Netizens feast on viral ‘Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka’ video challenge
MANILA, Philippines —Netizens shared their attempts in doing the “Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka” challenge popularized by Asia’s Phoenix Morissette Amon during her guesting on last Sunday’s “Gandang Gabi Vice.”
The challenge dares netizens to sing the original hit of Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez while sitting down, while lying on one’s stomach and while wearing a cheek retractor.
But one attempt stood out and it was the video made by former contestant in “The Voice Teens” Philippines Chloe Redondo.
Her video posted last Friday, Feb. 1, has garnered over one million views on Facebook and over half a million views on Youtube, as of posting.
Redondo, 16, said she really waited for Amon’s guesting on “Gandang Gabi Vice.'”
“Inaabangan ko po talaga yung episode na ‘yun sa ‘GGV’ kasi po si Morissette Amon po ‘yung guest doon and commercial palang naeexcite na po ako panoorin ‘yun,” Redondo told INQUIRER.net.
After Amon’s guesting, Redondo said she shared the Facebook video of Amon’s performance and many commented on her post, asking her to do the challenge.
Some even suggested that if her post received 5,000 comments, she should try to do the challenge. But the young singer increased this dare to 15,000 comments.
“Shinare ko po ulit yung video with a caption of ‘Ang daming nagrerequest sa akin na gawin ko daw to. 15k comments! Gagawin ko to.’ Hindi ko po ineexpect na aabot po sya ng 15k comments within 2 days,” Redondo shared.
Her mother then bought her a cheek retractor solely for the challenge and on February 1st, the grade 11 student attempted to do the challenge after class with the help of her classmates.
“Hindi ko po inaakala na magviviral po siya. Super thankful po ako kasi po naappreciate po ng mga tao ‘yung challenge na ginawa ko,” she said.
Redondo also shared a message to Amon whom she looks up to, saying “To ate Morissette, ang galing galing niyo po magperform!”
“Isa ka pong inspirasyon sa katulad kong nangangarap na maging isang professional singer someday. I wish you good health and more blessings in your career,” she added.
Redondo joined the first season of singing competition “The Voice Teens” Philippines in 17. She was a four-chair turner and eventually trained under the team of Sarah Geronimo. /jpv
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