By Quay Evano, ABS-CBN North America Bureau
Oct. 12, 2015
CALGARY, Canada – The wait was over for many kababayans in Canada as they finally got to see their idol, The Voice Kids Philippines sensation and fellow Canadian, Darren Espanto — live in concert.
“We are in love with his music,” said fan Amor Centina.
Another fan, Jean Yarla, expressed, “I wanted to see him perform because we’ve been following him since his stint with The Voice.”
Kababayans who weren’t able to see him perform live in the Philippines were overjoyed they got the chance to do so in Canada.
“Even in the Philippines, I was already a ‘Darrenatics’. Even here, we continue to support him,” shared fan Norren Sebastian.
Espanto said he’s very thankful for the warm welcome he received from kababayans across the country. He stated, “It’s very nice to see the Filipino community because of their warm welcome and my heart is filled with gratitude. It makes me more excited to perform for them.”
Espanto still can’t believe that he is now living the life he has always dreamed of. He said, “It’s unbelievable. When I was a kid, I thought it would be impossible for me to be doing this one day and now it’s all happening. I’m very blessed.”
Even with his busy schedule, Espanto, who is an honor student at Eaton International School, remains focused on his education as much as his music career.
His guest performer and fellow Kapamilya artist, Thor, was all praises for Espanto and was happy to be part of his Canada concert.
Thor said, “This kid is so talented and I am in awe that even with his popularity, he has remained humble.”
Espanto said he hopes to be back in Canada to do more shows.