Ogie admits new show couldn't compete with 'The Voice'
|Singer Ogie Alcasid|
MANILA -- "The Voice of the Philippines" may have trounced Ogie Alcasid's new musical show in the ratings, but that didn't stop the singer-actor from praising the ABS-CBN show.
Alcasid said his musical show, which he co-hosts with Sharon Cuneta, can't compete with "The Voice of the Philippines," which aired at the same time slot.
"Hindi naman kaya (makipag-compete). Malaking show ang 'The Voice.' Even just to get a little bit of their audience would be great for us. ABS-CBN is a very powerful network and that show is widely popular all over the world. And ang ganda ng branding ng 'The Voice,' the judges and the contestant. It's an amazing show. Congratulations," Alcasid told ABS-CBNNews.com in an interview on Wednesday afternoon.
Alcasid even admitted that he also watched "The Voice of the Philippines," which made him proud to be a Filipino artist.
"Alam mo sa akin, when I see things like that, I feel proud, I feel proud to be Filipino. So kami, ang challenge for us is to offer something different kasi iba ang ginagawa nila. You can say that we are competing with them but ang layo, ang layo. As I said, we are still at the point of trying to get some awareness from people, it's a campaign a day-to-day to get more people to watch us even on a Sunday. That would be nice," he said.
But he also admitted that the Kapamilya network somehow helped his newest show.
"Pero alam niyo. Natutulungan nila kami. Kasi siyempre sa dami ng nanonood ng 'The Voice' maaring lumilipat sila sa amin (kapag commercial) kaya siguro nagte-trending kami. Mahirap, malaking show ang 'The Voice' that's probably one of the biggest shows that hit the country, musical wise," he said.
As a former Kapuso artist, Alcasid said he is also proud of Mitoy Yonting, the grand winner of "The Voice of the Philippines.
"Kilala namin 'yon, dati pa siya sa 'Eat Bulaga' and I'm so happy for him sa dami niyang dinaanan and now he is 'The Voice of the Philippines,'" Alcasid said.
The Philippine edition of the global hit "The Voice" ended its first season as the country's No. 1 program, registering a whopping 30.3% in national TV ratings on September 29, according to data from multi-national market research group Kantar Media.
The ABS-CBN program pulled away from it competing program, GMA-7's "Imbestigador," which only registered a nationwide rating of 13.9% on the same day.
On Wednesday afternoon, Alcasid renewed his contract with Universal Records for three more years. He is set to record a new album and is hoping that he can promote his CD on the Kapamilya network.