Daryl Ong

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).

Daryl Ong
Daryl Neilsonn Ong

(1987-03-24) March 24, 1987 (age 33)
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
OccupationSinger, songwriter, animator
Years active2014–present
AgentCornerstone Entertainment Inc. (2016–2018)
Star Music (2015–2020)
KreativDen (2019-present)
VIVA Records (2021-present)
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Musical career
LabelsStar Music
Associated actsASAP Soul Sessions
Michael Pangilinan

When Ong entered the stage of The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 for his blind auditions, he sang his audition piece "Paano" (original by Gary Valenciano), he did not only astound all the judges, he also left quite an impression to the Filipino viewers.[1]



Life and careerEdit

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 currently a member of the all-male vocal trio BuDaKhel along with Bugoy Drilon and Michael Pangilinan.


Year Show(s) Notes Network
2014 The Voice of the Philippines (season 2) Semi-finalist
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
2020-2021 Sunday Noontime Live! Performer

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


Year Award-giving Body/Critics Award(s)/Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2014 Philippine Popular Music Festival Best Song Torpe (Composer) 3rd Prize
2016 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music Best New Male Recording Artist of the Year Daryl Ong (album) Nominated
R&B Artist of the Year Nominated
R&B Album of the Year Nominated
29th Awit Awards Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist "Mabuti Pa" Won [3]
2017 Wish 107.5 Music Awards Music Artist of the Year N/A Nominated [4]
Best Wish Cover Stay Nominated
Best Wishclusive Performance by a Male Artist Nominated
Wish Original Song of the Year by a Male Artist Hopeless Romantic Nominated
30th Awit Awards Best Ballad Recording Stay Pending
2019 4th Wish 107.5 FM Music Awards Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year Nais Kong Malaman Mo Nominated [5]
Wish R&B Song of the Year Mahal Pa Rin Kita Nominated


  1. ^ "7 Things to Know About Daryl Ong".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 29, 2017. Retrieved August 29, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Sarah G, Ebe Dancel win big at 29th Awit Awards". ABS-CBN News.
  4. ^ "FULL LIST: 2nd Wish 107.5 Music Awards Winners".
  5. ^ "The 4th Wish 107.5 Music Awards: Nominees, New Categories, and More". Wish 107.5. December 12, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2018.