After Sam Smith, viral Pinoy student impresses more international celebs

February 10 ------ Hat tips to Sam Smith, more international celebrities have taken notice on Carl Malone Montecido — the student who went viral after singing the English singer’s hit “Too Good At Goodbyes” at a grocery store. After Smith shared the viral video on his social media pages, several other international celebrities started raving about the young singer’s voice. Among them are some of the artists today including Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan, and Nicole Scherzinger. Clarkson, quoting Smith on Twitter, wrote: "This video has been going around my team as well! This kid is insane!!"

Meanwhile, half-Filipina singer and Pussycat Dolls member Scherzinger left a comment on Sam Smith’s post, writing : “Omg he is EVERYTHING babe!!! and he can saaaamg." Horan, on the other hand, wrote: “Wowwwwww !!! Amazing.” Other international celebrities such as Bebe Rexha, The Vamps member James McVey, Ty Dolla Sign, Benny Blanco, and Julia Michaels also left comments expressing their admiration for the talent of the young singer on Instagram. As of writing, Smith’s Twitter post has already gained 5 million views while on Instagram his post has already reached more than 2 million views. Carl Malone is best known for joining the It’s Showtime singing competition Tawag Ng Tanghalan in 2016. He placed fifth in the finals.