Ca­tri­ona’s ‘We’re In This To­gether’ gets US airplay

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REIGN­ING Miss Uni­verse Ca­tri­ona Gray’s de­but sin­gle, “We’re In This To­gether,” was played on US ra­dio two months af­ter it was re­leased Novem­ber last year.

Note the song, which was meant to ben­e­fit a lo­cal char­ity, never played on Philip­pine ra­dio even af­ter Gray was crowned 2018 Miss Uni­verse in Bangkok, Thai­land last Dec. 17.

On Jan. 12, the song was fi­nally played on Sir­ius XM Satel­lite Ra­dio, a broad­cast­ing com­pany based in Mid­town Man­hat­tan in New York City.

“We’re In This To­gether’’ was played when the Filipino-Aus­tralian beauty queen dropped by the ra­dio sta­tion for an in­ter­view as part of her cur­rent US me­dia tour which kicked off Jan. 7.

“How I felt when @sir­iusxm @ sway­suni­verse @re­al­sway played my sin­gle #WereInThisTo­gether @young­fo­cusph for the first time on the ra­dio. Fam, if you haven’t heard the sin­gle yet it’s on Spo­tify and iTunes and the mu­sic video link is in my BIO,” wrote Gray on In­sta­gram on Jan. 12.

The fourth Miss Uni­verse from the Philip­pines has a Master’s Cer­tifi­cate in Mu­sic The­ory from the Berklee Col­lege of Mu­sic in Bos­ton, Mas­sachusetts.

“Were In This To­gether,” writ­ten and com­posed by Mar­cus Davis was pro­duced by Young Fo­cus In­ter­na­tional, a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that works in sup­port­ing the ed­u­ca­tion, nu­tri­tion, and so­cial wel­fare of chil­dren.

The song is avail­able in all digi- tal plat­forms world­wide. All pro­ceeds go straight to Young Fo­cus Philip­pines.

Mean­while, for­mer su­per­model-turnedtele­vi­sion host Tyra Banks ad­mits she hasn’t got­ten over the Lava Walk of the Filipino-Aus­tralian beauty queen.

“Can’t stop think­ing about that #LavaWalk,” said Banks in her lat­est tweet which has been re-tweeted 1,561 times and gar­nered more than 11,000 likes on Jan. 10.

Banks wrote the tweet as re­ac­tion af­ter Gray demon­strated the now iconic walk to host Stephen Walker dur­ing an ap­pear­ance on the Celebrity Page Net­work in New York re­cently.

Gray was thrilled to re­ceive a com­ment from Banks af­ter the show.

“Tu­too ba ito! And when I read, ‘Oh my God!’ It’s just wow! And when one of the In­dian news­pa­pers pub­lished you’re walk, this is in­sane,” she said in an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view by MJ Mar­fori of TV5 in Bangkok.

Banks, host of the pop­u­lar US re­al­ity show “Amer­ica’s Next Top Model,” com­mented on Twit­ter: “I mean .... Pi­noy Power to the Max!!!”

Vogue Mag­a­zine was also im­pressed with Gray’s Lava Walk. “It takes a lot for a pageant to feel fresh. The en­tire idea of a com­pe­ti­tion based pri­mar­ily on looks is passé, but amid the spec­ta­cle of last night’s Miss Uni­verse con­test, some­thing spe­cial hap­pened. The night’s big win­ner, Ca­tri­ona Gray, a 24year-old model who rep­re­sented the Philip­pines, took to the stage and de­liv­ered a run­way stomp wor­thy of fash­ion month,” a por­tion of the Vogue Mag­a­zine ar­ti­cle read.

The ar­ti­cle also said: “Mem­o­rable thanks to her con­fi­dent stride and fi­nal twirl, the strut caught the at­ten­tion of su­per­model Tyra Banks, who retweeted the clip and added some Amer­ica’s Next Top Model– es­que com­men­tary.” (Robert R.



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