Born to Sing: Enzo Morales chases the dream
His love for music and performance began early in life as his dad prodded him to sing. “Singing is our brand of bonding whenever there’s a gathering in the house. At first, my dad and my mom pushed me to sing. I have two older sisters who sing as well,” shared 28-year old singer Enzo Morales. He emphasized how his family has fueled his passion.
He might have doubted his skills but Enzo got into singing engagements as a kid. He was a choir member in his primary school from grade three to six at Nagcarlan Montessori Center. He was also a part of a choir during his third and fourth years in high school at St Mary’s Academy of Nagcarlan.
“My very first competition was during my senior year in high school I sang Always Be My Baby by David Cook and placed 1st runner up,” he revealed and shared that shyness got in the way back in the day.
“I only decided to level up my passion for singing when I joined the WCOPA. When I passed the audition, and had the chance to represent the Philippines and bagged four awards,” Enzo shared. His second competition was with the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) 2014.
He won one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals in the US-based competition and this led to doors opening for him.
“I realized that I have to use the gift and share it with people. After that WCOPA experience–it won’t be my last because I am still open to opportunities,” he added.
Singing flight attendant
For five years now, Enzo has been flying with Philippine Airlines as a flight attendant. He graduated with a degree in B.S. Psychology from Far Eastern University in 2013.
He dabbled in other interests but the calling to sing is quite strong that Enzo was still led to it in the end.
Chasing the Dream
In the pursuit of achieving his dreams, Enzo sought the help of one of the best singers in the country. He was mentored by the first Filipino to win the World Championships of Performing Arts title – Jed Madela, during his time as a contestant.
He eventually joined the Center for Pop Music and Star Magic workshops to further enhance his gift.
Asked what he learned from his own journey and what advice he has for aspiring singers, this is what Enzo said:
“Know your core and your worth because this will make you an artist. There’s a lot of good singers out there, but they lack soul and substance. Know who you are and people will start to appreciate you.
“Practice, expose yourself whenever there’s an opportunity to sing as it will make you confident as you keep on doing it. Surround yourself with people who have the same passion as yours, people who support you in your journey. Know your ‘why and who you are doing it for’,”