Who is Marcelito Pomoy?

It’s been done before.

But this Marcelito Pomoy is still an interesting discovery. Not to mention the catchy name.

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Mindless surfing on YouTube brought me to his rendition of “Let The Love Begin,” originally sung by Gino Padilla and Janet Basco in the mid-90s. Yes, I know that from memory.

What can I say, I was a big Viva Cinema/Pinoy Blockbuster Channel fan.

Awesome female voice transition @ 1:30, relative to male alto @ 0:45.

 

I haven’t watched TV in years, so I have no prior inkling of this guy’s claim to fame, nor of how he got discovered in the first place. Anyone care to fill me in on the details? Reality show? Singing contest? Do tell.

All I know is that Marcelino Pomoy does pretty good renditions of OPM duet classics. Yeah, he sings with himself. Cool. Admittedly, some erratic high notes make him sound like a tranny. But those are well-interspersed with masculine baritones and a mix of feminine soprano/falsetto.

Very few people are as gifted.

Here’s another remake of an old favorite — “Forever” — an original by Martin Nievera and Regine Velasquez.

 

Thank you, Marcelito Pomoy (whoever you are), for bringing new life to the songs of my childhood. Which, no matter how outdated or baduy, have always held a special place in my heart.

 

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