Leah Salterio

What All-4-One really did to Christian

June 25, 2024 Leah C. Salterio 355 views
Christian Bautista performs in Jakarta with All-4-One on the band’s 30th anniversary
All-4-One with Christian Bautista share the stage

ASIA’S romantic balladeer Christian Bautista shared the stage with popular quartet All-4-One, who celebrated their three decades in the music industry.

Christian sang ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ with All-4-One at the Pullman Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. The nineties boy band is doing a world tour for their 30th anniversary after guesting in Hitman, the successful concert of David Foster in Manila.

“Honestly, I just want to say All-4-One is really a very nice group,” said Christian’s manager, Carlo Orosa. “Hindi mayabang maski napaka-galing nila. They really took care of Christian even sa rehearsals.

“In the afternoon before the concert, they rehearsed with Christian three times so he will be comfortable when he performed.”

Christian opened the concert with three of his hit recordings starting with his version of Jose Mari Chan’s ‘Beautiful Girl,’ ‘Since I Found You’ and ‘The Way You Look at Me.’

Two decades ago, Christian made a name for himself as a renowned pop singer in Indonesia, which is why Tomita Entertainment of Jakarta invited him to perform in the All-4-One concert.

Philippine drama icons together

FROM the time Jericho Rosales was announced to star in the primetime teleserye, ‘Lavender Fields,’ every new name of a cast member became much anticipated.

The names of Jodi Sta. Maria, Jolina Magdangal and Janine Gutierrez were added to the roster and more recently, veteran stars Maricel Soriano as Aster Fields, Edu Manzano as Vittorio Buenavidez and Albert Martinez as Zandro Fernandez became the key players in the series.

Tagged as the grandest teleserye of the year, ‘Lavender Fields’ is produced by ABS-CBN Studio and Dreamscape Entertainment.

There was even a time Jericho and Janine were spotted together watching a movie at Powerplant Mall, although that was as far as they were seen together outside their shooting schedules.

Young stars Krystal Mejes as Myrtle Hidalgo, Marc Santiago as Gio Albano, Jana Agoncillo as Mirasol Gallego and Miguel Vergara as John Paul Madrigal are all slated to make their acting comeback in the upcoming series.

The new generation actors who all started as child stars, have done their hiatus from acting and are all looking forward to working with the veteran cast in ‘Lavender Fields’ now that they are ready for their comeback.

“We will be working with veterans,” Marc excitedly said. “Sino ba ang hindi pinangarap ‘to. Noong nakita ko ‘yung mga artists na makaka-trabaho namin, talagang powerhouse ang line-up. Excited ako.”

Marc became part of the cast of The General’s Daughter, Sandugo and Goin’ Bulilit. “Siyempre, kinakabahan ako to start this new teleserye,” added Miguel.

“Pero sa support ng mga kasama ko – saka ‘yung mga veteran actors na kasama namin, matutulungan nila talaga kami. We are nervous to act again, not just me but my co-actors because we are all returning to act again and in a beautiful teleserye.”

Krystal previously did Doble Kara, Nang Ngumiti ang Langit and Fractured. She felt so pressured with the artists she will be working with in Lavender Fields.

“Veteran actors ‘yung makaka-trabaho namin,” Krystal said. “I know marami akong matututunan and at the same time, I’m willing to grow and learn with them. The first time they pitched the project to me, I said yes right away.”

Miguel made his big screen debut in One More Try, with Angel Locsin as his mother and Dingdong Dantes as his father. “Hindi po siya work,” Miguel said. “Nag-enjoy ako when I did that.

“I believe the veteran stars will help us since this is our comeback since we were kids. We were given another chance to act again and I’m very thankful. Sina Marc, Krystal, Jana, we will help each other.”

Jana was in Honesto, followed by Ikaw Lamang. She was given her first lead role in Dream Dad, with Zanjoe Marudo as her dad. That was followed by Ningning and Starla.

“I just want to take advantage of that break to learn, to give the best that I can possibly give. And to just show that I’m deserving of what I have now.”

She feels so pressured and on tenterhooks to be acting again and working with veteran actors now.

“I will learn a lot and at the same time, I’m willing to grow and learn from all of them.”