Nina received negative reactions and comments after her performance with Kyla and Juris on ASAP aired February 22 as part of the show’s 20th year celebration.
Nina, Kyla and Juris belted out Mariah Carey’s “Vision of Love” where Nina did a whistle towards the end of their performance. Many have reacted on social media saying that the whistle was poorly executed and it was a fail attempt to outshine Kyla. The Soul Siren and the Queen of R&B
have long been considered as rivals in the music industry.
In an interview with PEP, Nina answered the accusation saying that she didn’t do the whistle to try to upstage Kyla in their production number.
“Yung whistle na ‘yon, hindi ‘yon surprise sa kanila [Kyla at Juris]. Actually, hindi ‘yon surprise sa production ‘coz I was given the part na… Una, sabi, ‘O, Kyla, ikaw ang mag-whistle dito.’ “Sabi ni Kyla, ‘Hindi po ako. Si Nina.’ So, sa akin ibinigay yung whistle. So, hindi ‘yon surprise sa kanilang dalawa na magwi-whistle ako. Kasi ang akala nila, nag-whistle lang ako bigla.”
Nina also added that she was not surprised that some people added color to their performance.
“Every time naman, lagi. Siguro the fact na kasama ko kasi si Kyla onstage sa ASAP, akala nila upstaging. Siguro kung si Kyla ang mag-whistle nun, baka siya rin ang sabihan mag-upstage siya sa akin. Parang nagkataon lang na ako ang binigyan ng part na mag-whistle. Siya din naman, ang galing niya nung part na yun. To each his own, e. Si Juris, ganun din.”
Nina also added that she doesn’t get affected with these issues saying that she she just prepared for the performance and gave her best for the Lord and not to outshine anyone.
Watch their performance below: