Daryl Ong

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Daryl Ong
Daryl Neilsonn Ong

(1987-03-24) March 24, 1987 (age 34)
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
OccupationSinger, songwriter, animator
Years active2005–present
AgentCornerstone Entertainment Inc. (2016–2018)
Star Music (2015–2020)
KreativDen (2019–present)
VIVA Records (2021–present)
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Partner(s)Dea Formilleza (2016–present)
Musical career
Labels Star Music
Associated acts ASAP Soul Sessions
Michael Pangilinan
Katrina Velarde

Daryl Neilsonn Ong (born March 24, 1987), or simply known as Daryl Ong is a singer-songwriter in the Philippines. He rose to fame after joining the singing competition The Voice of the Philippines (season 2) .


When Ong sang his blind audition piece "Paano" (original by Gary Valenciano) for The Voice of the Philippines Season 2, he impressed the judges and the Filipino viewers. [1]

Life and career

Before he push through his singing career, he was a cartoonist in ABS-CBN. Ong was an animator of the popular Filipino animated series, "Super Inggo at ang Super Tropa". The animated series was the first 100% Pinoy Filipino animated TV series.

From being a member of a boy group named "Voices of 5", he started doing a plenty of song covers, such as "All of Me", "Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko", "Rude" “ Ikaw Na Nga" which gives new flavour to the listeners and posted it on his own YouTube channel which gained hundreds and thousands of views.

In 2005 and 2008, he was a strong contender in the local singing contests, Pinoy Pop Superstar (2005) and Pinoy Idol (2008). While in 2014, he decided to join ABS-CBN's reality singing competition, The Voice of the Philippines (season 2). In his blind audition, he impressed the coaches as he was one of those ‘3-chair’ turners. Among the three coaches, he chose the international artist, record producer and Black Eyed Peas member, apl.de.ap. [2]

From 2016 – February 2018, Daryl Ong was under Cornerstone Entertainment Inc, however he was no longer under Cornerstone after a contract renewal with Star Music. He is a member of the all-male vocal trio BuDaKhel along with Bugoy Drilon and Michael Pangilinan, and currently managed by KreativDen.




2014 The Voice of the Philippines (season 2) Semi-finalist ABS-CBN
2015–2020 ASAP Member of ASAP Soul Sessions (2016–17), Host (January–April 2018)/performer of ASAP The Love Connection (TLC) (January–November 2018)
2016 Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2016 Interpreter of "Minamahal Pa Rin Ako"
2017 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Wedding Singer
2018 The Blood Sisters
2020-2021 Sunday Noontime Live! Performer

Daryl Ong also did guestings in various ABS-CBN, GMA and TV5 shows:


YearAward-giving Body/CriticsAward(s)/CategoryNominated WorkResultRef.
2014 Philippine Popular Music Festival Best SongTorpe (Composer)3rd Prize
2016 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music Best New Male Recording Artist of the YearDaryl Ong (album)Nominated
R&B Artist of the YearNominated
R&B Album of the YearNominated
29th Awit AwardsBest Performance by a New Male Recording Artist"Mabuti Pa"Won [3]
2017Wish 107.5 Music AwardsMusic Artist of the YearN/ANominated [4]
Best Wish CoverStayNominated
Best Wishclusive Performance by a Male ArtistNominated
Wish Original Song of the Year by a Male ArtistHopeless RomanticNominated
30th Awit AwardsBest Ballad RecordingStayPending
20194th Wish 107.5 FM Music AwardsWishclusive R&B Performance of the YearNais Kong Malaman MoNominated [5]
Wish R&B Song of the YearMahal Pa Rin KitaNominated

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