First Philippine Idol winner Mau Marcelo is making her comeback in the UAE.
The Dubai-based performer is an early favourite in Expat Duets, the first-of-its-kind singing showdown that pits her and her singing partner against eight other Filipino singing duos — many of whom also hold titles in local and international singing competitions. Their showdown begins on Friday at Club Vegas, Holiday Inn Bur Dubai.
Marcelo is currently a singer at a club in Dubai where she works with her husband, who is a DJ there. The couple left the Philippines for the UAE three years ago to find greener pastures and to continue their musical careers.
Marcelo rose to fame through Philippine Idol, however, the high didn’t last as long as she hoped.
Marcelo said she is working on building a name for herself in the UAE despite criticism from some detractors.
She is excited to take on a whole new challenge in her career.
In the showdown, Marcelo is up against international singer and internet sensation Virginia “La Ghie” Sanchez, Talentadong Pinoy Dubai representative Erick John Dizon, Norwich Got Talent 2012 champion Ryan Mayor, Pinoy Idol UK 2010 winner Gelo Bernal, among others. Only time can tell if the spotlight will be back on her permanently this time.
Source: gulf news