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Blind Pinoy Balladeer Gets Invite from Ellen DeGeneres after Sam Smith Cover Goes Viral

It all started when blind Pinoy balladeer Carl Malone Montecido unmindfully sang “Too Good at Goodbyes”, one of the iconic songs of Sam Smith, while inside SM Bacolod in Bacolod City, central Philippines. But someone was so impressed by his voice and took a video that would soon take the internet by storm.

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Posted by Trixie Madison, the video would gain over 14 million views – and quickly reached Sam Smith who praised the young man for his impressive cover! Soon, many celebrities also praised his performance, leading no less than popular talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to extend an invitation for the young man to appear on her show!

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And we are all quite positive that once Carl will be on the show, Ellen is surely going to let him meet face to face with Sam Smith. Wow.

A number of avid TV viewers quickly recalled that Carl was one of the finalists of ABS-CBN’s Showtime’s “Tawag ng Tanghalan” in 2016. He finished as in Top 5. He was also invited to participate in GMA Network’s “Clash” but was quickly eliminated during the first round.

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While the young man wishes to have a better singing career, he was no longer invited to anymore shows. So, he’s back in his hometown when he was unexpectedly “discovered” again. This time, it would seem that he is on the path to make his talent known worldwide!

Days after his cover went viral, SM Bacolod management invited him back. He once again sang “Too Good at Goodbyes” to the cheers of the crowd. He also sang “Exchange of Hearts” by David Slater.

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This time around, the SM Bacolod management had prepared a surprise for this young performer. Accompanied by his parents Ferdinand and Divina, Carl received two big carts of groceries, brand new Grand videoke symphony pro plus, and SM gift certificates.

Photo credit: SunStar Bacolod
Photo credit: SunStar Bacolod

The young man confirmed that they received an invitation from Ellen but the details need to be smoothed out first. We sure to watch him on the show soon!

Here’s the video the made him go viral:

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Posted by Trixie Madison on Wednesday, February 5, 2020

What’s a Balladeer?

A balladeer is someone who sings or composes ballads, a type of slow, sentimental music that often tells a romantic story.

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Debutante Receives Hilarious Gift of Sardines from Her “18 Treasures”

A debutante receives hilarious gift in the form of a sardine can from her “18 treasures” – and we can’t help but laugh along with her! Would you also dare gift your friend with unconventional, funny gifts on their special occasion? But it can be a challenge to top this one! LOL

Debutante Receives Hilarious Gift

What’s the best gift you received from your friends? Of course, some would say that material things don’t matter because the gift of friendship is more than enough. Still, it would be nice to get some from your friends during special days or milestones in your life.

During debuts, the debutante usually receives special gifts from her “18 treasures.” These gifts can vary, but they’re expected to be good ones that the wishes of these “treasures” for the birthday girl.

But during the debut of Danah Elyka Simbajon in Dumaguete City, central Philippines, everyone had a good laugh as the debutante receives hilarious gift of a sardine can from one of these “18 treasures!” LOL.

debutante receives hilarious gift
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To be fair, this friend explained that she “swam” to the depths of the oceans to find this gift – and chose it because it symbolizes their friendship. After all, if you can be as close as the sardines packed in a can, then you really are super close, huh?

The friend’s analogy is, of course, easy to understand, but everyone still had a good laugh over seeing a debutante receive a sardine can.

But if you’re worried that she didn’t get a proper gift to complete her 18 treasures, don’t be. Her friend actually prepared another, more serious, gift for her but it’s really the sardines that top all the others. LOL.

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What are “18 Treasures” in a Debut?

The “18 treasures” in a debut symbolize the things that the debutante needs to succeed on her to womanhood. The people chosen for this task often make a speech to explain their treasure and how they think it would help the debutante in her life.

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AJ Raval Goes Viral Again with Car Wash Video

It wasn’t so long ago that AJ Raval went viral with her bedroom cleanup video which gained 2.1 million views in just a couple of days. But the young star is set to replicate that video’s viral success with another hit: a car wash video!

AJ Raval Releases Car Wash Video

When young start AJ Raval, who happens to be matinee idol Jeric Raval’s daughter, released her bedroom cleanup video, netizens were surprised that it would gain more than 2 million views in just a matter of days.

After all, there was nothing extraordinary about her cleaning hacks – well, she didn’t even have any new cleaning hacks to offer!

Photo credit: AJ Raval

But even with that somewhat nonsensical video going viral, yet another totally simple is set to follow its viral success. This time. AJ Raval shared a video while she’s doing a car wash.

Again, netizens might ask what’s so special about doing a car wash that it would become so viral, yet watching this video will give you the answers to that question:

So, did you now get why this car wash video by AJ Raval (and the one with the bedroom cleanup) is set to go viral soon?

As you have seen in the video, this young woman cleaned a Ford truck. At the start of the clip, AJ admits that she doesn’t know how to properly do a car wash.

She joked that she has to do a quick video in case her dad catches her messing with his car which is now being used by her sibling. She added that it’s her first time to do a car wash, but netizens (well, the guys for sure) quickly commented on the video that she’s doing the right thing.

Photo credit: AJ Raval

What do you think of this car wash video?

Who is AJ Raval?

AJ Raval is one of the children of 90’s matinee idol Jeric Raval. She’s following the footsteps of her dad as she entered show business and has made a name for herself in a couple of movies.

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AJ Raval’s Bedroom Cleanup Video Goes Viral

Everyone’s doing various videos about different stuff these days, but who would have thought that a bedroom cleanup video would receive more then 2.1 million views in just a few days, huh? You’ve got to hand it to AJ Raval to keep something as boring as that become so interesting!

AJ Raval’s Bedroom Cleanup Video

These days, there are so many celebrities who are sharing stuff about their day-to-day lives on social media, creating vlogs for their followers to watch. So many are creating prank videos or are doing good deeds on social media, with netizens saying that they are just doing that for the likes and views.

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But there are also those who go viral even without doing these “do good” stuff! Just like AJ Raval who recently went viral with her bedroom cleanup video.

Photo credit: AJ Raval
Photo credit: AJ Raval

In less than a week, the nearly 23-minute clip has gained over 2.1 million views – and we’re quite sure that 90% of those views are from guys, for obvious reasons.

But the video had such a simple title, “Cleaning My Bedroom.” You would have thought that it would gain a maximum of 10 views, huh?

That certainly means that AJ knows how to keep things interesting in her video to keep the people watching.

Check this out:

As you can see in the clip, it’s obvious that there’s really nothing amazing or new about the bedroom cleanup that AJ was doing. Everyone’s doing right about the same thing from time to time, huh?

But her outfit in the video and the way she makes the chores appear to be so much fun made people continue watching until the very end. That’s certainly something, considering that the video is nearly 23 minutes long.

Did you watch it to the end?

Photo credit: AJ Raval
Photo credit: AJ Raval

Who is AJ Raval?

AJ Raval is the daughter of Jeric Raval. The young star admitted in past interviews that her dad isn’t really supportive of the things she’s doing on social media and in her movies! Guess all dads will always feel that way, huh?

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