4 Noiz sings the Pabebe song
SOUNDS FAMILIAR - Baby A. Gil (The Philippine Star) - January 12, 2016 - 9:00am

Everybody is doing the pabebe wave these days.  And when I say everybody, I really mean everybody, from toddlers to doddering octogenarians. Given that fact, it was inevitable that somebody would come up with a pabebe song.  Well, it is not really pabebe, but something to which you can do the pabebe wave. It is about the kilig love story of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza in the Kalyeserye of the noontime TV show Eat, Bulaga.

The cute ballad, which by the way is now available on iTunes and which, thanks to Kapuso viewers and the AlDub Nation, has made it into the various hit lists, is titled Mahalden Kita So Please Be Maine. Mahalden refers to Alden, while Maine is, of course, Maine, who started out as Yaya Dub, Lola Nidora’s nanny in the show. It is performed by the four-man group that is called the 4 Noiz, the members of which, coincidentally also made their mark in Eat, Bulaga.

4 Noiz is composed of the multi-racial line-up of Gui Adorno from Brazil; Aaron de Tommaso from Australia; Eric Buzbee from the United States and Aisaku Yokogama from Japan. They met when they were all contestants in the talent competition You’re My Foreignoy, that was conducted by Eat, Bulaga some months ago. The contest had young men from various countries singing and acting on comedy skits in Pilipino.  The results were often hilarious. These four guys emerged as finalists. I do not recall who was named the winner but these four, even if they lost, are now also winners, thanks to the Mahalden Kita So Please Be Maine hit single.

The man responsible for the song is Aisaku. He is the guy who has taken it upon himself to make music that is both Filipino and Japanese. The Japan-born Aisaku learned his music ropes while growing up surrounded by Christian church music. He is now an artist, he even does animation; a commercial model, as in a popular brand of noodles; events host; party magician; foreign language translator and interpreter for Japanese, English and Filipino; and best of all, a singer and songwriter.

 Two years ago, he recorded his own Filipino album Ikaw Pa Rin. This was made up of Japanese songs with Filipino lyrics that became big hits here like Isang Tanong Isang Sagot, Remember Me, Alaala Mo, Miss Kita, Sana’y Paniwalaan Mo and Honey My Love So Sweet. The title cut was a big selling tune in the ’90s sung by the Japanese crooner Ted Ito. This was followed by the single Imadamo Aishiteru which means Until Now I Love You with Nihonggo lyrics by Aisaku himself.  He was already working on his second album made up of his own compositions, when the opportunity to join You’re My Foreignoy presented itself.

Ever on the lookout to improve himself and his career in the Philippines, Aisaku joined the contest and a short while later 4 Noiz was born. The group was recently proclaimed the Outstanding Pop Male Group by Gawad Musika. They have also turned out to be terrific actors.  Check out their interpretation of the AlDub love story in the Mahalden Kita So Please Be Maine music video.  Guess who plays Maine Mendoza in the shoot? Watch and fine out.


Speaking of original compositons, a million bucks and other prizes await the winners of Philpop, the most prestigious songwriting competition in the country.  So I am calling on all Filipino songwriters, residing here or abroad to please send in your entries. Now is your chance not only to win the contest but also to have your song recorded and performed by big-name stars. And take note, even non-winners can also attain success.

Just check out what happened to the finalist Edge Of The World (Follow Me), a composition by Johannes Daniel Garcia that was performed by MTV VJs Yassi Pressman and Josh Padilla with music video by director Nolan Buencamino. The song was recently tapped to be the official theme song of the TV channel ABC 5.

Your songs could be one of those selected for the Philpop contest finals that will be held on July 2016. So send your entries now. Deadline for submission is on Jan. 31. And there might not be an extension of deadline this year.

 For more details, follow Philpop’s official social media accounts: Facebook: Philpopmusic; Twitter: @philpop music; and YouTube: Philpopmusic or Vivamusic.

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