Singer Gigi de Lana does not believe in taking salabat (ginger tea) to protect her voice. For her, it just doesn’t work, because she looks after her voice through other ways.
De Lana was asked about how she takes care of her voice during the online press conference for the “Domination” tour with her band, The Gigi Vibes, yesterday, March 1.
“Actually, napahinga ko talaga ang boses ko ngayon. Pinahinga ko siya totally,” she said. (Actually, I rested my voice now. I rested it totally.)
She also confessed that she’s not the type of singer who would rely on remedies or drinks like salabat (ginger tea) to protect her voice.
“Hindi ako naniniwala doon. Para maingatan mo ang boses mo, maintain mo ‘yung pagkanta mo. Mag-vocalize ka, mag-practice ka, proper technique kasi ‘yung mga iniinom-inom na ganyan, I don’t believe in that. Hindi siya nagwo-work for me,” she explained.
(I don’t believe in those practices. To take care of your voice, you have to maintain your singing. You vocalize, you practice, use proper technique, because drinking this and that, I don’t believe in those. It doesn’t work for me.)
She clarified though that she doesn’t discount the effects of traditional remedies for those who find these useful in their singing, because she’s only speaking for herself. Instead, she emphasizes the need for rest, drinking lots of water and practicing everyday.
De Lana is ready to rock the stage live in her first on-ground concert event “Gigi De Lana and The Gigi Vibes: Domination,” happening this Saturday, March 5, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila.
“Domination” is ABS-CBN Events’ first live concert with a live audience at the venue since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. Joining ABS-CBN Events is Resorts World Manila as co-producer. The concert will also have a special streaming on KTX.ph on April 23 to allow fans abroad to watch it as well. Fans can avail tickets at P8,000 (platinum), P7,000 (SVIP), P6,000 (VIP), P5,000 (gold), P3,500 (silver), and P1,500 (bronze). Online viewers can purchase tickets from www.ktx.ph.
De Lana is one of 2021’s breakthrough stars who headlined YouTube Music Night and was featured as one of the performing artists in 1MX Dubai last December. She welcomed 2022 with a bang with the release of her self-titled debut album featuring her hit single “Sakalam.” She also recently gave life to “Nasa ’yo Ako” from the official soundtrack of “Viral Scandal,” and “Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita” in the OST of “Hello Heart.” JB