It's a good start of the year for Rami Malek and the rest of the cast of Bohemian Rhapsody, as they recently took home the Best Film Drama and Best Actor titles at the Golden Globe Awards.
The movie’s well-deserved recognition was also a huge win for Itchyworms frontman and It’s Showtime host, Jugs Jugueta, who represented the Philippines alongside 15 other global influencers for a special promotional campaign.
But did you know that he almost didn’t make it into the music video?
During the time 20th Century Fox invited Jugs to be a part of the project, he already had a few commitments that coincided with the filming schedule. Despite his many efforts to make it work, he inevitably had to decline and accepted that maybe it wasn’t meant to be.
However, the stars aligned because a month later, Jugs was informed that the filming schedule was moved to a different date and was offered the opportunity once again. The next thing he knew, Jugs was flown to London for four days to record and shoot an epic Queen medley.
Aside from getting to work with many talented artists from around the world, one of Jugs' favorite moments during the trip was recording at Metropolis Studios—the very same studio where the likes of Elton John, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, B.B. King and of course, Queen, have produced music that made its mark in history.
When asked how he felt when he watched the music video on the big screen, this was his response:
Being a self-professed Queen fan, he also shared his Top 5 favorite Queen songs of all time. Check it out!
You heard the man! Catch Ely Buendia and the Itchyworms: Greatest Hits at Resorts World Manila this coming February 9th. You wouldn't wanna miss it!
What's on YOUR Top 5 list of Queen songs? Tell us in the comments!
A Filipina born and raised in Saudi Arabia, Alyssa always has a story to tell. She is a writer by day, singer on occasion, ballerina by heart, and forever a musical theatre enthusiast. When she's not immersing herself in her Spotify playlists, you'll find her training to be a triathlete or being a full-time cool tita to her 7 nephews and nieces.