Eagle-eyed netizens did not fail to notice that BFFs Bela Padilla and Dani Barretto have unfollowed each other on Instagram. There are speculations that this conflict is related with the recent love fiasco involving Gerald Anderson, Bea Alonzo, and Julia Barretto. It is no secret that Bela is good friends with Bea while Julia is Dani’s sister.
Boy Abunda thinks that clicking the ‘unfollow’ button may just be part of Bela’s social media cleansing. But, while the root of Bela and Dani’s fall out remains unconfirmed, Tito Boy appeals to the public by asking for respect over the two ladies’ personal relationship. The King of Talk believes that giving Bela and Dani enough space would help in mending their friendship.
After the short segment, Tito Boy introduced his guest, Tawag Ng Tanghalan Year 3 Grand Champion Elaine Duran. Tito Boy began the interview by asking Elaine the reason behind choosing Shanti Dope’s “Nadarang” as her piece in the Huling Tapatan. Elaine said giving “Nadarang” a twist is her way of pouring out her artistry. This kind of creativity is what she admires with the likes of KZ Tandingan who is known for having unique takes on her covers. Fresh from her win just last weekend, Elaine played the ukulele while singing her wining piece and her own rendition of Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendez’s “Senorita” as a bonus.
WATCH: Elaine Duran rocks the stage with her rendition of Shanti Dopes’ “Nadarang”
For some, consecutive failures may break the spirit and desire to keep on trying, but with Elaine, the series of defeat in the beginning has ignited her passion even more. Tito Boycan’t help but say that Elaine truly deserves her victory.
Part of Elaine’s triumph is the opportunity to showcase her talent in front of a wider audience. Yet, as we all know, tapping on the windows of showbiz entails risks. Elaine has stepped into a bigger world where she would become a subject to scrutiny. She may have garnered massive supporters but doubters are still lurking around her, ready to throw stones of criticisms anytime.
There are bashers calling her a copycat. Elaine humbly admitted that a neophyte like her looks up to other prominent singers in the industry. She idolizes hurado Kyla but this admiration does not totally mean she is trying to copy the Queen of RNB’s singing style. Elaine revealed that she is suffering from vocal nodules which makes her voice more airy, hence, the runs and riffs.
The champ from Butuan is still on the adjustment period. Nevertheless she understands that she can’t please everyone. “Sana i-bless pa sila ni Lord. Sana maramdaman nila yung love ni Lord”, Elaine’s message to the bashers.
In the Fast Talk segment, Elaine revealed that Hashtag Ryle Santiago is her crush. She named Piolo Pascual as the sexiest man in the Philippines and picked Kyla as the best TNT hurado for her. “Roxanne Barcelo”, Elaine’s answer to the question “Sino’ng artista ang kasing ganda mo?”. Guy Sebastian’s “Angels Brought Me Here” is her life’s current theme song.