Is Sarah G the Filipino Beyonce?

Posted at 06/19/12 11:41 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Amid fanfare comparing her to international recording artist Beyonce Knowles, Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo said she is "nothing" compared to her idol.

Sarah Geronimo as she appears on the June 2012 cover of
fashion magazine MEGA

Geronimo, whose fervent admiration for Knowles is no secret, is set to perform the Destiny's Child alumnus' hit single "Sweet Dreams" at her upcoming concert.

But it won't be the first time she's covered the "Crazy In Love" singer's hit songs.

Geronimo has performed, in previous concert appearances and on live television, Knowles' hit singles, from chart-toppers  "Best Thing I Never Had," "Countdown" and "Run the World," to the relatively obscure "End of Time" and "Broken-Hearted Girl."

Sharing parallels in performances with her idol -- doing all-out sing-and-dance numbers -- Geronimo said she is humbled by comments comparing her to Knowles, but added that she is far from achieving the American singer's level of stage presence.

Singer Beyonce Knowles. Image courtesy of Beyonce.com.

"'Pag may ganung compliment naman, natutuwa ako na may ganoon. Naa-appreciate ko naman po 'yun, pero nako, napaka-walang-wala," Geronimo told ABS-CBN News.

"Lahat naman tayo idol natin si Beyonce. Ma-achieve lang natin ang kahit 10 percent ng galing niya, okay na ako," she added.

Emulating Beyonce

The Pop Star Princess said she has made it her goal to emulate Knowles in terms of being a "flawless" total performer.

"Siguro 'yung influence lang po sa'kin ni Beyonce. 'Yun ay isa sa mga goals ko talaga, 'yung magawa ko 'yung full dance talaga tapos 'yung live, ta's buong-buo yung boses niya. Ta's anggaling-galing niya, ang-perfect niya gumalaw. Seamless, flawless," Geronimo said.

Among her avenues to realize this goal, aside from her on-going weekend musical variety show "Sarah G Live," is her upcoming birthday concert titled "Sarah Geronimo 24/SG."

"Challenge pero nandoon parin 'yung fun, syempre birthday ko," she said of preparations for the concert. "Ang goal namin this time, mas grander."

"24/SG" is scheduled as a two-night affair, with performances on July 7 and July 21 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.