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WATCH: ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’ boys wow in US and UK, impress Ellen DeGeneres

/ 02:37 PM May 02, 2018
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Francis Concepcion, Mackie Empuerto and Keifer Sanchez  (Image: Facebook/@TheTNTBoys)

The TNT boys, a power belting trio, have gone viral on the world stage after performing in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Keifer Sanchez, 12, Mackie Empuerto, 12, and Francis Concepcion, 11, took their rendition of Beyoncé’s “Listen” overseas in the UK and US versions of the variety show “Little Big Shots.”

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The three, excited over their first visit to the US—which included a tour of Universal Studios— were interviewed by US host Steve Harvey.

When Harvey mentioned he visited the Philippines, Empuerto chimed in with finger pointed: “We saw you in ‘Miss Universe’ and you have a mistake.”

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“We still love you!” The boys insisted as Harvey had a chagrined look on his face.

When asked what they do if they had a million dollars, Empuerto said, “I’ll help our mom,” while Sanchez added, “And save our money.”

But when it came to building their dream home, the boys aimed for their own recording studio, a basketball court and a tennis court.

Watch the interview and performance here:

Our Full Interview and Performance in Little Big Shots US with Steve Harvey. Enjoy watching po😀#KeiferBelievers#tntboys#tntkids#thebigshottrio#littlebigshots#usa

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Posted by Keifer Sanchez on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres, who produces the US show, shared a video of their performance with the caption, “Beyoncé, I hope you watch Sunday’s episode of Little Big Shots.”

The boys met on singing competition “Tawag ng Tanghalan.” Individually, each placed as finalist on the show and soon they decided to collaborate together.

Their UK performance already has over 1 million views since it was posted on April 22, while the US Facebook video has 32 million views.  Niña V. Guno /ra

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