Marcelito Pomoy leads YouTube top trending videos in Philippines for 2020

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Marcelito Pomoy leads top trending videos
(Clockwise) Marcelito Pomoy, Ivana Alawi, Flow G, and Cong TV topped the trendsetter list of Filipino content creators on YouTube Philippines for 2020. Screengrabs from YouTube.

Multi-voiced Filipino singer Marcelito Pomoy leads the top trending videos in the Philippines in the year 2020 round-up of popular video streaming site, YouTube.

Pomoy’s cover of “The Prayer” by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli stunned the judges and audience of America’s Got Talent Champions, sending the video of the Pilipinas Got Talent 2011 champion to Top 1 Trending Videos on YouTube within hours of its posting. Pomoy eventually won the 3rd runner up spot of the AGT season that wrapped up just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit worldwide proportions.

Pomoy was named the top trendsetter on YouTube in the list released on December 3, 2020, which included original prank videos and challenges from well-loved local creators that captured the attention of netizens in a year marked by people spending more time at home and online due to the health crisis.

Here are the top ten trending YouTube videos that entertained Filipinos in 2020:

  1. WOW! Marcelito Pomoy Sings “The Prayer” With DUAL VOICES! – America’s Got Talent: The Champions
  2. IVANA ALAWI, NAPAIYAK NI IDOL RAFFY. ITO ANG PRANK NA PARANG TOTOO!
  3. Iguana meets Ivana by Alex Gonzaga
  4. BOYFRIEND PRANK! | IVANA ALAWI
  5. ASK MOTHER KWEEN (ANONG MANGYAYARE SA YOUTUBE NI LLOYD?)
  6. KAILANGAN NIYO NA RIN MALAMAN
  7. “NIANA PRANK” KAY CHOLO (KINILIG SIYA IH HAHA)
  8. THE JUNNIEBOY PROPOSAL
  9. IGNORING SANYA PRANK | GOLD PLAY BUTTON UNBOXING
  10. LAST TO LEAVE THE POOL WINS $10,000 (500,000PHP) w/ DOLAINAB | ZEINAB HARAKE

Pinoy hip-hop scene enjoys its momentum this year as local rappers and groups released their original tracks, taking six out of 10 spots on the list. Archie dela Cruz or Flow G’s video of Araw araw Love led the Pinoy favorites, trailed by international super K-pop groups BLACKPINK and BTS. Filipino Blinks showed their support by streaming their music videos, landing them three spots on the chart. This year’s top showstoppers for music videos are:

  1. Araw araw Love – Flow G
  2. BLACKPINK – ‘How You Like That’ M/V
  3. BLACKPINK – ‘Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)’ M/V
  4. BTS (방탄소년단) ‘Dynamite’ Official MV
  5. SULYAP – Jr.Crown, Thome & Chris Line (Official Lyric Video) [Prod.By J-Lhutz]
  6. Miloves (OTW SAYO) – King Badger
  7. BLACKPINK – ‘How You Like That’ DANCE PERFORMANCE VIDEO
  8. TINOTOYO – Jr.Crown & Thome ft. Bomb D (Official Audio)
  9. EMMAN – Teka Lang (Official Lyric Video)
  10. Ex Battalion – Bounty (Makukuha rin kita)

This year’s list of top and breakout creators saw fan-favorite personalities and comedians like Ivana Alawi, Alex Gonzaga, Cong TV, Viy Cortez, and Donnalyn Bartolome. There was also an emergence of creators from the gaming community like ChoOx TV, and celebrities who turned to vlogging like Kathryn Bernardo. This year’s top creators are:

  1. Ivana Alawi
  2. Zeinab Harake
  3. Cong TV
  4. Ja Mill
  5. Alex Gonzaga Official
  6. ChoOx TV
  7. Jelai Andres
  8. Viy Cortez
  9. Donnalyn Bartolome
  10. Jomar Lovena

Meanwhile, this year’s breakout creators are:

  1. Cong TV
  2. Viy Cortez
  3. Jomar Lovena
  4. Junnie Boy
  5. Kathryn Bernardo
  6. Boss Keng
  7. Vien
  8. Leti Sha
  9. EmmanNimedezTV
  10. Donekla in Tandem

Mervin Wenke, Communications and Public Affairs Head of Google Philippines said, “Filipinos use YouTube to tell and listen to stories, providing some form of comfort in this extremely challenging year. It is inspiring to see how the creators continued to show wayfinding to support one another as a community and to keep their viewers engaged despite the odds. The heart of YouTube is its creators and we recognize their important role in providing not just relevant content but even hope to Filipinos in the time of what turned out to be a difficult 2020.”

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to YouTube creators and fans for sending Marcelito Pomoy and other Pinoy acts to the top trending videos list for the Philippines in 2020!

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