Julie Anne San Jose had just finished her birthday/thanksgiving concert held on May 16 when she sat down for an interview with some members of the entertainment press to share her elation over the success of her first concert.
“Grabe, ang saya. Hindi ko ineexpect na ganito pala karami ‘yung mga tao. It’s really an overwhelming feeling na nag-enjoy talaga sila,” she shared.
The said concert was held at the Hard Rock Café in Makati, which was filled with screaming and ecstatic fans that night.
“Sobrang kinabahan talaga ako nung una kasi naririnig ko po yung sigawan ng crowd, tapos siyempre hindi mo naman alam kung ano ‘yung mangyayari. Pero sabi ko kay Lord na siya na ‘yung bahala sa akin,” she said.
Her ‘first love’
Many viewers today could hardly recall the moment when Julie Anne first appeared on television when she joined Eat Bulaga’s Search for the Little Miss Philippines when she was only three years old, but a few could have missed her viral video on YouTube in which she sang an acoustic version of Nikki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” The video has already garnered more than 14 million views since it was uploaded less than a year ago.
Asked what’s the inspiration behind her every performance, she answered, “Music.”
“Music is really my passion talaga e. Kahit noong bata pa ako, kumakanta na talaga ako e. Kumbaga, ito ‘yong pinakahilig ko.”
Julie Anne turned 18 yesterday, May 17, and just like any other debutante she had a long list of wishes for this year.
“Sana maging masaya pa rin ako ngayong taon, good health, more opportunities and projects to come and maging successful po ang career ko at makatapos po ako ng pag-aaral.”
Julie Anne decided to take a hiatus from school due to her hectic schedule recently. She plans, however, to resume studying this June.
The ‘JuliElmo’ love team
Even if she’s already eighteen, getting into a relationship is something that’s not yet in Julie Anne’s horizon. She said that she wants to focus first on her career and her studies anyway love can wait.
She may not have a real-life boyfriend but Julie Anne is happy having at least a “reel-life” partner in the person of Elmo Magalona. Although to their throngs of fans the Julie Anne – Elmo Magalona or “JuliElmo” love team was a match made in heaven, actually, it had a serendipitous beginning.
“Nag-umpisa kami sa Party Pilipinas when we did a number together. Siguro the network thought we would click as a love team. Kaya ‘yun naging magka-love team kami.”
Julie Anne and Elmo Magalona are starring in an upcoming GMA Films’ offering “Just One Summer,” which is slated to hit theatres sometime in August.
Julie Anne shared a glimpse of her character in the said movie.
“Mahirap lang po ako dito, probinsiyana po ako. My character is really honest sa family, sa feelings niya, etc.. Si Elmo naman, yung character niya salbahe siya ‘dun e. As time goes by, babait siya. Parang ako ‘yung magpapabago sa kanya.”