Vice Ganda recognized the sacrifice and service of Filipino stage performers by calling them heroes in the latest episode of “Everybody, Sing” on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z.
“Kayong mga performers, kayo 'yung heroes pero hindi kino-consider na heroes… Wala masyadong nagsasabi nito sa atin kaya ako na ang magsasabi sa inyo, mga bayani kayo dahil alam kong lahat ng iniinda n'yo ay dinededma ninyo para lang mapasaya ang mga audience ninyo,” said Vice to the 25 entertainers who played as songbayanan last Sunday (September 5).
According to Vice who dressed up as Marvel's Black Widow last Sunday, performers are selfless because they forget about themselves once they start to perform. All that matters to them is that the viewers enjoy the show.
“Kahit kami dito sa ABS-CBN, 'yun ang training namin, 'yun ang laging sinasabi sa amin na 'pag humarap ka na sa TV, it's not about you anymore. Ang iisipin lagi ng performer at ng entertainer, 'yung audience, 'yung audience, 'yung audience. Kung ano'ng magpapasaya sa audience,” she said.
Vice made these statements after hearing the story of Hazel, a singer who lost her livelihood because of the pandemic and is now earning through performing online or “streaming.”
“'Pag nagbibigay kayo ng gifts sa amin para kaming nakakatanggap ng standing ovation. Kaya maraming maraming salamat po sa mga taong gumagastos para lang po maka-survive kami araw-araw,” Hazel said.
The host of the country’s first community singing game show also encouraged viewers to support streamers like Hazel.
“Kung kayo'y nababagot, panoorin niyo 'yung mga nagsi-stream na performers doon kasi ang gagaling nila.'Yung mga nakikita n'yo dati sa TV na hindi n'yo na nakikita ngayon nando-doon, mae-entertain nila kayo and at the same time makakatulong kayo sa kanila ‘pag pinanonood n'yo 'yung mga streaming nila at kung makapagbibigay kayo ng mga gifts sa kanila,” said Vice.
Hazel and the rest of the songbayanan of stage performers had a strong start in the jackpot round but failed to get the last two songs for the P500,000 prize. They went home with P40,000 on top of the individual cash prizes they won in the earlier rounds.
The songbayanan of tourism industry workers that played last Saturday (September 4), meanwhile, guessed only three out of the ten songs in the final round but went home with a new experience and a renewed hope.
“Sanay manumbalik na ang sigla ng turismo sa Pilipinas at sa buong mundo nang manumbalik na rin ang mga trabaho ng marami, manumbalik ang sigla nating lahat at maging masaya ang buhay natin at makabisita ng maraming magagandang lugar ulit sa Pilipinas,” Vice, dressed as Princess Poppy, told them.
This Saturday (September 11) and Sunday (September 12), it is the turn of pageant winners and national athletes to share their stories, sing, and aim for the jackpot in “Everybody, Sing,” 7 pm on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live, TFC, and iWantTFC.