WATCH: Christian Bautista sings with Boyzone in group’s farewell concert
How many people can say they’ve sung with their childhood boy band during a concert?
Christian Bautista can now tick this off after performing with Boyzone during its farewell concert on Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Mall of Asia Arena.
He crooned to “No Matter What,” filling in the vocals of late member Stephen Gately, who died in 2009. A clip of his performance with the Irish group was shared on his Instagram.
“What a very talented and kind and generous group they are,” he said in praise.
The balladeer revealed in an Instagram post that he too was part of a boy band in high school, albeit one that sang a cappella. He said many pieces in their repertoire were boy-band songs including those of Boyzone.
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I used to sing in an acapella group back in high school. We had a lot of boy band songs in our rep ,including songs from @boyzoneofficial . I never imagined i would be given an opportunity to actually sing with them onstage. This was a great night. Thank you @rokeating @shanelynchlife @officialkeithduffy @mrmikeygraham @boyzoneofficial @ovationprod , @midaspromotions @carloorosa @fullcolorparty . And thank you to my fiancée @katramnani for these amazing photos and for the support ❤️
“I never imagined I would be given an opportunity to actually sing with them onstage. This was a great night,” he said.
Boyzone consists of Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch. The group celebrates their 25th anniversary this year and will formally disband next year. Their hit songs include “Picture of You,” “Love Me for a Reason” and “Every Day I Love You.”
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