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Ely Buendia pinalagan ang ‘pangongopya’ raw sa Eraserheads medley’

By Ervin Santiago August 04,2020
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Ely Buendia pinalagan ang ‘pangongopya’ raw sa Eraserheads medley’

By Ervin Santiago August 04,2020 - 11:29 AM

 

INALMAHAN ng OPM icon na si Ely Buendia at ng ilang cast members ng “Ang Huling El Bimbo: The Musical” ang umano’y “pangongopya” ng isang contestant sa online singing competition hosted by Matteo Guidicelli.

Inireklamo nila si CJ Villavicencio na siyang itinanghal na grand winner sa “The Pop Stage” na nang-agaw ng eksena sa contest matapos kantahin ang medley ng ilang Eraserheads hits.

Ayon sa ilang miyembro ng cast ng “Ang Huling El Bimbo: The Musical”, ang performance ni CJ ay ginaya lamang sa isang eksena sa kanilang hit musical play, partikular na ang arrangement ng Eraserheads medley.

Kinuwestiyon ng singer at musical director na si Myke Salomon ang pagkapanalo ng contestant at dismayado raw siya sa kanyang napanood.

Tweet ni Myke, “A guy copied/ripped-off our musical arrangements for #AngHulingElbimboMusical (musical treatment, concept) without permission won in that pop stage contest for his final round. He won 1 million [pesos] and an artist contract. I feel bad for the other contestants.”

“And para sa mga productions and judges. You are judging concept and originality.. You tolerate ripping off,” aniya pa.

Nag-post din ang isa pang cast member ng “Ang Huling El Bimbo” na si Jef Flores sa Facebook kung saan ikinumpara niya ang video ni CJ sa actual performance ng cast na ginanap sa Resorts World Manila last year.

Aniya, “You see this people? I know every one of these people. I know exactly how hard they worked to get to where they are.

“Blood, sweat, and tears they shed in order to make this number work and put it together. They took the sound, they took the choreography, they took everything. Guilty. So guilty,” dagdag pa niya.

Nang makarating naman ito sa Eraserheads frontman na si Ely Buendia, agad din siyang nag-post sa Facebook para suportahan ang sentimyento ng “AHEB”.

“AHEB’S ROTC Pare Ko was by far, among all the brilliant arrangements and choreography in the show, the most striking and original renditions I had witnessed and enjoyed during its original run, and easily became my favorite. It took something old and was INSPIRED to make it NEW and FRESH. Therein lies the difference,” lahad ng OPM icon.

Hindi diretsong pinangalanan ni Ely si CJ o ang The Pop Stage sa kanyang mensahe pero aniya, naiintindihan niya ang nararamdaman ngayon ng “AHEB” production.

“It is disheartening that there is still a culture out there, not just in entertainment, that somehow makes it okay to take credit, and be rewarded, for someone else’s work.

“I am disappointed for all the AHEB crew because I know for a fact that they poured all their hearts and souls into creating something that was true to the material and their craft.

“In our day to day struggles against this oppressive life, the temptation is always there to take the fast route, the shortcut, the easy way to success. But we are human. I hope this matter is resolved soon and credit is given to those who deserve it,” ang dagdag pang sentimyento ni Ely.

Wala pang official statement si CJ o ang “The Pop Stage” tungkol dito, agad naming ilalathala ang kanilang magiging pahayag para sa ikalilinaw ng issue.

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