Jhong Madaliday wows netizens with his amazing voice, becomes latest internet sensation

Jhong Madaliday & Friends became the latest internet sensation after the acoustic group's performance videos have gone viral online.

Jhong Madaliday

The 16-year-old teen and his two friends garnered global attention after DepEd classhome teacher Zacky Kandalayang posted a video showing them performing the Air Supply hit "Having You Near Me."

The video, which was uploaded on August 23, got more than 75,000 likes as well as 17,000 comments and over 106,000 shares as of this posting.

In a Facebook post, Kandalayang said he has been bombarded with requests to upload another video of the group. He granted the wish of netizens and uploaded another one on Tuesday, August 26, this time on YouTube.

Jhong performed a song from the British folk rock band Passenger titled "Let Her Go."

Contrary to what has been reported by several blogs, the talented teenager is not a bystander. He is a high school student from Kabacan, North Cotabato, who has "a big heart and passion for music," according to YouTube user NOL TRAWZ.

TRAWZ described Jhong as "a man with a powerful voice" who "loves OPM artists like Arnel Pineda and Jovit Baldivino, etc." He "also loves to sing the tracks of Air Supply, The Journey, Bryan Adams etc."

In a YouTube video, which TRAWZ published last June 30, Jhong performed Jovit Baldivino's rendition of "Too Much Love Will Kill You," a Queen original.

After watching their videos, Filipinos on social media called the attention of television networks to feature Jhong Madaliday & Friends on their shows.