The Eurovision franchise is going global. With the news that Eurovision Asia is in the works, pop music enthusiasts the world over are speculating about which countries will join the fray. Among the countries we hope will take part is the Philippines, which is already home to a passionate and growing legion of Eurovision fans. In the event the country does participate, many of those fans have one act at the top of their wish list: Sarah Geronimo.

The princess of Filipino pop, Sarah has posted some impressive numbers. She has 12 platinum albums, has made contributions to more than 20 film soundtracks and has received 12 Awit Awards — essentially the Grammys of the Philippines. Miss Geronimo doesn’t play — she just slays!

Sarah has named Beyoncé and Celine Dion as some of her greatest idols. But unlike so many others, she doesn’t attempt to imitate them by screaming. She takes on covers with class and elegance, traits that come through in her ballads like “Maybe This Time”, which has been streamed nearly 20 million times on Spotify.

When she covers Celine or Whitney Houston, she transitions smoothly through the registers. Hitting the high notes comes so easily and so sweetly that you might think her throat is lined with honey.

Singing is one thing. Singing with emotion is another. But for Sarah the two are forever intertwined. That ability to tap into her own feelings may explain why she’s such an accomplished actress, who is regularly nominated for Best Actress at national film awards.

In act, in 2015 FAMAS — The Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences — named her as one of six “Iconic Movie Queens of Philippine Cinema”. Talk about a title! Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that her music videos routinely clock up millions of hits. The nation can’t stop watching her…

She is the Filipino sensation that could set Asia ablaze.

Sarah G., as she is sometimes called, came to prominence through television. In 2002, she won the televised singing contest Star For A Night when she was just 14. A star was born and a series of hit albums and singles unfurled before her, including “Forever’s Not Enough” — one of her most-loved tracks, which nods to Whitney. She has gone on to be a coach on The Voice of the Philippines and The Voice Kids Philippines. She’s even starred in her own reality series Popstar Diaries. The glare of the Eurovision Asia cameras would not startle her.

We should point out that she’s used to friendly regional competition. In 2012, she won the Best Asian Artist at the Mnet Asian Music Awards. The 29-year-old has also bagged Best Southeast Asian Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards and Best Asian Performer at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards.

Are you loving Sarah Geronimo? Has she got what it takes to represent The Philippines at Eurovision Asia? Could she slay the slick artists that Australia, India and South Korea are bound to field? Let us know in the comments box below.

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Rj
Rj
2 years ago

For me we should send the best Pilipino singer who have the best vocal quality that can interpret the song gracefully..
Our bands is.not acceptable…
Parokya ni edgar and other pilipino bands have awful voice…they cant sing……..

Morissette amon is the best choice.is appel to international people are so strong…
In You tube she have the most highest foreign reactors among all the Pilipino singers….She will be the best choice.im sure…
Dont pick weak.voice..we have a lot of good singers here…

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

I dunno where this notion comes from that Sarah can’t sing live… she can. She’s also got a lengthy history of quality songs in her discography.

As an alternative, I would suggest that the Philippines send one of their rock acts like Hale, Gracenote, Parokya ni Edgar, or even Kamikazee.

The most interesting act in my mind, though, would be the rapper Gloc-9, although he generally raps in Tagalog. What an incredible artist.

Menard
Menard
2 years ago

she is the first artist came to my mind, she will definitely slay in Eurovision ASIA!
thanks Deban Aderemi.

WhiteTY
WhiteTY
2 years ago

Yes..Euro Vision Asia should pick Sarah G. as contender since she has a lot of experience in the Music Industry that will help her through the contest. Mentioning she won the Contest that started her Music Career way back 2000’s. She has done a lot in the Philippines it is time for her to go international not just the awards but also the Music of her own. Given the right songs..I bet she will pull through it. I was hoping for her to be the contender of Asia’s Song Contest….but that’s the way it is…I am hoping for Euro Vision… Read more »

Elizabeth Valdez
Elizabeth Valdez
2 years ago

Sarah Geronimo is best choice…total performer of all time.

Pablo
Pablo
2 years ago

Thanks for the feature Deban! In my opinion, Sarah Geronimo would be a good choice to begin with; after all she is one of the biggest pop stars in the Philippines! I feel like Philippines will take this seriously and would probably go with two routes in choosing a rep. One, as you mentioned, would go for the established artists like Sarah G. The other would be through talent shows. On top of what my compatriots suggested, I suggest wiwibloggs to check out other established Filipino artists such as Sam Concepcion, James Reid, Jake Zyrus (formerly known as Charice, although… Read more »

#EurovisionPHL
#EurovisionPHL
2 years ago

De-BUUUUUUUUUUHHHNNNN! Sarah Geronimo is one of an ideal contenders in Eurovision Asia but she’s too overrated and overexposed. When it comes to the Philippine Music Industry, you should go to those who already marked in the foreign ears. We have a lot of great singers but as what others’ said, our country is a junkyard of fine-talented singers. Not because I don’t want Sarah G. to compete because she’s overexposed, you should consider other artists. We also have “raw talents” trending throughout the country but is not recommended. So who should represent Philippines? Many will disagree that Regine Velasquez should… Read more »

NickWilde
NickWilde
2 years ago

For Sarah Geronimo why not. I know Nadine Lustre too but not sure if it’s a great choice. In any case, i’m ok for Sarah

Marcus (Day One)
Marcus (Day One)
2 years ago

I Think 4th Impact should compete because if the coming system is just like eurovision they’re going to almost certainly top the jury vote.
Just watch their X factor performances and you’ll see just how powerful their vocals are.

Sarah Asher
2 years ago

Sarah Geronimo is a great singer

Sarah Asher
2 years ago

it should be Sarah Geronimo the Ultimate Pop Super Star of the Philippines,, a good singer,,she can sing and dance as well,, she can act so what are looking for.

Sam Saquido
Sam Saquido
2 years ago

I respect all the greatest singers in the Philippines. If the management surely decide to pick Ms. Sarah Geronimo to represent the country, it is perfectly choosen one. She’s not competing with all the singers in the Philippines,she looks up to all of those singers,instead. She respect all her co-league’s… Versatility. Attitude. Humility. Values. Personality. It’s all in her. Thank You in advance if you choose her. GODBLESS!

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

Sarah Geronimo cannot sing live. We’re talking about an Angelica Agurbash level of bad live vocals.

dolby
dolby
2 years ago

Polegend Godgarina, have you ever watched her live?

Sciue
Sciue
2 years ago

Polegend, i can say you don’t know sarah geronimo, i watch her concert so many times, and watch her on tv everytime she has apperance, and she sang LIVE…

Jakub E
Jakub E
2 years ago
Reply to  Sciue

I think he means that she is bad vocally. He even said “Angelica Agurbash level of bad vocals”. Angelica Agurbash is the woman that represented Belarus at Eurovision in 2005, and her vocals were awful.

#EurovisionPHL
#EurovisionPHL
2 years ago

She is a part of the show ASAP that has bunch of strained actors and lipsynching singers (with notable exceptions).

No offense. Its an observation.

knowme_gacii
2 years ago

The POPSTAR ROYALTY OF THE PHILIPPINES

knowme_gacii
2 years ago

Sarah Geronimo The Popstar Royalty

Zai
Zai
2 years ago

As we all know Sarah Geronimo is not your typical singer, she is a performer who is bound to slay each of her performances because of her versatility. I must say it would be a sure shot for the Philippines to be represented by Sarah Geronimo in such competition.

CJGE
CJGE
2 years ago

As a Filipino, SEND HER.

Zaira
Zaira
2 years ago

Yes, The one and only SARAH GERONIMO is the perfect pick to represent the philippines ??

JohnJamesJohn
2 years ago

YES! Queen Sarah Geronimo is the perfect!

Abviel
Abviel
2 years ago

Sarah Geronimo is really the best pick to represent the Philippines! She slays everytime she’s on the stage.

Asha
Asha
2 years ago

Sarah Geronimo is really suited for this. 🙂 the queen of Phil. Pop and she can even sing Any genre of a song.

levi
levi
2 years ago

I think yes she is the most successful singer on her generation and the biggest star
LET MISS SARAH GERONIMO REPRESENT THE PHILIPPINES AND PERFORM
#EurovisionAsia

maria dayan
maria dayan
2 years ago
Reply to  levi

yes i agree that sarah geronimo is the best among all Pilipino singers, she can perform all the music genre as shown in her various album and live performances not only in the Philippines but also abroad.

Jay Son
Jay Son
2 years ago

Sarah Geronimo will surely be a perfect pick to represent the Philippines. She is not just a singer but a total performer who could slay each song like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Little Mix, Fifth Harmony, etc. This girl will surely win it because she will surely be in it. Go and watch her performances in ASAP then, up to now. You can really see how she developed each and everytime. And that’s no doubt that she is still on top of her fame from the moment she won in a singing contest here in the Philippines up to now,… Read more »

Jhae-Ar
2 years ago

Only Sarah Geronimo our queen of our generation. Being a millennial is an advance proof that only sarah G is the best pick to represent the Country. No doubt She cant just Sing but She dance and act Recieving internartional and local awards that couldnt denied Her to be the Top Artist Performer of Her Generation. She Is the countries Best Of today. She is The Queen and She Will be Our One and Only.
Popstar Royalty?

lancegarcia
lancegarcia
2 years ago

sarah geronimo one and only

InTheAMMix
InTheAMMix
2 years ago

It shouldn’t matter which singer the Philippines will send to the EASC, as long as their voice and interpretation fit the SONG itself. For goodness’ sake, it’s the Eurovision SONG Contest. Thus, it’s all down to the winning SONGWRITER, whoever that may be, to choose which singer will represent the country.

escphbelgium
escphbelgium
2 years ago

I think you should consider other options. Regine Velasquez, 4th Impact, Julie Ann San Jose, Rachelle Ann Go, and Jake Cyrus are also safe options for Philippines

lancegarcia
lancegarcia
2 years ago
Reply to  escphbelgium

marami na po awards si sarah geronimo pang internaional kaya karapat dapat sya diyan

James
James
2 years ago
Reply to  lancegarcia

Awards mean nothing if Sarah is not given a song suited for a song contest such as Eurovision.

levi
levi
2 years ago
Reply to  James

they said biggest and to think they are looking at the achievements of the singer …and SARAH GERONIMO has the most INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

escphbelgium
escphbelgium
2 years ago
Reply to  lancegarcia

So? Regine Velasquez was first before her and is known as the Asia’s Songbird. 4th Impact made a real impression in the UK crowd on X-Factor and lasted more than some of the competitors. Jake Cyrus is also an international star, is David Foster’s protege, and has been on TV show Glee back when he was Charice. Rachelle Ann Go is also a Broadway star and is making it big time. Heck, I could even name a few more artist more deserving than her to represent Philippines, like Yeng Constantino, Christian Bautista, Jessica Sanchez, Zia Quizon, Morrissette (Kikari’s suggestion), Sandara,… Read more »

Kiraki
Kiraki
2 years ago
Reply to  escphbelgium

Morrissette please. She always sings magnificently