MANILA -- It was only last month when SB19, an all-Pinoy, K-pop inspired boy group whose members trained in South Korea, had their first press conference and told everyone about their ambitions of international fame and showcasing Filipino talent around the world.
And it appears people are starting to take notice, or at least their kababayans.
A post on Twitter last Monday reposting a part of the group's dance practice for their only single so far, "Go Up," has gone viral, garnering more than 700,000 views on the social media site.
Most of the comments are positive, with many noting how clean their dance moves were and their polished sound.
The group is comprised of members Sejun, Stell, Josh, Ken, and Justin -- all of whom were said to have trained in South Korea before being officially introduced in 2018. They are being managed by the local branch of Korean entertainment company ShowBT.
They released the music video for "Go Up" in July and it has gotten more than 140,000 views.
According the group's leader Sejun, they were the ones who came up with the lyrics of the song, which is mostly sung in Tagalog.
"Ang mga Pilipino sobrang talented po niyan sa lahat ng larangan," added Sejun. "Magaling kumanta, magaling sumayaw, umakting. ‘Yun po ‘yung maipapakita namin sa ibang bansa."
"Iyung ginagawa po namin ngayon, ito po ‘yung first time na makikita namin at papausuhin namin sing and dance -- dancing heartily and singing heartily at the same time."
"Kumbaga, maipapakita namin ‘yung talento ng Pilipino na all-around talaga tayo," he explained.