Proud Bol-anon. Proud Valencianhon.
By Bohol Island News Staff / 7:09 PM October 6, 2019
Despite his early exit, Boholano clasher Allan Santarin surely made mentor German Moreno proud in heaven upon performing the Willie Revillame classic, “Ikaw Na Nga” in The Clash Season 2 Saturday night.
Santarin, a native of Valencia town, ended his journey when the judges chose Lorraine Galvez of La Union over him.
Following this hearbreak, Allan remained grateful and hopeful.
“MARAMING MARAMING SALAMAT po sa lahat ng nanood, sumuporta at kasama kong kinabahan kagabi sa The Clash,” he said on a Facebook post.
He added the song “Ikaw Na Nga” was dedicated to his mother who recently passed away.
“Hindi man tayo pinalad, masaya po ako na nakanta ko at naidedicate sa aking namayapang ina ang huling naging favorite niyang kanta. Alam kong nakangiti niya akong pinanood kagabi at masaya siya na sa kanya ko inalay ang kanta ko,” his post continued.
He defended his song choice from critics who said it caused his exit as he explained that he “needed to sing that song for my beloved mother.”
He remains optimistic about his singing journey as he expressed interest to join more singing contests in the future.
“At salamat din sa patuloy na naniniwala sa kakayahan natin matapos ang pagkatalo natin kagabi. Hindi pa katapusan ng mundo. Marami pa tayong laban na haharapin. Hindi tayo susuko at mawawalan ng pag asa. Sana samahan nyo pa din ako hanggang sa dulo. Pasensya napo sa mga hindi ko nareplyan na messages. Mahina po ang kalaban. Isa isa lang. 😂 Muli, maraming pong salamat sa pagsama nyo sakin sa journey ko nato. 🙏🏼,” he said.
He ended his post by saying:
“Clasher Allan Santarin. Proud Bol-anon. Proud Valencianhon.”