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Daniel Padilla reacts to being dubbed as the 'Justin Bieber of the Philippines'

Daniel Padilla admits he is an old soul when it comes to taste in music.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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4/16/2013 9:02 AM
Daniel Padilla reacts to being dubbed as the 'Justin Bieber of the Philippines'


041613-daniel_main.jpgAs successful as he is right now, rising teen Kapamilya star Daniel Padilla revealed he also has his share of bashers and haters online. The 17-year-old actor-musician said he is very much thankful to all his loyal fans who have stayed by his side.

Sa mga tumutulong at dini-defend talaga kami, thank you very much. Pero para sa akin huwag niyo na lang patulan rin. Hindi na rin natin kailangan patulan. Pabayaan niyo sila. Bahala na ang Diyos sa kanila,” he advised.

Currently preparing for his first major concert, Daniel LIVE: A Birthday Concert at the Araneta Coliseum on April 30, DJ said he is not bothered by those who have been criticizing his singing. “Okay lang, actually wala naman kasing kayang gumaya ng boses ko eh. Hindi ako singer pero unique ang boses ko. Kaya okay lang. Mag-a-Araneta ba sila di ba? 

During his April 11 solo presscon for the concert, DJ said he is not bothered nor pressured being touted as the Justin Bieber of the Philippines. The comparison comes from their meteoric rise to fame and large fan base. “Siyempre Justin Bieber yan eh, salamat pero hindi ko kasi siya gusto eh. Hindi ako nakikinig ng ganun eh. Talagang old soul ako; ayoko ng ganung music, more on luma talaga yung gusto kong pinapakinggan. Pero hindi naman dahil hindi ko siya gusto. Gusto ko din naman siya bilang hindi dahil siya si Justin Bieber kung ‘di bilang tao siya okay siya,” he explained.

DJ admitted that his orientation in music veers more towards classic rock rather than popular music. “Siguro ‘60s hanggang ‘90s rock. Kasi alam naman natin na yung stepdad ko singer siya, nagba-banda talaga siya sa Orient Pearl. So dun naman ako lumaki dati so every day bukas lang yung radyo nun so yung music niya lahat luma so yun ang naririnig ko. Kasi rock star na rock star talaga yun eh. Pagkatapos memorize na namin yung CD mismo tapos hanggang pati Scorpions lahat pinakinggan namin, Deep Purple, lahat. So tapos nung naintindihan ko na mismo yung music na ganun, na-olats na ako sa mga bagong music,” he said.

When asked if given the choice, would he prefer singing over acting, DJ admitted that he would choose the latter. Apart from playing bass for his band Parking 5, DJ admitted that he is not fully confident when it comes to singing as compared to acting. “Acting puro acting na lang sana (laughs). Unang una hindi naman talaga ako singer. Pero ginagawa ko lahat para maging maayos ang kanta ko. Pero kung papipiliin ako, huwag na ho. Masaya na rin naman akong may career akong isa na di ba? Parang blessing na yun eh, kasi hindi man ako marunong kumanta, ang-artista naman ako ngayon. Salamat na lang at binigyan ako ng konting talent sa pagkanta,” he said.

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