Anton Diva guested in TWBA to give audiences a taste of his explosive performances for his upcoming solo concert. He belted out Regine Velasquez’ “Tanging Mahal” in a live breathing exercises where he’s supposed to sing without blowing off the light from a candle near him- a sign of excellent vocal control.
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 niy, para sa akin, maganda”, the devoted Reginian said.
After more than two decades in the showbiz industry, Anton Diva is about to shine his brightest in his upcoming concert entitled “Shine XXIIAD”; with special guests Unkabogable Star Vice Ganda and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez whom he calls his icon and hero.