VIRAL: Balut vendor, 12, belts out Aegis on street
MANILA - A video of a young balut vendor singing the Aegis hit "Sayang na Sayang" on a Batangas City street is now making the rounds online.
The nearly four-minute video also shows the boy, identified only as Chris, singing Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid's "Hanggang Ngayon."
Uploaded on YouTube last Monday by a certain Teofilo de Sagun, the video already had over 181,000, as of this story's posting.
According to de Sagun in the video's description, Chris sells balut in Alangilan, Batangas City to help his family earn.
"Napadaan ako dito sa kalye kung saan may narinig akong golden yoice ng isang bagets, kaya hinanap ko kaagad at pinakanta," he said.
He compared the boy to "The Voice Kids" champion Lyca Gairanod, a nine-year-old from Tanza, Cavite who used to scavenge junk to sell.
During her stint in the ABS-CBN talent search, Gairanod similarly performed two songs by Aegis -- "Halik" and "Basang-Basa sa Ulan."