Kakai Bautista looked back on her singing journey as she achieved a new milestone with her Wish Bus performance.
Kakai's song cover of "Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita" on Wish 107.5's YouTube channel has already gained more than 40 million views as of this writing.
"Sabe sa akin dati: ‘Ipagawa mo 'yung ipin mo, may potential ka talagang maging sikat na singer’ PAULIT - ULIT na SINABE KONG HINDI," the singer-comedian shared on her Facebook page on Thursday, March 3.
Kakai then relayed the reason she did not choose to have her teeth fixed.
"Bakit? Dahil mas gusto kong maalala ng tao ang boses ko at kung anong nararamdaman nila kapag pinapakinggan nila ako, kesa sa TINITINGNAN LANG NILA AKO habang kumakanta," Kakai stated.
She relayed that she could not help but be emotional when she saw the views of her song cover on Wish's YouTube channel.
"Naiyak ako sa saya nung nakita ko tong tag ng Wish 107.5 sa akin today. 40 Million views Naknampoooooooch!!!! Akalain nyo baaaa!!!! SO GUSYH kung pwede ko lang kayong yakapin lahat. Haaaaaaayyyy MARAMING SALAMAT!!! Ng wagas na wagas!!" she wrote.
She added, "Pakinggan nyo ng nakapikit, ramdamin nyo ang kwento ng awiting ito."
Netizens were quick to express their admiration for Kakai.
"I have watched it many times and now I am watching it again! ❤️🙂 Congrats, Kakai!" one netizen said.
"You are my Idol in singing Ms Kakai Bautista🙂 🎵 🎶 Regardless of what they say , you are one of the best singers I’ve heard. Keep it up!!" another netizen said.
"Favorite ko yang kanta yan ms. Kakai Bautista lalo na nung napakingan ko na kinanta mo ang galing mo. We love you and congrats! God bless!" another fan commented.
In another Facebook post, Kakai remarked, "I SING NOT TO PLEASE YOUR EYES nor Your EARS, BUT to tell YOU A STORY and TOUCH YOUR SOUL."
She also said that having people watch her singing performance means a lot to her.
"Para sa isang komedyante na ang realidad sa industryang ito ay maging komedyante nalang at hindi SINGER. Kase ganito, ganyan ka lang. Malaking bagay kase PINAPAKINGGAN NYO AKO, kahit hindi ko sila kasing ganda at sikat. Pinaka-IMPORTANTE ay nakinig kayo. MARAMING SALAMAT!!"
She continued, "JUSKOW!!!!!! Sana wag kayong magsawang pakinggan lahat ng kwentong musika ko. Labyuh all."
"Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita" was originally performed by Roselle Nava. Kakai's song cover was uploaded in February 2017 on Wish's YouTube channel.