- Shirley Fuentes tried her luck at “Tawag ng Tanghalan Celebrity Champions” and sang “Luha” by Aegis
- She was gonged after a count of three mistakes by judge Jaya
- Judges Jaya and Randy both commented that it was all about her song choice while Kaye Brosas believed her voice fits the song and that she just have issues on timing of her lyrics
90’s darling, Shirley Fuentes, who is a singer and actress, joined “Tawag ng Tanmghalan Celebrity Champions” Tuesday afternoon but seemed quite unprepared in her singing; the reason why she was gonged as per Jaya’s jurisdiction. Shirley sang Luha by Aegis and was the first celebrity contestant to be halted during a performance.
The 40-year-old actress, who was introduced as “The That’s Entertainment Voice ng Tondo, Manila” was still gorgeous as ever and accepted candidly her judges’ opinions on her singing.
“Siguro this is not a song na kinakanta mo, or hindi lang nagtugma ‘yung kinakanta mo doon sa inensayo ninyo kanina. Sorry talaga pero kinailangan kita i-gong kasi talagang nagkamali ka doon sa mga parteng narinig namin, ” Jaya explained her decision. “”Pero alam ko kung gaano ka kagaling kumanta, alam namin ‘yung lakas mong kantahan na ‘yan at don’t let this discourage you. We love you, ” she reassured her.
Randy spoke, “Katulad ng sinabi ni punong hurado Jaya, song choice. Hindi ko inakalang kakantahin mo yan eh. Usually ang mga naririnig ko sa’yo mga ballads and love songs na napakaganda pag kinakanta mo. Nalito ka lang sa areglo. Pero siguro kung narinig naming nagballad ka siguradong mas matutuwa at mas masasayahan kami. ”
On the other hand, Kaye Brosas has a different judgment on her performance. “I think nagkamali ka lang talaga sa pagpasok ng lyrics, ‘yun lang ang tingin ko kung bakit ka na-gong. Pero ‘yung song choice, walang problema or even areglo it was good. Your voice, walang problema, walang kuwestiyon, walang kupas.”
The celebrity edition has just begun and we will also feature a lot more artists like Roxanne Barcelo, Anton Diva and Ethel Booba.
Shirley Fuentes released an album year 1995 under Alpha Records which also included one Aegis song – Sayang na Sayang. Other songs in the record are : Awit ng Puso Ko, Parang Mahal na Kita, You Will Always Be and more.
She is rarely seen on TV these days but is busy with singing gigs here and abroad.
See Shirley’s full performance here.