The Voice Philippines finals was a much talked about and anticipated Philippine TV event. And why not? Fan faves Mitoy Yonting, Janice Javier, Myk Perez, and Klarisse de Guzman got to share the stage with international music star Shane Filan, formerly of Westlife.
Westlife was an Irish boy band discovered by no other than Simon Cowell. Their success was so massive, they made it to the Guinness World Records as the UK’s top-selling album group of the 21st century — and we’re not even done yet!
Missed the medley on TV? Watch the vid and catch the trail of Shane Filan’s fast-rising shot to solo stardom. Of course, our own stars Mitoy, Janice, Myk, and Klarisse aren’t so bad either.
Aside from Shane’s TV guestings in the Voice Philippines and other shows, he did a series of mall shows last Sept. 28 and 29 as part of his Philippine tour for the promotion of EP Everything To Me. For those who don’t remember, which I doubt you did, Shane was the former lead vocals of the infamous boy band West Life. The group made quite a buzz and string some good old history in the music scene.
And why not?
They only sold more than 50 million records and landed on the Top 1 spot in the UK hit chart for 14 times. Whoa! That’s a feat…but the group bid farewell to their screaming fans in 2012. Fortunately, Shane was still very much in the game and very much visible in the music scene. He wrote and released Everything To Me and was expected to release his full album anytime this year.