By: Throy Catan
AT the age of 16, Ianna dela Torre is going places now.
After she won as a Grand Champion Vocalist in World Championship of Performing Arts 2013, she continues to improve her singing prowess and become a well-known singer-actress.
We interviewed Ianna yesterday, December 10. We talked about her upcoming album and her acting career.
She’s working on her last song for her upcoming album. It’s a ten-track album composed of seven revivals and three original compositions.
In her album, she revives Maestro Ryan Cayabyab‘s Kailan, Odette Quezada‘s To Love Again, Agat and Melvin Morallos‘ Kahit Ikaw ay Panaginip and David Foster’s Through the Fire.
All of her original songs were composed by her manager, Joel Mendoza, including Alam Kong Nandyan Ka, Ang Sabi Ko, Wala Kang Kapalit. Jonathan Manalo‘s Always you, David Dimaguila‘s Pinapa, and Rox Santos‘ Love is Spelled Y-O-U. No further information about the exact release date for now.
Her album is almost finish. What does she feel about it? “Sobrang excited po ako ngayon sa last song kasi po patapos na po ako. Parang iyung pinaghirapan mo, nafi-feel ko na magiging success na po.” Ianna said with a smile from her face.
We talked about her favorite artists who inspire her to pursue her dream as a singer-actress “Iyung una po si Miss Sarah Geronimo. Pangalawa po si Morissette Amon… Gusto ko pong [maka-duet ay] si Darren Espanto… kasi sinusubayan ko po siya noon sa The Voice and napakagaling po talaga niya. Iyung boses niya’y sobrang powerful. Galing po niya.”
Not only she can sing, she can also act. She mentioned her appearance in one of the episodes of Wansapanatym with Kisses Delavin and Awra. “Simula bata pa lang ako ay naga-acting na po ako. Ang last ko po ngayon iyung Wansapanatym po. Iyung [Amazing] Ving.” She said.
She mentioned her favorite idol when it comes in acting, “Siyempre si Miss Kathryn Bernardo. [Sa lalaki po naman ay si Daniel Padilla].” She said.
I asked her if she wants to be part of an independent film, “Gusto po. Talagang merong opportunity, mago-audition ako. Gusto ko po talaga.” She said.