In retrospect, making the rounds of singing competitions was never a part of Lani Misalucha’s career timeline, unlike most contemporaries who started in the industry as seasoned konteseras. Her reason was simple – she simply doesn’t have the guts for it. But she’s not throwing away the possibility of joining international contests, if she musters enough courage.
At the moment, Lani lends her beautiful voice to fundraising concerts for the benefit of those affected by the pandemic. Her new single titled “I Can’t Give Anymore” – a song about walking away from a one-sided love – is already available in digital music stores and she’s been busy promoting it. Lani had to cancel her slated concerts due to the crisis and just like any other performer she hopes the entertainment industry returns soon.
Lani knows the current situation can be detrimental even to the mental health. She, therefore, urges everyone to have someone they could open up to and limit social media usage. Most importantly, have the mindset of a winner.
The veteran singer also plans to meet with friends and family once things go back to normal. The gorgeous Lani is a doting grandma to three adorable kids based in Las Vegas. She says life there is quite difficult because of the absence of household helpers but, on a positive note, this creates family bonding and togetherness. And when asked about her definition of success, Lani gives us a hint of how sentimental and family-oriented she is. She doesn’t gauge success with materials things but rather equates it with seeing her children build a happy home.
Lani holds on to positivity because there’s still so much to look forward to, including a wishful collaboration with the likes of Moira Dela Torre, KZ Tandingan, and Klarisse de Guzman. The Asia’s Nightingale has nothing but good words for this new generation of performers.
Sharing her expert advice to aspiring singers, Lani underscores the importance of working with the natural voice range. There are also exercises for strengthening the vocals in order to reach higher notes, depending still on the voice classification. Most of all, always give it your best shot. “Whatever field you belong to, you just got to pour everything – time, talent, and love – for what you do. Don’t forget to share that skill for the people you want to share yourself with.” More so, always keep in mind that the show must go on despite ‘buwis-buhay’ situations or even a wardrobe malfunction, like what she often experiences during concerts.
The OPM’s original ‘hugot’ queen sings a few lines from her most requested signature hit “Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin” and impersonates the Queen of Soul Jaya. Watch the full video for her quick yet amusing performances!