Darren Espanto is a Filipino-Canadian singer, actor, and model. Jump to movie list.
Darren Espanto recently registered as a new voter. He then posted a call for others to exercise their right of suffrage by going to a COMELEC office and register.
Real Name –> Darren Lyndon Espanto
Nickname –> Darren
Birthdate –> May 24, 2001 (Age 20 years)
Birthplace –> Calgary, Canada
Father –> Lyndon Espanto
Mother –> Marinel Espanto
*Note: Both parents came from the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
Height –> 5′10″
At present, there are rumors that Darren is courting showbiz personality Cassy Legaspi. He however denied it although he acknowledged that the daughter of celebrity couple Zoren Legaspi and Carmina Villaroel is a close friend.
Darren Espanto started his career in the entertainment industry by joining various singing competition in Canada. In 2014, he came to the Philippines with his family to audition for the first season of The Voice Kids Philippines. Coaches Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo turned for him but he chose Sarah as his coach. Eventually, he placed runner up to Lyca Gairanod. That same year, he signed up an exclusive contract with Star magic, the talent management unit of ABS-CBN Television Network.
Watch Darren Espanto’s audition video at The Voice Kids:
On October 4, 2014, Darren Espanto held a sold-out concert at the Music Museum and that same year, he wowed the audience at Carnegie Hall in New York for the 4th annual Outstanding Filipino-Americans (TOFA) Awards. The following year, he was chosen as one of the performers for the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines. Year 2019 marked his debut in the international arena when he sang “A Whole New World” along with Morissette Amon for the movie Aladdin.
2021 – Your Face Sounds Familiar: KaFamiliar Online Live
2015–present – ASAP Natin ‘To
2014 – The Voice Kids Season 1
2018 – The Hows of Us
A Whole New World with Morissette Amon
Build A Girl
Dying Inside To Hold You
Hanggang Hi Hello
I’ll Be There
In Love Ako Sayo
My Baby and Me
One Moment In Time
Somebody To Love
You Are The Only One
Darren Espanto Albums
2017 – Be With me Deluxe edition
2016 – Be With Me
2015 – The Next Star Chronicles: The Early Years
2014 – Darren
2018 – Favorite Male Artist by 31st Awit Award
2017 – Best Selling Album of the Year by 30th Awit Award
2016-2017 – Favorite Male Artist by MYX Music Awards
2015 – Favorite New Artist by MYX Music Awards
Scandals and Controversies
Darren Espanto had a “Twitter War” with fellow The Voice kids Alumnus JK Labajo over the latter’s alleged twit insinuating that the former is gay.
On April 15, 2020, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines announced Darren Espanto as their newest Youth Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals. Darren said he was happy to be part of the organization and excited to be of service through this endeavor.
Know more about Darren Espanto by watching the video below from Star Studio.
See also: List of Famous Filipino Singers