No wonder Belle Mariano’s musical career is taking off—she is one inspired artist!
On January 20, Belle named the local and international artists who are her sources of inspiration during the virtual media conference of her upcoming concert “Daylight: The Concert.”
Aside from Moira dela Torre whom Belle often mentions as her "idol" in the industry, the “Rise” singer expressed her admiration for the singing styles of Sarah Geronimo, Regine Velasquez, and OPM band Ben&Ben.
“Of course never po mawawala, Sarah Geronimo. Grabe po talaga as in one time I saw her performing sa 'ASAP,' parang wow, ang galing. Si Miss Regine (Velasquez), grabe nakakakilabot. And of course, Ben&Ben,” Belle said of her idols.
When it comes to songwriting, Belle cited her fellow Filipina artists Jayda and Trisha Denise as her influences. As for international artists, Belle is amazed by the heights Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish have reached in their careers.
“Sobrang nahuhusayan po ako kay Olivia Rodrigo. Sobrang husay niya. At her age, wow, she inspires so many people. Billie Eilish as well. The young artists, the young composers. Sina Jayda, Trisha Denise. Sila talaga ‘yung nakaka-influence sa akin when it comes to composing,” she detailed.
Belle mentioned Olivia Rodrigo another time, together with K-Pop group BTS, when she was asked to name the artists who define her musical journey and mood, respectively.
She answered, “BTS kasi sobrang fun ng music nila. But in terms naman of journey, I feel like the artist that would really define my journey would be Olivia Rodrigo. Kasi she started ‘di ba sa 'High School Musical' and then now she’s taking on concerts, tours, parang ang ganda lang. She’s really someone you can look up to.”
And in the spirit of manifesting her dream collaborations, Belle spoke fondly of her “idol” Moira dela Torre, and the artists she currently has on repeat, Doja Cat and Ariana Grande.
We just have to wait a little bit longer until we see Belle perform in her first-ever solo concert on January 29! She’s set to perform with guest artists Trisha Denise, SAB, Jayda, Kyle Echarri, Ben&Ben, and her on-screen partner Donny Pangilinan.
You can now purchase regular tickets priced at P195 via KTX.ph.
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