From dominating the 90s with her popular hits “Kailan” as part of the original batch of the singing group Smokey Mountain and her solo smash “Anak Ng Pasig”, multi-platinum singer and actress Geneva Cruz is now back in the local entertainment scene to once again mesmerize us not just with her unfading beauty, but with her musical talent as well. And soon we’re going to see her in a different light as one of the contestants of Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 3!
But before we get to see her transform into different music superstars, let’s revisit first some of her remarkable appearances in ABS-CBN programs through the years in this feature.
With how she flawlessly grooved and belted out Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love” opposite Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo on the latter’s weekly variety show Sarah G Live in 2012, it’s definitely hard to believe that she was already inching to her 40s then! It was one of her TV guestings when she went back to the Philippines around a decade ago.
Many years after she was last seen on ASAP, Geneva had the chance to perform on the program again in 2018 during its tour in Honolulu, Hawaii. She captivated the audiences with her rendition of “Araw-Araw, Gabi-Gabi” – the OST of the afternoon soap opera Precious Hearts Romances Presents Araw Gabi – alongside Morissette. She then joined the other performers in singing “Dahil Mahal Na Mahal Kita”.
As she returned to the country two years after, she had a slew of TV appearances in which I Can See Your Voice Season 2 was one of the firsts. She indeed took us to a trip back memory lane as she sang her hit song “Kailan” opposite SEE-cret songer Jerold Tamayo, a.k.a. “Radyo Gwapito Raw Ako”.
In November 2020, the 44-year-old award-winning performer appeared in Star Cinema’s online talk show I Feel U alongside fellow hot mommas Ina Raymundo and Aubrey Miles, wherein she talked about being a single mom and gaining self-love.
It was followed by her interview in Magandang Buhay in November 2020, wherein she further imparted more about her motherhood journey through the years, as well as her newfound love.
We were able to hear her sing “Kailan” again during her It’s Showtime stint in its “Hide Ang Sing” segment as the celebrity singer or “tago-kanta” of the day.
Geneva then returned to I Can See Your Voice in December 2020 together with her Smokey Mountain co-member Jeffrey Hidalgo, wherein they amused us with their droll banters with the SINGvestigators and its hosts Luis Manzano, as well as serenaded us with their group’s hit song “Can This Be Love”.
And just last February 16, she also made a comeback in Magandang Buhay, and this time with her longtime best friend Rachel Alejandro, to talk about their strong and lasting friendship.
Catch Geneva prove her place in the industry as the “Pop Royalty” on Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 3 this February on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z!