The Voice Kids Philippines Second Runner Up Darren Espanto will continue his singing career in the Philippines. This is based on an interview from Bandila.
In his interview with MJ Felipe in a late-night news broadcast of ABS-CBN – Bandila, Darren Espanto revealed that he will not be returning to Calgary in Alberta Canada anytime soon.
Instead, he will be staying in the Philippines to pursue his singing career. He will stay with relatives here in the Philippines while his parents work in Canada. The main reason is Darren, receives numerous (singing) offers after he showcases his performance in The Voice Kids Philippines.
The 13-year-old artist was overwhelmed with the support from the fans, requesting him not to leave the country. The terms “Darren don’t leave the Philippines,” and “Manalo Matalo Darren parin Kami” trend on Twitter the day after “The Voice Kids PH” grand finale.
“Hindi na po, kasi po marami rin pong mga parang offers po pagkatapos po nung finals.”
“Kaya po sabi po nung mga magulang ko, sila na lang po ang uuwi for the meanwhile, para naman po makabalik sa trabaho.” Darren explained to MJ Felipe.
Watch the video below:
Darren Espanto, Darlene Vibares, Juan Karlos Labajo, and TVKids PH Grand Champion Lyca Gairanod will be performing in the upcoming The Voice Kids Philippines Charity concert. Joining them, are their respective coaches; Lea Salonga, Bamboo Manalac, Sarah Geronimo. Selected Kapamilya stars will also be performing during the event. They are Jovit Baldovino, KZ Tandingan, Morisette Amon, and Klarisse de Guzman. The concert will raise funds for the victims of the recent typhoons Glenda and Yolanda that tremendously affect various locations in the country.
The charity concert was sold out. However, the fans need not worry as it will also be aired on ABS-CBN this coming August 2, 2012 (Saturday) at 6:45 pm.
Darren Espanto sings “Somebody to Love” by Justine Bieber, “Ngayon” by Basil Valdez, and “You Are My Song” with Concert King Martin Nievera during the two-day (July 26-27) The Voice Kids Philippines Grand Finale. He placed the second runner up while Lyca Gairanod bagged The Voice Kids PH grand champion.
Replay: Darren sings “One Moment in Time”
Team Sarah’s representative Darren Espanto sings “One Moment in Time” by Whitney Houston during the Semi-Finals of The Voice Kids Philippines held on Saturday (July 19, 2014) at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.
The whole Resorts World Manila goes crazy with Darren Espanto interpretation of Whitney Houston’s classics “One Moment in Time” arranged Ace musical director Homer Flores. According to Host Luis Manzano and his coach Sarah Geronimo, Darren is a total package and a complete performer. And Lea Salonga of Team Lea told he is phenomenal and his trip to Calgary, Canada to the Philippines is absolutely worth it.
Watch Darren Espanto sings “One Moment in Time” in The Voice Kids Semi-Finals replay video below:
Replay: Darren Espanto sings “Listen” by Beyonce
Watch twelve-year-old Darren Espanto sings “Listen,” a hit single by Beyonce in The Voice Kids Philippines. Darren Espanto performs Beyonce’s hit single “Listen” during Team Sarah’s sing-offs on July 13, 2014 (Sunday) airing of The Voice Kids Philippines.
Darren Espanto and Lyca Gairanod were chosen by Coach Sarah Geronimo to advance in the upcoming live shows of the reality singing competition.
*Credits to The Voice Kids Philippines youtube account