- Ynez Veneracion became emotional after her number at Tawag ng Tanghalan Celebrity Champions
- She said she just hoped to finish the song without being gonged
- Head judge Dulce commended on the emotions she expressed in her delivery despite the flat notes she heard
Apparently, Ynez Veneracion’s ultimate goal in her Tawag ng Tanghalan performance was to sing through the song and finish it without being gonged. And she pulled it off, which made her emotional after her number.
Vhong asked the teary-eyed sexy star what made her emotional, and she explained, “Hindi nila ako ginong. Kasi sabi ko talaga, maitawid ko lang. Sige sasali ako, palakasan na lang talaga ng loob!”
Ynez sang a Gary V. version of her favorite song Huwag ka nang Umiyak.
Head judge Dulce heard some flaws in her singing, but she couldn’t spoil the emotions Ynez has expressed in her piece.
“Kahit na may mga narinig tayong mga flats, hindi ko magawang bumilang, sa totoo lang. ‘Yung sinabi mong maitawid lang, actually hindi gano’n ang nangyari, e.”
“The emotion you gave to the song is consistent. Ayokong bulabugin ‘yon. Ayoko siyang i-bother with bilang. That’s how I feel.”
“Sing to express and not to impress. That’s what you did,” Dulce told Ynez.
Her co-participants on Monday were theater actor and radio DJ Markki Stroem, singer Hannah Villame, and actor DJ Durano. Markki Stroem, who sang “Careless Whisper,” was declared the winner of the day.
Ynez Veneracion was born Sheryl del Rosario, who rose to fame in the ’90s for her daring movies like “Sa Paraiso ni Efren” (1999) and “Alindog ni Barbara” (1999). Later, she transitioned herself into a wholesome actress; taking dramatic roles.
She recorded an album under Viva records. When interviewed by ABS CBN before why she prioritized singing, she shared she doesn’t want to put into waste her God-given talent.
“E kasi sayang naman ‘yong binigay na talent sa akin ni Lord sa pagkanta kung hindi natin gagamitin, ‘di ba? Dapat kung ano ang mga nabigay sa atin bakit hindi natin gamitin. Malay mo naman mag-work.”
She won Best Crossover Performer in the 30th Aliw Awards in 2017.
Meanwhile, here’s her performance video: