YouTube Rewind casts spotlight on Filipino talents
December 14, 2017
YouTube released the top trending videos in the Philippines 2017, with local shows and song and dance performances dominating the list. Clinching the number one spot is a Baby Shark video by Pinkfong, a Korean brand creating content for children.
Happy Break Up The Movie (2017 FULL MOVIE w/ English subs) Donnalyn Bartolome, creator of this full-length film, describes this video as her debut in YouTube filmmaking. This film, inspired by her single Happy Break Up, explores heartbreak through the eyes of the character Valentine, a role that Donnalyn herself played. The cast of the film also includes Niño Muhlach, Marissa Sanchez, and Ann B. Mateo.
ED SHEERAN – Shape Of You | Kyle Hanagami Choreography. Los Angeles-based choreographer Kyle Hanagami’s dance moves for Ed Sheeran’s single is now the most popular video on his channel. In this video, trios, pairs, and solo acts take their turns dancing out parts of the song.
video documents the Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho team’s visit to the Calayan Group of Islands, where a group of travellers allegedly caught a mermaid on camera.
Rated K: Meet Xander Ford!, The transformation of teenage group Hasht5 member Marlou Arizala into Xander Ford was one of the biggest reveals of the year. Xander first made his appearance on magazine show Rated K after undergoing a series of cosmetic procedures that gave him his new look.
The Doctor Finally Called (The Diagnosis) In an 11-minute video that included clips of his adventures, former PBB Housemate Wil Dasovich revealed that he has been diagnosed with colon cancer. The confession made headlines after it was uploaded on his channel.
Landing on the top spot of the music category is the official video of Bruno Mars’ That’s What I Like followed by Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You. Filipino artists performing OPM hits also made it to the list including KZ Tandingan, Jona, Sue Ramirez, and Moira dela Torre.
Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance social media manager and web developer. She also devoted her time managing her food blog, and music/concert blog. One of the Hootsuite Ambassador for the Philippines since 2014 and currently working as social media manager for the local band, The Itchyworms.
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