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Encyclopedia > Mau Marcelo
Mau Marcelo

Soul Idol
Background information
Birth name Maureen Marcelo
Born May 13, 1980 (1980-05-13) (age 27)
Origin Lucena City, Philippines
Label(s) Sony BMG

Maureen "Mau" Marcelo (born May 13, 1980) is a Filipina singer who rose to prominence as the winner of the first season of Philippine Idol in 2006. His father is an American citizen of African and Spanish blood from Puerto Rico. For a time, she went by the stage name Samantha Brown. On Philippine Idol, Marcelo was dubbed the "Soul Idol" and "the black belter" for her powerful R&B-style vocals. Image File history File links Mau_Marcelo_Philippine_idol. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Map of Quezon showing the location of Lucena City Coordinates: 13°56 N, 121°37 E Country Region Province Quezon Districts 2nd district of Quezon Barangays 33 Incorporated (town) June 1, 1882 Incorporated (city) August 19, 1962 Government  - Mayor Ramon Y. Talaga Jr. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Filipino is a term originating and relating to the Philippines. ... Philippine Idol host Ryan Agoncillo with judges Ryan Cayabyab, Pilita Corrales and Francis Magalona. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... A stage name, also called a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, comedians, musicians, djs, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ... This article is about the novel Soul Music. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...


Hailing from Lucena City, Marcelo started singing at age 7. By her 20s, she was a veteran of singing competitions, including the Star for a Night singer-search that was won by Sarah Geronimo. Map of Quezon showing the location of Lucena City Coordinates: 13°56 N, 121°37 E Country Region Province Quezon Districts 2nd district of Quezon Barangays 33 Incorporated (town) June 1, 1882 Incorporated (city) August 19, 1962 Government  - Mayor Ramon Y. Talaga Jr. ... Sarah Asher Geronimo (born July 25, 1988) is a Filipina singer, actress and model. ...


After winning the title, Marcelo's debut performance as the first Philippine Idol was on ABC-5's Shall We Dance: Christmas with the Champions special where she reprised her winning song. On December 20, 2006, she gave a command performance at MalacaƱang for the Christmas party of the Office of the President of the Philippines. Associated Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a Philippine television network, with main broadcast facilities at 762 Quirino Highway, Brgy. ... Depiction of the Malacañang Palace at the back of the 20-peso bill. ...

Contents

Philippine Idol Performances

Week # Song Choice Original Artist Theme
Top 24 *Sweet Love Anita Baker Personal Choice
Wildcard *Till My Heartaches End Ella Mae Saison Personal Choice
Top 12 *Minsan Lang Kitang Iibigin Ariel Rivera Original Pinoy Music
Top 11 *Crazy In Love Beyonce R & B / Soul
Top 10 *Ako Ang Nasawi, Ako Ang Nagwagi Dulce Metropop Song Festival
Top 9 *So Slow Freestyle Contemporary Pinoy Bands
Top 8 *I Will Always Love You Dolly Parton, popularized by Whitney Houston Themesong Of My Life
Top 7 *Shy Guy Diana King Dance Music
Top 6 *Mahal Naman Kita Jamie Rivera Radio Hits
Top 5 *Diamonds Are Forever Shirley Bassey Movie Soundtrack
Top 5 *And I'm Telling You I Am Not Going Jennifer Holliday Broadway Showtunes
Top 4 *My Funny Valentine Dianne Reeves Big Band
Top 4 *Waray Waray Eartha Kitt Big Band
Finale *Love Takes Time Mariah Carey Personal Choice
Finale *Balut Pilita Corrales Judges' Choice
Finale *Try It On My Own Whitney Houston Record Label's Choice


Recordings

As part of her Philippine Idol prize, Marcelo won a recording deal with Sony BMG. Her forthcoming album under that label will feature "Try It on My Own", her final performance song from the competition. Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... Try It On My Own is a 2003 single released by American R&B singer Whitney Houston. ...


A CD-EP version of the album, entitled On My Own, was released on January 2, 2007. Besides the title track ("Try It on My Own"), the EP includes two other songs Marcelo performed on Philippine Idol ("Love Takes Time" and "Minsan Lang Kitang Iibigin"), as well as "Minus One" versions of these songs. The release of the full album is planned for May 2007.[1] EP can stand for: EP is the IATA code for Iran Aseman Airlines Extended play, a music recording (usually consisting of several tracks, but shorter than a typical album) European Parliament, the parliamentary body of the European Union Evolutionary psychology, a belief that psychology can be better understood in light... Philippine Cover [[Image:|200px|Philippine Cover|200px]] Mariah Carey track listing Prisoner (10) Love Takes Time (11) Number 1s track listing Someday (14) Love Takes Time (15) Vision of Love (16) Greatest Hits track listing Vision of Love (1) Love Takes Time (2) Someday (3) Love Takes Time is... It has been suggested that Karaoke clubs in Sri Lanka be merged into this article or section. ...


Marcelo's other recordings under Sony BMG include two tracks on the Philippine Idol: The Final 12 CD: "Minsan Lang Kitang Iibigin" (a solo) and "Kaleidoscope World" (the group song featuring the top 12 finalists).


Prior to Philippine Idol, Marcelo had also recorded, as "Samantha Brown", a self-titled album of ten original songs composed by her stepsister's husband.[2]


Discography

On My Own CD cover
  • Samantha Brown
  • Philippine Idol: The Final 12 (2006)
  • On My Own (2007)
  • I Shine For You (2007)

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External links

  • MauMarceloOnline - Mau's Fansite
  • Performances of Mau Marcelo - Compilation of Idol Performances of Mau Marcelo
  • Try It On My Own - Mau Marcelo - Her winning piece

See also

  • Philippine Idol - for the list of Marcelo's song performances during the competition

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References

  1. ^ [1] Album listing at the Sony BMG Music Philippines website
  2. ^ "Lucena prepares grand welcome for Philippine idol", Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 11, 2006.

 
 

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