With a little over than two years in the music business, concert hearthrob Michael Pangilinan is enjoying every monicker his fans and sponsors bestow him. Earlier, he was and still the recipient of the title “Bagong Kilabot Ng Mga Kolehiyala” and eventually followed by their “Pare” because of his hit song “Pare, Mahal Mo Raw Ako?”, written and arranged by award-winning composer Joven Tan which he interpreted in last year’s Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs, a songwriter’s competition.
Michael is now enjoying more than 4 million views of this song in YouTube, making him the most sought-after young male singer/performer of today.
With a cool, soothing voice, that good looks that kill every lady’s heart during performances everywhere- here and abroad. His first album released through Star Records entitled MICHAEL PANGILINAN: BAKIT IKAW? is still selling like hotcakes in record bars nationwide. His next album is in the offing now and will be released very soon.
Michael’s latest Valentine concert held at Teatrino (Promenade, Greenhills) last February 11, 2015 was a huge success. It was jampacked and the crowd enjoyed his R&B-yish music- with guests Morisette Amon, Duncan Ramos, Chazz, Al Tamiza and Ms. Malu Barry, under the musical direction of Mr. Butch Miraflor. Concert king Martin Nievera jumped up and joined him in a duet of “Kahit Isang Saglit”.
This coming Saturday, February 21, 2014, Michael flies to Bacolod City with Marion Aunor and Ate Gay to join Charity Diva, Ms. Token Lizares, in a charity concert entitled ‘THE KING DESERVES THE BEST’ to be held at the Bacolod Pavillion for the benefit of the Immaculate Conception Parish for its ongoing construction in Bakyas, Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
The very next day, Michael joins the Luklukan Festival 2015 in Balibago City in Sta. Rosa, Laguna with Myrtle Sarroza, Atak, among others.
A busy year indeed for Michael Pangilinan- everyone’s baby- as he leads the cast of the longest-running stage musical “KANSER” in time fr Gantimpala Theater Foundation’s celebration of their 35 years. He will play Crisostomo Ibarra.
In mid-June this year, Micahel flies to the U.S. for a series of concerts with brilliant young female artist Marion Aunor.
Michael is still a regular f GMA-7’s Walang Tulugan, KrisTV and M.O.R. 101.9 as co-host with DJ Chacha on Tuesdays.
(written by mr. jobert sucaldito)
with photos by: MR. FERNAN SUCALIT and MS. RAMONA PATUBO