Fans claim Darren's voice cracked during Jed's duet with the young artist on the noontime show.
After reading unfavorable responses about Darren Espanto's performance on It's Showtime, Jed Madela immediately defended one of his closest friends in the industry from bashers.
Describing Darren as one of his favorite singing partners, Jed backed up the 17-year-old singing idol whose voice allegedly cracked during a duet of an OPM medley last Saturday on It's Showtime.
"Don't mind the bashers. They can never come close to Darren's voice even if they were sick. Nag-iisa lang si D," he replied to one of the netizens, revealing that Darren was sick during that time.
"He could have asked to lower it, but no, he is a trooper! Hindi madali mag perform na may sakit," he added, responding to another netizen's tweet.
Check out the rest of Jed Madela's responses in the tweets below: