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Kapuso all-girl group XOXO impressed audiences here and abroad through their self-titled debut single.

EXCLUSIVE: XOXO reacts to netizens calling them Queens of P-Pop

By CHERRY SUN

XOXO, composed of Riel Lomadilla, Dani Ozaraga, Lyra Micolob, and Mel Caluag, couldn’t contain their joy when asked about the feedback they got for their self-titled debut single XOXO. After all, aside from the rave reviews they received, the all-female group was also dubbed the “Queens of P-Pop.”

 

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In an exclusive interview with GMANetwork.com, they admitted that they were surprised to receive so much warmth and support for their first single.

 

Lyra claimed, “Hindi po talaga namin inaasahan na madaming magsu-support and madaming makaka-appreciate nung song. As in like nagulat nalang kami nung pinost na ‘yung song. Grabe ‘yung mga tao po sa Twitter, marami pong naka-discover ng song tapos kumalat na ng kumalat. Kinalat na ‘yung balita, wow (laughs).

"At first super shocked na hindi kami makapaniwala na ganun nga, nagustuhan nila ‘yung song and siyempre happy kami and grateful dahil parang ‘yun ‘yung one of our goals din na parang ma-inspire namin ‘yung marami… ma-inspire namin ‘yung mga tao through our song.”

Meanwhile, Dani and Mel expressed their gratitude for the unwavering support of their fans they fondly call XOldiers.

Dani said, “Siyempre gusto rin naming magpasalamat sa mga XOldiers na nabuo sa Twitter ‘di ba. Kasi dahil sa kanila, sila ‘yung nagre-request sa mga foreign reactors. Xoldiers, ang galing-galing nila."

Mel added, “Nakaka-overwhelm din po kasi nahahalintulad pa kami sa Little Mix. So sobrang, (surprised). Wala pa kami sa kalingkingan nila. Nakaka-overwelm kasi siyempre ang taas na ng [kino-compare] sa amin pero alam po namin na marami pa po kaming dapat i-improve sa amin, sa XOXO. Pero, thank you po sa inyong suporta.”

While “XOXO” met great success, the four talented ladies remain focused to prove they are worthy of the spotlight.

Riel reacted to the title given to them by netizens, explaining, “Gaya po nung sinabi ni Mel kanina nung hinalintulad kami sa Little Mix, ‘yung title po na Queens of P-Pop parang ang layo pa po ng aming idye-journey.

"Ang dami pa po naming bigas na kakainin para maging Queens of P-Pop kasi parang nagsisimula palang po kami. Parang nag-e-establish palang po kami kung ano po ‘yung tunog namin, kung ano talaga kami as a group. Although unti-unti, unti-unti kaming nagpapakilala kung sino nga talaga kami.

“Pero ‘yun nga po, malayo pa po ‘yung tatahakin naming landas para maging Queens of P-Pop pero super, super po nakakataba ng puso para maturingang, tawaging Queens of P-Pop. It’s such an honor po. We will work hard para if not maabot namin, at least man lang maging close ‘di ba.”

Riel, Dani, Lyra and Mel also caught up with their fans from Kapuso Brigade where they talked about their personal lives as well as their showbiz journey as XOXO.

To those interested to be a part of Kapuso Brigade and earn a chance to bond with your favorite stars, send the group a message via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.