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VIDEO | Ogie Alcasid covers ‘Do Bidoo Bidoo’ with Jim Paredes

 

Ogie Alcasid has released the music video for his cover of the Apo Hiking Society’s “Do Bidoo Bidoo”, the title song of Unitel Productions and Studio 5’s “I Do Bidoo Bidoo (Heto nAPO Sila)”, a full-length movie musical based on the Apo’s greatest hits.

Posted early Monday morning exclusively at Myxph.com, the video features a swinging, big band rendition by the singer-songwriter, one of the film’s four lead stars.

In “I Do Bidoo Bidoo”, which also stars Gary Valenciano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, and Eugene Domingo, Ogie plays Pol Polotan a one-hit-wonder composer now reduced to teaching guitar lessons to neighborhood kids.

In the music video directed by Pancho Esguerra, Ogie first appears in his Pol Polotan character as a clapper in Hawaiian shirt that shouts, “Ogie Almasen music video, I Do Bidoo…Action!” before Ogie Alcasid the singer and his big band do their thing.

As “Doo Bidoo” the song progresses, both Ogie and Pol find themselves duetting on the song’s chorus before a surprise guest, Apo’s Jim Paredes, shows up as a piano player before later joining Ogie and hamming it up with the singer on the final chorus.

Not straying too far from the original arrangement, Ogie also manages to put his own personal stamp on the well-loved Apo tune written by Danny Javier.

“Great time. What a thrill to do this with DA MAN,” Jim Paredes posted on both his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

For his part, Ogie, the current president of the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-Aawit or OPM, considers “I Do Bidoo Bidoo” the biggest and most difficult movie he has ever done in his career.

“I have done so many things in my career, but this movie-musical proved to be the hardest,” he says of the film that will open nationwide on August 29.

It may be harder than it looks but judging from the “Doo Bidoo” music video, it looks like Ogie is having the time of his life just the same.

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