The world would’ve been a lot less brighter without the voice of Morissette Amon.
Her contributions to music not only did wonders for OPM, but also in the international scene. But did you know all this almost didn’t happen?
During the singer’s chat with Toni Gonzaga on “I Feel U” last Sunday, March 21, she revealed that she reached a point of wanting to leave the industry behind in the early years of her career.
“Even before ako nag-‘The Voice,’ I was an artist sa TV5 and I was with them for 2-3 years. May mga opportunities naman, pero ‘di siya enough to sustain me and my mom. We were really about to decide na uuwi na lang kami ng Cebu. Tapos biglang kinausap kami ng mga mentors ko, hanggang sa a couple months later nangyari yung ‘The Voice.’”
Morissette may not have ended up winning “The Voice”, but it sure did pave the way for her big break. Months later, she was signed to Star Music and her hit single “Akin Ka Na Lang” was released.
She said she can’t even imagine what her life would be like now if she and her mom did return home to Cebu, where she would have pursued her studies.
“Because of the encouragement of the people around me, I decided to stay and mas madami pang opportunities ang dumating when I decided to stay. Biglang may glimpse of hope na nangyari sa amin.”
The Asia’s Phoenix is now in her 10th year as an artist and for someone who had dreamt of performing and singing on stage, she said she’s beyond grateful for where she is at now, especially for the people who have been there for her since day one.
“Maraming nangyari in my 10 years na dati ay hindi ko kahit pinangarap, pero binless po ako to be able to work with international artists. Dati, gusto ko lang makakanta and perform for other people. Marami pong surprises na nangyari. Definitely lots of ups and downs, pero kung hindi dahil sa lahat ng nangyari sa akin for the past 10 years, hindi ako makakarating kung saan ako ngayon. I’m just really grateful.”
One of her biggest achievements was her very first sold-out concert at the Araneta Coliseum in 2018.
“Dream ko makapag-hold ng concert sa Araneta and for that to happen in 2018 na sold out pa and so many guests were there. I was just so happy nakamit ko ‘yung pangarap na ‘yun.”
She has performed side-by-side with legends, international artists like Jessie J, and gained popularity not just in the Philippines, but worldwide. Morissette seems to have ticked off a lot of goals in every singer’s list.
But in her personal life, there are some things she has yet to fulfill, including mending her relationship with her family.
“To be honest, hindi pa rin kami nakakapagusap. But I’m just praying for the healing of our relationship and our family.”
Morissette, however, is grateful that even when her real family isn’t by her side, she has found someone who supports her in LITERALLY every single thing she does.
In December 2020, she got engaged to Dave Lamar, who has also become her editor, frequent collaborator, and No. 1 fan.
“I’m just also very grateful and blessed na aking fiancé din po ang taong mismong taong nagpu-push sa akin and nagtutulong sa aking new music na nilalabas ngayon. Lahat po ng ginagawa, editing, coloring, itong ilaw, siya po naghe-help sa akin talaga, so hindi lang siya partner sa personal life ko as a supporter. He’s really helping me out sa career ko as well.”
Morissette and Dave recently released “Phoenix”, a song they wrote and produced together.
Watch her full interview here:
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