Aldrich Talonding and James Bucong guest on Ellen DeGeneres show

Remember Aldrich Lloyd Talonding, the YouTube sensation from General Santos City who caught Ellen Degeneres' attention? Well, the talented boy has finally graced Ellen's top rating show!

Along with his cousin, James Walter Bucong, Aldrich talked about how his life changed after their YouTube video became viral.

"People started recognizing us along the streets or in the malls. They even recognize us in the restrooms. That's weird," Aldrich said.

The short interview was followed by a heartfelt performance which rightfully deserved a standing ovation from the crowd. Luther Vandross' song "Dance with My Father" is more meaningful for the fourteen year-old after his father died in June due to non-hodgkin's lymphoma.

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Ellen gave Aldrich a set of music goodies - a guitar, an amplifier, keyboard and more, not to mention a check worth $10,000!

According to a report from Associated Press, Aldrich is "a son of Christian ministers and members of the B'laan indigenous group."

Other Pinoy artists who have graced "Ellen" are Charice, Rhap Salazar and Zendee Rose Tenerefe.

Watch the show's full episode on Friday, September 13, 10 p.m. on 2nd Avenue.
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