Rising star Diego Gutierrez may be surrounded by popular family members and relatives from show business but he is not pressured at all in fulfilling his dream as a musician.
Diego by the way is the son of actors Ramon Christopher de Leon and Lotlot de Leon. His sister is award-winning actress Janine Gutierrez. He is the grandson of Asia’s Queen of Songs Pilita Corrales, Superstar Nora Aunor as well Drama King Christopher de Leon and legendary actor Eddie Gutierrez. He is half-nephew to actors Ruffa Gutierrez, and Richard and Raymond Gutierrez.
“Hindi naman ako na pe-pressure. They are respected personalities at naabot na nila ang tagumpay. I used it as an inspiration na rin to succeed in show business,” said Diego during a Zoom interview with the entertainment media recently.
Diego also praised his sister Janine who has won several best actress trophies. “I am very happy for them lalo na si Ate Janine. So ako naman ginagaligan ko na lang para kahit paano ay maabot ko ang level nila.”
This good-looking guy also hopes that someday, he would be able to share the stage with Nora, Christopher, Pilita, and Janine, who also sings, for a special musical number. “Who knows? Malay natin. Gusto ko rin siyempre mangyari ito.”
Diego, 24, was supposed to fly to the US to record songs but the pandemic got in the way. He is now being managed by Leo Dominguez of LVD Management.
“Mga one month or two moths lang ako doon to record some songs then babalik na agad ako rito. Pero nagkaroon ng pandemic so dito na muna ako nag-stay,” he said.
The pandemic led him and his friends to compose some songs, one of which is the single titled “On A Dream” via Hitmakers Entertainment which will debut on Feb. 5. He co-wrote the songs with Wilde Quimpson, Erick Walls (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson) and Mark J. Feist.
“When we first started writing ‘On A Dream’, it was the beginning of the pandemic so we were all actually forced to live in a standstill. During those times, both of our relationships with our significant others were getting affected, and the only way we knew how to express our feelings at that time was to write this song. I guess the feeling we wanted to communicate through the track was the appreciation of the dream-like novelty of finding a person that makes you feel like no other,” said Diego when asked about the song.
Diego admitted he has his share of bashings from netizens but he is unperturbed.
“Meron na akong mga bashing habang kumakanta ako sa ‘ASAP,’ may mga nagco-comment na sa Twitter and Instagram. Honestly, hindi ako nagpapa-apekto kasi napagdaanan na rin iyan ng pamilya ko sa social media and they have learned from it,” he said.
“Bashers sila ngayon. Hopefully, magustuhan nila yung mga future projects ko. Hindi ako galit sa kanila. You cannot please everyone.”