MA at PA
ni Rommel Placente
SA isang interview ni Gary Valenciano, sinabi niya na hindi isyu sa kanya ang network war. Noong hindi pa kasi nagsasara ang ABS-CBN 2 ay pinagsasabong ito at ang GMA 7, at ang kani-kanilang talents, na kung sino ang mas maganda ang programming, at sino ang mas sikat na mga artista.
Si Gary V ay sa mga show ng Kapamilya Network napapanood.
Sabi ni Gary, “I’ll share with you competition that kept me on my toes for many years. It wasn’t station affiliation, it was with this guy named Martin Nievera.
“He was forever my competitor! Now, the thing is, he’s a balladeer and I do a lot of upbeat songs and people will compare us all the time.
“And even if we were different, it was the kind of competition that brought out the best in us.”
Patuloy niya, “I think it’s the same thing with AOS (All Out Sunday) and ASAP, we’re not looking over our shoulders para makita namin kung ano ang ginagawa nila.
“I think they are also doing the same thing, they just know there is another show on the other side and we just have to be on our toes all the time.
“I don’t care what anybody says, but at least in my heart, I’m not in ASAP to show who’s better.
“I’m in ASAP to be at my best. And if, in a subconscious way, we do that to the other artist in AOS, it means we’re actually helping each other without knowing it,” paliwanag pa niya.
Sina Gary at Martin Nivera ang mahigpit na magkalaban sa popularity bilang singers noong 80’s. Pareho silang sikat na sikat that time. Pero gaya nina Nora Aunor at Vilma Santos na naging magkalaban din sa popularity noon, na naging magkaibigan at magkumare, naging magkaibigan din naman sina Gary at Martin. Itinuring nilang healthy competition lang ang pagiging magkaribal nila sa polularidad noon.