Dream comes true for Erik Santos

Published January 23, 2018, 9:08 AM

by Hannah Torregoza 

The forthcoming Valentine concert “#paMORE” means a lot to Erik Santos as he shares the stage with three OPM icons namely Martin Nievera, Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.

Erik Santos (mb.com.ph)
Erik Santos

“I can now die any time, because I have realized my one big dream to perform on the same stage with my idols, na noon tinitingala ko lang and now kasama ko na,” he said. “Hindi ako maplano na tao, I take each day at a time. Being with Martin, Ogie and Regine in a concert – I couldn’t ask for more!”

“#paMORE” will be at the Mall of Asia Arena on Feb. 10, 8 p.m. The MORE in the title is the acronym of the first names of Martin, Ogie, Regine and Erik, it was explained by the producers, Anna Puno of Starmedia Entertainment and Cacai Mitra of I-Music Entertainment.

Martin, who has been in the music business for many decades now, expressed hope to be singing for more years to come. “The more I stay in the business, the more I want to perform even more: to have more shows, concerts, more success.” About their producer, Martin said “Anna is a successful producer, she knows how to mix talents in a show. In this group, we have something in common: we are all balladeers but I’m the loudest.”

Regine wishes for more success in her career, for more concerts and projects. “For my family, I couldn’t ask for more. I feel so blessed.”

Ogie added: “I’m so glad the concert scene is alive and kicking. Natutuwa ako sa kasiglaan ng OPM at the moment. Sana marami pang concerts to be produced for local artists. I’m on my 30th year as a singer-songwriter, malaking karangalan para sa akin na tumagal ako ng ganito. And Im also glad to be working with Erik in this Valentine concert. Erik is a great guy, and a great singer.”

“paMORE” is directed by Paolo Valenciano. Musical directors are Louie Ocampo and Raul Mitra. Among the sponsors are SEDA Hotel Vertis. Tickets are available at all branches of SM Tickets.