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At sixteen 

Being young is surely a plus factor for every songstress. But being versatile is a natural strength that can’t really fade as quick as youth. 

Last Friday, sweet sixteen Hannah Magdales showcased in front of entertainment media that she is more than being obviously young and thin. That she could truly sing, then dance, play the guitar as well as the keyboard, and even the drums. 

If people behind her thought that by doing it all on stage in one sweep was a way to display full-on her edge from most talents her age, they’re somehow right. Versatility is like having more arsenal in a field where you need to. Here in this country of unbelievably skilled singers, having multiple talents in a package deal is worth the weight. 

“I want to be the type of artist that would inspire and be a good influence to the youth,” she said, complementing her multi-faceted performance at Metrowalk’s The Music Hall that saw her does a cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You” and Camila Cabello’s “Havana.”

At sixteen 
Hannah Magdales interviewed by GMA’s Lhar Santiago during a press launch last week at the Music Hall in Metrowalk.
Already singing by age three, Hannah is now a recording artist with a released song distributed by Viva  Records. The decidedly pop track is called “Heto Na Naman,” arranged in a way eyeing mainstream radio. Yet one can easily think she should do an acoustic version in live performances to make good use of her guitar or ukulele-playing as accompaniment to her sincerely pretty voice. 

Deservingly, the song made its debut by way of Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist as its cute music video gets the exposure via Myx music channel. 

A campus belle who is also the president of student council, one can imagine her lofty status in school, what with her diverse talent that makes her a regular performer in university events. Her celebrity within her alma mater has officially reached public consciousness. That’s something to say as more often those who are popular in school end up forever unknown outside of it. 

Hannah assured, “I am willing to pursue singing for as long as I can because I am passionate about it.”

There is no doubt her heart is in music. Her mom saw that in her and pushed for some self-produced and released tracks to kick off her recording career. It is also a passion that led to her competing and representing the country in the WYCOPA (World Championships of Performing Arts) singing competition held July last year in California. She was entered in both singing and dancing categories. 

By the way, acting is also a field she’s in, having already played a part in a movie wherein she portrays a character named Pilar Manalo. Should we say it’s a winning move for someone idolizing pop star Sarah Geronimo. In the world of pop, embracing acting is not a fallback but an add-on in one’s showcase. 

“I also dream of being an actress,” she noted, but reiterating that making music is her priority. 

Again, it won’t hurt to be able to do more apart from beautiful singing. 

Topics: Hannah Magdales , Adele , Camilla Cabello , New Music Friday , World Championships of Performing Arts
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