impress her audience.  “I think nakikita naman ng tao na every time pupunta ako on stage, they see me singing just being myself and basically having fun. Lalo na sa ASAP, lahat kaibigan ko. So hindi mo naman sila gugustuhing isipan ng masama. So whatever we do, we just give our best but not because we want to compete with each other,” Yeng explains in an interview with Push.com.ph last July 22.
 
You would think that she’d feel pressured whenever she performs with the likes of Sarah Geronimo. But Yeng shares that she actually admires the Popstar Princess’s powerful on stage presence. “Lalo na kapag sumayaw siya, parang hindi talaga siya yung kilala kong Sarah backstage. I am so blown away. Hindi ko naiisip yung, ‘Ay kailangan talbugan ko siya.’ Mas more of admiration yung nangingibabaw sa akin.”
 
When told that Sarah seems more confident to do a showdown with so-called rival Angeline Quinto after her recent U.S. trip, Yeng claims that she’s not aware that there has been competition between the two. “May ganon bang issue? Wala akong alam. Ako, kilala ko si Sarah as a person. Si Sarah nag-e-excel siya sa ginagawa niya. And I don’t think wala na siya kailangang patunayan. Sarah is Sarah. Magka-age lang kami, pero para sa akin, si Sarah icon na,” she reiterates.
 
As for fans who constantly compare their favorite music icons, Yeng says it’s not something that artists can control. “For me, it’s ok. Wala naman akong kaso dun kasi the viewers have the right to compare us with other artists. Hindi mo sila pwede pagbawalan. They have their own minds. So dapat hindi ka naaapektuhan. Halimbawa, kung sabihin nila na meron mas magaling sa’yo, hindi mo dapat personalin. Siguro respeto lang sa opinion ng bawat isa.”