As part of the newly launched Squad Plus members this year, Anji Salvacion shared how she feels to finally get more exposure in the industry. Anji first auditioned for the talent competition Idol Philippines in 2019. She was part of the cast of the iWant series Unloving U and was recently added as a regular performer in ASAP Natin ‘To.
“I feel so blessed and so thankful kay God kasi I wasn’t expecting na bigla na lang may tatawag sa akin para magtanong, ‘Puwede ka ba namin isama sa Squad Plus?’ And then I was like, ‘Sure ba ito?’ I’m so very thankful to God and ABS-CBN for giving me this opportunity and it’s just so overwhelming and I feel so happy,” she said.
Anji said her mom, who is a frontliner and COVID-19 survivor, raised her to always value her unique voice. “My mom taught me that we should always be confident and be true to your voice. Iba na kasi ngayon yung mga kabataan, they copy. Medyo pare-pareho na yung voice nila and then minsan din there’s people na gumagaya din sa voice ng ibang artists. But the only thing that I can say that is my edge is to experiment new genres, new type of singing like be versatile in everything to know yourself as a singer,” she shared.
Last December. Anji launched a new single called “Coming Back” which she dedicates to her Jewish Russian father who has been missing for over a decade now.
“This song is really for my dad but as I listen to it I realize it is relatable to everybody. This song really tells that no matter what’s happening and even if that person is far away from you, you will still hope and love them until the very end no matter what happened. Even though it’s so painful. But at the end of the day, you’ll always know that the person is here with you in your heart,” she said.