Again by Janet Jackson - Cover Song by Tata Villaruel

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Have Blessed Merry Christmas & A Prosperous Happy New Year 2006! ^_^

Season's Greetings from Tata & Fans ^_^

Biography: Tata Villaruel

by: Wien P. Gadian
The News Today, 9-28-2005

One could have been content as a registered nurse which by far is the easiest way to leave the country. But not for 22-year old Christi Praise “Tata” Fernando Villaruel. She resigned from her job as a nurse and pursued her passion in singing. With her determination, everything she did paid off, landing her in the ‘Star in a Million Contest’ (SIAM). SIAM is a search of the country’s best young artists.

And compared to her contenders everything for Tata was a first. She is the first grand finalist from Iloilo and NAMCYA (National Music Competition for Young Artist) national finalist to join the contest. With her versatility in singing she has not only become the Illongos’ pride but also an inspiration to most.

The Dream
As a young lady, Tata’s love for her craft was influenced by her mom Verenice Fernando, who then was a professional singer. And with her mom as mentor, she joined various singing engagements where she garnered awards: (NAMCYA) National Music Competition for Young Artist (1999), Iloilo PRISAA Vocal Solo (Pop) Champion, SLSA & Integrated Meet Classical Champion, Super Ferry Regional Champion and also a champion in Kampeon Sa Kantahan.

She’s also into classical voice training and has years of experience as a choir member. All these gave her enough guts to join SIAM “It was my dream to join the competition but I prioritized my studies. I decided to finish my course and pass the board. Then when they opened SIAM for 16-19, I was depressed. In the end, I applied for work. And when ABS-CBN started advertising SIAM’s season 2 for 18-24…I resigned and auditioned.”

Now as the consistent number one in the contests Tata reveals her edge compared with the others: “I’m blessed that I belong in a family of artists in different fields: My professional singer mom, my aunt, and uncles who are all visual artists. My uncles Rey and Joy Fernando are known portraitist. They have a gallery in SM City Iloilo.” Other than the talent, what’s interesting about her voice is her adaptability to any musical genres. She belts out R&B tunes and can easily shift to classic or pop.

Her discipline has taken her all the way up but for Tata, perseverance still matters knowing that her contenders are also great performers. Her focus is on uplifting the Ilonggo talents. She says, “Let us unite and show the world we are one. And support Ilonggo artists like me and make Iloilo bigger on the map!” And with this rare opportunity of seeing our fellow Ilonggo on the lead and giving her best. Let’s give our support thru text: Just type SIAMTATA send to 2331 Globe/Touch Mobile/Sun, 231 Smart/TalknText/Addictmobile, 23661 for TFC subscribers in the US.

Tata is a resident of Block 29, Lot 10, Bakhaw, Mandurriao, Iloilo City. She is a graduate of Bachelor in Nursing from University of San Agustin. Her musical prowess is sustained by her loving parents: Verenice Fernandoand Louie Villaruel, brother and sisters; Hearly Lee V. Canonizado, Louie, Mary Love and Louise Villaruel and the inspiration of all Ilonggos.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka by Sheryn Regis

Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka by Sheryn Regis

Bakit di mapaniwala na
Ika’y napapagod
Bakit ba laging natatakot
Na magtanong sa yo
Kahit pa alam ng puso na ako’y iiwan mo
Ikaw pa rin ang nasa damdamin ko

Bakit kahit pa nagiisa
Sa iyo’y umaasa
Di nagsasawa na maghintay
Basta’t makita ka
Bakit di maawat ang puso
Laging ibigin ka
Alam kong mali
Etong aking pagsinta

Hindi ko kayang iwan ka
Hindi ko kayang iwan ka
Pagkat dito sa puso ko’y
Talagang mahal kita
At kahit pa sabihin na
Puso’y nababaliw sa yo
Patuloy na ibibigay
magmamahal ako

repeat II and chorus 2x

Ohhhh oh oh...

Sunday, December 25, 2005

I Remember You by Skid Row

Title: I Remember You
Artist: Skid Row
Album: Skid Row (1989)

Woke up to the sound of pouring rain
The wind would whisper and I'd think of you
And all the tears you cried, that called my name
And when you needed me I came through

I paint a picture of the days gone by
When love went blind and you would make me see
I'd stare a lifetime into your eyes
So that I knew you were there for me
Time after time you were there for me

Remember yesterday - walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sand - I remember you
Through the sleepless nights and every endless day
I'd wanna hear you say - I remember you

We spend the summer with the top rolled down
Wished ever after would be like this
You said I love you babe, without a sound I said
I'd give my life for just one kiss
I'd live for your smile and die for your kiss

Remember yesterday - walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sand - I remember you
Through the sleepless nights and every endless day
I'd wanna hear you say - I remember you

We've had our share of hard times
But that's the price we paid
And through it all we kept the promise that we made
I swear you'll never be lonely

Woke up to the sound of pouring rain
Washed away a dream of you
But nothing else could ever take you away
'Cause you'll always be my dream come true
Oh my darling, I love you

Remember yesterday - walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sand - I remember you
Through the sleepless nights and every endless day
I'd wanna hear you say - I remember you
Remember yesterday - walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sand - I remember you
Through the sleepless nights and every endless day
I'd wanna hear you say - I remember you

Search For The Star In A Million Reunion Christmas Special @ Quiapo Church December 21, 2005

Search For The Star In A Million Family Reunion with the Champions...
Erik Santos, Shery Regis ,Christian Bautista, Mark Bautista, Rachelle Anne Go, Frenchie Dy, & Jerome Sala

But for this week, on Christmas Day, we give the champions a break from competition and a chance to unwind and celebrate with their other co-champions with a Christmas Special!
Set outside the Quiapo Church in Plaza Miranda, the champions will be giving every Kapamilya a free Christmas concert!
Watch out for reunion after reunion and celebrate Christmas with the champions!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

December 18, 2005 Elimination Night

Hot Seat!
Congratulations to Ms. Tata Villaruel - the only female among the 5 finalists!
Hot Seat Takers:
1. Kris Lawrence
2. Tata Villaruel

Showdown of 4:
Kris - I believe I can fly
Lance - Through the rain
Vino - Made it through the rain
Jimmy - Climbe every mountain ( 2nd hit )

Showdown of 3:
Lance - I never love this way again
Vino - I promise you I will never say goodbye
Kris - Wind beneath my wings ( 3rd hit)

Showdown of 2:
Vino - Pano ko sasabihin ( 4th hit )
Lance - Footloose ( miss )

God Bless to Lance Onate!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Happy Birthday !!!

Ms. Christi Praise " TATA " Villaruel
(our very own versatile vocalist of iloilo city)
December 17
Happy Happy Birthday! We Love You & Thankful for the sweetest inpsiration of your Voice! Mwah! God Bless You & your family!
-from all of us
new link(s):

Monday, December 12, 2005

December 11, 2005 Performance Night

Theme: Inspirational Songs
1. I Believe I Can Fly by Kris Lawrence
2. A Moment Like This by Tata Villaruel
3. Through The Rain by Lance Onate
4. Climb Every Mountain by Vino Bello
5. I Made It Through The Rain by Jimmy Marquez week December 18, 2005 Elimination Night...

Thursday, December 08, 2005

ASAP Guest December 4, 2005

TV Appearance

ASAP Platinum Awards
Tata guest with the four ladies, Nikki Bacolod, Jona Lumbera...

for Sarah Geronimo's Love You More...

A Moment Like This

A Moment Like This Lyrics
(Jorgen Elofsson, John Reid)© BMG Music Publishing Scandinvia/Sony ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.

What if I told you it was all meant to be
Would you believe me, would you believe
It’s almost that feelin’ we met before
So tell me that you don’t think I’m crazy
When I tell you love has come here and now

A moment like this
Some people wait a lifetime
For a moment like this
Some people search forever
For that one special kiss
Oh I can’t believe it’s happening to me
Some people wait a lifetime
For a moment like this

Everything changes but beauty remains
Some things so tender I can’t explain
Well I may be dreamin’ but until I awake
Can we make this dream last forever
And I’ll try to show the love we share

Could this be the greatest love of all
I wanna know that you will catch me when I fall
So let me tell you this
Some people wait a lifetime
For a moment like this

Monday, December 05, 2005

December 4, 2005 Elimination Night

The Champions League of 5 of Season 2:
as of December 4, 2005:
1. Kris
2. Jimmy
3. Tata
4. Vino
5. Lance

On the elimination night, Kris was first announced to be on the TOP 5 Hot seat...
then the showdown of 5 begins with:
Tata - Come On In Out Of The Rain
2nd Hit - Jimmy

Showdown of 4:
Tata - Go The Distance
3rd Hit - Tata

Showdown of 3:
4th Hit - Vino

Showdown of 2:

5th Hit - Lance
Jay (eliminated)