Denise Laurel is thrilled now that she is part of the weekend show Your Face Sounds Familiar. The Kapamilya star said that she has always wanted to perform again and that came true when she joined the show.
"I am so happy beyond words, like off-the-roof happy. Sobrang saya ko kahit MWF (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) ako nagta-taping for the soap (Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita) tapos TTH (Tuesday, Thursday) minsan sa Your Face okay lang, go, kasi if it's really something you want to do, you find the way to do it and this is my way of doing what I really want to do," she said in an interview with Push.com.ph.
Denise shared that joining the show is a learning process since she is able to discover her inner performer. "Well for me I think the whole process is a realization. Hindi ako sumali para manalo. Sumali ako to get to know my performer side again. It's been a really long time since I have performed," she said.
The actress further relayed that there was a point in time when she almost gave up performing. Fortunately, Your Face Sounds Familiar gave her the opportunity to sing again.
"I feel like there was a time in my life that I kind of let go. Sabi ko 'Nobody ever wants to hear me sing anyway. I wont take care of my voice, Bakit pa? I'll just focus on what they gave me.' And what they gave me is acting so I'll give my best but parang na-miss ko talaga and that's how I was discovered performing on musical theater.
"Parang singing, acting and dancing the way I learned it iisa 'yun eh so pag hinati-hati mo tapos tinanggal mo 'yung isa para lang akong pilay na naglalakad na nagma-make do of what I have so now that I have it all, I feel like I'm so happy and I'm getting to know myself each week. Kasi dati sobrang kahit saan mo ako itapon kaya ko but it wasn't my time. Everybody has their own time and I feel like this will bring me to my time to be able to sing," she stated.
On who she thinks is her biggest competition in the show, she replied, "Myself. I'm getting in my own way. Sometimes I worry a lot or when I'm thinking too much. I don't find my friends competition because I love them so much, actually kung pwede lahat kami manalo or kung sila lahat manalo okay lang sa akin. I'm not here to win, I'm here to learn," she said.