Monday, December 08, 2008

LUPANG HINIRANG : Ang Mawala sa Tono ng Dahil sa Iyo!!!

Allow me to channel my inner Simon Cowell:

"Karylle was out of breath, pitchy,
and appallingly underwhelming"

when she sang the Philippine National Anthem just before
Manny Pacquiao turned Oscar de la Hoya
into his very special personal punching bag.

The Star Spangled Banner was also left in tatters
by that Kiesha Cole (who the hell is that R&B loser?),

ensuring a new low in National Anthem-singing
for both the Philippines and the United States.

There are no excuses for botching our national anthem.

Karylle was supposedly requested by the Pambansang Kamao
as a tribute to the greatest Pinoy boxing ref ever,

Carlos "Sonny" Padilla,
of Ali-Frazier Thrilla in Manila and
Family (di lang pang-pamilya, pang sports pa) Rubbing Alcohol fame,
and yes, the father of Zsa Zsa, Karylle's mom.

I'm sure Karylle was nervous and all,
but after she floundered on
"Ang kislap ng wat-*-wat mo'y....",
it was all Roseanne Barr from there.
(damn you, Dingdong, this is all your fault!)

And maybe Pacman was thinking that he could've done
a better job singing the anthem himself.

I move that during the Pacquiao-Hatton fight next year,

that they get back
Sarah Geronimo
the best national anthem singer so far,

who proudly, majestically, and almost defiantly
sang about the glories of our Bayang Magiliw

to the whole world, two years ago,
during the Pacquiao-Morales match of November 2006.

The greatest boxer in the world,
and our country, deserve nothing less.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damnit !!

It'a a huge bummer when one's anthems get botched.......... It happens a lot over here ( USA ) sad to say. Here's to Sarah getting the nod for the next one !! Ricardo in san fran

December 9, 2008 at 3:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kuya spanx, nanalo ba si pacquaio nung kumanta si sarah g.? tnx

December 9, 2008 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger ...crickette... said...

but manny is not in good terms with abs cbn so however hard we wish, the lopez' would never let sarah g sing for his match only to be shown on the rival station... maybe jaya can do that next one (wahahahahaha!) or kyla maybe (or whoever singer they have pa... dennis trillio sings now too, maybe he can do it)

December 9, 2008 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger spanx said...


let's hope that sarah makes it to wembley for the hatton massacre!


oh yeah, pacman pounded morales after sarah's song!


in lieu of sarah, my 2nd choices are charice pempengco, lea salonga (perfect at wembley because of her west end stints), or journey's arnel pineda!

December 9, 2008 at 6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're the best Manny...

December 10, 2008 at 7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're the best Manny...

December 10, 2008 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger EyRa said...

napalunok ng laway si KARYLLE...nangyayari un pag kabado ang singer...

December 10, 2008 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger WillyJ said...

haha. good one.

December 15, 2008 at 5:26 PM  

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