Celebrating 70 Years of Philippine-Australian Friendship
The Australian Embassy, in partnership with SM, is bringing X Factor Australia winner Cyrus Villanueva to SM City Davao for a one-day concert on November 25, 2016.
Cyrus, a Fil-Aussie, has become one of Australia’s most popular rising stars after winning X Factor Australia last year. His self-titled debut album, which contains his hit original singles, “Stone,” and “Keep Talking, was released in December 2015 and was certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).
Watch the official music video of “Stone” below.
Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely remarked, “We are pleased to bring Filipino-Australian pop artist Cyrus for a one-day concert in Davao, as part of our #First70Years celebration.”
The Australian Embassy in the Philippines and the Philippines Embassy in Australia have been hosting a series of events to mark the year-long celebration.
‘Great to perform for the very first time in Davao’
“Davao has a special place in my heart. I have family there and visiting them is my favourite part of coming home,” said Cyrus, whose father hails from Mindanao. “My dad has been my inspiration in pursuing music, and it’s great to perform for the very first time in Davao,” he shared enthusiastically.
The 20-year-old singer grew up listening to his musical influences such as Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole and Stevie Wonder. He also joined his musician father, Jo Vill, on the road and during his performances in weddings and cafes.
“I invite everyone to come to my show and celebrate Philippines-Australia’s #First70Years celebration. I look forward to meeting family and fans in Davao,” Cyrus beamed.
Photo by Jude Ng
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