“Lyin’ here with you so close to me,” Julie Anne San Jose began to sing Lady Antebellum’s “Just a Kiss”. As Elmo Magalona joined in, the studio fell to a hush as we were once again reminded of why this tandem, JuliElmo, is one of the most sought after love teams in local show business.
Japs and Elmo are real performers. Their kilig moments are backed by substance; her strong vocals is a perfect match to his killer rap numbers. It doesn’t hurt that these two can act and still have both feet planted on the ground. It’s been some time since these on screen sweethearts were seen in a show together but fans will be glad to know that they have something exciting in the works – new music.
“I’m working on an album, hindi ko pa lang masasabi kung kailan ko talaga marerelease,” Elmo shared excitedly. “It’s what I’ve kept myself busy with, new music at siyempre school.”
Julie Anne then gushed that she was also piecing together a new album. “Nagrerecord na rin po ako ng songs, pero like Elmo hindi ko pa rin po sure kung kailan talaga magiging ready for official launch.” The songstress was also quick to point out that she wasn’t certain if the album would be an all-original collection. “So far po lahat naman nang narecord ko ay all-original para bago naman po yung maibigay ko na music. Pero tinitingnan pa rin po namin kung magsasama pa kami ng cover songs.”
Intrigue then followed on whether Julie will infuse more rap songs in her follow up to her quadruple platinum self-titled album. “Abangan na lang po nila yung bagong songs, sana po magustuhan din nila,” she coyly replied.
Smiles then spread all around the room as the Kapuso artist confided that it was no other than Elmo himself who inspired her to learn how to rap. “Inborn po kasi yung rapping skills niya, ang galing talaga. Na-curious din ako na matuto mag rap kaya pinag-aralan ko.”
Elmo added more spice to the interview as he revealed that he’d like to work on new music with Julie. “Gusto ko rin po na makagawa ng collaboration kasama si Julie, kasi siyempre po sanay na rin kami na kumakanta onstage so I’d like to see what kind of music we can come up with together,” he teased.
A JuliElmo mash up? This sounds like a monster hit to us!
Get more updates on Jule Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona by following them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MyJaps and https://twitter.com/SuperElmo. You can also check www.gmanetwork.com for the latest scoop on your favorite Kapuso artists. - Christine Cariaga, GMA Social Media Specialist. Photo by Bochic Estrada.