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Wil Dasovich, Alex Wassabi, Filharmonic: Fil-Am YouTubers make it as Shorty Awards finalists

/ 04:23 PM March 21, 2018

The annual Shorty Awards, which recognizes the best in social media, has released the names of the finalists for its 10th year.

Filipino-American YouTubers are among the influencers who made it as finalists under Team Internet after online votes for nominees ended on Feb. 22.

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Wil Dasovich and Alex Wassabi are both in the running for Vlogger of the Year.

Wil Dasovich

Image: Instagram/@wil_dasovich

Image: Instagram/@alexwassabi

Dasovich, 26, gained a following for his travel vlogs. In 2017, he bravely documented his journey with stage 3 cancer and hit over a million subscribers before the year ended.

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Alex Wassabi (real name: Alex Burris) is behind Wassabi Productions, which has over 10 million subscribers.

Burris, 27, shows the joy in everyday life with his light-hearted humor and positivity, whether he’s featuring his family and girlfriend or taking on online challenges.

A 2017 video of him surprising his family with a new house earned over 4 million views:

A cappella singers The Filharmonic is a finalist for YouTube Musician. The talented group consists of five Fil-Ams based in LA: Jules Cruz (vocal bass), Joe Caigoy (tenor), Trace Gaynor (tenor), Niko del Rey (beat boxer) and VJ Rosales (tenor).

From left, clockwise: Caigoy, Cruz, del Rey, Rosales and Gaynor  (Image: Instagram/@thefilharmonic)

After making it to the semifinals of the singing competition “The Sing-Off”, the singers have kept a capella cool with a cameo in “Pitch Perfect 2” and join James Corden and Hollywood celebrities in “The Late Late Show.”

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The awards show will be held on April 15 in New York. Congratulations to all the finalists!  /ra

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