During the recently concluded Himig 11th Edition, singers Kyle Echarri and Bugoy Drilon shared with local media their experience interpreting the same song “Kahit Na Masungit.” Kyle and Jeremy Glinoga originally interpreted by the song written by composers John Francis and Jayson Franz Pasicolan for the competition while Bugoy performed it during the Himig 11th Edition Grand Finals night last March 21.
Kyle shared how he felt when their song was announced as one of the top winners in the songwriting competition.
“Sobra akong nagulat. Hindi ko akalain na magiging second best song kami. Sobra akong nagulat but I’m very happy na naging parte ako ng kanta na ito kasi alam ko naman talaga na maganda yung kanta. I knew it had so much potential to be a winner and super happy ako na naging top two kami,” he said.
The 17-year-old performer, who also stars in the new soap Huwag Kang Mangamba, also revealed how much he admires fellow performer Bugoy Drilon. “Sa mga hindi nakakaalam, si kuya Bugoy has always been one of my idols in the industry when it comes to riffs, when it comes to the way he sings. I’ve always been a big fan of his and super happy na siya yung kumanta para sa amin ni Jeremy. Idol ko po yan,” he says.
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During the Himig 11th Edition Winners media conference, Bugoy said he was also thankful to get the chance to interpret the same song Kyle originally performed in a music video.
“Actually, nung gabing yun, sobrang thankful ako kina Jayson and kina John because sana nabigyan ko ng justice yung kanta and I’m really happy na nakanta ko yung kanta niyo. Nung narinig ko yung kanta nila eksaktong I like it because it’s Tagalog and English. It’s like OPM mixed with Western kind of music that’s why I like it. It was actually very challenging for me. Sabi nga nila, music is music and there’s no competition when it comes to music. So I just have to put myself into that music and perform my best to give justice to the song and to help my brothers, my little bros (laughs),” he added.