Julie Anne raring for more

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    JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE
    JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE

    Twelve years in showbiz and Julie Anne San Jose is raring for more.

    At her recent exclusive contract renewal with GMA, the singing star shared how excited she is of the future.

    “I’m very happy and blessed. Nagpapasalamat po ako kay Lord and sa GMA for giving me another opportunity to share what I have, I’m just very grateful, excited, and looking forward to future projects here in my home network,” she said.

    Julie is among the homegrown talents of GMA as she was a product of the reality talent competition “Popstar Kids” in 2007. Aside from being a concert artist and recording star, she has spread her wings and tried her hand at hosting and acting. Currently, she is part of the original mainstays of the popular weekly comedy musical-variety show “Sunday Pinasaya,” where she showcases her humorous side. She is also the host of the all-Filipino singing competition “The Clash.”

    “Nakakatuwa dahil lahat ng pinagdadaaanan ng Clashers, na-i-a-apply nila sa pagpe-perform,” she noted, “That says a lot already and we’re grateful they’re able to share their hearts sa mga tao. For me kasi, the important thing is pag singer ka, kailangan may soul ka rin. That’s how people perceive you as an artist and doon nila makikita kung gaano ka ka-authentic pagdating sa craft mo.”

    After the success of her sold-out concert “Julie Sings the Divas” last July, she remained busy in pursuit of her music. She released a single entitled “Regrets” earlier this year and last October 18, she launched a collaboration with Rico Blanco, a song called “Isang Gabi.”

    Her talent continues to be recognized everywhere. Just recently, she took home the Favorite Album of the Year award for “Breakthrough” and the Favorite Collaboration Performance award for ”Down For Me,” a duet with Fern, at the 32nd Awit Awards.

    Present in Julie Anne’s contract signing were GMA Network Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Vice President for Business Development Department III Darling de Jesus-Bodegon, Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angel Javier Cruz, Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, Senior Program Managers Mae Zambrano, Charles Koo, Ian Roxas, Ruth Mariñas, and GMA Artist Center Senior Talent Manager Daryl Zamora.

    Atty. Gozon shared how Julie constantly impresses him with her work, “Well of course nagpapasalamat tayo, talagang homegrown naman si Julie Anne at habang siya’y nade-develop, lalong gumagaling kaya’t tayo ay natutuwa.”

    Rasonable said, “Dito halos lumaki si Julie Anne at nag-blossom ang career and now she’s hosting ‘The Clash,’ nakakatuwa. Mapa-music, acting sa drama, comedy, she’s award-winning pa. Tahanan na n’ya ang GMA at kami bilang parang mga magulang na din niya dito, natutuwa sa lahat ng na-achieve na n’ya. I’m very proud.”