ABS-CBN variety show ASAP paid tribute to the music of Erik Santos.
On its live episode December 10, the Prince of Pop shared the stage with ASAP singers as they performed some of his hit songs.
Vina Morales sang her rendition of Erik's "Kung Akin Ang Mundo," while tribute master Ogie Alcasid belted out "Kulang Ako Kung Wala Ka."
Jona, Klarisse and Jed Madela performed "Di Ko Kaya," while Jaya and Yeng Constantino sang their rendition of "Ngayong Pasko."
Piolo Pascual and Sarah Geronimo, meanwhile, performed their version of "Paano Ba Ang Magmahal," which became the official theme song of their 2015-hit movie The Breakup Playlist.
Erik, via social media post, aired his thoughts over the priceless moment.
"Sa lahat ng awards na natanggap ko sa loob ng halos 15 years ko sa industriya, isa ito sa pinaka-espesyal. Dahil ito ay ipinagkaloob sa akin ng mga taong mismong tumulong at nagluwal sa aking career bilang isang recording artist at concert performer. It really feels great to have received an award on that exact same stage kung saan ako nagsimula.
"As everybody knows, I started in a singing contest called Star In A Million in ASAP back in 2003. And since then, patuloy na dumarami at lumalakas ang mga musical reality shows. And all these years, masasabi kong the end goal for the artists in all those singing competitions is not just to win but eventually to be able to sing songs that will touch the hearts of many.
This ASAPinoy award celebrates not only our voices but most especially our songs na naging bahagi ng buhay ng maraming Pilipino. Salamat sa ating mahuhusay na Filipino songwriters, arrangers and album producers.
"Maraming salamat ASAP for this honor and recognition. As Tommy Mottola said, "Hit Songs are the biggest part of one singer's credibility", at lahat ng ito ay hindi magiging posible if not because of your love for all our music. Muli, maraming maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat. Mabuhay ang OPM!" he said. "To God be the glory!"
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