Darren Espanto, the Hallyu Star of the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – As Korean pop music and telenovelas increased in popularity around the world, the popularity of Darren Espanto, and the 1st runner up of the Voice of the Philippines Kids, also continues to increase.

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Darren Espanto, Image credit: Darren’s Facebook Fans

Darren Espanto can compete with the likes of Hallyu stars, Lee Min Ho and Kim Soo Hyun, popular Korean actors in Asia, including the Philippines. Lee Min Ho’s acting prowess has swept the country via his starring roles in several blockbuster TV series such as: “Boys over Flowers” and “The Heirs”, while Kim Soo Hyun starred in the recent Philippines’ TV hit, “The Man from the Stars.” Darren has that handsome “slanted” look, and star quality that will make him more famous as these Korean stars, as the days go by.

Darren Espanto is tagged as the Total Performer because of the brilliance he demonstrates on stage by his sterling performances. Gary Valenciano was the original title holder of the title, and now it’s befitting that Darren receives the accolade, as well.

Darren may not be the winner of The Voice, but he is the most popular among the five finalists, and is the only Voice Kids’ finalist who has performed in concert all over the country. His recent homecoming concert back in Edmonton, Canada was well attended.
Darren Espanto, who is only in his teens, has captured the hearts of young and old alike through his charisma and superb performances. It is inevitable that he’ll soon be filming movies too.

Meanwhile, an original song writing contest is conducted for fans out there, who would want to compose a song for Darren. The mechanics are found on Darren’s Facebook page. The criteria are: Originality = 50%, message of the song = 30% and Facebook likes = 20%. Fans who are interested may join by visiting www.facebook.com/OfficialDarrenEspantoWorld.

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