by Cheryl Piccio, ABS-CBN News
HOUSTON, TX — In March, The Dunham Theater stage at Houston Baptist University proved to be the perfect fit for two Filipino star performers.
Sheryn Regis, widely known as the Crystal Voice of Asia, and YouTube sensation Mikey Bustos, teamed up for the first time in Houston — putting on a show dubbed “A night filled with music, fun and laughter.”
Sheryn is a Filipino multi-platinum awarded singer-songwriter, who rose to fame in the popular singing competition, Star in a Million.
Regis is also well known for singing theme songs from ABS-CBN’s Marina, Krystala, Gulong ng Palad, Maria Flordeluna, and many more.
“Its my first time to perform for my kababayans here,” said Regis. “And first time to perform with Mikey Bustos. People were so energetic and enthusiastic and the reception was….oh my gosh, Houston, I love you so much!”
YouTuber Mikey Bustos rose to popularity in Toronto, where he placed in the top eight in season one of Canadian Idol.
Also known as the “Ambassador of Filipinos on the Internet,” he is best recognized for his witty Filipino-themed and musical videos on YouTube, and is an avid songwriter and solo artist.
“He is very talented. And his voice is amazing. Sheryn’s voice is so angelic and it’s awesome,” said one fan. “I was so happy that I was able to actually witness real talent in person.
Sheryn began the night with powerful renditions of medleys featuring music by Beyonce, Ariana Grande, and Whitney Houston.
The amazing power of her voice shined through, as she performed her best-known ABS-CBN teleserye theme songs: Kailan Kaya and Hindi Ko Kaya.
Mikey sang his popular online song, Balikbayan Box, where he sat on a balikbayan box as he was pushed side to side across the stage, while throwing “pasalubong” brought from the Philippines.
After the concert, fans remained waiting in line in the venue lobby for a meet and greet with the stars.
“I came from out of town to see it and I was so excited,” another fan said.
“Thanks Mikey for coming all the way from the Philippines, we can’t wait for you to come back.”
“Houston, thank you so much for being so welcoming to [me] and our entire team,” Bustos thanked his fans. “Thanks for coming to the show, and I hope to be back. You have really given us some fantastic memories. YIEEHAWW!”