The 2015 internet dancing sensation John Philip “Balang” Bughaw who got even more popular with his series of guesting-performance in The Ellen DeGeneres Show is now officially part of the GMA Network’s Artist Center.
In February 26, 2016 GMA News Online article and 24 Oras Chikka Minute feature, Entertainment correspondent Lhar Santiago interview ‘Balang’ who arrive last Monday after his third guesting on the popular US talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show uploaded most of their segments on their official Youtube channel which includes all three appearances of Balang that you can watch here:
On January 30, 2016, the seven-year-old Balang posted a video of himself performing a Justin Bieber’s latest hit “Sorry” which was picked up by Elle Magazine via its website.
Elle Magazine tweeted about it. “This seven-year-old dancing to Justin Bieber’s Sorry makes everything okay.”
Justin Bieber who has been a frequent guest on The Ellen show caught wind of Balang’s performance and tweeted his reaction.
Kills it https://t.co/pWsX6PeW8t
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) February 2, 2016
‘Balang’ was asked about Justin Bieber’s appreciation of his performance of ‘Sorry’ which the 7-year-old internet sensation answered by saying, “Thank you Justin Bieber, napasaya ko kayo at saka nag-tweet ka sa page ko. Thank you, I love you.” (“Thank you Justin Bieber, I was able to make you happy and thank you for tweeting about it. Thank you, I love you.”)
In the 24 Oras interview ‘Balang’ also shared that he wants to be an actor (specifically a comedian) and is looking forward to work with Ryzza Mae Dizon.
Balang’s enthusiasm on working with the 2012 Eat Bulaga Little Miss Philippines winner and Kapuso child star extraordinaire will soon happen since he is lined up to guest in a number of Kapuso Network shows; one in particular is a planned guesting on the Sunday night sitcom ‘Vampire Ang Daddy Ko” in which Ryzza Mae Dizon is a mainstay.