Darren Espanto on Saturday celebrated the fifth year since appearing on singing competition "The Voice Kids" as one of the young contenders for its first season.
Darren Espanto, on Saturday, celebrated the fifth year since appearing on singing competition "The Voice Kids" as one of the young contenders for its first season.
It was, after all, what unexpectedly propelled the 18-year-old singer to fame. Through Instagram, Darren posted a clip of his performance for the show's Blind Auditions, where he sang a groovier version of Jessie J's Domino that had coaches Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo turning their chairs. The video was taken on June 1, 2014.
"Five years ago, my blind audition on The Voice Kids Season 1 was aired," he wrote in the caption. "Back then, I didn’t know how much of an impact it would make to my life. Fast forward to today and here I am living my dream."
But more than the show, Darren owes a huge part of his career to his fans, who pride themselves as the loyal Darrenatics fan club, for giving him much love and support until this very day.
"I have all these amazing supporters, The Darrenatics, who have become family. A family that has grown over the years," he continued. "THANK YOU for STAYING with me. Thank you for the sleepless nights you guys put in to vote for me whenever I am nominated. For spending your hard earned money on tickets to my shows that you could have used for yourself. For traveling from far places just to see me perform. For defending me always."
"Your efforts are out of this world and will never go unnoticed. I appreciate each and every one of you and I couldn’t ask for more. Grabe, thank you for making my dreams a reality! Y’all inspire me to do better. I don’t know what I did to deserve all your love. HAPPY 5th YEAR ANNIVERSARY DARRENATICS!," he added.
Following his gig on 'The Voice Kids', Darren sought a music and acting career as an artist of ABS-CBN's Star Magic. He has since released a few studio albums, including 'Darren' and 'Be With Me', and starred in solo concerts, the latest being 'Unstoppable' in 2018. Meanwhile, his appearance as Yohan Silva, the younger brother of Kathryn Bernardo's character, in the blockbuster film 'The Hows of Us' marked his first-ever acting stint.