Lea Salonga candidly talks about BTS, Ian Veneracion, but mum on P-pop

Lea Salonga candidly talks about BTS, Ian Veneracion, but mum on P-pop

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya singer Lea Salonga hosted a question-and-answer spree on Twitter ahead of her February 22 birthday.

In her Twitter account, Lea revealed that Korean group BTS helped save her mental health.

“Okay, gang... shall we do an #AskMissLea session? I shall end it at 2pm. If you don’t have a question, we can fangirl over BTS together. Whaddaya say? Let’s fill the TL with good vibes!” she wrote.

Twitter user @tinapayNiAel asked Lea to fill in the blank: “BTS is ___.”

“BTS helped save my mental health,” Lea replied.

When asked for her advice to those suffering from mental health issues, she said: “Okay, I’m not a licensed therapist so I hope I won’t say anything that’ll only do more harm than good, but... know that you are loved and appreciated, and that this world is a far better place with you in it. This time is hard for all of us, but we will get through it."

When @jen_adeleadkins inquired: "If you had to choose one kpop group to listen to for your whole life, what group would it be?"

Lea answered: "BTS, no question."

The Broadway star shared that it was 2018 when she first knew about BTS but she became a fan since she heard their hit song "Dynamite."

“Saw them on TV performing DNA, but didn’t latch on until Dynamite. Then that was it. I was done,” she said.

When asked to recommend BTS songs, Lea said: "Go to SoundCloud and listen to Jungkook’s covers and his other solo stuff."

Lea said that so far, she is enjoying being an ARMY.

Apart from BTS, fans also asked her about possibly teaming up with Ian Veneracion.

Lea said that she in fact has already worked with Ian in '90s variety show "That's Entertainment."

She was also asked about a reunion movie with Aga Muhlach.


Lea quipped: "Choppy ka, madam."

But when asked about her opinion on emerging Pinoy pop (P-pop) groups like SB19 and BGYO, the Tony- and Grammy-winning star was mum.