Darren Espanto’s phenomenal performance of Sia’s hit “Chandelier” during the first anniversary celebration of Wish 1075 has gone viral and earned global recognition.
When the TV section of the popular California-based website, 9gag, featured the video of Darren’s rendition on Tuesday, August 25, at least 19 websites and blogs from across the globe followed and picked up the story.
The articles and write-ups that poured on the web sparked conversations on various social media and video-streaming platforms.
Described by 9gag as “crazily talented,” the 14-year-old singing sensation “effortlessly” and “flawlessly” belted out the chart-topping hit while sitting at the first-ever FM-on-wheels, Wish 1075 Bus.
The feature also catapulted the topic “DARRENChandelierWishFM 9GAGTV” to the Philippines trends list on the 25th, debuting at number 10 and peaking at number 7.
Meanwhile, the Darrenatics expressed their gratitude to Wish 1075 for showcasing their idol’s world-class talent.
“We couldn’t thank you enough @Wish1075 for being the catalyst of this viral vid!,” posted one fan-made account.
Darren thanked his supporters and the netizens for making his Chandelier performance viral through his Instagram account.
Two weeks after its upload, the video has now over 610,000 views.