Esang de Torres to join 'Les Miserables' Singapore cast

MANILA, Philippines – Esang de Torres, The Voice Kids finalist and Lea Salonga's "mini-me," is set to play Little Cosette in Les Miserables Singapore.

According to ABS-CBN, Esang, 9,  will be in Singapore for two months because she is an alternate for the Les Mis role.

"First time po akong pupunta sa ibang bansa kasama ang Les Miserables cast (This is my first time to visit another country, with the Les Miserables cast)," she told ABS-CBN.

Esang herself confirmed the news on her social media channels.

Esang played Little Cosette before, in the Manila production, which also starred Rachelle Ann Go as Fantine. (READ: Rachelle Ann Go on working with 'adorable' Esang de Torres in 'Les Mis'; 'Divas' concert)

Watch a clip of Esang singing Little Cosette's song, "Castle on a Cloud," below:


Les Miserables Manila opened on March 11 and Esang joined the production on April 8. ([WATCH] Les Mis Manila: Esang shares advice from Lea Salonga, audition story)

The Singapore production on the other hand, is set to open on May 31.

At a press conference towards the end of April, Rachelle commented on working with Esang and Esang's performance during her run in Les Miserables Manila. 

"Nakaka-proud na may isa pang Pinoy onstage, and she’s very caring and lovely. And first time ko makatrabaho si Esang," Rachelle said. 

(It makes me proud that there's another Filipino onstage, and she's very caring and lovely. And this is my first time working with Esang.)

"Lahat ng cast ng Les Mis na nandito – yung mga Australian at yung mga British – love na love siya because she’s so adorable and ang cute, cute. And [she's] very professional, and I’m so happy that nakasama siya sa cast."

(And all of the cast members of Les Mis here – the Australians and the British – really love her because she's so adorable and cute. And [she's] very professional, and I'm so happy that she's part of the cast.)

Esang first grabbed everyone's attention when she sang "Tomorrow" from Annie on It's Showtime's "Mini Me" segment. For the segment, Esang was called Lea Salonga's mini-me.

Lea remembered Esang when she auditioned for the second season of The Voice Kids, where Esang sang "Home" from The Wiz. (IN PHOTOS: Unforgettable moments from 'The Voice Kids PH 2' grand finals)

At the end of the season, Elha Nympha was named the winner, while Esang finished 3rd.

Lea herself has played both Eponine and Fantine in Les Miserables. –