Wow! I really am a lazy blogger! Haha a lot of things have happened since my graduation and yes, you read that right guys, that includes my first television appearance! Lol! It’s really funny how that happened, and here I am to tell you guys all about it.
So here’s the deal: I’m a really big fan of an awesome Filipino singer named Sam Concepcion. Besides being handsome, he’s really talented as well: he’s got a great voice, he’s a great actor, and he’s an awesome host in Myx, a music channel here in the Philippines (kinda like MTV). The channel held a Sing Like Sam contest where fans would upload videos of themselves on Instagram singing their favorite Sam Concepcion song. The winner would get a chance to meet Sam and host an episode with him. Since I really wanted to meet Sam, I uploaded a video of myself singing Someone, a song on his second album that wasn’t released as a single. I really didn’t expect to win because there were so many good entries, but the day after I submitted my entry, the show’s writer messaged me and told me I won! I would have to go to the studio the next day to film the episode, and I told her I’ll be there.
I went to the TV network’s building the next day, and at first I was feeling fine, but I became nervous when I was brought to the studio. I wasn’t even able to ask what I would be doing! So I asked the production assistant and his answer was very brief: “You’ll just talk with Sam.” I didn’t know what to think. What if I came across as boring, or what if Sam didn’t like me… I was a mess. Then finally Sam came into the room and we were introduced to one another. He said I did a great job in my video (lol) and he said I won because I chose a less popular song of his, while the others sang his hit singles. He said it just goes to show how much of a fan I really am. Anyway, he’s really easy to get along with! He’s really funny and talkative. He looks really serious on TV, but in person he talks and acts like a really energetic kid. I love that. It was so easy talking to him that at times I didn’t even realize that there was a camera in front of us.
We talked about a lot of stuff, like why I decided to join the contest, why I chose the song I sang, and how long I’ve been a fan. Initially those were the only things we were supposed to talk about since the original plan was for me to read the viewers’ messages, so I could read from a script too. But they lost the copy of the stuff I was supposed to read so we just talked about anything we could think of. He also asked me to sing on TV, which I [gladly?] did. Hahaha! It was so embarrassing! The studio was freezing cold and I could hear my voice shaking. But the best thing about that episode was getting to sing a duet with him, which is a dream come true 🙂 His voice sounds even better in person, and it’s so well-developed that my voice just pales in comparison. Hahaha! He said that I did well though, so thanks for the encouragement I guess. Lol! Oh, and I also got to do a little bit of the hosting, which felt really good! I would love to do that again sometime! Sam told me that I should try out for this job and I said why not, it looks fun!
A day with Sam is already a good enough prize for me, but the music channel also gave me tickets to Sam’s concert! I’ve been wanting to see him perform live and I finally got the chance! Haha I couldn’t believe all of those things happened, all the emotions just came rushing to me when I left the studio. <3
The episode aired a day after we filmed it, and I liked the way it turned out. The other fans who watched it loved it as well, saying that our conversations are really funny. I thought so too! My friends and family watched the episode too, and I realized that it really feels awkward when the ones close to you are watching you on TV. Haha! But anyway, I loved doing that episode, I loved talking to Sam, and I just loved every single bit of the experience. Definitely one of the most memorable days of my life.