How harmony goes in La Diva

Thursday, April 09, 2009

The trio of young singers from the Pinoy Pop Superstar fame is currently making waves as a group called “La Diva” which is seen as specializing in proper blending and not outshining each other. Jonalyn Viray, Maricris Garcia, and Aicelle Santos have become a staple among live and TV audiences with their weekly appearances over “ SOP.”

“We take turns in singing, each has her own spot,” says Aicelle who won for herself the “Best Country Song” in a Kazakhstan Song Festival. She argues with a good reason, “Kaya kami nagble-blend kasi iba-iba characters ng voices namin.”

During a chat with a small pool of entertainment journalists, all three La Diva members had been given counterparts for their voices, much to their liking. Aicelle is Jaya, Jonalyn is Regine Velasquez, and Maricris is Zsa Zsa Padilla.

Both Jonalyn and Maricris were grand champions of Pinoy Pop Superstar, with the former being crowned on year 1 while the latter on year 3. The just 19-year-old first Pinoy Pop champ released an album “On My Own” and has sung songs for GMA-7’s “Dramarama sa Hapon” series of soaps. Maricris, for her part, scored a big hit in “Mahal Kita,” theme song to the hugely successful TV series “Marimar.”

On how they’re different from the others of their same age and talent, Aicelle added, “Mga song selections namin usually mga standards, not R&B. Lagi din kaming naka-gown kaya we were given the name La Diva.”

The trio of songstress, now doing rounds in malls, will stage a concert in L.A., USA set this summer. They’re also scheduled to do an album of their own soon.




April, 18, 2009 (Saturday)
Virgil Auditorium
152 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90004

April 25, 2009 (Saturday)
Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
49500 Seminole Dr. Cabazon, CA 92230



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