Filipino actor and singer Daniel Padilla (age 23), fresh from the box-office success of his movie “The Hows of Us” opposite girlfriend Kathryn Bernardo (age 22), was praised by singer and actress Lea Salonga (age 47) for his strong work ethic.
In a Facebook post dated October 10, 2018, Lea Salonga wrote that a recent conversation with a musical director made her happy to hear that a “really popular artist” is a consummate professional.
The musical director told Lea that the artist showed up on the first rehearsal knowing his material.
Lea said it gives her hope that the younger generation of artists and performers take their craft seriously. She named Daniel Padilla as the subject of their conversation at the end of her post.
Here’s Lea Salonga’s complete post about Daniel Padilla’s work ethic.
Was recently in an online conversation with a musical director friend. It made me so happy to hear that a really popular artist that he’s currently MD’ing for is a consummate professional, showing up at the first rehearsal knowing his material. It gives me hope in the younger generation of artists and performers, that they take this showbiz thing seriously enough to want to give their fans the best they can. (As for the identity of this young one, itago na lang sa pangalang Daniel Padilla.)
Other artists left glowing comments on Lea Salonga’s post about Daniel Padilla.
What other artists said about Daniel Padilla
Singer Paolo Valenciano: I’ve heard nothing but good things about this guy.
Musician Mark Escueta: Magaling yan at mabait.
Singer-songwriter Alfonso “Chito” Miranda Jr.: Agree, Mapagkumbaba talaga.
Singer-songwriter Thyro Alfaro: I’ve recorded him a number of times and he always shows up prepared. He knows his material. Whether it’s an ad or a song.
Singer and TV host Jed Madela: Oh yes! He is one committed individual! He is very passionate not just with his acting but also with music.
Daniel Padilla concert
Daniel Padilla will have an upcoming concert titled “Back at the Araneta” on October 13, 2018 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines.