BLOG-PH had the chance to interview the 19-year old Filipina American Jayke Reyes last week. She is the newest addition to Boy Abunda's management company, Backroom Inc. Jayke Reyes also guested on ABS-CBN's ASAP recently to launch the carrier single of her self-titled album "Kay Palad Mo" with Nikki Gil.
When asked how she would describe her ASAP experience she said, "For me its unforgettable! I can't explain how I feel kase ang saya. Parang 'nung nandun ako sabi ko, this is where I belong. Pero syempre sa right timing sana I can be regular. Yung feeling ko talaga it's unexplainable. I'm so happy na I got the chance to sing with Nikki Gil. I'm very blessed and so thankful for the experience."
She said that she got the 'good news' a week before. "So I had to prepare as in like, I have to watch what I ate, kase syempre TV 'adds' 10 pounds so yung week na yan, I eat bread, I eat pasta, I ran, I rested. Nahirapan ako kase ako yung type na laging puyat. Kaya yung week na yan tulog ako ng maaga kahit nahihirapan ako. Pero it was all worth it in the end."
Jayke Reyes also narrates her 'funny' experience before her performance. From the missing mineral water to the security guards not letting her in. "We were at Bambi Fuentes doing my make-up, then suddenly they called us. So I'm running with my heels pa. Isasalang na pala ako di ko pa alam! Yung guard pa di pa ko pinapasok. Kuya! I'm next po. Do I not look like an artista ba?" she told us while laughing. "I'm sorry kung di pa ko sikat pero sisikat na ko, wait lang. Hahaha."
"So pumasok na ko na hihingal-hingal pa. Gusto mo water? Sige po water po. Then nawala yung water, then Jayke you're on na. Naku wala pa po akong tubig. So nagdasal (ako) Lord help me i swa-swallow ko na lang yung saliva ko amen, then I sang "kay palad mo... ayun na."
"Being on ASAP it's very nerve-wracking. The funny thing is the people who watch, they don't know how fast it is. I felt like it was 1 minute pero it was really 3 minutes. The fact that everyone was there. Everyone was looking so syempre since you're new you will get nervous no matter what, hindi naman mawawala yan. I felt nervous pero nung nasalang na ko game na ko game na!"
"Dumami yung fans ko which is really good. On Instagram, on Twitter, on Facebook. Meron sa Hawaii, sa Chicago, sa Vegas. So I'm very happy na naging bigger yung fans club ko, naging malaki yung supporters ko. So I'm really thankful ABS-CBN for that and the TFC subscribers."
Below is the official music video of "Kay Palad Mo."
Here's the video of her recent guesting at ASAP:
more photos of Jayke Reyes at facebook.com/blog.ph
Catch her upcoming mall shows:
- March 16 with Luke Mijares - Robinson's Manila
- March 23 with JM de Guzman - SM Bacoor
- March 24 with JM de Guzman - SM Dasmarinas
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