By: NRJ Ramos | August 24, 2009
Singer Christian Bautista admits that he asked for Paula Taylor to be his partner in the promotional music video for his forthcoming single, “Tell Me Your Name,” because he has a crush on her.
“Who wouldn’t [have a crush] on [Paula Taylor]? She’s really super beautiful,” Bautista said of the Thai model-VJ.
“Tell Me Your Name,” a remake of the Jose Mari Chan original, is part of Christian’s fourth album (but his first one) under Universal Records.
Bautista feels it was serendipitous for him and Taylor to be together—for the music video at least.
“When Universal Records was planning for the music video, the idea was to do something really different, including the choice of [my] leading lady. By chance, Paula was in town.”
According to Bautista, Taylor told him that she also had wanted to work with him after she and her manager saw him on MYX.
“She told me that she actually asked her manager, ‘Who is that guy? Maybe we can do a video together…’
“So, when Universal Records called it was like, wow! It all fit. Everything just fell into places.”
This early, Bautista is already feeling the pressure of being compared to multi-awarded singer composer Jose Mari Chan.
“Hindi lang [kasi siya nag] hit ng Platinum [at] Diamond, kundi lahat na yata ng awards, naibigay na sa kanya.
“Nung nag-usap nga kami ni Mr. Jose Mari Chan, I told him, ‘It’s really an honor, thank you. I have to admit, it’s a big pressure coz this is big… I’m grateful that you allowed me [to sing your songs].’
“Ang sabi naman niya sa akin, ‘This is good. I’m also proud that you’re gonna do my songs.’”
Bautista said his aim is not top Chan’s achievements but to merely re-introduce his songs to a new audience..
“I’ll just be a tool [for that end] by singing his songs,” said Christian.
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