Jovit scores hit with 'Pusong Bato' revival
MANILA, Philippines -- Jovit Baldivino is thrilled with the response to his revival of the viral hit "Pusong Bato."
|Jovit Baldivino. File photo|
"Hindi po ako makapaniwala na sisikat iyong kantang iyon. Kasi sa dami po ng singers ng ABS-CBN, hindi ko akalin na ako 'yung bibigyan ng pagkakataon na mag-revive ng 'Pusong Bato,'" the Kapamilya singer told ABS-CBN News on Wednesday.
"Ako naman, ginawa ko 'yung lahat ng makakaya ko para makanta ko nang maayos 'yung 'Pusong Bato.' Ito po 'yung lumabas at nagulat po ako na marami narin pong gumagaya sa akin," he said.
Baldivino's rendition of the song is featured in the top-rating series "Juan dela Cruz" as an accompanying track in the scenes of the title character (Coco Martin) and his love interest Rosario (Erich Gonzales).
"Pusong Bato," first released in 2003, became a hit only recently when it was uploaded on video-sharing site YouTube. It was written Renee de la Rosa and first recorded by Aimee Torres.
Asked if he is open to performing a duet of the song with Torres, Baldivino said, "Opo naman, sila po kasi 'yung original noon, so wala pong problema sa akin, excited po ako para diyan."
Meanwhile, the "Pilipinas Got Talent" champion expressed support for the current batch of hopefuls in the reality talent search aired on ABS-CBN. In a recent episode of the show, a contestant attempted to impersonate Baldivino, who rose to fame after winning the Kapamilya contest in 2010.
"Natutuwa ako kasi dati ako lang ang umiidolo sa mga artista like Arnel (Pineda, the Filipino vocalist of rock band Journey). Ngayon hindi po ako makapaniwala na ako na ang iniidolo ng mga tao, kaya nagpapasalamat ako kay God na binigyan niya ako ng ganitong blessing," he said.