Singer-actor Juan Karlos (JK) Labajo responded to comments comparing him to fellow singer Darren Espanto. Both teens were products of the singing contest, The Voice Kids season 1.
Talking to members of the entertainment media during the press conference for his upcoming concert entitled One Voice, the 15-year-old said, “The both of us have our own things. Siya, meron po siyang mga kayang gawin na hindi ko ho kayang gawin. Mayroon pong mga bagay na kaya kong gawin na hindi niya po thing.”
According to JK, while he does acting (he appeared in defunct primetime shows Pangako Sa’yo and Hawak Kamay), Darren is doing very well with singing.
“I really hate it when people compare us kasi parang it’s like comparing a stone to water. Two different things na parang hindi comparable at all,” he shared, adding that each of them are receiving their own blessings.
Saying that he and Darren are still friends who treat each other like brothers until now, JK later said that he does not like competing with anybody. “Personally, I don’t want to and I don’t need to compete with him kasi hindi po ako gano’n klase na parang nakikipagpagalingan. I don’t have anything about competition… to anyone at all. Gusto ko, kung ano ‘yung ibibigay sa’kin, masaya na ako ‘dun, kontento na ako ‘dun,” he said.
Meanwhile, aside from his upcoming concert with fellow The Voice of the Phillippines alums Jason Dy and Klarisse de Guzman, JK, who recently became a Pinoy Big Brother celebrity housemate, said that he is working on his second album and an upcoming teleserye.