MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It all started when Megastar Sharon Cuneta took to social media to complain about Senatorial candidate Sal Panelo’s singing of ”her” song, ”Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas,” at a political rally.
Unbeknownst to Cuneta, the Willy Cruz composition is a favorite of Panelo, singing it to honor his late son Carlo who was a child with special needs.
Not only did Panelo seek permission from Viva Records to sing the song, the record label has thereafter produced the candidate’s version.
The official music video of Panel’s recording has just been released by Viva. In just about 24 hours, it has garnered more than 50,000 views and 2.8K likes as of this writing.
In contrast, Cuneta’ YouTube video of one of her concerts in which she sang the same song had over 100,000 views and 1.3K views. And the Cuneta video has been up on YouTube since 2020.
Is Panelo on his way to dethroning Cuneta as the country’s megastar, and possibly a senator-megastar?
You be the judge.