>>WHO’S THE BETTER SINGER, REGINE OR LANI M.?
>>By Ronald Mangubat
>>Inquirer News Service
>>IT'S a tough fight but, for argument's sake, we tried
>>to settle the score: Who's the better singer, Regine
>>Velasquez or Lani Misalucha? The germ of the idea came
>>when we overheard a heated argument between six young
>>friends in a quaint coffee shop in Makati.
>>In the next few days, we did an informal survey and
>>asked 30 people from all walks of life the same
>>question. Twelve respondents are more than 20 years
>>old, seven are in the field of music, 25 have finished
>>college, half are males, and except for two, all are
>>residents of Metro Manila.
>>Out of 30 respondents, 16 voted for Regine as the best
>>singer while Lani Misalucha got 14 points. They said
>>the former "Bagong Kampeon" champion has a better
>>voice, better songs, is younger and has a kinder and
>>On the other hand, those who chose the former
>>"Multiplex Queen" said she has a wider vocal range,
>>could sing arias, renders songs in a classier way, and
>>has a better chance to make it internationally.
>>"Every song that Regine sings, she can give it a new
>>color," says Yvette Reyes, 22, a bank employee."
>>For Deo Cruz, 18, it's Regine's being able to reach
>>high notes that leaves him in awe of the chanteuse.
>>But for Melanie Z, 27, a part-time music student, the
>>high notes reached by Regine irritate her.
>>"Na-i-istress ako pag kumakanta s'ya ng sobrang mataas
>>na nota. Ewan ko, pero sumasakit ang tenga't ulo ko.
>>Pero kay Lani, hindi.
>>Melanie also observes that in this country, singers
>>are gauged by their ability to reach high notes, which
>>is not a good gauge.
>>Singer, performer and writer Andy Bais shares, "I like
>>both singers but Lani's voice is more versatile. She
>>can sing classical pieces and has wider vocal range.
>>But I would like both singers more kung kakanta naman
>>sila ng di puro birit."
>>"Para sa akin, pareho silang walang tulak-kabigin,"
>>says Janet, 35, an events manager, "Kanya lang, let's
>>face it, in terms of seniority, mas matagal sa
>>industriya si Regine. She has more hit songs, mas
>>maraming album and concerts, may movies pa. For me
>>she's the better singer."
>>Gerry F., 36, Janet's boyfriend, agrees: "At saka alam
>>mo naman sa atin, pag mas bata, the better. And Regine
>>"And I think, through the years, she was able to
>>develop her style," explains Malou, 23, a bank
>>employee, "unlike Lani, who merely sings like Whitney
>>Houston or other international or local singers whom
>>she can imitate and impersonate."
>>"Let's put it this way," he says. "Both are
>>exceptionally good. Kaya lang, si Lani, parang wala ng
>>mystery kasi everyone knows she's married; si Regine,
>>inaabangan talaga namin ang love life kasi single pa
>>"Whatever they say, Lani Misalucha is still the best
>>singer for me," declares Wilma, 40. "Yung boses nya,
>>pwedeng mababang mababa at mataas na mataas. Who among
>>our local singers can sing classical songs like the
>>arias of Maria Callas, sige nga?"
>>"At ang class-class ng dating nya sa akin," says
>>Amihan, 28, a grocery store owner, "lalo na pag bihis
>>na bihis sya. Gandang-ganda ako sa kanya. Palagay ko,
>>dahil dito pwede talaga siyang maging international
>>All the respondents, however, agree that the two
>>fabulous singers should have a back-to-back concert.
>>"Sana, hindi yung showdown type of concert kasi they
>>have nothing more to prove," suggests Kitty Noble, 29,
>>a music teacher. "Rather, a concert where they would
>>complement rather than upstage each other."
>>Arthur C., 26, drummer, agrees: "I know they're going
>>to make beautiful music together!"
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Date Posted:04:26:01 11/30/03 Sun Author Host/IP: 140-184-adsl.dial-pool.digitelone.com/126.96.36.199
>Regine is not only BETTER than Lani Misalucha... Lani
>Misalucha is NOTHING if you would compare her to
There would be no Lani Misalucha if there was not a
Regine Velasquez. That's the word that ends all arguments.