REALLY? Anne Curtis, the Next OPM and Concert Queen?

Anne Curtis
Anne Curtis (Image via RottenTomatoes.com)

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that ABS-CBN actress Anne Curtis released a music CD last 2011. Not only that, her song topped the OPM (Original Pilipino Music) charts and her solo concert was sold out. What’s funny is that Anne openly admits she’s vocally challenged and once said, “My music is not soulful, it’s painful.”

I don’t know which I’m surprised more; that Anne released an album or that thousands of Filipinos bought her CD earning her Gold-Platinum record award? Thousands also went to her solo concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and was certain to give Pops Fernandes a run for her money as the new concert queen of the Philippines.

Before the legion of Anne Curtis fans berate me on this article, I want to make it clear that I am not attacking her character nor her “karapatan” to belt out a note or two to her audience. With all due respect to Anne, she is capitalizing on her popularity and the growing demand for her music. Consumers ultimately choose where to spend their hard earned money to be entertained and will eventually decide if an artist is a certified entertainer or not. Anne, no doubt with her smarts and confidence has successfully bridged that gap impressively.

As a father, and as someone who teaches the value of excellence and artistic beauty to my children, I must admit that Anne’s CD will be the last thing in my mind if I want to expose my kids to quality Filipino music. If I’m teaching my kids confidence and positive daydreaming, I might consider it.

I know “Annebisyosa” is all in the name of fun, entertainment and following one’s dream. But does her musical success trivializes excellence in Filipino music that many of our singers worked hard for? Does her popularity reflect a deeper issue that popular arts in the Philippines is not set to a higher standard? Are Filipinos just so gullible and uninterested in high quality? What do you think? Am I over reacting or old-fashioned? Is so, please pardon my prudeness.

Oh well, if Kris Aquino and Ruffa Gutierrez once made it as best actresses in the movies, why not Anne Curtis too?

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14 Comments

  1. maraming fans ang babaeng ito, hindi lang fan, kundi mga die hard supporters. It means, andyan sila to support their idol sa field na kanyang pinasok. Marami sa kanila ang natuwa at nag enjoy sa concert, pero wala namang nagsisigaw na sobrang nagandahan sa boses ni Anne, kasi alam nila na enjoyment ang hanap nila hindi yong malasinger na boses perpekto.

    Of course, marami pa rin sa atin na kung bibili ng CD, mas pipiliin natin syempre yong singer na talagang may ibubuga, pero kung isa ka sa fan ni Anne, matitiis mo bang isnabin at hindi suportahan ang gawa ng idol mo? Ang nangyari kasi dito sobrang dami ng fan base ni Anne kaya sobrang patok siya kahit nagtataasan na ang kilay ng iba.

  2. I’m not a fan of her, though I have to admit, I don’t dig her music. But, dyan sa masaya e, and that’s “show business,”in reality nowadays. Just accept the fact and let her go on her career the way she wanted it. Marami naman siya naeentertain kahit ganyan e.

    Yun nga lang, kung ayaw mong trip ang mga kanta niya, E DI WAG MONG TANGKILIKIN. PROBLEMA BA IYUN?

    Though well said, mr. author. For me, you’re not over-reacting or something that has something to do with “prudeness.” It’s your opinion anyway, I’ll respect that. In fact, I’m sharing the same sentiment with you regarding on the so-called standards on high quality entertainment. wait, “high” nga ba? let me correct that – degrading. but nevertheless, career nya yan e. wala tayong magagawa dyan.

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  4. Di mo naman madidikta na ito ang piliin nila o yan. Para-paraan lang iyan. Pano mo naman masasabing manloloko mga to, eh trabaho lang naman nila magpasikat para kumita. Ang panloloko, pag sasabihin mong gawa sa totoong ginto yung binebenta mong singsing. Bilang customer naman, nasasayo na kung kakagat ka. Tska kung sikat ka dahil nakakatuwa ka kumanta at yun ang nagpapayaman sayo, edi gawin mo. Kung malakas kita mo sa pagmomodelo at gusto mo yung ginagawa mo, handa ka sa mga magiging epekto, why not? Nasa tao na yan kung babastusin nila ang babae, rerespetuhin o kung ano. Kahit naman walang sexy mags/ads, ang taong bastos ay bastos.

    Ganito: Kung mas maraming bumibili ng payong, edi magbenta ka rin ng payong. Kung in-demand ang ice cream, edi magbenta ka ng ice cream. Tsaka kung ikaw naman ay artista, kung mas malakas ang income mo sa pagpapatawa, edi dun ka sa pagpapatawa diba. O kaya kung tanga ka sumayaw pero dun ka sumisikat at nagkakapera at gusto mo at kailangan mo naman, edi hayaan mo lang sarili mong magtumbling at mapatid.

    Andun na tayo na yung mga mgagaling talaga kumanta, world class etc. ang dpat na pinupuri, pero tao naman ang namimili ng mga gusto at pupurihin nila. Nasa lakas lang ng hakot yan. It’s either sikat ka at pinupuri or hndi-eitherway, ginagawa mo lang trabaho mo.

  5. ganyan lang talaga yung ABS CBN talent. napapasikat nila at napagawan ng album yung kahit na di masyado maganda yung boses. kasama na sila willie revillame, bayani, judy ann at vhong navarro dun sa lista. It’s just here time now.baka nga next si angel locsin mabigyan din nila ng album.

  6. Anne is not a good example sa younger generation ng Pilipino kung Pinoy values and culture ang pag uusapan. I only see her as taking advantage para maloko ang madlang people at habang merong kumakagat sa mga ka-kornihan niya eh siyempre great income for her,, di naman siya ang mahirap ang buhay di ba?

    Para sa akin, ang mga taong dapat purihin ay ang world class genuine talents na may respeto sa Pinoy culture katulad nila Lea Salonga, Sarah G., Angeline Quinto, Karylle, Yeng Constantino, at marami pang iba. Hindi porke me lahing puti or ” half- breed” at lakas ng loob I- expose ang katawan sa buong mundo… Kesyo art kuno… Dapat sa private magazine na Lang ibalantara ang mga katawan nilang seksi nga pero di nila alam pinabababa ang tingin sa mga babae esp sa mga Pinay. Bakit kaya may mga nilalapastangan na mga babae ngayon sa Pilipinas ( bata man o middle age).

    Mas pansinin natin ang mga respectable talents as mentioned above…. Anne is pretty, sexy, mestiza but not the greatest example or influence sa kabataan.

    • well nahulog ka din sa objective nila the more you comment na ganyan lalo lang may tatangkilik the best way to do it eh wah mong pansinin kase di mo gusto. the same treatment dun sa ibang gustong sumikat pero di mo gusto.

      • I agree… Just wanted to share my thoughts … na hindi lahat ay all about MONEY or GREED na dapat conscience or values ay pairalin din ng mga katulad niya sa industriya.

        • ANNE CURTIS IS DOWN TO EARTH.. MABAIT XANG TAO.. ang hindi good example ay yung tulad nina britney spears na scandal na ang ginawa at droga.. pero posing sexi sa mags, okay lang un.. trabaho un nila.. as long as meron silang charitable works… eh kahit nga hindi artista if they have what it takes, they will flaunt it, artista pa kaya? kahit nga cguro ikaw, if sexi ka, i bet ul post a sexi pic mo sa yung fb account, pwera na lang kung mataba at pangit ka.. ay wag na lang

  7. sa aking pagkakaunawa, tinangkilik si Anne because of her popularity at tska kita sa ugali niya ang pagiging mabait at very down to earth ‘un ay obserbasyon ko lang dahil paborito ko rin si ANNE hahahhaa.. anyway be happy for her ….. nd man siya magaling kumanta but her dream come true dahil sa mga tumangkilik…

  8. this has been going on for years. and not just here in the philippines. music goes thru phases. and every generation has their own soundtrack. whats good for older people may not be good for the younger people and vice-versa. take england for example, back in the 90s people there were fighting between oasis and blur. and you know what killed them both? AQUA. so pretty much you just have to live with it and expose your kids to as much music and arts as possible and from there let them decide. peace

    • Totoo naman buti na lang tinanggal na yung Billboard nya sa pagbaba ng C5 going to Makati. Naka bikini pa whew!!! Anne is talented as model/actress and admitted that she just want to try Singing and there she have it. I’ve seen Protege and they are all good and pretty too they just need to enhance it more like all in one package the way Anne was marketed to the Filipino’s. Kung pwede nga lang merong reality shows na all in one package papakita ang acting, singing and dancing e di mas maganda.

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