I met Maria Laroco again when they invited me for the album launch of her debut international album, Just Maria. The said album is under an international recording label “Ordic Records“. The album launch happened yesterday, August 26.
A few months ago, we met in SM Fairview while she’s waiting for her solo performance. At that time, I had a chance to talk to her about her upcoming projects, and how she’s grateful to be part of X-Factor UK.
Containing in the album is her “10 original songs” with her carrier single “Imagine“. It is love song and tackles the “Magic of Love” that mostly teenagers like her running through nowadays.
Just Maria is now available at digital music platforms online like BandCamp, Spotify , Deezer, Spinner, iTunes, and many more.
Who is Maria Laroco?
Maria Laroco is an 18-year student from the Philippines. Before her stint on last year’s X-Factor UK, the rising star’s claim to fame in her native land is being a contestant in the Philippines’ version of The Voice Kids in 2014.
She started singing at the age of 3 joining in different amateur singing competitions. Her musical influences are Sarah Geronimo, Yeng Constantino and many OPM artists.
She became one of recording artists of Universal Records Philippines and released her own version of “Beauty and the Beast“. Her revival single during that year “Hindi Ko Kaya” (original popularized by Geneva Cruz) was used as official theme song of Korean TV Drama Series “All About Mom” aired in GMA 7. She represented Philippines in Child Aid Asia concert held in Tokyo, Japan.
She becomes Grand Finalist in “The Will To Win” of Wowowin. She also won and become a grand champion in Great British Festival held in Makati City leaded by Ambassador Daniel Pruce.
Year 2018 that Maria becomes a finalist of “X-Factor UK” as Top 6 of Simon Cowell. Her audition song “Purple Rain” makes the judges and crowd standing ovation in the prestigious international singing competition. Her journey continues until she was part of Top 6 finalists in the said competition.
For more info about Maria Laroco, visit her on Facebook.