Sheryn Mae Poncardas Regis better known as simply Sheryn Regis (The Crystal Voice of Asia), is a Filipina pop singer-songwriter, host, entrepreneur and actress. She rose to fame in popular singing competition Star in a Million in 2003 where she was a consistent top scorer but eventually ended up as runner-up to Erik Santos in January 2003.
She was as well known for singing theme songs from ABS-CBN's Marina, Krystala, Kampanerang Kuba, Gulong ng Palad, Maria Flordeluna, Prinsesa ng Banyera and many more. She released has studio albums and collabaoration albums where are many are certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum.
She was a member of ABS-CBN homegrown talent, Star Magic, and now resides in the United States continuing her singing career by doing concerts and stage acting. She popularized in the Philippines the number one hit Come in out of the Rain.
Regis was born and raised in Carcar City, Cebu, to Bernardo and Daisy Regis. She is the eldest of three children, with brothers Elton and Joseph. Regis' mother guided her in singing, and at the age of two, she was able to hum and sing simple tunes. Her first and favorite contest piece was Kuh Ledesma's Dito Ba?, which she learned at age 5. At seven, Regis started joining amateur singing contests. Her winnings were used to buy tapes of Shirley Bassey's hits for her next contest piece. And at the age of eight, Regis won her first grand prize by singing Tillie Moreno's Saan Ako Nagkamali.
Aside from singing, Regis offered voice lessons to children while in high school. During her college years, she was able to finish her B.S. Secondary Education, with a major in English at Cebu Normal University. It was during these years, too, that she was exposed to theater acting and chorale singing. It gave her a chance to travel abroad, and to perform for Filipino communities in Canada and in the USA. Both Leo Martinez and Gina Alajar served as workshop mentors. In 1999, she was awarded "Best Interpreter" at the Cebu Metro Pop Music Festival (a songwriting festival), when she sang Among Gabayan written by Fr. Jed Ponce Billones. Their entry was also hailed as the Grand Prize winner
Regis worked as a lounge singer at the Cebu Plaza Hotel where she met Earl Echiverri (cousin of Caloocan City mayor Enrico Echiverri). In 2002, they exchanged vows and had a daughter the following year.
Sheryn first appeared in a longest running noontime show Eat Bulaga though its segment, Birit Baby in 2002 where she became a grand finalist before she joined on the singing competition in ABS-CBN.
In 2003, Sheryn Regis entered ABS-CBN's Star in a Million. She was the consistent top finalist from first episode and was dubbed the Power Belter. However, she ended up as the first runner-up but won as texter's choice awardee during the Grand Champion Night last January 3, 2004 where she sang "Come in out of the rain" as her singing piece which became her first single in her debut album. It was her most success single of her career and many considered it as her signature song. After this, Regis went back to Cebu, and was later offered a recording contract by ABS-CBN and another recording company. She accepted ABS-CBN's offer.
"Come in out of the rain"
"Let's Get Loud"
"Run To You"
"It's Christmas (All Over The World)"
"Go the Distance"
"I Have Nothing"
"On The Wings Of Love"
"Bituing Walang Ningning"
"Through the Fire"
After Star in a Million:
In 2004, Sheryn was chosen by Mr. Vehnee Saturno to represent Philippines in Voice of Asia at Kazahkstan where she was an online favorite and winning 2 Prize Silver Trophy at end of the competition. She sang "Isang Lahi", "Sana'y 'Di Pangarap", "Now More Than Ever" and her piece "Follow your Dreams."
After her success in the said competition and appeared in different shows on ABS-CBN. She was cast in noontime show MTB, Most Requested Show, and many others. After all the success, she was tagged as Shinning Star
She had her first concert, "Higher Note," at the Music Museum, followed by several concerts here and abroad.
She has also performed together with fellow singers Sarah Geronimo, Erik Santos, Rachelle Ann Go, Frenchie Dy, Jerome Sala, Mark Bautista, and Christian Bautista, and has garnered fame in The Philippines, and internationally, as part of the group dubbed "The Champions."
She and her husband Earl Echiverri migrated to the United States with their child in 2010 and settled in Houston, Texas.
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