Why Was Toni Gonzaga’s Comments on Uchusentai Noiz’s Performance on I Love OPM Off-Putting
As a mild fan of J-Rock, it was great to see the visual kei band Uchusentai Noiz perform “Pinoy Ako” as their audition piece for the show “I Love OPM”. It was kinda amazing until the judges comments.
But first, watch the entire thing:
The performance was so-so to be honest. It was cute that they were dancing onstage but it was awful to see them not performing with their instruments and just fake playing. But these guys have been doing a lot of Filipino songs for a while now. Here’s the video to Pinoy Ako which was originally done by Orange and Lemons:
They’ve also done a cover of Narda:
and Liwanag sa Dilim:
So anyway Toni G does her commentary and she goes:
“Kaya lang iba lang kasi ang sentimental value sa akin ng awitin. Parang gusto ko syang marinig kung paano talaga siya inawit.”
TBF , nothing wrong with what she said. It just strikes a wrong chord because this came from a singer whose first big hit came from a translated version of an Utada Hikaru song.
UTADA HIKARU – FIRST LOVE
TONI GONZAGA – WE BELONG
You’ll also understand why fans of the group are kind of up-in-arms. Had the comment been something else but still geared towards negative remarks, it would have been OK. So yeah, this is why there are Uchu fans who have their eyebrows up as high as RCBC plaza.
I’m sure she also knows that “We Belong” came from a Japanese song too and she could have heard the same comment from Japanese Utada Hikaru fans.
For me though, aside from that eyebrow raising moment, she’s cool. She’s not Andrew E. after all.