“la diva” to sing philippine national anthem at manny pacquiao – miguel cotto fight
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not, one but three pinoy artists will sing the philippine national anthem at the pacquiao-cotto fight. they are the three ladies called “la diva”. we hope they had martin niviera’s version of it at the pacquiao’s previous fight and that they had understood where niviera has failed.
to the three ladies of “la diva” — this is not a musical concert. it is not about you three, it is about the country that pacquiao represents. this is a boxing match and since non of you three ladies are boxers, don’t sing like its yours to sing, it is just yours to perform.
‘La Diva’ to sing RP anthem in Pacquiao-Cotto bout
by Reyma Buan-Deveza and Trina Lagura, abs-cbnNEWS.com | 10/21/2009 12:44 PMMANILA – Three artists, not just one, will sing the country’s national anthem in Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s much anticipated showdown with Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto on November 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.The people’s champ confirmed to abs-cbnNEWS.com in an exclusive interview that “La Diva,” dubbed as the Destiny’s Child of the Philippines,” will sing “Lupang Hinirang” in the Pacquiao-Cotto “Firepower” clash.The pop girl group is composed of “Pinoy Pop Superstar” champions Jonalyn Viray (soprano), Aicelle Santos (alto) and Maricris Garcia (mezzo-soprano).Viray is the 1st grand champion of the singing contest, while Garcia is the 3rd Pinoy Pop Superstar champion. Santos, on the other hand, was a runner-up in the second season.
Pacquiao said the three auditioned in the early part of this year. Other artists from networks ABS-CBN and GMA 7 also took part in the audition, he said. The boxer cited Jolina Magdangal as one of those who wanted to sing the national anthem.
The Filipino boxing icon was particularly impressed by the “La Diva” when he saw them perform. He added that he believes “La Diva” will do justice in singing “Lupang Hinirang” next month.
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