Last November 25, X Factor Australia 2015 grand winner Cyrus Villanueva enchanted hundreds of Davaoeños at SM City Davao Event Center.
Not many are aware that Fil-Aussie Cyrus has family in Davao, his father being from Mindanao. It was apt that the show was dubbed as Home for the Holidays. Last Friday was the artist’s first time to perform in his father’s hometown. The SM Davao leg is the only show he had in the country, outside Metro Manila.
Family, friends and fans alike was awed by Cyrus’ performance. He opened the show with his original song Stone, followed by another original Keep Talking. Cyrus joked that his “lola”, who was at the audience, was his usual back-up dancer and since there was no enough space on the stage, he proceeded to dedicating a moving cover of the song A Wonderful World to her instead. He also sang his moving rendition Hold Back the River.
Much to everyone’s surprise and delight, the charming crooner performed a soulful version of Asin hit Balita. The audience was also treated to his cover of Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud. In keeping with the Christmas atmosphere, he then closed the show with a soulful O Holy Night.
He was joined on stage by pianist Beau Golden and drummer Din Cenen Cabrera. After the show, fans got the chance to have their CDs signed by Cyrus himself and take a photo with the 20 year old singer.
After his successful self-entitled album which features cover tracks, Cyrus has been working on his all-original album. Early this year, he released singles Keep Talking and Hurt Anymore. He is excited to share his new album because the public has not heard much original songs from him. Cyrus writes songs as well.
Cyrus’ mall concert is part of the celebration of 70 years of Philippines-Australia friendship brought to Davao by the Australian Embassy in the Philippines.
Catch more exciting Holiday celebrations at SM City Davao. Like SM City Davao on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram for event and promo updates. SM City Davao has extended its mall hours this season until 10PM. The mall is open until 12MN on December 9-10, 16-17 and on the 23rd.