Anton Diva has long been identified as one of Regine Velasquez’ most effective impersonators. Anton is such a huge fan of the Asia’s Songbird that he even calls the latter his icon and hero. As a true blue fanatic, Anton is glad to have grown closer with the singer she mimics. More so, to learn something new from Regine just like the vocalization technique he got from her.
There is no denial that Anton’s singing style comes really close to Regine’s, otherwise, people would have not applauded him during her sing-along bar days when his forte was Regine’s hits. But, Anton is humble enough to recognize his weakness, saying he lacks the ability to do whistle tones.
More so, after decades of being an impersonator, Anton admits he has already made a conscious effort to stray away from Regine’s style. Besides, his musical influences have become wider as well. “Hindi na ako kasintunog ni Regine ngayon compared noong nagsisimula pa lang ako”, the diva said.
Talking more about his early years in showbiz, Anton revealed doing crazy stuff for her idol. “Dati, para akong sobrang praning na fan”, Anton said while looking back on his college days when he’d cut and compile Regine’s photos and write-ups. He even used to visit the library to look for any item related to Regine and have it photocopied.
Still in the TWBA hot seat segment, the Asia’s Songbird asked about any song of hers which Anton did not like. “Wala! I’m a fan so lahat ng kantahin niya para sa akin, maganda,” the devoted Reginian said.