By JUSTIN JOHN MATA
“David Archuleta is my ideal boyfriend,” Jasmin Curtis Smith confessed to TODO! ENTERTAINMENT (FOLLOW THAT SUPERSTAR!) at the media launch of the newest primetime television series of the Kapatid Network dubbed Andito Ako, a David Archuleta, Jasmine, and Eula Caballero starrer.
This is the first time in Philippine television history that an international star like David is casted in a Filipino primetime series. True to its alternative programming strategy, only in TV5, a breakthrough feat of Kapatid network heads Ray Espinosa, Bobby Barreiro and Percy intalan! Andito Ako premieres this February 20 in the TV5 primetime block after Wil Time Bigtime as directed by the highly acclaimed Mac Alejandre.
Jasmine admitted also that she has a hidden crush on David. She said, “Kahit sino naman siguro, talagang mapapahanga sa kanya. I admit I have a crush on him. Siguro normal lang naman yun di ba?”
If David courts, will she consider him as boyfriend? Jasmine shared with positivism, “Naku, I don’t know. You know, one of my lines in Andito Ako is ‘Believe and everything will be possible.’ Well, I’m not saying that I am not exciting but if it will happen, it will happen di ba?”
What’s David chance? “Choosy naman ako masyado kung sabihin kong hindi.”
Jasmine shared what she loves most about David aside from being cute, “He is so friendly and caring to everyone in the set/ He doesn’t favor with anyone. He is equal to everybody and pleasant to be around.”
Nandito Ako will surely entice interest among younger viewers and young at hearts as well as the entire family.
Nandito Ako tells the story of young love, it joys and pains, among Josh (David Archuleta0, Holly (Eula Caballero) and Anya (Jasmine Curtis Smith). Josh is an international singer who holds his final leg of concerts in the Philippines, which led him to venture in a quest to find his real identity, a thing that has been hidden from him for a long time. He meets Holly through one of the promotional activities of his concert. The innocent hearts brew romance and soon learn the ways of love. But love has its twist and turns and they’ll soon uncover realities that will change their hearts and minds. Anya, a boyish and carefree lass, is Holly’s best friend. With a twist of fate, will Josh fall for Anya instead?
The series is also a collaboration among the biggest names in the entertainment industry including Gelli de Belen, Aiko Melendez and comebacking actress, G Tongi. Also part of the cast are Alwyn Uytingco, Ana Capri, Mon Confiado, Ana Feleo, Joseph Bitangcol, RS Francisco, David Bianco, Byron Ortiga, and Ms Perla Bautista.
When TV5 released the teaser of the rendition of the Andito Ako’s theme song of the same title, as composed by Aaron Paul del Rosario and popularized by Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez, the American Idol Season 7 runner-up who became an international singing sensation strengthened his fan base here and abroad.
As evidenced by the rave reception on the series’ characters both online (frequently landing on Twitter Philippines trending topics) and offline (high crowd attendance in mall shows), Nandito Ako is poised to be TV5’s top-rating show.