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This Week on 'We Rise Together': Star Magic mentors, Agsunta, Kritiko, Gigi and The Gigi Vibes + Belle!

Road to 10M streams! Belle expresses her gratitude for the overwhelming support for her song "Sigurado"

Patricia Matalog
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Patricia Matalog

10/29/2021 in News
This Week on 'We Rise Together': Star Magic mentors, Agsunta, Kritiko, Gigi and The Gigi Vibes + Belle!

Three reputable mentors, two talented OPM artists, and two rising hitmakers were the guests for this week's "We Rise Together"!

Last October 25, three of Star Magic's mentors Carla Martinez, Julie Anne Reyes, and Mike Monses joined the show and gave a free online workshop to the viewers together with Vivoree and CJ Salonga.

For those who haven't met the mentors yet, Carla's expertise is acting, Julie Anne's is singing, while Mike specializes in dancing.

Carla also challenged Vivoree and CJ to an impromptu acting scene in the episode by reenacting the famous confrontation scene of Bujoy and Ned in "Labs Kita, Okey Ka Lang?". The mentor taught how to identify objectives the Star Magic way, based on the scene they did.

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For the latest season of "Pinoy Big Brother," OPM band Agsunta and rapper Kritiko have been tapped to sing the re-imagined version of "Sikat ang Pinoy," which was originally sung by Toni Gonzaga and Sam Milby.

In the October 27 episode, the two artists revealed they didn't expect that the version they made would be used as one of the "PBB: Kumunity Season 10's" theme songs.

"Hindi namin in-expect noong una pa lang na ito pala 'yung gagamitin for 'PBB'. Tapos noong nagre-record, biglang sinabi sa'min [ni Sir Jonathan Manalo] na ito 'yung gagamitin for 'PBB'. As in gulat na gulat talaga kami noon. Lalo na at kasama namin ang the one and only Kritiko," Jai of Agsunta shared.

The band vocalist also said that he and Kritiko have always wanted to do a collaboration together since the pre-pandemic days.

"Matagal na talaga kaming nag-uusap ni Kritiko mag-collab, hindi lang nagtutugma yung mga schedule namin. Then ito, biglang sa 'PBB' pa pala mangyayari," he added.

Meanwhile, Kritiko extended his gratitude to the Star Music Creative Director for his trust on giving life to one of the original "PBB" theme songs.

"Hindi ko rin alam na para pala 'to sa 'PBB'. Kung alam ko 'to, na-pressure siguro ako nang todo noon. Sobrang maraming, maraming salamat sa tiwala na binigay sa'kin ni Sir Jonathan," he enthused.

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It was an afternoon full of gratitude during the October 29 episode as Rise artists Gigi De Lana and Belle Mariano thanked their fans for their overwhelming support in their music releases.

Gigi, who recently launched her debut single "Sakalam" with her band the Gigi Vibes, was also tapped to sing the theme song of the upcoming series "Viral Scandal."

Asked how she felt for yet another break for her, she said, "Una po nagulat ako kasi kakanta ako ng theme song, kasi pangarap ko po talagang kumanta ng theme song ng mga teleserye kahit movie. Sobrang saya namin, and masaya ako na andun yung Gigi Vibes na kasama ko tumugtog for 'Viral'."

The same goes for Belle, whose single "Sigurado" now has almost 10 million streams on Spotify.

"Up to now, honestly, hindi pa rin ako makapaniwala," she admitted. "Ngayon, kapag ino-open ko ang Spotify, 9 million streams ang 'Sigurado'. Thank you so much guys."

"Kapag pinapakinggan ko siya, naaalala ko yung emotions ko habang nire-record ko siya sa studio. Yung kaba ko na 'Sana pakinggan 'to.' Tapos ganun yung naging balik sa'kin. Maraming, maraming salamat," she added.

Watch the full episode here:

Catch your favorite Rise artists and their celebrity guests on "We Rise Together" every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 12 noon on Rise Artists Studio and Star Cinema's Facebook pages.

You can also watch full episodes on Rise Artists Studio's Youtube channel!

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