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Darren Criss: 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' in the Philippines!

Darren Criss: 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' in the Philippines!

Darren Criss performs the classic song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” at the TriNoma Ayala Mall on Wednesday (December 22) in Manila, Philippines.

The 23-year-old Glee actor, who is actually half Filipino (and half Irish), also performed “Magandang Gabi”, “I’ll Make A Man Out Of You” from Mulan, and “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid.

During the show, Darren said “It’s good to be back in Manila among family and friends. For those of you who don’t know me I am Darren Criss, I play music a lot.”

Darren Criss: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in the Philippines
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    oh i wish i was there! im half filipino too and if i was smart enough i could have gotten my cousins to meet him or something.

  • Erica

    “Magadang gabi” is not the name of a song, it is a filipino greeting meaning “good evening”, which he used right before singing “I’ll make a man out of you”.

  • Lawrence

    Boy he’s cute!.

  • Kaz simply smashing !!!!!!!

    Hes not celep?! he just a verage person.
    Why post here?!

  • Abby

    I love him and I’m proud of him! I’m half Filipino too! :)

  • Gab

    I saw him perform! He was great and the crowds loved him. Puck’s in the Philippines too for the holidays.

  • Enri

    @Kaz simply smashing !!!!!!!: Who are you and why are you so ignorant? If you’re going to post in English, at least check your spelling.

  • Michael

    Incidentally, Glee star Mark Salling was also in the Philippines. He spent Christmas in Boracay, a favorite tourist spot in the country.

  • siennagold

    Awww he’s such a sweet guy. And he’s not ashamed to say he’s part Filipino. Good for ya! Be proud of your ethnicity!

  • Perplexed

    @siennagold: Uhhh……why in the world would he ever be ashamed to say he’s Filipino? You all need to divorce yourself from the 2nd class status mentality that the English/Spanish/American colonialists have inculcated in your minds. This is still going on after so many generations? Come on, people!!

  • Julia

    Yes, perplexed, you are absolutely correct! Didn’t realize people still feel that way. Get with it!

  • Deedz

    I didn’t know he was half Filipino. Lol now I can see it.

  • http://dnica Mann

    This guy has yellow teeth in like every photo I see of him and he looks really gay in that red shirt… (Not that there’s anything wrong with that)

  • marie

    @Mann: was that comment necessary? i think not…

  • dd

    If you’re part Filipino, magaral ka rin ng wika natin. Di ba? :P

  • k

    @dd: tell that to all the full filipino kids here too lol

  • dd

    @k… so true! lol

  • Naomi

    oh gosh! he was in the phillipines?? so close yet so far from where i am lol