On March 1, Kapamilya singer Jason Dy recalled his eight years in music after winning The Voice Philippines Season 2.
At the media conference for his first Star Music song Ulit-Ulit, Dy said he feels grateful and happy with his eight-year journey after winning the Kapamilya reality singing competition.
“It’s been eight years since winning The Voice pero parang kailan lang, parang kahapon lang, everytime na naririnig ko– kasi di ba, kababalik lang ng The Voice Kids ngayon, ‘pag pinapanood ko siya, kapag naririnig ko ‘yung intro, kinakabahan pa rin ako. Feeling ko magko-compete pa rin ako. Feeling ko blinds pa rin, nako magvo-vote nanaman.
“But yeah, it’s been quite the journey talaga, been quite a ride since after The Voice, but I’m just super happy, super thankful for everything that has happened so far. I was [really] able to– all of my dreams have come true so far. Marami pa akong gustong ma-achieve sa career ko pero grabe ‘yung opportunity and break na binigay sa akin ng The Voice.”
He also recalled the guidance from his coach during the competition, the Pop Royalty Sarah Geronimo.
“And siyempre with the guidance of Sarah, who’s also celebrating her anniversary. Yes, grabe, 20 years, grabe lang talaga ‘yung timing talaga, like parehas kami ni Coach Sarah ng anniversary parehas kaming March 1, and we both came from a reality singing competition.”
He then reminisced about some of the memorable coaching sessions he had with the Kapamilya Pop Royalty.
“Memorable moments, siguro ‘yung mga coaching moments ko with Sarah. She was really instrumental with me and my journey in The Voice, kasi talagang tinutukan niya ako. And she really gave me inputs, ‘yung mga wisdom niya, inimpart niya sa akin. Kung paano mag-perform, kung paano mag-convey ng kanta.
“Kasi dati, sometimes I still do it, but kapag R&B ang style ko, kinukulot ko ng grabeng grabe, and she taught me how to like pull it back, kung ano lang ‘yung sakto, ano lang ‘yung tama sa pag-perform sa pagkanta.”
He also noted how much he had changed, especially with his musicality in eight years.
“Siguro, mas lalo kong minahal ‘yung pagkanta, mas lalo kong minahal ‘yung pag-perform kasi hindi ko na lang siya passion, talagang livelihood ko na siya eh. So parang mas naging drive siya para sa akin na mas pagbutihin, na mas galingan, na mas ibigay pa ‘yung full attention ko talaga.
“So I [made the conscious decision] to always be ready, always be prepared, sa mga events or sa mga kanta, like ‘yung professionalism talaga is na-instill sa akin since I was on the– since winning the competition.”
He then listed some of the highlights of his music career.
“Siguro being part of ASAP, siyempre, a lot of of our singers, upcoming singers, isa ‘yan sa mga checklist nila, bucket list nila na maka-perform sa ASAP, and just to be a regular, to be a part of the ASAP family on itself is really an honor talaga.
“Siguro, mounting my first ever major concert back in 2016–that was a highlight of my career talaga.
“And releasing music is really something that I enjoy, is something that’s really important to me, and I’m [really] passionate about.”
As for his latest Star Music single, ‘Ulit-Ulit’ became available on various music streaming platforms starting March 1. He also released a follow-up music video for the song on March 3.