GMA’s Lyn Ching was interviewing the Australian actor for his musical film The Greatest Showman when she requested Hugh to sing a few lines from Ogie Alcasid’s “Nandito Ako.”
“Okay Hugh, so I just want to start the day with a challenge for you. Because you’re an amazing singer... So I want to challenge you to sing a song in Filipino,” Ching said.
Being the gentleman that he is, Hugh was graceful enough to take on Ching’s challenge. Here’s what happened next:
It also looks like Mr. Alcasid approves of The Wolverine star’s rendition.
Other foreign celebrities who had their own versions of the Filipino favorite include Mexican singer-actress Thalia and US musician David Archuleta. But of course, nothing beats the original.