Pilita Corrales is a true virtuoso when it comes to performing and engaging the audience, thus her quick ability to keep up with Vice Ganda’s wit in this throwback episode of Gandang Gabi Vice.
Throughout the interview, Vice couldn’t help but notice Pilita’s good qualities- first, her porcelain skin flaunted in a high-slit dress. He also noted her mestiza beauty as the veteran singer’s old photos flashed on the screen. Pilita said she got her looks from her pure Spanish mother, and half-Spanish, half-Filipino father.
Why was she baptized as Asia’s Queen of Songs? Pilita explained that it started when she became the first Filipino to win in an international music festival – the Tokyo Music Festival in 1972.
Singers have their trademark styles when performing like Pilita slightly bending backwards. To end everyone’s curiosity, she said the pose helps her hit a high note, “I feel my voice. Mas naaabot ko ‘yung matataas na nota.”
Get your daily dose of good vibes from this GGV throwback video!