Darren Espanto - updates

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Darren Espanto graduates from senior high school with honors

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:47 AM

The 18-year-old singer is officially done with senior high school, graduating with First Honors, an Achiever Award, and the Excellence in Music and Arts Award

WATCH: Sarah Geronimo, Team Sarah perform 'Kilometro,' 'Tala'

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:22 AM

We have no choice but to stan

TEAM SARAH. Former The Voice contestants and winners – all coached by Sarah Geronimo –reunite for 'The Voice Kids' season 4 finale. Photo from Jason Dy's Instagram

IN PHOTOS: Your favorite Filipino celebs dress up for Halloween 2019

Nov 01, 2019 - 1:56 PM

Isabelle Daza as Marie Antoinette, James and Nadine as Romeo and Juliet, and more!

WATCH: Morissette Amon and Darren Espanto sing ‘A Whole New World’

May 11, 2019 - 10:11 AM

Morissette and Darren perform their own magical rendition of the classic Disney duet from 'Aladdin'

Philippines' Darren Espanto to guest on China's 'Singer 2019'

Apr 10, 2019 - 8:14 PM

The episode will air in China on April 12

SINGER 2019. Young Filipino singer Darren Espanto will be guesting during the finals of the popular Chinese show. Photo from Star Magic's Instagram

Darren Espanto hits Juan Karlos over 'hacked' tweet

Oct 22, 2018 - 8:19 PM

To wit: 'gayness' or 'bakla' should never be hurled as an insult – explicitly or implicitly

Screenshot from Twitter

WATCH: Sheena Belarmino wows as Darren Espanto on 'Your Face Sounds Familiar'

Jun 25, 2018 - 1:26 PM

The judges and Darren himself are impressed

WATCH: Darren Espanto, UMD dance to 'Dying Inside' in flash mob

Feb 06, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Brothers Jim and James Salas and Marco McKinley of the Universal Motion Dancers show they still have the dance moves

WATCH: Who were the artists who performed at the ASEAN gala dinner?

Nov 13, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Pilita Corrales, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Darren Espanto, Elha Nympha and more perform for leaders at the 31st ASEAN gala dinner

WATCH: Darren Espanto performs 'Despacito'

Jul 14, 2017 - 7:14 PM

Darren covers the hit song in a new music video

IN PHOTOS: Myx Music Awards 2017

Mar 17, 2017 - 11:20 AM

See all the stars at the big event including Pinoy Big Brother winners Maymay Entrata Kisses Delavin and the Hashtags 4th Impact and more

MYX MUSIC AWARDS. PBB's Marco Gallo and Kisses Delavin take selfies with fans at the Myx Music Awards2 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

LIST: Winners, PMPC Star Awards 2016 – music

Oct 24, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Alden Richards wins Pop Album of the Year and Best Pop Artist along with Darren Espanto

Star Magic Ball 2016: The stars attending for the first time

Oct 21, 2016 - 10:06 PM

Darren Espanto Vin Abrenica Elmo Magalona and more will walk the Star Magic Ball red carpet for the first time this 2016

FRESH FACES. Elmo Magalona, Vin Abrenica, and Darren Espanto are just some of the stars who will attend the Star Magic Ball for the first time this 2012. Photo by Rob Reyes/Manman Dejeto/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Stars at Leni Robredo's thanksgiving party

Jun 30, 2016 - 9:48 PM

UPDATED See photos of Darren Espanto Sam Concepcion John Arcilla and more at Vice President Leni Robredo s thanksgiving party

THANKSGIVING PARTY. A party is held for vice president Leni Robredo's supporters hours after she was inaugurated on June 30. Screengrab from Instagram/eriksantos

IN PHOTOS: Stars step out for Myx Music Awards 2016

Mar 16, 2016 - 10:10 AM

See photos of performances by Charice Matteo Guidicelli Christian Bautista Yeng Constantino and many more

TRIBUTE. Yeng Constantino and Christian Bautista are among the artists who paid tribute to Myx Magna Award winner Ogie Alcasid. Photo by Rob Reyes/ Rappler

Fantasia Barrino latest international star to praise Darren Espanto

Feb 04, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Darren s voice has been praised by Nicki Minaj Ashton Kutcher and Jessie J before too

DARREN FANS. Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, and Fantasia Barrino praise Darren's covers of 'Chandelier' and 'I Believe.' Photos by Paul Buck/Michael Nelson/EPA, Screengrab from Instagram/tasiasword

FULL LIST: Winners: Wish 107.5 Music Awards

Jan 26, 2016 - 11:47 PM

Darren Espanto wins 6 awards

IN PHOTOS: Christmas 2015 for your favorite PH stars

Dec 25, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Maine Mendoza Nikki Gil Jessy Mendiola Darren Espanto Kim Chiu and more celebrate Christmas with their loved ones

MERRY CHRISTMAS. Maine Medoza, John and Isabel Oli Prats, and Chito Miranda and Neri Naig spend Christmas traveling or with their loved ones. Screengrabs from Instagram/mainedcm/chitomirandajr/iamjohnprats

IN PHOTOS: Jessie J in free concert for PH fans

Dec 11, 2015 - 11:48 AM

The Voice Kids runner up Darren Espanto is Jessie s opening act for her free concert for Smart Communications subscribers

JESSIE J. The singer poses with 'The Voice Kids Philippines' contestant Darren Espanto before her December 10 Manila concert. Screengrab from Instagram/darrenespanto1

Darren Espanto, JK Labajo, Pops Fernandez perform for Mexico's Peña Nieto

Nov 18, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Radha and Jett Pangan also perform at a state dinner in Malacañang

FULL LIST: Winners, Push Awards 2015

Nov 11, 2015 - 10:24 AM

Here are the winners at this year s Push Awards

KATHNIEL. Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo at the 2015 Push Awards. Photo By Sany Chua

One year after 'The Voice Kids PH,' catch up with season 1's final 4

Aug 27, 2015 - 9:12 PM

One year after the season 1 finals how are Lyca Darren JK and Darlene doing?

LIST: Nominees, Push Awards 2015

Aug 24, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Aldub is up for two categories and Maine Mendoza has 3 nominations for Best Newcomer in the Facebook Instagram and YouTube categories

WATCH: Darren Espanto performs 'Moves like Jagger' with contestant on 'The Voice Kids PH 2'

Jul 11, 2015 - 9:58 PM

Sarah Geronimo tries to woo contestant Amira Medina with Darren as coaches Bamboo and Lea sing and dance with them on stage

FULL LIST: Winners, PEP Awards Year 2

Jun 18, 2015 - 11:04 PM

Kim Chiu Xian Lim Sunshine Cruz and Darren Espanto are among the guests

IN PHOTOS: Darren Espanto performs at 2015 birthday concert

May 29, 2015 - 10:29 PM

Special guests like Jason Dy Bimby Aquino Yap and Mitoy Yonting join Darren onstage

Darren Espanto clarifies issue with composer Vehnee Saturno

May 26, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Plus Darren shares an advice for the contestants of ‘The Voice Kids Season 2’

Marion Aunor on aunt Nora, working with Darren Espanto

Apr 06, 2015 - 12:56 PM

I actually don’t think we have much in common at all she says of her aunt Nora a singer as well as one of the Philippines most iconic actresses

Jed Madela’s musical advice for Darren Espanto

Feb 17, 2015 - 10:37 PM

Plus Jed shares how he and Darren became good friends

'X-Factor Australia' winner Marlisa Punzalan sings for PH fans

Feb 15, 2015 - 10:37 AM

Marlisa talks about her fans advice from Ronan Keating and life after X Factor

Kris Aquino celebrates 44th birthday with Toni, Kim, Darren, and more

Feb 14, 2015 - 10:52 AM

Thank you to all my lovely friends family co workers suppliers who made my birthday celebration utterly memorable she writes on Instagram

BIRTHDAY GIRL. She and son Bimby posed with 'The Voice Kids' finalists Darren Espanto and Juan Karlos Labajo. Photo from Instagram/@withlovekrisaquino

WATCH: A mash-up of 'Tell The World of His Love' performances during Pope Francis' visit

Jan 22, 2015 - 11:45 AM

For the Catholic faithful during Pope Francis visit Tell The World of His Love was still their song

Darren Espanto on the honor of singing for Pope Francis

Jan 18, 2015 - 12:07 PM

It s an honor to sing for the Pope because singing for the Pope is like singing for God It s truly an experience that I will treasure Darren says

Darren, Erik, Angeline to perform during Pope Francis visit

Jan 14, 2015 - 9:36 PM

Darren Espanto Angeline Quinto and Erik Santos will sing at the Luneta mass and Encounter of Youth in UST

Darren Espanto surprises 'Voice PH' judges with audition song

Dec 28, 2014 - 1:22 PM

Darren sings ‘Domino ’ and Season 1 s Klarisse de Guzman also makes an appearance

Lea Salonga on Darren Espanto: He should have won ‘The Voice Kids’

Dec 21, 2014 - 5:03 PM

Lea says she also believes the winner Lyca Gairanod is very good

Things to do: December 19-25

Dec 19, 2014 - 11:27 AM

Planning your holiday weekend? We round up the happenings in the metro

WATCH: Darren Espanto of 'Voice Kids PH' answers fan questions

Dec 18, 2014 - 9:10 PM

He s a rising star who plays to large crowds but he s also a regular kid who loves Loom Bands and Minecraft Get to know the powerhouse singer here

IN PHOTOS: 'Voice Kids PH' final 4 in concert

Dec 10, 2014 - 12:30 PM

Updates on Darren Espanto Lyca Gairanod and the other favorites from The Voice Kids PH

Darren Espanto of 'The Voice Kids' wows audience in 2014 TOFA awards

Oct 26, 2014 - 1:42 PM

Journalist Sheila Coronel fashion designer Josie Natori and composer Robert Lopez are among the recipients of the 4th annual The Outstanding Filipino Americans TOFA

IN PHOTOS: Darren Espanto in ‘The Total Performance'' solo show

Oct 04, 2014 - 11:51 PM

The Voice Kids’ runner up stages his first solo concert

Things to do: October 3-9

Oct 03, 2014 - 3:17 PM

Planning your activities for the upcoming week? We compiled the events happening just for you

After 'The Voice Kids,' what's next for Darren Espanto?

Aug 05, 2014 - 7:06 PM

Darren decided to try his luck in the Philippines through The Voice Kids and it looks like it s paying off

IN PHOTOS: Judges, finalists rock out in 'The Voice Kids' concert

Aug 02, 2014 - 3:21 PM

The Final 4 rocked the Newport Performing Arts Theater with their coaches for a good cause

Why Lyca Gairanod's 'The Voice Kids' victory matters

Jul 31, 2014 - 8:50 PM

People who are unhappy with the results say that awa pity explains why Lyca won an argument that is not only moot but also reductive writes Kristine Sydney What do you think?

Lyca Gairanod's triumphant 'Voice Kids PH' journey

Jul 28, 2014 - 8:10 AM

At only 9 years old this little girl who used to scavenge to help her parents with their livelihood has captured viewers hearts and emerged the winner of the singing competition

FULL RECAP: 'The Voice Kids' grand finale weekend

Jul 27, 2014 - 10:46 PM

All the details from the finale – what they sang who said what and reactions to the big win

Lyca Gairanod wins 'The Voice Kids'

Jul 27, 2014 - 7:58 PM

Did your favorite win? Who was your pick?

'The Voice Kids': Meet the final 4

Jul 26, 2014 - 2:18 PM

From hundreds of kids who auditioned the competition is down to these four talented kids who will soon battle it out for the winning title