Four Things You Might Not Know About Darren Espanto

We all know Darren as one of the hottest and most promising OPM singers today. After placing 1st runner up to Lyca Gairanod in The Voice Kids Philippines’ Season 1, Darren has been into several concerts and shows here and abroad. His songs from his first album are also doing well in music charts and has good airplays in different radio stations.

But aside from the Darren that we know, there are still things that we ought to know about him. So, here are the 4 things that you might not know about Darren Espanto.

#1 Darren started his journey to stardom at the early age of 2.
Canadian-born Darren Lyndon Gonzales Espanto discovered his love for singing. His Filipino parents both had the same passion for arts and music.


#2 Darren was a reality TV star even before The Voice Kids.
Prior to his rise and fame due to his appearance in the said competition, what most  People didn’t know was he also joined a reality TV show in Canada back in 2012.  YTV’s “The Next Star Season 5” paved the way for his career as a singer and performer. He was the youngest finalist to ever grace the competition.

#3 Ivory Music and Video will release a Philippines’ exclusive of Darren’s recordings from Canada.
Ivory Music and Video managed to work with their Canadian counterparts, to release a Philippines’ exclusive compilation of Darren’s previous recordings in Canada.

#4 Darren Espanto has a Christmas track recorded with all of his friends from Canada.
The album has eight pop and upbeat tracks including, “Gotta Give A Little Extra” an original by Darren Espanto, “Build A Girl” by The Foo, “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)”
by The Jacksons, “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” by Michael Jackson, “Locked Out of Heaven”
by Bruno Mars, “Diamonds” by Rihanna, “Puppy Love” by Paul Anka, and a special Christmas song entitled “Oh Oh Santa” he recorded together with The Next Star Top 5 Contestants.

The Next Star Chronicles: The Early Years will be available in all AstroPlus and Odyssey Record Stores in malls near you! Also available on digital via  iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Guvera, Rdio, Amazon, Tidal and soon on

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Author: Ron Mia

A music enthusiast who's into pop/ballad/rnb/alternative rock. Supporter of OPM and promoter of #OPMFriday