Lani Misalucha was asked to give advice to her fellow singer Charice, who lamented the “bullying” she has received time and again from Filipino viewers despite her achievements on the international stage.
Misalucha, who is known in Las Vegas as “The Siren of the Strip,” said Charice should continue to pursue her passion and keep on singing for her fellow Filipinos.
Comparing Charice’s situation with her fellow Filipinos to a romantic relationship that needs to be fixed, Misalucha stressed that the young singer should not give up on her Filipino audience.
“Ganito na lang siguro. Kung ako si Charice [at] nangyari sa akin ‘yon, ang gagawin ko na lang is to continue on. Parang kunyari, sa [magkasintahan], kunyari ‘yung lalaki ay nagkaroon ng kasalanan doon sa babae at ‘yung babae ay ayaw na siyang tanggapin. Eh gusto mo talagang bumalik sa girlfriend mo, ano ang gagawin mo? You just have to exert extra effort for you to win her back. It’s just that. If you really love that person, you just have to do everything for you to get her back. Parang ganoon lang ‘yon. ‘Yun lang ang nakikita kong analogy,” she told reporters.
“You just have to continue and go on. If you feel that the people don’t like you anymore, keep on singing for them,” added Misalucha.
Charice earlier said that despite her achievements, Filipino viewers tend to dwell on her supposed shortcomings and continue to criticize her for her looks, her personal life and, more recently, her sexuality.
In June 2013, Charice made international headlines when she confirmed that she is lesbian, ending months of speculation.(MNS)