The Voice Kids first runner up and MCA recording artist DARREN ESPANTO got praises from international Pop and RNB artist NICKI MINAJ for his rendition of SIA’s hit song “Chandelier” on Wish 107.5 Roadshow Live Performance.

The 14-year old singer was able to hit and belt every note of the song with ease impressing the DJ of the show; little did he know that somewhere and somehow Nicki was able to view the uploads and shared the Darren’s video on her own Facebook page with a note saying “So effortless. Incredible voice!”


Not only had the international artist got to share her thoughts about the video but also the fans of both artists also shared their delight over the video, and how impressed they are with the young Filipino singer’s amazing voice. One person even said that Darren’s version is better than the original, while Darren’s fans thanked the international artists for sharing a video of their idol.

Nicki’s shared video of Darren now have more than 5,000 likes!

“I feel honored to be complimented by an artist like Nicki Minaj!” said the young singer.

Darren Espanto is currently on the leg of his “D Road Tour” mini concert series. Darren’s upcoming shows are on these following dates: Dec 6 at Tacloban, Dec 12 at Baguio, and Dec 19 at Robinson’s Davao.

His latest album “Darren Deluxe Edition” is still out through digital downloads via Spinnr and iTunes; on CDs at Astroplus and Astrovision outlets and streaming via Spinnr, Apple Music, Spotify, Guvera and Rdio. It features his hits “In Love Ako Sa ‘Yo” and “Stuck” plus his latest single “Makin’ Moves”. The Deluxe Edition includes 2 bonus tracks- “I Believe” and “Stuck (Remix)”.

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