Aldrich Lloyd Talonding “Dance With My Father” cover singer invited by Ellen DeGeneres on her show (Video)By Angel Cuala on May 1, 2013 in Asia, Entertainment, Internet, Music, Television, United States •
Manila, Philippines – Filipino boy Aldrich Lloyd Talonding has been invited to be a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Ellen personally invited him on her show, as shown in the video below. Aldrich Lloyd Talonding‘s “Dance With My Father” cover is now going viral on YouTube.
Ellen DeGeneres, inviting Aldrich Lloyd Talonding
to be a guest on her show
Image Credit: TheEllenShow video
Aldrich Lloyd, nicknamed LA, is a 14-year old amateur singer from General Santos City (GenSan). His video singing “Dance With My Father” was uploaded on YouTube last April 21 by Sharla Talonding. It immediately captured the heart of many, as the Filipino boy singer sings with a pure and soulful voice.
“Last week, I saw a video of this young singer from the Philippines. And you gotta see this kid…amazing!” Ellen DeGeneres said on her show this Tuesday, April 30, 2013, and showed a short clip of Aldrich Lloyd singing his version of Luther Vandross‘ “Dance With My Father,” while his cousin James Walter Bucong, plays the guitar.
“That was beautiful…so I am looking for you. Please come here and sing to me and all of my friends here. You are amazing.” Ellen added, who also featured other young Filipino singers on her show. This includes Charice Pempengco and Zendee Rose Tenerefe, aka “Random Girl,” who is also from General Santos City.
As the world now knows, Charice started to become famous internationally in 2007 when her videos went viral. She appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that year, and later at The Oprah Winfrey Show. On the other hand, Zendee Rose was discovered while singing at various karaoke machines at local malls.
Meanwhile, Aldrich Lloyd Talonding‘s video was shared on social sites such as Facebook. It was also re-uploaded a lot of times and was featured in local news. Fans requested that the video be sent to Ellen so she can invite him on her show. As of this writing, the original Aldrich Lloyd Talonding video, also shown below, has more than 907,000 views.
Ellen DeGeneres invites Aldrich Lloyd Talonding on her show
Video Credit: TheEllenShow/YouTube
Aldrich Lloyd Talonding “Dance With My Father” cover (Original video)
Video Credit: Sharla Talonding/YouTube
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