BETONG SUMAYA Fulfills Dream Of Becoming A Recording Artist
Karen Jane Ng
Betong Sumaya signed a record deal with GMA Music in 2019 - and it's a fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Safe to say, his performance of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" in singing contests paid off.
That's right, the "amazing" comedian revealed in our MYXclusive interview that The Jackson 5's Christmas song was his contest piece when his musically-talented mother let him participate in singing competitions at the age of four. "Doon nahasa," shared Betong who continued to hone his talent by joining theater organizations.
And now, he's released the single "Nang Minahal Mo Ang Mahal Ko" - a novelty hugot song you'll most likely be hooked on if you're a fan of Michael V's compositions such as "Sinaktan Mo Ang Puso Ko" and "Mas Mahal Na Kita Ngayon".
"Si Kuya Bitoy talaga yung ultimate, talagang comedy genius natin," Betong said. "Ang dami niyang kanta na mga novelty songs, totoo 'yan 'no. Hindi ko naisip na darating din yung makakapag-record ako ng novelty song."
Courtesy: GMA Music
Betong started out as a production assistant and reenactment actor before getting where he is today, but it was all worth it. "Ngayon pa lang sobra na 'kong thankful talaga. To be able to record a single, for me, parang okay na. At least masasabi ko sa résumé ko na may single ako."
As to what Betong's next goal is, watch the full interview with VJs Ai and Dani below: