MANILA, Philippines – Gabriel Valenciano is surely following in his father’s footsteps.
The young performer has been asked to continue on the show for this year’s season of America’s Got Talent.
When he heard about the auditions for the show, he queued up like everyone else and went through the arduous audition process, which meant cattle calls and long lines. But with his undeniable talent and energy, he persevered.
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The youngest son of Gary Valenciano and Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano, Gab has achieved global online hits for his series of “Super Selfie” videos on YouTube. He initially posted only on Instragam, which allows posting video clips up to 15 seconds. With the coaxing of Gab’s friend, YouTube partner Fil-Am singer/composer AJ Rafael, he opened up his own YouTube Channel just a few months ago.
When I asked Gab to describe why he names his videos “Super Selfie,” he says “I shoot, edit, make the music and star in it!”
He certainly is the definition of a new media artist because he is able to utilize technology and create his own platform to showcase his talents. And the best part about his videos is that he doesn’t take himself too seriously in any of them. His hilarious dance moves and upbeat energy make all his super selfies fun, particularly with his deadpan expression.
This Super Selfie, done with his dad, has over 1.7 million views as of posting time. Gab mixed the music here, too.
And this one, featuring Gab and his wide variety of dance moves, has over 1.9 million views as of posting time.
Giselle Töngi-Walters is the professional ‘slashie.’ Besides being mom to Sakura and Kenobi, she is also an all-around media personality. She is a model/product endorser/radio jock/writer/actor for film, TV, theater and producer for second generation Fil-Am content. Being part of the Rappler team is a way for her to utilize her academic and showbiz experience and hopefully make some sense beyond all the chismis.