Full Name: Marinel Dianne B. Santos
Birthday: October 26, 1985
Age: 23 years old
Hometown: San Pablo, Laguna
Father's Name: Angelo Santos
Mother's Name: Vivian Santos
Sibling(s): Angela Santos
School(s): Canossa College, Letran College (Calamba), Laguna Colleges, San Pablo CollegeCourse: AB English
Food: Sinigang na hipon
Song: The Voice Within
Singer(s): Lani Misalucha, Christina Aguilera
Movie(s): Final Destination, Gothika, Wrong Turn,
Book: waLa e, cguro magazines Lng
TV Shows: syempre star in a miLlion, victim, fear factor
Hobbies: eating, watching tv syempre, pLaying with my favorite inaanak "nengneng"
A Little Something Bout Her:
"cguro im taLL, not pretty but not ugLy, makuLet, ako ung tao na pag ayoko sa isang tao di ko tLga ikocLose or di ako pLastic..."
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Exceptional singer Marinel Santos truly has a voice heaven-made for stardom. This young lady started singing at the age of 6 joining local competitions until she was awarded Best Female Performer in one of the said competitions. Soon enough, Marinel launched a career in music. But for this talent, singing is more of a passion. She enjoys what she does and that's what makes everything so perfect for this imminent diva.
Aside from singing, Marinel also has a knack for acting and even remembered her first television exposure back in 1995 when she joined ABS-CBN's Little Miss Mega. Like all other artists, the talented singer wanted to make it big in the entertainment business with the encouragement of her loving family and friends.
Gifted Marinel brought herself closer to her dream when she finally decided to join ABS-CBN's high-rating show Star in a Million Season 1. There, she proved to everyone that she's indeed a diva in the making.
Before a live audience, Marinel showed what she was made of, along with now famed singers Sheryn Regis and Erik Santos. This brilliant star may not have won the Grand Prize but being one of the finalists was a great enough honor for her, "the competition was tight, lahat magaling, kaya I always expected the unexpected," says Marinel.
After Star in a Million Season 1, Marinel still continued to shine in the music industry. She was chosen to sing "Sa Pangarap Na Lang" for ABS-CBN's Fantaserye, Krystala and made it to the top of the charts. She also sang the theme song for the hit movie "It Might Be You" together with Star In A Million Season 1 Grand Champion Erik Santos, as well as the theme song of ABS-CBN's reality TV show, Victim.
Marinel undoubtedly exudes a unique aura and she never fails to amaze her listeners with her voice - a combination of Christina Aguilera and a younger Lani Misalucha. Aside from immense talent, Marinel also possesses the primary discipline of professionalism and in such a short time has developed her own character in the music industry.
In 2004, Marinel signed a contract under Star Records and likewise recorded an album with other exceptional singers Karel Marquez, Aliya Parcs, and Maoui David. They have finally launched their much-awaited album called Singles where they each have four songs in their respective genres. Marinel's songs includes "Pangako", "Till the End of Forever", "Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalln", and her current single Paano".credits from: http://www.titikpilipino.com/news/?aid=461