A month and a day ago, Maymay Entrata was named as the latest winner of the reality show Pinoy Big Brother (PBB), and truth be told, a lot has changed in the life of the “Wacky-go-lucky ng Cagayan de Oro.” Earlier today, One Music PH got the chance of having a quick chat with Maymay, and we immediately asked for her two cents on the “Baliw” craze that made the song top charts.
“Sa una po sobrang nagulat ako kasi hindi ko akalain na ganun din kabaliw yung mga fans dun sa kanta ko kaya masayang-masaya ako na papatok pala yung kantang nagawa ko …Kasi kung mag-compose ako, yung mga lyrics simple lang pero tagos sa puso kasi nga umibig na ako. Eh karamihan sa mga Pilipino ngayon mahilig sa pag-ibig (At first I was really surprised because I didn’t expect the fans going crazy over my song so I’m really happy that the song I wrote was received well…While the lyrics I compose are simple, they go right through the heart because I’ve also experienced falling in love. And a lot of Filipinos are fond of love),” Maymay shared.
Watch the lyric video of "Baliw" in the YouTube video below.
When asked about her music listening habits, Maymay said that she doesn’t have a regular playlist. “Mahilig ako kumanta, mahilig ako mag-compose pero hindi ako [mahilig] mag-listen ng music. Kahit ano, kung gusto ko yun na tapos hindi ako nagsi-stick sa isang kanta dahil madali akong magsawa (I love to sing, I love writing songs, but I’m not very much into listening to music. I like a song when I like it, but I don’t stick to one song because I get over it quickly),” Maymay said frankly.
There is one song, however, that Maymay loves listening to at the moment. “Na-touch ako dun sa cover ni Bruno Mars. Parang naramdaman ko yung pagkanta niya ng lyrics. (I was touched by Bruno Mars’ cover of [All I Ask]. I really felt the emotions in the lyrics when he performed it).”
Watch Bruno Mars' cover of "All I Ask" in the YouTube video below.
While at it, One Music PH also asked Maymay what she thinks of holding a digital concert of her own. Her response isn’t quite surprising. “Siyempre! Sino bang aayaw doon sa opportunity na ‘yon? (Of course! Who would say no to that kind of opportunity?)” Maymay said with laughter.
And when we pressed her who she would want to share the stage with, her choices are formidable. “Yeng Constantino, Toni Gonzaga, Sarah [Geronimo.] Pero siguro backup lang ako kay Sarah G nun. Kung silang tatlo, patay, diyos ko (I think I’ll just backup for Sarah G if it happens. With the three of them, oh my God).”
Of course, Maymay also expressed gratitude to the many people who’ve supported her since the beginning of her PBB stint. “Gusto ko lang magsabi sa kanila na masaya ako na talagang kung nasaan ako ngayon, andiyan sila para sumuporta kahit anong mangyari. Parang worth it lahat ng mga pagsisikap dito sa industriya dahil nakikita ko silang masaya. Ang masasabi ko, maraming-maraming salamat sa inyo dahil hindi magpapatuloy ang journey ko dito kung hindi dahil sa inyo. Hindi ako magiging mas masikap kung hindi din dahil sa inyo. Kaya may willingness talaga ako na bonggang-bongga. Parang binigyan pa nila ako ng bonggang bonggang motivation para gawin yung isang bagay na kahit mahirap gagawin mo kasi alam mong maraming ma-i-inspire doon (I just want to say that I’m really happy that I have their support whatever happens. All my efforts are worth it because I see them happy. All I can say is thank you so much because without you I won’t be able to continue my journey. I won’t have perseverance without you. I’m truly motivated to do well even though it’s challenging because I know many can be inspired with my success),” Maymay said with sincerity.
And with the enormous support of many powering Maymay, the cheerful young lady from Cagayan de Oro surely has a lot in store for everyone in the near future. We all better watch out!
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