After the success of her previous song “Kakayanin Kaya,” Maymay Entrata dropped her timely sophomore single “I Love You 2” as tribute to her beloved home network, ABS-CBN. The title is a creative wordplay hinting at how much she values her second home commonly referred to by fans as Channel 2. And as the ode starts playing, its music and words trigger a rollercoaster of emotions mainly that of nostalgia and hope upon the mention of iconic Kapamilya teleseryes and characters, and the positive impact they left on the hearts of Filipino viewers.
Maymay considers the opportunity to carry this banner song for the Kapamilya Network as truly an honor. “Bilang isang laking Kapamilya po ako, “I Love You 2” ibig sabihin mahal ko ang Channel 2,” she said after expressing her gratitude to the ensemble that created the touching piece.
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Maymay’s stories about her love for ABS-CBN would prompt everyone to look back on her humble beginnings as Pinoy Big Brother housemate. Then, it would become clear why she is the perfect choice to interpret the song. Maymay is not just a certified Kapamilya artist but a fan as well. It began during her childhood years in the province wherein she’d get engrossed in the network’s programming like Mara Clara, Got to Believe, and May Bukas Pa.
“Kapag naririning ko ‘yung kanta, nagiging emosyonal ako kasi bumabalik sa akin, dati na kasama ko pa ‘yung pamilya ko sinusubaybayan namin ‘yung mga shows ng ABS-CBN,” she reminisced. Maymay is proud of how her home studio still manages to extend aid and inspiration despite its own struggles. Such sense positivity and unwavering hope are what she wishes to impart through “I Love You 2.” She faithfully uttered, “Tayo’y babalik muli.”