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Loving the job, enjoying the journey

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Talented singer Poppert Bernadas’ biggest TV exposure was when he made it to “The Voice of the Philippines” in 2015 under the mentorship of coach Sarah Geronimo. (dapat nagpa-coach ka rin sa’kin! )

“‘The Voice of the Philippines’ opened a lot of doors for me, and one of the greatest lessons I’ve learned (from it all) is to maximize every opportunity that comes my way,” Poppert said.

His training in theater and with Maestro Ryan Cayabyab helped him shine in the competition. (magp-train nga rin ako dyan kay Mr. C!)

Poppert Bernadas

Poppert Bernadas

“What I really learned from theater is professionalism. It taught me to respect the time and artistry of everyone you work with. This means knowing your material ahead of time and coming to work prepared, physically, mentally and emotionally in order to give a good show that your audiences deserve,” Poppert shared. (naku, emosyonal pa naman ako!)

While pursuing a solo career, the singer-songwriter intends to continue his gigs with his group, The Ryan Cayabyab Singers.

“Not too many know this but RCS is composed of solo performers put together by Mr. C. Each of our members perform in solo gigs from time to time. Some also have various professions such as voice coach, speech pathologist and writer.” (pwede pala ako maging member nyan!)

Poppert dreams of collaborating with several artists and be part of a movie and teleserye. (ay, uunahan pa ko nito!)

“My dream project as a singer is to collaborate with artists I respect and admire including my coach Sarah, Lea Salonga, Bamboo and Bituin Escalante. I also want to be in an indie film or teleserye with John Lloyd Cruz and Sid Lucero,” Poppert said. (matutupad ’yan kung sasabihin mong ako kuning leading lady!)

He recently released two singles: his own composition “Go With The Flow” and the Visayan song “Diri” by Jeremy Sarmiento.

“I composed that song during my birthday. It is an inspirational song that reminds us to keep moving forward while ‘Diri’ is about begging someone to stay and holding on to a promise. I’m a homegrown talent from Davao and it has been my dream to sing an original Visayan song.” (dream ko rin mag-sing.. hanggang dream lang po!)

He admits being in the entertainment industry is not an easy job. But, he is dedicated to touch many people’s lives through his music and performances. (gusto ko rin po mang-touch!)

“I don’t know if I can call it a frustration per se but it is sometimes amusingly funny that you find some not so talented people in the industry that surpass the successes of more deserving artists. There is wealth of talented singers and performers out there but sometimes they are not given the right break,” Poppert said. (matagal ko na po hinahanap ’yang right break na ’yan! Push!)

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