During the homecoming press conference of Asia’s Got Talent Filipino grand finalists, Gerphil Flores reiterated that AGT judge David Foster only told her, “big words of encouragement” when he came up to her onstage during the grand finals results announcement and did not offer or give a contract like what others thought.
When asked about how close she is to David, who gave her the golden buzzer, Gerphil said, “Yung nga po madami pong mga nag-iisip po na baka po pag nasa backstage kami, meron po kaming chance or opportunity na kami pong mga contestants, mameet po yung mga judges. Pero sa totoo lang po, hindi po talaga kami nakakapag-interact with them backstage. In fact, nagkaroon lang po kami ng usapan dun lang po sa after na ng show onstage na may iba rin pong mga media tapos picture-taking. Dun lang po.”
Passionate for singing classical opera songs, is Gerphil willing to try other music genres? “Opo, bilang isa pong classical singer, isa po talaga sa goal ko ay maibahagi po sa mga kabataan yung beauty ng classical music at sa pamamagitan po ng crossover singing, hindi po sa opera, kundi crossover, meaning puwede ko pong kantahin yung mga modernong awitin sa pamamagitan ng pag-awit ng classical approach,” she said, adding that she was also singing jazz and pop, depending on the occasion and the preference of clients, even before joining AGT.
Talking about the major sacrifice she has made in order to get to where she is now, Gerphil admitted getting delayed one semester in school as she needed to drop some subjects when she joined the international talent contest. Gerphil is currently studying Music at the University of the Philippines-Diliman.
Meanwhile, Gerphil clarified that she no ill feelings towards ABS-CBN and explained that her stay in Singapore got extended that’s why she missed the ASAP guest appearance last Sunday, May 17, where her fellow grand finalists were present. She said that she is willing to make guest appearances at all networks including ABS-CBN.