Emotions overflowed when Roxanne Barcelo first performed on the Tawag ng Tanghalan stage last October 9. After her heartfelt rendition of the classic hit “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”, Roxanne tearfully shared that her performance is a tribute to her late father, the only person who believed in her music.
WATCH: Roxanne Barcelo impresses madlang people with her rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”
In the TWBA November 5 episode, TNT’s “Sexy Kontra-Diva ng Makati” revealed that she started out in the industry as a singer. At 18, Roxanne had an album and a hit single “Kung Alam Mo Lang” which topped music charts. Not long after this success, Bella Tan, head of the music label that gave Roxanne her first album, succumbed to cancer. She wrote a few songs after but only to her beloved father’s delight. “Only my Dad listens to the songs and he passed away last June, so I said I’ll never sing again”, Roxanne shared.
When she finally took the courage to sing again via It’s Showtime’s TNT Celebrity Showdown, despite the heartache, Roxanne only wished to finish her performance without shedding a tear. She knew she’s going to miss her “Tatay” while singing which she always does every day. Amidst the painful loss, Roxanne takes her strength from her mother who has also survived a lot of struggles in life. The King of Talk Boy Abunda advised Roxanne to change her perspective by thinking of every song she does as means of paying tribute to those who believed in her talent.
In the next segment of the interview, Roxanne played the Yes No Maybe Challenge. When asked if she and Marian Rivera are still best friends, Roxanne raised her “Yes” placard. She still gets invited in the Dantes family’s events and remains in constant communication with Marian.
Netizens wishes to see Roxanne as an additional host of It’s Showtime after her hilarious post-performance interview in TNT. If given a chance, the actress would take the opportunity like a crown.
Roxanne denied the assumption that McCoy de Leon got carried away in their intimate scene for the film “G!”, saying they both worked professionally.