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Thursday, February 23, 2006

February News Update

Feb. 26, 2006 - Sunday
Mallshow
Metropolis Alabang

Feb. 25, 2006 - Saturday
Mallshow
Laguna

Feb. 19, 2006 - Sunday
Mallshow
SM City Marilao

Feb. 18, 2006 - Saturday
Event: Concert with Luke Mijares
Place: University of San Agustin, Iloilo City
Time: 5 pm
Tickets available @ ABS-CBN and University of San Agustin
Songs:
The Prayer (duet with Fr. Jonas)
Bakit Ngayon Ka Lng
I Remember You
Somewhere

Feb. 17, 2006 - Friday
PBA
Tata will sing the Pambansang Awit

Feb. 14, 2006
Iloilo City
SM City Iloilo @ 5pm
3rd Level
Songs:
All the man that I need

Feb. 12, 2006
ASAP
-Tunay na ligaya (champions)
-bakit ngayon ka lng (duet w/ kris)

Little Big Star @ SM Bicutan
-Tata will be one of the judges

Feb. 11, 2006
Cebu City, Waterfront Hotel
-i need you by leane rhimes
-get here - oleta adams
-there you'll be - faith hill

Feb.7 , 2006 - Tuesday
Tata together with other Star in a million Celebrities will be singing "Change The World" by Eric Clapton, A tribute from Wowowee...

Feb. 6, 2006
Westin Plaza
Jollibee Celebration/Awards

Feb. 4, 2006
SM Bicutan

Feb. 3, 2006
Event: Tata Villaruel & Jimmy Marquez will be singing "Tanging Yaman" for Bayani Awards
Place: Ateneo De Manila, University Campus
Date: Friday, February 3, 2006
Time: 6pm

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Panaw ni Tata

Ni Vatski
BANAT 02/19/2006

Usa na usab ka "promdi" (shortcut sa from the province) ang hinay hinay na nga nagkamang paingon sa bangaw sa kabantog. Pero ayaw pag-ingon ana kay bisan og taga Ilo-ilo siya makamao usab nga mobinisaya. Atong ila-ilahon si Tata Villaruel ang first runner up sa Search for a Star in a Million.

Lumad nga taga Manduryao, Ilo-ilo, si Tata usa ka-nurse apan namasin didto sa kauluhan aron matuman ang iyang pangandoy nga mamahimong mang-aawit. Ug tuod man hayag na ang kaugmaon ni Tata, bisan pa og dili siya ang migawas nga grand winner sa bag-o pa lang natapos nga Search for a Star in Million sa ABS-CBN.

"Sa mga tawo, ako naman ang panalo," matud pa ni Tata sa dihang nahinabi sa Banat Hugyaw didto sa Ayala Business Park atol Close-up Lovapalooza 2006 niadtong nakalabay nga semana.

Di gyud ikalimod nga malipayon si Tata, gani gasige man lang kini og ngisi sa dihang gi-interview sa Cebu Press. Matud pa niya malipayon gyud kuno siya sa iyang naabtan karon hilabi na nga paborito gyud siya sa mga tawo. Tinuod gyud kay sa dihang niguwa na siya, pwerteng naka abiba sa mga tawo.

Balik tan-aw sa final's night sa SIAM giangkon ni Tata nga nahadlok gyud siya kay matud pa niya dili kondisyon iyang tingog tungod sa walay hunong nga guesting ug practice sa dihang nagsingabot pa ang grand event. "Nung nabunot ko 'yong "Somewhere" ipinapasa-Dios ko nalang 'yon. Sabi ko Lord, this song is for you," saysay pa ni Tata.

Sa nasayran na usa ka registrado nga nurse si Tata diin human niya nahuman ang iyang pagtuon niadtong 2004 nakapasar dayon siya sa board exam, hinungdan nga nakasulod dayun siya og trabaho sa usa ka hospital didto sa ilang dapit.

Apan kaniadto pa nagbaton na gayud siya og talento sa pag-awit ug mahiligon na siya nga mokanta kon dunay mga okasyon. "Nung bata pa ako mas more time ang pag-practice ng singing kaysa sa study," nagngising miangkon niini si Tata. Gani siya may kanunay mo-represent sa iyang tunghaan sa mga indigay sa awit sa lain-laing dapit sa Ilo-ilo.

Matud pa niya kaniadto pa unta siya moapil sa SIAM apan gisiguro una niya iyang pag-eskwela. Busa dihang nahibaw-an niya nga nagsugod na ang audition sa SIAM niadtong niaging tuig wala na siyay pagduha duha pa hinonoa dali siyang ni-resign sa iyang trabaho sa ospital. Kuyog ang iyang mommy gisugdan ni Tata ang pagpanimpad didto sa kauluhan aron pagkab-ot sa dugay na niyang gipangandoy.

"May calling ako dito kaya nag-resign agad ako," ingon ni Tata, nga miangkon nga nagpabaga gyud siya sa iyang nawong pagpangayo og suporta gikan sa iyang ate nga nagbase na sa Abu Dhabi.

Matud pa niya dako ang iyang adjustment nga gihimo didto sa kauluhan gawas pa nga pa conservative ang iyang pamilya diin sa dihang didto palang siya sa ilang probinsya halos wala na siya'y night life.

Problema pud niya ang treatment unya sa mga tawo. Apan sa dihang nasulod na siya sa top 3 sa SIAM naibanan na ang iyang kahadlok.

Mibutyag si Tata nga mas suod siya kang Jimmy sanglit pareho man silang promdi. Mas pirmi silang magkuyog og panuroy gani naa-an naman siyang girlfriend ni Jimmy nga iya lang gikahimuot.

Miangkon si Tata nga wala siyay boyfriend rong mga panahona apan anaay daghan nga nag-ibid-ibid niya. Matud pa niya trabaho usa kay busy pa ang schedule para sa love affairs. Kasagaran sa mga naninguha karon niya mao usab ang iyang naibgan sa una. "Bakit ngayon lang kayo lumabas," komedya pa ni Tata patumong ngadto sa iyang mga suitors.

Lima ka tuig gikan karon gusto ni Tata nga mopadayun sa iyang pagka-nurse apan adto na sa gawas sa nasud manimpad. Apan matag karon ug unya gusto gihapon niyang mokanta bisan para sa iyang pasyente.

"Dapat kahit anong gagawin mo may passion ka," matud pa niya kabahin sa iyang propesyon ug hilig sa pagkanta.

Si Tata ang ika-upat sa lima ka managsuon. Singer usab ang iyang inahan samtang iyang amahan bag-o lang mibalik sa gawas sa nasud isip usa ka seaman.

Matud pa ni Tata gusto unta niya nga dili na mo-abroad ang iyang amahan apan kay lagi bag-o palang siya sa showbusiness wala pa siyay klarong income. Sanglit winner takes all man ang SIAM ang tibuok prize money tua kang Kris.

"I'd rather na samahan ko sila sa hirap kaysa magkalayo kami sa isa't-isa." "Kahit di ako nanalo pero nakatulong pa rin ako somehow," padayon pa ni Tata.

Si Tata andam pud mosuway og acting apan matud pa niya magkat-on una siya og Tagalog kay maglisud pa siya, gani sa atong pakighinabi niya kargado man siya sa bisaya ug eninglis.

Lig-on ug determinado busa dili halayo nga sa pag-abot sa tukmang panahon makab-ot ra gayud unya ni Tata ang iyang damgo nga makabaton og record album.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Search For The Star In A Million Season 2 Debut Album



Playlist:
MUSIC VIDEOS
1 When I See You Smile
2 Never Say Goodbye
3 I Remember You by Tata Villaruel
4 When Love And Hate Collide
5 I Would Do Anything For Love
6 Missing You

AUDIO
7 When I See You Smile
8 Never Say Goodbye
9 I Remember You by Tata Villaruel
10 When Love And Hate Collide
11 I Would Do Anything For Love
12 Missing You
13 Where No One Dares To Go
14 Search For The Star In A Million Themesong

RECORD LABEL: Star Records
RELEASE DATE: January 2006

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Lovapalooza grants romantic wishes

February 08, 2006

Here’s your chance to make that grand expression of love. Express your love with a kiss at CloseUp Lovapalooza 2006 on February 11, Saturday 7p.m. at FGU lot Ayala Business Park.

This Valentine season’s biggest nationwide concert party will be hosted by Nancy Castiligllione and Vince Cañizares with Camille Pratts and Marco Alcaraz to help spread some love.

Live performances of much-loved songs by the best in the music industry will be led by Pops Fernandez, Parokya ni Edgar, Itchyworms, Jimmy Bondoc, Eric Santos, Cebu’s Ambassador, Sheila and the Insects, Still, Star in a Million’s big winners led by Kris Laurence, Tata Villaruel, Lance Oñate, Joey Ignacio and Cebu’s pride Jimmy Marque.

Highlight of this year’s big bash is the selection of grand love ideas. CloseUp will select 16 of the most romantic ideas (4 from Cebu) for expressing love across the nation and will bring these ideas to life at CloseUp Lovapalooza 2006, and yours could be one of them!

To give you several ideas, you can copy Vince Hizon’s style of proposing to his now wife Patricia Bermudez during a basketball game’s halftime, or try coming up with a message and have it printed in a big billboard, or you may be crazy enough but its possible for Pops Fernandez or Parokya ni Edgar to sing your theme song.

Submit those romantic ideas and CloseUp will gladly grant those wishes. Remember four (4) wishes will be chosen from Cebu, and one wish will be featured live on February 11 to be witnessed by millions of viewers. Here’s your once-in-a-lifetime chance for that grand expression of love that your loved one never forget!

Hit your computer, and if you have a grand expression of love idea, send it to cebutvchannel28@gmail.com

Friday, February 03, 2006

There are two stars in a million

By Jet Gregori Japos, Sophomore student, The Manila Times School of Journalism

They may not have been the champs, but for Star in a Million 2 runners-up, Tata Villaruel and Jimmy Marquez, the singing competition’s final showdown on January 22 was the best experience they’ve had in their young lives. Simply making it to the last round was already a triumph in itself.

The .01-difference between Tata’s score and that of champion Chris Lawrence’s was a cause of regret for many of her fans, but according to the talented lass, she knew how stiff the competition was; she is still very proud of her performance. Jimmy, on the other hand, who was eliminated in the early part of the showdown, also considers himself triumphant, because his accomplishment is proof of how far he can take his singing prowess.

During their visit to The Manila Times School of Journalism on January 29, Tata and Jimmy modestly announced that after months of sacrifices in the grueling ABS-CBN 2 reality talent search, they do have the key to stardom today—the key in helping their families to improve their lives.

The Visayas’ new stars

Both finalists came to Manila from the Visayas. Tata is from Antique while Jimmy is from Cebu. They knew they would face a tough fight in the contest but their faith in their talent saw them through in the show.

Tata, whose real name is Christi Praise, is a registered nurse. A full-blooded Ilongga, the 24-year-old decided that there was more for her than the confines in the hospital simply because she knew she would excel in singing.

Jimmy, whose hometown is Toledo in Cebu, also knew that someday, somehow, his dreams of being a professional singer would come true. His family, to start with, has always encouraged him to pursue his passion for singing. A Mass Communication graduate of the University of San Jose Recoletos in the city, he stood out from his peers because of his interest in music.

A bright new future

Already, offers are pouring in for the second and third placers of Star in a Million 2. “This is what we mean when we say we still won even if we lost,” smiled Tata. For her, this is the biggest prize of all in having joined the contest, alongside being able to share her God-given gift and enjoying the support of the Visayan people.

For Jimmy, his guide in his newfound career is expressed in his favorite movie theme song: “Climb every mountain; ford every stream; follow every rainbow, till you find your dream.” For him, there’s no other way to reach the top but to work for it.