SPOTLIGHT: 4 Rising Filipino YouTube Stars and Channels to Watch in 2017

    MANILA, Philippines - With thousands of uploaders on popular video sharing site very month, only few YouTubers emerge on top as they not only amassed overwhelming amount of views but also have strong following that keep their fans engaged and hyped.

    4 Rising Filipino YouTube Stars: Channels to Watch Out in 2017

    We've picked four of the rising Filipino YouTubers that deliver transcendent classical, original sounds and covers everyone should never miss this year. Yes, they deserve a spotlight.

    1. Karl Zarate: 16,230 subscribers | 5,314,114 views

    Karl Zarate is a YouTube artist who does cover versions of popular songs. This 22-year old singer is also into vlogs, song parodies and collaboration projects with fellow YouTube creators. He was part of reality talent shows on TV such as RisingStars Philippines on TV5 and Just Duet on GMA 7.

    2. Agsunta: 38,178 subscribers | 13,392,626 views

    Agsunta is an independent Filipino band popular for its acoustic and soft melodic rock sound influenced by Original Pilipino Music (OPM). It is comprised of students from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde pursuing degrees in Bachelor of Arts in Music Production. Agsunta’s band members are Jireh Singson (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboard), Mikel Arevalo (lead guitar, backing vocals), Josh Planas (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Stephen Arevalo (drums, percussion, keyboard, backing vocals).

    Agsunta popularized #AgsuntaSongRequests and #AgsuntaJamSessions -- a series of video recordings of the band performing OPM songs.

    3. Reneé Dominique: 35,719 subscribers | 3,783,545 views

    Reneé Dominique is a YouTube creator and singer-songwriter who has entranced viewers with her original songs and ukelele covers of popular songs by artists such as The Beatles, Maroon 5, The Weeknd, and more. The muti-talented musician plays the piano and the guitar and also part of Star Music's album "OPM Fresh."

    4. Reese Lansangan: 17,253 subscribers | 1,128,115 views

    Reese is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, graphic designer, fashion designer and published author. On her YouTube channel, she showcases her musical talent, ang through her videos, you'll see her work her magic for telling compelling stories through her songwriting.

    She also wrote "Home," the wedding song for Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna's nuptial and has also worked with some of the popular brands like Guinness World Records, Spotify, Coca Cola and Disney.

    Who's your fave so far? Tell us in the comment section below.
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