In an interview after the Grand Finale of “The Clash” on September 30, 2018, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez (age 48) gave her message to ‘The Clash’ Finalists and to the next batch of Clashers.
Regine’s first message was for “The Clash” 2018 winner, Golden Cañedo. She told Golden to keep on singing and practicing.
To the rest of the Top 5 finalists including Josh Adornado, Mirriam Manalo, Garrett Bolden, and Jong Madaliday; Regine advised them to keep on practicing songs.
Regine told the “The Clash” finalists that they are now professionals, especially since they will be joining GMA Network’s newest musical variety show titled “Studio 7”.
“Eventually, masasanay din kayo na laging every week may bago kayong kinakanta.” [Eventually, you will get used to having a new piece to sing every week.]
Then Regine Velasquez reminded them not to forget what she has often said. That is: “Be kind. Always be kind to everyone.”
Regine said she is happy for all the finalists and expects them to record their own albums someday. And she’s willing to do a duet with them if they need her to do so.
Advice to next batch of “The Clash” contestants
To the next batch of contestants who will join “The Clash”, Regine Velasquez says they should drink water, and sleep if they can. Because they are in the competition, they will have a hectic schedule, and that’s how it really is.
Regine added that in real life, when one sings professionally, that’s how things really work. Thus in the competition, the contestants are taught how to get used to having a tight schedule.
The Clashers should enjoy every minute of it, according to Regine Velasquez. The contestants should also take workshops seriously because it would really help them.
As to “The Clash”, Regine said she feels the same excitement for it as she did with “Star for A Night”.
“Star for a Night” is a singing contest that Regine Velasquez hosted in 2002. It is the contest that launched the successful singing career of its champion, now Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo.