He may not have clinched the The Voice Kids title, but with the huge amount of online support he has garnered from fans both in and outside showbiz, young singer Darren Espanto couldn’t be any more grateful.
The Team Sarah heartthrob during an exclusive interview with Push after their recently-concluded Boses ng Bulilit… Kami Ulit charity concert is very well aware that a lot have rooted for him to win the competition.
To this he said, “Well I’m happy na maraming tao po ang naniwala sa kakayahan ko at sa akin po.”
He continued, “I just like to say thank you for the support. For believing in me and believing in my talent and I feel very humbled and blessed for that.”
The 13-year-old singer who lives in Canada got his online fans worried that he might leave the country since he failed to emerge as the winner. While he has already clarified that such wouldn’t be the case in a previous Push report, Darren revealed that he’s staying because “There were offers na dumating po sa akin after grand finals kaya baka po mas matagal na ‘yung stay ko dito sa Pilipinas.”
In one of his segments in the concert with the other The Voice Kids boys, Darren was seen sharing the stage with boy group Gimme 5 composed of Nash Aguas, Joaquin Lucas Reyes, John Immanuel Bermundo, Grae Fernandez, and Brace Henry Arquiza.
Asked if he would be open to probably be part of a boy group, the young charmer begged off saying that, “For me it would be a nice experience to be part of a boy group pero parang gusto kong maging solo artist pa po.”
Darren said he is even open to sharing the stage with other singers not only the ones from his age, just like his other co-Team Sarah members Morissette Amon and Klarisse De Guzman with whom he performed with during the concert.
“Well kahit sino gusto kong maka-perform kasi dream ko naman po ‘yun na makakanta with some of my favorite artists,” he said sharing that his favorite artists include Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano and Concert King Martin Nievera.
What are his long-term goals? “Gusto ko pong magkaroon ng sarili ko pong major concert and also to create my first album,” he said smiling.
There are reports that the management is already cooking up an album and a US tour for the The Voice Kids Top 4 big winner Lyca Gairanod and finalists Darlene Vibares, Juan Karlos Labajo, and Darren.