Arisxandra Libantino is an English prodigy singer from Filipino descent, she was born in 2001, so at the time of writing this post, Arisxandra is 13 to 14 years old.
Arisxandra rose to the spotlight in her audition to Briton’s Got Talent in February 2013 (which aired on 13 April), she performed ‘One Night Only’ and received a standing ovation from the judges and she stunned the crowd with her voice and talent.
In the semi-final of Briton’s Got talent, on 27 May, Arisxandra performed ‘I Have Nothing’ and was sent through to the final with the support of the public votes.
Arisxandra Libantino performed ‘The Voice Within’ in the final on 8 June. She finished in eighth place with 2.9% of the vote.
Arisxandra’s story is a small piece of the bigger picture. Arisxandra’s parents moved from Philippines to the United Kingdom with hopes of a better future for their children. Arisxandra’s dad works as a cleaner and her mom works as a caregiver. A successful singing career for Arisxandra would certainly make life much easier for them.
The other side of the story is that of Arisxandra’s fans. The whole world loves her, Filipinos are proud of her and happy to see their “Kabayan” shine brightly. Everyone is asking? Why isn’t Arisxandra more popular than she is now? Why hasn’t she been invited to American Idol? Her most recent professional appearance was on the Romanian TV Show “Next Star”. Here is her final performance.
The question remains… what is next?
Arisxandra, if you or any of your family members are reading this, maybe it is time for you to take matters into your own hands. The times have changed, Youtube is now your own TV channel and the whole world is your audience. Do what Jasmine Thompson has done… do your own channel, make your own videos and let the world see your true talent and beauty.