Darren Espanto didn’t expect he would be performing in APEC’s welcome dinner for world leaders.
Today on “Umagang Kay Ganda,
” Darren Espanto recalled his experience performing “This Only The Beginning,” the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2015 theme song composed by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab.
He then shared his experience during the day of his performance with Juan Karlos “JK” Labajo.
“I was on my way to Abu Dhabi, sabi nila, 'O, you've been chosen to record the APEC theme song. Pagbalik mo aralin mo ah'. Nakakakaba kasi nandoon ang lahat ng world leaders, mga presidents po. Hindi ko alam kung ano ang mararamdaman ko. Kasi sabi nila smile, paglabas po namin ni JK Labajo, hindi ko alam. Tapos na-meet ko po 'yung anak nung President ng Mexico. Hindi ko ini-expect na mangyayari ito in my whole lifetime,” he shared.
Aside from this achievement, Darren’s talent in singing has also been recognized by international personalities like Nicki Minaj and Ashton Kutcher.