Maricris Yu Garcia-Cruz (born Maria Cristina Yu Garcia-Cruz on September 26, 1987 in Caloocan City, Metro Manila, Philippines), is a singer from the Philippines, best known for winning Pinoy Pop Superstar year three.
|Birth name||Maria Cristina Yu Garcia-Cruz|
|Also known as||The Philippines "Divine Princess" "GMA Queen of Teleserye Themesong" "Singer Aktresa"|
|Born||September 26, 1987|
|Origin||Caloocan City, Philippines|
|Genres||P-Pop, R&B, OPM, Pop|
Born Maria Cristina Yu Garcia or simply Maricris on September 26, 1987. She is cousin of News5 reporter, Gerard Garcia. In December 2016, she is now married to TJ Cruz.
She first auditioned in Pinoy Pop Superstar year one, but did not become a finalist. Two years later, she won with her rendition of Barry Manilow's "One Voice" at the Grand Finale held in Araneta Coliseum. She was the 3rd Pinoy Pop Superstar champion. Her voice is distinctly similar to the Divine Diva Zsa Zsa Padilla's voice, so she has been given the title of the "Divine Princess".
She is taking up BS Tourism to her school in La Consolacion College - CALOOCAN her province is in Sta. Maria, Bulacan.
- Pinoy Pop Superstar Year 3 Grand Contenders' Album
- Track 4: Beautiful Disaster (written by Rebecca Johnson & Matthew Wilder)
- Mga Awit Kapuso (Best Of GMA TV Themes) Volume 4
- Track 5: Mahal Kita (written by Daniel Tan)
- Mahal Kita
- Pangako ng Kailanman
- Nang Dahil Sa Iyo (from Mga Mata ni Anghelita)
- Mahal Kita (from MariMar)
- Kung Sana Bukas (from Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita)
- Kung Alam Mo Lang (from Kakambal ni Eliana)
- Pinakamamahal (from The Borrowed Wife)
- Ibibigay Ko Ang Lahat (from The Half Sisters)
- Lihim (from Ang Lihim ni Annasandra)
- Nasaan (with Aicelle Santos) (from Beautiful Strangers)
- Iniibig Kita (from MariMar)
- Ako'y Mahalin (from Destiny Rose)
- Ako na Lang Ang Bibitaw (from koreanovela series Carmina)
- Magkaibang Mundo (with Ralph King) (from Magkaibang Mundo)
- Natatanging Pag-ibig (from Sinungaling Mong Puso)
- Di Malilimot (from Someone to Watch Over Me)
- Pangarap (from Legally Blind)
- Destiny originally sung by Lyn (from My Love from the Star)
- Huwag Kang Papatay (from Ika-5 Utos)
- Tao Lang (from Pamilya Roces)
- Ganito Ako (from Dragon Lady)
- Walang Ganti (from Bihag)
- Bakit Siya? (with Aicelle Santos) (from The Better Woman)
- Kahit Ganun Pa Man (from Magkaagaw)
|2018||Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko||Allison "Alice" Bravante||GMA Network|
|2017||My Love from the Star||Shanel Luz-Meneses|
|2016||Someone to Watch Over Me||Monique|
|2013–2015||Sunday All Stars||Herself|
|2013||Mga Basang Sisiw||Cecilia "Cecille" Reyes|
|2007||Pinoy Pop Superstar: Year 3||Grand Champion|
- 3rd Pinoy Pop Superstar Grand Champion (June 2007)
- Best New Female Recording Artist in 1st PMPC Star Awards for Music (October 29, 2009)
- She is a GMA Network and GMA Records contract star.
- She sang Mahal Kita, one of Marimar's theme song.
- She sang the final station ID of Q-11, with Geoff Taylor until now defunct in 2011.
- Her first music video was "Kahit Isang Saglit" in which Dennis Trillo appeared.
- Her song Mahal Kita was originally sung by the Pinoy Pop Superstar Year 2 Grand Champion Gerald Santos and revived by Maricris Garcia and became the themesong of loveteam of Marimar
- She is now part of a Trio group named "La Diva" wherein her co-singers were Aicelle Santos, Jonalyn Viray.
- The "La Diva" sang the Philippine National Anthem during the Pacquiao-Cotto fight last November 15, 2009