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Nov 26, 2014
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Okay, who is this tambay and what did he do to the sexiest crooner in the universe?

Roland "Bunot" Abante, a Cebuano who seems to have stolen the voice of the Michael Bolton, is now bound for glory after a YouTube video of him absolutely nailing "To Love Somebody" surfaced earlier this week.


Video via boromboy

Pretty swell, isn't it?

Here's the best part: According to Roland's manager, an agent from American network NBC has already invited them to appear on Ellen! If this thing pushes through, maybe our boy should perform two songs, because he can also do a mean rendition of Peter Cetera's "You're The Inspiration."

Video via Josan Imperial

Congratulations in advance, Bunot! Since we're already on the subject of discovering raw Pinoy talent, perhaps Ellen DeGeneres should also take a look at the following videoke standouts...

There's this young lady who, despite being blind, is more than capable of filling in for Mariah Carey if she loses her voice onstage again. Consider yourself lucky, ma'am!

Video via katching heartstealer

There's Alisah Bonaobia, whose version of "Let It Go" is definitely worthy of Idina Menzel's praise. We believe she's currently a part of apl.de.ap.'s team in The Voice of the Philippines season two. We're rooting for you, Alisah!

Video via Bida Sa Kalokohan

There's this Davao City student who can channel Chaka Khan in a press of a Magic Sing button. "Through The Fire" is not for the weak of heart, mind you!

Video via Vid4Fun

There's these Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez impersonators, whose duet of "Hanggang Ngayon" makes us realize just how beautiful this song really is.

Video via Christopher Barbas

Here's another dude who can pull off a Michael Bolton. Or a Bruno Mars. We can't really tell. All the same, he should be on Ellen too!

Video via musiclimax2013

"Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin" is supposed to be sung by divas in sold-out concert venues. But this video proves that our argument is invalid.

Video via daimos

Many Whitney Houston impersonators were called, but few were chosen. We don't have to tell you where she belongs.

Video via Jr Magtago

What do you think, NBC execs? Let's make it happen!