Morissette Amon – Akin Ka Na Lang

By | September 27, 2021

I believe Morissette to be one of the greatest singers of our time. She exercises incredible control, breath control that astonishes, a beautiful tone and the most incredibly melodic whistle tone I have ever heard. She also has an incredibly long passage that she navigates without taking a breath – astonishing. I have provided the performance video for “Akin Ka Na Lang” and, under it, some of my favorite reaction videos for this performance.

Johanne Morissette Daug Amon (born June 2, 1996), known professionally as Morissette, is a Filipino singer, songwriter and former child actress. She was named by her parents after a Baroque German composer. She first rose to prominence when she was the runner-up on TV5’s Star Factor at the age of 14. In 2012, she made her professional stage debut in the Repertory Philippines stage adaptation of Disney’s Camp Rock in the role of Mitchie Torres. She competed in the first season of ABS-CBN’s The Voice of the Philippines in 2013, where she became part of Sarah Geronimo’s team.

Morissette was born and raised in Minglanilla, Cebu. She became part of ABS-CBN’ s Sunday afternoon show, ASAP in January 2014, and was introduced as one of the “Homegrown Divas”, which ultimately became ASAP’s “Birit Queens”. She became a recording artist of Star Music in early 2014 and released her first album, titled Morissette, in March 2015. In 2017 she was called “The Next Big Diva”.

Morissette has often been referred to as “Asia’s Phoenix” since her performance at the 14th Asia Song Festival in Busan, South Korea, on September 24, 2017, where she represented the Philippines. She returned to the same festival to represent the Philippines at the 15th Asia Song Festival in Busan on October 3, 2018. She was the first Filipino artist to have her own V Live channel, a popular South Korean live video streaming service for celebrities
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morissette_(singer) She released her first EP, Signature on August 20th, 2021 which quickly took the number one spot on iTunes Philippines and the thirtiest spot on iTunes Top 100 Albums – All Genres, the highest spot ever taken by an OPM artist.

The song “Akin Ka Na Lang” (Please be mine) Akin Ka Na Lang is a song about waiting and praying for her friend to love her. It was one of the finalists in the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2014. The writer/composer, Francis ‘Kiko’Salazar, provided videos (two of them!) where he discusses how he wrote this song here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).

Reactions

Rebecca , an English vocal coach explains a lot of the details that go into performing music. Another favorite… but, of course, all these reactors are favorites. I wouldn’t put them on my page if I didn’t really, really like them.

Join Elizabeth Zharoff as she listens to the “Mariah Carey of the Asia” for the first time.

Julia Nilon provides excellent yet impassioned analysis of music videos. Julia’s comment: Stamina… for days… my sweet lordddd.

Ken Lavigne, a voice coach, offers great technical as well as expressive reactions.

Jess provides a masterclass series, where she breaks down this song in great detail. Enjoy!

Sabina is another favorite reactor, a Dutch singer who actually works in the mental health field. Sabina said of Morissette, “Her voice is stunning and I’m in love with her energy. What a woman!”

Original Performances

Daniel Balavoine

Other Morissette Videos

Never Enough from The Greatest Showman movie is a must watch Absolutely amazing.
Secret Love Song. A cover of Little Mix’s song. Beautiful.
Could You be Messiah has been a daily – at least once daily – inspiration for me since the first time I heard it. Gary Valenciano arranged this specifically for Morissette. He was also the keyboardist and mixing engineer. If you don’t know Gary’s work, go visit his channel! What a treat!
Mirror. An original piece by Morissette and her team and one of the songs on her EP, Signature.
Love You Still. Also a song on the EP Signature. Beautiful.
Rise Up, a cover of Andra Day’s song. Powerful!

Note: yes, I know there are official music videos for some of these songs, but I prefer to watch Morissette sing live.

I love watching music reaction videos. I am not a singer/musician, so I learn a lot about what makes these performers so special, what parts of their performances are difficult and set them apart and I share my enthusiasm for something I love – great music – with other people. Some of my favorite reactors, however, are not vocal coaches, opera singers or other experts – they’re just people like me who enjoy music and share their enjoyment with others.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of music video reactors. I run across new ones all the time. The reactions I include in my posts are my favorites – both the people and the reactions. I thank them all for adding beauty to my life.

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