- Philippine Idol 2006 Mau Marcelo joined Tawag ng Tanghalan last February 22 and bagged the title for that day
- In a pre-recorded video for the show, she admitted that she became an alcoholic
- Gary V gave some words of wisdom for Mau which made her emotional
2006 Philippine Idol grand champion Mau Marcelo joined and won Tawag ng Tanghalan in the February 22 episode of it's Showtime.
In a pre-taped interview for the contest segment, KAMI learned from Pep that Mau revealed she was once became an alcoholic because of depression.
"Na-depress ako nang husto at naging alcoholic," pag-amin ni Marcelo sa kanyang pre-taped video interview. "Pero lubos ko itong pinagsisihan kaya nagbalik-loob ako sa Panginoon at hindi naman Niya ako pinabayaan."
She regretted of it so she decided to audition for Tawag ng Tanghalan to take another shot in her singing career.
“Ang nag-udyok sa akin [na sumali] is kaya ko ulit patunayan, kahit sinasabi ng iba na may title na ako, huwag ka nang sumali.
“For how many years, hindi ako nagsasali ng mga singing contest, nag-abroad na lang ako para lang hindi maputol yung singing career ko.
“Nagkaroon ng chance, nag-audition ako. Nag-udyok din sa akin na magkaroon ng second chance.
“Yung second chance na ‘yon, kahit magsimula ako, sa zero ulit. Magka-career uli if ever po. Parang naputol yung career ko after Philippine Idol. Makita uli ako ng supporters ko before na ready po uli ako na makipaglaban. Back to zero po lahat,” said Mau after she performed during the interview with Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis.
Mau became more emotional when Gary Valenciano said that he remembered Mau and he started giving inspirational words about Mau's second shot on her singing career.
“I remember you,” ang sabi ni Gary.
“You are a champion pero ang daming nangyari sa buhay mo at ikaw ay naging isang alcoholic. Marami sa mga nagiging alcoholic ay dahil sa mga grabeng pagsubok na pinagdaanan.
“Kung may mga tao sa industriya na lumapit sa ’yo at nangako ng kung ano-ano at umabot sa wala, I would like to personally apologize for that."
“Binanggit mo sa video na you came close to the Lord. Mau, keep your heart open kasi hindi natin alam kung paano ka gagamitin ni Lord, kung paano ikaw magiging champion niya.
“Matagal ka na sigurong may balak na bumalik sa entabladong ito, this is your chance, this is probably a new door opening up.
“Hindi ako gagawa ng mga pangako na maaaring hindi umabot sa kung anuman ang gusto mong mangyari but I know this is an open door. This is God opening up an avenue, a road, a highway for you para makabalik sa season ni Mau Marcelo na maging champion uli,” Mr. Pure Energy advised Mau.
Mau got a score of 92. 6 that beats defending champion Jehramae Trangia who got 90.6.
Here is Mau's performance at Tawag ng Tanghalan which KAMI obtained from Youtube.
Before Mau bagged the title of Philippine Idol, she became one of the contestant of Star for a night 2002, along with Angeline Quinto, Mark Bautista and Sarah Geronimo who was declared as the grand Champion.
After losing stardom, she has regular gigs in Lucena's bar scene.
Recently, Mau signed as one of the contract artist of Star Image. This only shows that Mau is back on track for her singing career.
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