#PinoyPride: These Filipinos are Rocking It on International Stages
Mar 11, 2019   •   Tynne De Leon
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Mar 11, 2019   •   Tynne De Leon
Being recognized in the international scene is nothing new to Pinoys, but knowing how other countries appreciate our talent and culture is always a satisfying source of pride. These past few months we saw a lot of #PinoyPride news lately, and these exceptionally talented Pinoys are definitely making us proud.
Below are some of them:
This trio belting out Beyonce songs in perfect, eargasmic harmony has wowed the American audience at the global competition “The World’s Best.” They even had a surprise duet with Ariana Grande at the James Corden Show (which became viral). They didn’t make it to the finals though, but this competition is a great start for their international journey.
TNT Boys (Keifer Sanchez, Mackie Empuerto, and Francis Concepcion) started as individual contestants at Showtime’s Tawag ng Tanghalan before forming a group for Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.
KZ Tandingan has already made a name for herself in the local music scene with her chart-topping songs, and as the first winner of X Factor Philippines. She became known internationally when she performed a duet with none other than Jessie J on China’s hit reality singing show, Singer 2018. Jessie J has even commended her vocals, when Tandingan bested her in one episode.
If you frequently watch Pilipinas Got Talent when it was still airing, then you might be familiar with Philip Galit a.k.a Shadow Ace. His “shadow play” performance using only his hands (and a few props) has wowed the judges of PGT’s inter-Asian counterpart, Asia’s Got Talent in which he got a golden buzzer and went straight to the finals. Keeping our fingers crossed that he’ll win!
Being recognized by a wider audience is one thing, but being praised by a dancing sensation like Jennifer Lopez is absolutely kilig (it’s J.Lo you guys!)
VPeepz, a Filipino dance group which consists of members under age 18, stunned the judges in the global competition, World of Dance with their synchronized dance moves. “You guys are going to change the world and make it a better place,” J.Lo said, who was in tears when she heard their touching story.
Jej Vinson is among hundreds of Filipinos abroad who joined international singing contest like The Voice, and has impressed the judges without question. He’s a four-chair-turner during the blind auditions—impressing superstar coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend. One more reason to watch this season!
Aside from her original local songs, Morrissette Amon does a lot of international song covers, and Little Mix, a UK pop sensation, was awed by her voice when she did a cover of their hit, “Secret Love Song.” Her live videos on YouTube and international shows have also earned her fans from countries like South Korea. There’s actually a rumor that she might be recording in the US soon!
Lots of Pinoys were thrilled when No Rome, a London-based Filipino musician was announced to be included in the concert tour of none other than The 1975. He’ll most likely open the Manila show this year, and it’s another Pinoy pride moment we totally won’t miss!
The first season of United Arab Emirates’ singing competition The One was totally memorable. Aside from its grand finals being held during New Year’s Eve, the declared winner was a Filipino–announced five minutes before midnight!
Jovan Aquino was one of the five Filipinos who joined said contest. According to him, he just enjoyed the month-long competition that he didn’t really expect to be “The One.”
Know more Pinoys who have gone big in the international scene? Share them with us in the comments section below
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