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Filipino-Canadian singer and performer (born 2001)

Musical artist

Darren Lyndon Espanto[fn 1] (born May 24, 2001) is a Filipino-Canadian singer, and actor.

He first joined a competition at the age of ten, where he won the Masters Finals of the Pinoy Singing Sensation competition in Edmonton. He made his first television appearance at the same age when he joined YTV’s reality television The Next Star in 2012; he became the youngest finalist in the history of the show to be included in the Top 6. However, he rose to prominence after joining the first season of The Voice Kids Philippines. On June 1, 2014, Espanto became a part of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic.[2] Since his appearances on the The Voice Kids Espanto has developed a successful music career based in the Philippines, and frequently performs internationally.

Personal life[edit]

Espanto was born in Calgary on May 24, 2001. He is the first child of Filipino registered nurses Marinel Gonzales and Lyndon Espanto, who emigrated to Canada from Isabela.[3][4] Espanto also has a younger sister, Lynelle. His parents taught him Filipino language, particularly Tagalog. Espanto started singing at the age of three
.[5] He was interested in singing from a young age, and his parents were supportive of his dreams.[5][6]

As a toddler, Espanto serenaded to his parents with the tunes of Hakuna Matata from The Lion King, which led to his relatives discovering his singing potential and urging him to pursue and hone his raw talent.

At age 12, Espanto attended Grade 6 at St. Jude Elementary in Calgary,[7] before traveling to the Philippines in 2014 for The Voice Kids. After passing the auditions, he returned to Canada to write his advanced test in St. Cyril School. Afterwards, he returned to the Philippines.[8] Espanto, along with the other The Voice Kids finalists, received a ₱350,000 scholarship from Eton International School.[9][10] Upon moving to the Philippines, he went to Eton International School and later on took up homeschooling under The Homeschool of Asia Pacific, an affiliate of the Sanston Academy (Texas) where he completed his senior high school with honors. In Grade 11, he was awarded with second honors. In Grade 12, he graduated with first honors and received two special awards, i.e., the Achiever Award and the Excellence in Music and Arts Award.[11]

At age 10, Espanto won during the Main Edition Finals of the Pinoy Singing Sensation competition in Edmonton on August 20, 2011.[12][unreliable source?]

2012–2013: The Next Star[edit]

In 2012, ten-year-old Espanto auditioned for the fifth season of YTV’s reality television The Next Star, singing Bruno Mars’ “Grenade”. One of the judges, Keshia Chanté, got emotional and told him that his voice was ‘unbelievable’ and ‘controlled’. Judge Mark Spicoluk, on the other hand, stated that he ‘lacked stage presence’. Nevertheless, after Chante asked him if he was ready, she and Tara Oram said yes, earning him the ‘golden ticket’.

He continued to be selected onto its Top 6, singing pop songs such as Rihanna’s “Only Girl (in the World)”[13] and Maroon 5’s “Payphone”[14] among others. He also had his own single and music video entitled “Gotta Give A Little Extra”, as well as two other singles, “Now”[16] and “Oh Oh Santa”[17] with the other five finalists. Ultimately, he lost to 14-year-old Brooklyn Roebuck, after singing his own single during the finals. He was the youngest finalist in the history of the show to be included in the Top 6.[5][18]

In 2013, Espanto had his first series as a guest in YTV’s Life with Boys.[19]

2014: The Voice Kids[edit]

During the auditions of the inaugural season of ABS-CBN’s The Voice Kids that aired on June 1, 2014, Espanto performed Jessie J’s “Domino”, which he formerly sang during The Next Star at age 11.[4][20] Coaches Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo Mañalac both pressed their buttons for him, vocalizing that he ‘can be groomed to be a recording artist, a total package’.[20][21] Although Espanto revealed that he was Mañalac’s front act during one of his concerts in Canada, he still picked Geronimo stating that she can help him a lot in the music industry.[14][22]

Espanto eventually advanced to the finals after singing Whitney Houston’s “One Moment in Time” during the live semi-finals held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila, Pasay.[22] He was the second one to receive the highest votes, after Lyca Gairanod.[23] Lea Salonga, one of the coaches commented that Espanto is a phenomenal while his mentor Geronimo stated that he was ‘a winner and a complete package’.[24] He also sang “Somebody To Love” by Justin Bieber with some back up dancers, and Star Magic artists.

In the finale, during the first round which was a power ballad theme,[3] Espanto performed Basil Valdez’s song “Ngayon” where he received a standing ovation including from the three coaches.[25] Lea Salonga left a warning to older performers, saying: “To every person Darren idolized, this is a warning to all of you: this kid will outshine you someday”.[Note 1] Once again, Geronimo praised him and said that despite his talent, Espanto never showed superiority and instead listened to his coach.[25] On the final round of the competition, Espanto accompanied himself with a piano during his performance of “You Are My Song” while having a duet with the original singer Martin Nievera, where received another standing ovation.[26] At the end of the competition, he once again came in second after Lyca Gairanod.[27]

Performances[edit]

Post The Voice Kids: 2014–2016[edit]

Espanto in 2015

In 2014, Espanto said that he will not go back to Calgary, Alberta,[28] and that he was staying in the Philippines to try acting and do a project with his coach and mentor, Sarah Geronimo.[28] In August, Espanto became a part of ABS-CBN’s training and management center Star Magic.[2] On September 11, Espanto’s rendition of Whitney Houston’s “One Moment in Time” topped the Philippine charts of Apple’s iTunes store, while his rendition of Justin Bieber’s “Somebody to Love” placed second.[29]

He then staged his first solo concert at the Music Museum; a repeat of the concert was staged on December 19, 2014.[30] On October 25, he made his Carnegie Hall debut as the headliner at the Fourth The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York Awards, which celebrated Filipino American History Month in New York City.[31] On November 18, his rendition of “O Little Town of Bethlehem” topped the iTunes chart, while his rendition of Jessie J’s “Domino” placed second, in which the two were the only local songs to be included on the top 15. And on November 29, Espanto signed a record and management deal with MCA Music Inc. (Philippines).[32] A week after, he and the other three finalists of The Voice Kids (Lyca Gairanod, Juan Karlos Labajo, and Darlene Vibares) held a concert at the Philippine International Convention Center. He also released his first solo album, “Darren”, with MCA Music Inc. (Philippines).[33] It debuted at number 1 at the Philippine charts of Apple’s iTunes Store upon its release on December 8.

In January 2015, Espanto performed Trina Belamide’s “Tell The World of His Love” (the theme for World Youth Day 1995) during Pope Francis’s visit to the Philippines.[34] On May 29, Espanto performed at the Mall of Asia Arena for his birthday concert making him the youngest performer to stage a solo concert in the said venue.[35] On November 18, Espanto was one of the singers performing at a state dinner for a delegation from Mexico.[36][37] Also in November 2015, Espanto was chosen to perform the official theme song for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting titled, “This is Only the Beginning”, composed by Mr. Ryan Cayabyab.[38]

In 2016, Espanto released his sophomore album “Be With Me”. The album contains 11 songs from the singer, two of which are his original compositions.[39] On July 31, 2016, Espanto opened for the Philippine leg of Selena Gomez’s Revival tour.

2017-2019[edit]

On May 4, 2017, during his Twitter party, Espanto surprised his fans with a deluxe edition of his sophomore solo album entitled Be With Me, to be released the following day.[40] Be With Me (Deluxe Edition) contains 5 bonus tracks: “I’ll Be There” with Jed Madela, Acoustic versions of “7 Minutes” and “Alam”, the viral hit, his cover of Sia’s “Chandelier”, and a stripped version of Young Hearts with Malaysian pop singer Nik Qistina.[41]

In 2018, Espanto made his acting debut in The Hows of Us. Espanto also became a member of the teen pop group ASAP G! Other members of the group are Isabela Vinzon, Jayda Avanzado, Ylona Garcia, Jeremy Glinoga and Kyle Echarri. The group formed on June 3, 2018, and disbanded in November 2018, when the show was reformatted into ASAP Natin ‘To.

In 2019, Espanto was part of The Aces concert with fellow singers Lani Misalucha and Jonalyn Viray. The trio performed in Cebu, Davao, and Manila (at the Araneta Coliseum). Espanto and Viray, so called the Pair of Aces, also conducted a tour in Canada (Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto) in the latter part of the year. On April 12, he also appeared as the only Filipino guest performer in the grand finals of Singer 2019 in China. This was followed by the release of “A Whole New World” on May 24, wherein he and Morissette collaborated to perform the rendition of the song as part of the Philippine promotion of the movie Aladdin as handpicked by Disney. On November 25, the theme song for the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit titled “Side by Side” was launched, where he participated as one of the 11 ASEAN singers representing each member country. And on November 29, he released his single “Sasagipin Kita” which he wrote himself, also under MCA Music Inc. (Philippines) where it debuted at number 1 on the Philippine charts of Apple’s iTunes store on the first day of its release.

2020-2023[edit]

On May 24, 2020, Espanto celebrated his 19th birthday through an online benefit concert entitled “D Birthday Concert from Home”. The concert was streamed live via Espanto’s Facebook page and garnered around 12,000 viewers and 251,000 views. Through this event, he was able to raise P838,206.69 which was donated to his home network, ABS-CBN Pantawid ng Pag-ibig program.[42] On June 12, 2020, Espanto, in his capacity as UNDP Philippines Youth Advocate, became part of United Nations Development Programme’s #Mission1Point5 climate action global campaign in coordination with The Good Co. via its social media platforms (@thegoodquote) with millions of followers worldwide.[43] On June 14, 2020, Espanto joined the iWant ASAP Online show as host along with the iWant ASAP squad, Robi Domingo, Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber (actor), weekly episode of which airs every Sunday.[44] On July 31, 2020, Espanto and Jayda Avanzado released a collaboration for the track revival “Sana Tayo Na” under Star Music followed by the release of the official music video on the same day.[45] On August 12, 2020, Espanto, also in his capacity as UNDP Youth Advocate, was invited as a keynote speaker for the International Youth Day Youth Forum 2020 with the theme “Building a Better Normal with the Youth”, in coordination with IdeasPositive.[46] This event was streamed live via the Facebook Page of Ideas Positive and partners. On October 23, 2020, Espanto as UNDP Youth Advocate, together with Ria Atayde, hosted the UN75 anniversary celebration in the Philippines with the theme “UN75 2020 & Beyond: Shaping the Future Together”, which was streamed live via the UN Philippines’s FB Page.[47] On November 13, 2020, Espanto released his Christmas single, “Believe in Christmas”, under MCA Music Inc. (Philippines). The song reached the number 1 spot of Apple’s iTunes store Philippine charts just two hours after its debut. The official music video was released a week after and hit more than a 100,000 views within days after its upload on YouTube.

On February 13, 2021, Espanto released his cover of LANY’s song entitled, “If This Is The Last Time”, as part of a project with various artists under MCA Music Inc. (Philippines), in coordination with Universal Music Group. On February 20, 2021, Espanto and AC Bonifacio joined the Your Face Sounds Familiar (Philippine season 3) family as online hosts via the KaFamiliar Online and other digital platforms, weekly episode of which airs every Saturday and Sunday.[48] On April 18, 2021, Espanto did a homecoming production on ASAP Natin ‘To where he was formally launched as “Asia’s Pop Heartthrob” Darren. On May 28, 2021, Espanto released his newest single written and produced by Zack Tabudlo with the title, “Tama Na”, under MCA Music Inc. (Philippines). The song climbed to number 3 of Apple’s iTunes store Philippines in the first two hours of its release. On June 9, 2021, Espanto was launched as the main host for the weekly online show for TNT PH called TNT PopShow, along with co-host Adrianna So.[49] On June 19, 2021, Espanto has successfully held a sold-out digital concert called “Darren: Home Run (The Comeback Concert)”. A re-run of this event was made available on June 20, 2021. Also on June 20, 2021, Espanto and his team released the official music video of “Tama Na” which secured the top spot of music videos on Apple’s iTunes store Philippines a day after its release, and reached Top 10 of YouTube’s trending videos in music on its first week. On July 11, 2021, Espanto was the special guest performer on the 2021 Bb. Pilipinas’ Coronation Night where he performed “Together We Fly” composed and re-arranged by Ms. Chochay Magno. On August 27, 2021, Star Music released the “Marry Me, Marry You” official soundtrack album which includes tracks interpreted by various artists including Espanto who interpreted the main OST of the series also entitled “Marry Me, Marry You”.[50] The song skyrocketed to number 10 of the Apple’s iTunes store on the day of its release.

On April 1, 2022, Espanto released his latest track, “Pabalik Sa’yo” under UMUSIC Philippines. The track and the lyric video claimed the No. 3 and No. 1 spots of Apple’s iTunes store Philippines an hour after its release. On April 26, 2022, Espanto was part of the special guests of P-pop group Calista’s debut concert Vax to Normal.[51] Espanto is also part of the EZ Mil: Panalo Homecoming Tour 2022 which kicked off on April 29, 2022, at the New Frontier Theater.[52] On June 9, 2022, Espanto is one of the Southeast Asian artists who collaborated with English music sensation, Calum Scott for the version of Scott’s track, “Heaven”. The song climbed to No. 2 of iTunes store Philippines immediately after its release. On June 11, 2022, Espanto is also one of Anne Curtis’ guest artists in her Luv-Anne: The Comeback Concert held at the Resorts World Manila.[53] In July 2022, Espanto was part of Vice Ganda’s Fully VICE-cinated US Tour 2022 which includes performances in California, Seattle and New Jersey.[54] On July 8, 2022, Republic Records Philippines was launched and it will house known recording artists, including Espanto.[55] The same date, the teaser for Lyric and Beat, a musical series under Dreamscape Entertainment was released which stars Espanto among the main casts. The series premiered on August 10, 2022, on iWantTFC. Among the series’ soundtracks, “Pagbigyang Muli” and “Duyan” interpreted by Espanto reached No. 5 of iTunes store Philippines’ Top Songs a few hours after their release.

In 2023, Espanto performed in various events such as New Year’s Eve (SM Mall of Asia) and Chinese New Year Countdowns (Chinatown), and national festivities. On February 21, 2023, Espanto was launched as the newest Hurado in “Tawag ng Tanghalan”, a segment of It’s Showtime, a daily noontime show airing on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z Channel 11.

Charitable work[edit]

On April 15, 2020, the United Nations Development Programme (under its Philippine office) launched Espanto as its first-ever celebrity Youth Advocate to promote its SDGs, focusing on climate action, biodiversity conservation and youth empowerment.[56] On September 29, 2021, Espanto was reappointed as UNDP Philippines’ Youth Advocate for the SDGs for a second term, focusing on climate action, biodiversity conservation and youth empowerment.[57] On January 16, 2022, Espanto was the featured performer on the “By Request (a Benefit Concert)” series launched by ABS-CBN for the victims of Typhoon Odette, where a total of P464,000 donation was raised.[58]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Espanto (third to the right), along with the cast from When I Met You in Tokyo in the 2023 Metro Manila Film Festival in Navotas

Digital[edit]

Online Show/Series
Year Show Platform Date aired Notes
2020–present iWantASAP iWant and iWanTFC digital platforms June 14 Himself (Host / Performer)
2021 Your Face Sounds Familiar PH / KaFamiliar Online YourFacePH/KaFamiliar Online, Kapamilya/iWanTFC digital platforms February 20 Himself (Host)
TNT PopShow TNTPh digital platforms June 9 Himself (Host)
2022 Lyric and Beat[60][61] iWantTFC digital platforms August 10 Jazz Espiritu (main cast)

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2018 The Hows of Us Yohan Silva Debut film appearance [62]
2023 When I Met You in Tokyo Jomar [63]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Special albums[edit]

Album
Year Album title Recording label Certification
2015 The Next Star Chronicles: The Early Years Ivory Music N/A

Singles[edit]

Promotional singles[edit]

Espanto performing in 2014

Dubbed as “Asia’s Pop Hearthrob” by various media outlets,[65][66][67] Espanto was the youngest artist to headline a sold-out solo major concert at MOA Arena.[68] He has accumulated over 70 awards and recognitions including 15 Wish Music Awards, 8 Awit Awards, 8 Myx Music Awards, 8 Push Awards and 7 EdukCricle Awards.[69][70] He performed for Pope Francis during the 2015 Papal Visit in UST.[71] He has also headlined a gala at the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York and performed for presidents and dignitaries during the ASEAN Summits and APEC.[72] He was recently appointed as the first celebrity Youth Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).[73]

Espanto is one of the country’s most successful & top-selling artists of the decade, Billboard reported that his self-titled debut album “Darren” has been certified 2× Platinum in the Philippines, selling over 30,000 units in the country, while his sophomore release “Be With Me” sold 15,000 units (certified Gold) respectively.[74]

Chart performance[edit]

Concerts[edit]

Solo concerts[edit]

Solo concerts
Year Title Details Notes Ref.
2014 The Total Performance Concert
  • Date: October 4, Saturday
  • Venue: Music Museum, Greenhills, San Juan
  • Produced by: Aqueous Events Management
First major solo concert [30]
Homecoming Concert
  • The Total Performer Returns – November 7 at the Grey Eagle Casino Event Center,
    Calgary AB Canada
  • Thank You Canada – November 8 at the Mirage Banquet Hall,
    Edmonton AB Canada
[75][76]
The Total Performance Concert 2
  • Date: December 19, Friday
  • Venue: Music Museum, Greenhills, San Juan
  • Produced by: Aqueous Events Management
The Repeat Concert [citation needed]
2015 The Canada Concert Tour
  • The Voice of Darren Espanto Live in Ottawa – January 4 at the Bronson Centre Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • The Voice of Darren Espanto Live In Toronto – January 13 at the Toronto Pavilion, 190 Railside Road, Canada
[77][better source needed]
The Total Performance Concert 3
  • Date: January 23
  • Venue: Albay Astrodome
  • Produced by: Aqueous Events Management
The 2nd Repeat Concert (Finale) [citation needed]
Darren Espanto: D’ Birthday Concert The Major Birthday Concert [78][79]
Canada Concert Tour
  • Darren Live in Edmonton – October 3 at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center
  • Darren Live in Calgary – October 4 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall
[citation needed]
D’ Road Tour
  • October 9 – Araullo University Gymnasium
  • October 10 – AUF Sports and Cultural Center
  • October 23 – SMX Davao
  • November 13 – Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino
  • December 12 – University of Baguio
[80]
2016 D Total Experience
  • Date: June 25, Saturday
  • Venue: Kia Theater, Cubao, Quezon City
  • Produced by: EG Entertainment Services
2nd major solo concert [81]
One Music Digital Concert Series Presents: The Other Side of DARREN
  • Date: October 30, Sunday
  • Venue: ABS-CBN Compound
  • Produced by: One Music PH
Digital concert [82]
D Total Experience with Live Band
  • Date: November 18, Friday
  • Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California
[83]
2017 Now Playing: DARREN
  • Date: April 14, Friday
  • Venue: TFC Studio, Daly City, CA
  • Produced by: TFC, OneMusic
[84]
2018 UNSTOPPABLE
  • Date: May 26, Saturday
  • Venue: Kia Theatre, Cubao, Quezon City
3rd major solo concert [85][86]
2020 D’ Birthday Concert From Home
  • Date: May 24, Sunday
  • Venue: broadcast via Facebook Live
with special guests Mr. Gary Valenciano and Moira Dela Torre [87]
2021 Darren: Home Run (The Comeback Concert)
  • Date: June 19, Saturday (June 20 – rerun)
  • Venue: Digital Concert (KTX, iWantTFC, TFC iPTV, Sky Cable)
  • Produced by: ABS-CBN Events
[88]
2022 By Request: A Benefit Concert (featuring Darren)
  • Date: January 16, Sunday
  • Venue: Digital Concert (Kumu, iWantTFC, ABS-CBN FB/YT channels)
  • Produced by: ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Foundation
a concert series launched for the benefit of the victims of Typhoon Odette [89]

Affiliated concerts[edit]

Year Title Details Notes Ref.
2014 Boses ng Bulilit… Kami Ulit!
  • Date: July 31, Thursday
  • Venue: Resorts World Manila
  • Studio: ABS-CBN
The Voice Kids [90]
Lani Misalucha’s Concert, the Philippine Tour[90]
  • Date: August 22, Friday
  • Venue: Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino
Guest with Lyca Gairanod [91][92][93]
  • Date: August 29, Friday
  • Venue: SMX Convention Center, Davao
Jed Madela All Requests 2
  • Date: September 12, Friday
  • Venue: Music Museum, Greenhills, San Juan
Guest [94]
The Voice of Mitoy, Klarrise, Darren
  • November 21 – Massey Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • November 23 – Century Casino, Calgary, AB, Canada
with Mitoy Yonting and Klarisse De Guzman [citation needed]
The Voice Kids ALL IN: THE CONCERT
  • Date – December 6
  • Venue – PICC Plenary Hall
The Voice Kids [95]
2015
  • The Voice Kids All In Sinulog The Concert
  • Date: January 17
  • Venue: Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Cebu
[citation needed]
Bamboo World Tour
  • Date: March 15, Sunday
  • Venue: Singapore Expo Max Pavilion
[citation needed]
Little Voices: Live in Australia
  • Little Voices Live in Brisbaine – March 21 at the Diverciti Centre, Newmarket QLD
  • Little Voices Live in Adelaide – March 22 at the Norwood Concert Hall,178 The Parade, Norwood, SA
  • Little Voices Live in Sydney – March 27 at the St. Mary’s Band Club, Oxley Park NSW
  • Little Voices Live in Melbourne – March 28 at the Millenium Reception and Function Centre, VIC
with Lyca Gairanod [96]
Thor: Soulful Major Concert
  • Date: July 17, Friday
  • Venue: Music Museum, Greenhills, San Juan
Guest [97]
Kyla Flying High
  • Date: November 20, Friday
  • Venue: Kia Theater, Cubao, Quezon City
Guest [98]
Jessie J Live in manila
  • Date: December 10, Thursday
  • Venue: Kia Theater, Cubao, Quezon City
Front act [99]
2016 Heartthrobs Reloaded
  • Date: March 26 & 27, Saturday & Sunday
  • Venue: Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, CA
with Piolo Pascual, Sam Milby and Pokwang [100]
Selena Gomez The Revival Tour Live in Manila Front act [101]
2017 Star Magic 25 – A Grand Celebration
  • Star Magic 25 Grand Celebration in Canada – April 9 at the Queen Elizabeth Theater, Vancouver, BC
  • Star Magic 25 Grand Celebration in the US – April 15 at the California’s Great America, Santa Clara, CA
with Star Magic Artists [102]
2018 Alex Aiono: Manila Tour
  • Date: February 23, Friday
  • Venue: Uptown Mall
Special Guest
  • Date: February 24, Saturday
  • Venue: Eastwood Mall Open Park, Eastwood City, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Date: February 25, Sunday
  • Venue: Venice Grand Canal Mall, Taguig, Philippines
Millennial Voices: Australia Tour
  • Date: July 27, Friday
  • Venue: Club Marconi
with Morissette
  • Date: July 28, Saturday
  • Venue: Planetshakers Centre
2019 The Aces
  • Date: February 2, Saturday
  • Venue: Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Cebu
w/ Ms. Lani Misalucha and Jonalyn Viray
  • Date: March 2, Saturday
  • Venue: SMX Convention Center, Davao
One Music X Festival (1MX)
  • Date: May 26, Sunday
  • Venue: Scape Playspace Orchard Link, Singapore
Various Artists
  • Date: November 22, Friday
  • Venue: Centris Elements, Manila
The Pair of Aces
  • Date: October 12, Saturday
  • Venue: Grey Eagle Casino (Calgary), Alberta, Canada
w/ Jonalyn Viray
  • Date: October 13, Sunday
  • Venue: Club Regent Event Center (Winnipeg), Manitoba, Canada
  • Date: October 19, Saturday
  • Venue: Toronto Pavilion, Toronto, Canada
2021 MPowered by Maymay Entrata
  • Date: November 26, Friday
  • Venue: online streaming via KTX.ph
guest performer [103]
2022 10Q: Ten Years of Angeline Quinto
  • Date: January 28, Friday
  • Venue: online streaming via KTX.ph
guest performer along with Gary Valenciano [104]
Calista’s Vax to Normal
  • Date: April 26, Tuesday
  • Venue: Smart Araneta Coliseum
guest performer along with various artists [105]
EZ Mil: Panalo Homecoming Tour 2022
  • Date: April 29, Tuesday
  • Venue: New Frontier Theater (also known as Kia Theater)
guest performer along with various artists [106]
Luv-Anne: The Comeback Concert
  • Date: June 11, Saturday
  • Venue: Newport Performing Arts Theater (Resorts World Manila)
guest performer along with various artists [107]
Fully VICE-cinated US Tour 2022
  • Date: July 2 & 3, Saturday & Sunday
  • Venue: Pechanga Resort Casino, Temecula, California
guest performer along with various artists [108]
  • Date: July 8, Friday
  • Venue: Angel of the Winds Arena, Seattle, Washington
  • Date: July 10, Sunday
  • Venue: Borgata Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
1MX London 2022
  • Date: October 1, Saturday
  • Venue: Apps Court Farm in London, UK
guest performer along with various artists [109]
Mr. Music: The Hits of Jonathan Manalo
  • Date: October 15, Saturday
  • Venue: Newport Performing Arts Theater (Resorts World Manila)
guest performer along with various artists
Calum Scott: Bridges Asia Tour 2022 Live in Manila
  • Date: October 20, Thursday
  • Venue: New Frontier Theater
guest performer
UMUSIC FanVerse 2022
  • Date: October 22, Saturday
  • Venue: The Podium Hall
Various Artists
ENHYPEN Fun Meet in Manila
  • Date: December 3, Saturday
  • Venue: Araneta Coliseum
opening act [110]
  1. ^ Translated from the Filipino language: “… Sa lahat ng iniidolo ngayon ni Darren, ito ay isang babala sa inyo: ilalampaso kayo ng batang ito balang araw”.
  1. ^ a b Darren Espanto was born in Canada. Thus, he does not possess his mother’s maiden name which is Gonzales.

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