As promised, here is the Star Patrol segment! Gretchen Fullido also interviewed AP over Skype.
Gretchen: A nervous start, but with perseverance, it was a flawless performance by Arnel Pineda of the U.S. National Anthem, “Star-Spangled Banner”.
(This song) is regularly witnessed by thousands of fans and several million televiewers of the National Football League or NFL games in America, (usually) on Monday nights.
Arnel: Well, I went crazy here. I kept whispering and whispering the lyrics, of course, I had to practice and I did so on my own.
Gretchen: Arnel added his signature rock sound in his singing. Accompanying him were his bandmates Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain. During ABS-CBN News’ interview, Arnel was thankful to the Filipinos who supported him. He also said, he is a big fan of football.
Arnel: I’m a very big fan of the game. (?) I like how intense the game gets.
Gretchen: He does this all for his family. Besides being a singer, Arnel has an unparalleled habit of saving. He has acquired a home, a photography and music studio, and other real estate investments.
Arnel: We can’t have good health forever, so we have to prepare for old age. (Our only hope is that (?) our kids graduate.
Gretchen: It is free to dream. So his advice for aspiring singers: heart, hard work, and perserverance. Arnel is now preparing his next concert (tour) with Journey, as well as his Valentine Show which he will offer to the Filipinos.