Erik Santos, (born "Rhoderick Ramos Santos" , 1982 in Malabon, Philippines) is a Filipino singer, actor, commercial endorser, and the winner of the ABS-CBN program Star In A Million Season 1 in January 2004.
Early life and career
Erik's passion for singing started when he was a child in Malabon. Erik participated in numerous small-town singing competitions.
Erik studied at the Centro Escolar University and took up dentistry but he shifted into nursing at the Emilio Aguinaldo College. But unfortunately he stop studying because of his busy schedule. Eventually, Erik is now back in school because he realizes that he is the only family member left who doesn't have a degree. He wanted to pursue his dentistry but his busy schedule won't allow him, so he shifted into B.S. Psychology in Centro Escolar University. Soon he will be graduating on March 2010.
Erik became the wildcard entry to the Final 10 of Star in a Million. He had a good start in the contest but got eliminated during the third week of competitions, when it was still a part of the Sunday noontime variety show ASAP. Nevertheless, his second chance came and his rendition of R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly", won him the 10th and final slot for the semi-finals round. Eventually he became one of the three grand finalists along with Sheryn Regis (first runner up) and Marinel Santos (2nd runner up) in the showdown for the title of Star in a Million. This is the Moment, a song from the musical Jekyll and Hyde, popularized by Martin Nievera, won him the title.