Why do Filipinos love K-pop boybands like FTIsland, TVXQ, Big Bang, SS501 and Super Junior so much? Is it because of their sleek look? Is it because of their hip songs? Is it because of their cool grooves? Or is it because of their infectious music videos?
The long wait is over. I believe we now have a boyband that will give these k-pop groups a run for their money. Introducing XLR8!
XLR8 has 8 members namely Francis Ramos, Carlo Lazerna, Hideaki Torio, Caleb Santos, Arkin Del Rosario, Melmar Magno, Meljohn Magno and Adrian Muhlach.
They are being helmed by Viva to be launched anytime this month of March.
You might ask, how do they sound? Do they have swagger? The “it” factor? Are they cool or are they just another baduy boyband just like what we had in the past?
Well, Starmometer believes they sound very current. Their vocals are way BETTER than any Korean boybands that you can name. Hear for yourself to believe. Here’s the radio rip of their upcoming single “You’re So Hot!”:
Do they have swagger? Absolutely! Check out the teaser of their dance routine for “You’re so Hot!”:
Although their songs could be better, i believe we now have the boyband that will resurrect Pinoy Pop. XLR8 is our answer to Super Junior and other Korean boybands that we embraced.
Watch out for the launching of XLR8 any day this month. It will be a start of something good in Pinoy Pop!