As part of Star Magic’s 21st anniversary celebration this Sunday, May 26 on ASAP, Bugoy Drilon said he feels very lucky to still be a Kapamilya after five years in the showbiz industry. “I’m so happy because sa ilang years na yun, na-re-recognize pa rin ako ng mga tao so I’m happy kasi bihira lang naman yung nabibigyan ng ganitong opportunity. Although kahit wala akong regular exposure on TV I’m happy kasi nakikilala pa rin ako ng maraming tao,” he shared during ASAP rehearsals last May 21 inside the ABS-CBN compound.
The 23-year-old Pinoy Dream Academy alumni has been busy doing performances all over the country these past few months. “May mga mall shows ulit ako tapos may provincial shows. Pero I’m thankful nga ako na naka-guest ulit ako two straight episodes of ASAP 18 so I’m very happy about that. Tapos yung album ko and yun sa Himig Handog sana bumili sila,” he told his fans.
Among his fellow artists, Bugoy said he is impressed the most with the singing of Pilipinas Got Talent Jovit Baldovino. “I’m a fan of Jovit Baldovino kasi nakaka-relate din ako sa kanya na from hirap nanggaling. I’m so happy for him. He’s like my little brother, para kaming magkapatid niyan eh. Kapag may hindi siya alam tutulungan ko siya,” Bugoy said.
The talented singer denied that there is any sort of rivalry between them. “Wala, wala talaga. Magkaiba naman kasi kami. Rock siya, ballads naman ako. We’re good friends,” he added.
Because of the influx of new singers every year, Bugoy said it is important to always try to grow even when you become popular. “As a singer and a performer, parang kailangan mo i-develop mo yung sarili mo kasi bawat tao nag-e-evolve. Kasi bawat taon may pumapasok na bago. Kailangan hindi ka stagnant. Kailangan mag-improve ka at i-push mo to the limit yung talent mo. Hindi lang sa talents pero pati na rin yung kung paano ka magdamit kasi nagre-reflect din yun sa pagkatao mo. Ako as an artist alam ko na galing ako sa hirap, masa ako. Pero I want na kahit masa ako I can look better, it’s a process na puwede mo pa i-improve. Puwede yun. it’s a process na pag-unlad,” he explained.
Bugoy admitted that he has also tried to vary his interests when it comes to music. “Ngayon R&B ballads pa rin ako pero nakikinig ako sa mga classical din at sa mga rap. Kasi ako rin gusto ko ihalo yung lahat ng genre sa isang kanta pero mahirap eh. Kasi nagko-compose din ako ng mga kanta,” he said.
Catch Bugoy Drilon along with Zia Quizon, Liezel Garcia, Jovit Baldovino, KZ Tandingan, and Marcelito Pomoy in Star Magic’s 21st anniversary celebration on ASAP this Sunday, May 26 on ABS-CBN.