Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Featured PDA Scholar of the Day: Miguel




Full Name: MIGUEL MENDOZA
Age: 18
Birthdate: 21 August
Place of Birth: USA
Height: 6’1”
Occupation: Student
Educ. Attainment: A.B. Philippine Mass Media (Freshman)
School Last Attended: De La Salle University-Manila
Interests (other than singing): Playing musical instruments, arranging and putting melody in a song
Favorite Singers: Billy Porter, Mariah Carey, George Benson, Regine Velasquez, John Legend, Eric Benet, Justin Timberlake, Gary V.
Musical influences: Eric Benet, Ryan Cayabyab, John Legend, David Foster, Jay Durias, Jose Villanueva, Kitchy Molina, Billy Porter, Beyonce
Discovering my voice: My mom enrolled me into music schools and in the process I discovered my musical ability.
First song ever performed: Ikaw by Sharon Cuneta
Musical instrument I can play: Piano, drums, guitar
Musical instruments I’d like to learn: Saxophone, violin, cello
Greatest achievement: Having worked with music icons at a very young age and having them appreciate my talent even if it is still in the process of improvement.
Biggest frustration: To go back to the country where I was born.
Greatest Dream: To be able to achieve a showbiz career, to have a pretty much stable business, to make my family whole again, to make everything I see pleasant to look at
Quote Me: “The wrong decisions that I have done and the mistakes that have occurred are already part of a better me.”

Notes on Miguel:

Singing is Miguel’s first love and like most first loves, it has caused him a great deal of frustration and pain.

But like all great lovers and great dreamers, Miguel has managed to emerge from his anguish and bounce back. Now he is again ready to face all the challenges, the criticisms, even the intrigues.Only this time, he knows he will be armed with knowledge shared by the best music mentors in the industry.

Source: www.pinoydreamacademy.ph

Songs Performed:

1. A House Is Not A Home - Luther Vandross
2. Farewell - Raymond Lauchengco
3. Hahanapin Ko - Anthony Castelo
4. Araw-Gabi - Regine Velasquez, duet with Bea
5. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Westlife
6. Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire, trio with Laarni & Apple
7. Too Much Heaven - The Bee Gees, a cappella trio with Laarni & Apple
8. When Doves Cry - Prince, face-off with Iñaki
9. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? - Sarah Vaughan
10. Stay Awake - Ronnie Laws, counterpoint with Zhel
11. Never Ever Say Goodbye - Nonoy Zuñiga, duet with Sheryn Regis

1 comment:

cheths said...

after seeing your posts i wish to see it myself.? i hope it is the dream academy right :) but cant i watch it online over the internet? :) nice post and this guy looks cool too :)

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