Very talented and renowned Filipino-American artists give a performance to remember during the Pinoy's Got Talent segment of the 14th Annual Filipino Cultural Celebration. It is a delightful mix of singers, cello and guitar players, hip hop and break dancers!

Chairman- Zucette Lumabas
Co-chair- Perla Takehana

Emcee & Performer- Debbie Nicastro

Debbie has been a private voice teacher for over 15 years and specializes in Musical
Theatre and Rock/R & B. She studied under the tuteledge of Ron Anderson, vocal coach to the stars, who has coached such amazing artists as Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Kylie Minogue, Janet Jackson, Red Hot Chile Peppers, with the “speech-level singing” technique. She is currently studying the Alexander Technique and hopes to be accredited within the next year. ebbie has over 30 years of professional experience as a actor/singer and has toured and appeared on many stages in San Diego and Los Angeles. Debbie has many regional credits in musical theatre such as Sweeney Todd, Evita, How to Succeed in Business, Hello Dolly, The King and I, and Annie, and has been the musical director for such shows as Hairspray, Rent, The Wiz, Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast and Charlottes Web. She has been a choral director and cantor for her church Mission San Luis Rey. ebbie has 2 very accomplished children who both play instruments, sing and are accredited from UCLA and Reed College in Portland Oregon. Catch Debbie this summer at Moonlight Amphitheater in music Man!!


Famous Philippine movie and TV actor GABBY CONCEPCION, the heartthrob of Philippine show business, and well-known Fil-Am dermatologist DR. TESS MAURICIO wowed the audience with their surprise appearance and song performances.



Alessja Morales is a 20 year old junior attending San Diego State University. She is currently majoring in Criminal Justice. She has performed for many different occasions all over the southern California area including concerts for famous Filipino artists as well as cultural organizations. She recently won the Global Pinoy Singing Idol USA competition, where she flew to the Philippines as a representative for the Global Pinoy World Caravan where she won 1st runner up. She loves to perform and sing to share her love for music. She hopes to one day make her mark as a performer and inspire others to follow their dreams.




Amy Monson

Amy Monzon is a pop singer and award-winning dancer from Southern California. As a child, Amy often sang Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” over and over as she danced for a backyard full of imaginary fans. Although dance was the first passion she received training for, making music a career has always been a lifelong dream of Amy’s. Her passion for singing was fueled while performing as a member of the show choir at her high school and serving as the choir’s Dance Captain and the Student Assistant to the Director. The choir competed against many other schools in California as well as nationally. It was at those competitions where Amy was chosen over hundreds of other female students to receive the “Best Female Performer” award.

After graduating high school with high honors, Amy attended San Diego State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication. In her freshman year of college, Amy was asked to join a girl group. Although the group provided Amy with new learning experiences, she eventually decided to part ways with the group to focus on finishing her studies. Still passionate about pursuing her music career, Amy began posting cover songs on her YouTube page just a year ago, which has collected thousands of views and continues to grow. Amy is humbled by the opportunities she has had to perform at legendary venues such as House of Blues, Whiskey a Go-Go, and Gibson Amphitheater as well as local events in her hometown of San Diego, California. Amy works tirelessly toward her goal of entertaining audiences all over the world. In January of 2015, Amy released her debut single, “Love Song” with an accompanying music video and received an amazing response!

Singing has given Amy’s life incredible purpose; she is thrilled to step on the stage and share her passion with others. Amy loves creating an escape for her audience and giving her fans a way to experience a reality all their own. She also works as a voice coach to kids of all ages and enjoys her day job very much.

With her sights set on becoming the best possible pop artist she can be, Amy cannot be more excited to share with her family, friends, and fans what she has been working on.

The song is called "Love Song" by Amy Monson.


Heidi Mae Card is 21 years old, attends UC San Diego for aerospace engineering, and has a part time job tutoring children in mathematics and physics. She has played the cello for over 10 years and played for the Oceanside high school orchestra, where she held first chair her senior year. With the community, she received the Fil-Am scholarship for college and participated in the June fashion show in 2011. Most recently, she earned the title of Miss Fil-Am, and holds the title with honor.



Josiah Rodriguez

Josiah John Rodriguez is an excited, bright young five year old who attends St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Oceanside school. He enjoys playing soccer and Tee-ball every Saturday for the YMCA. Every Wednesday for the past year, Josiah has been attending Hip-Hop class at Dance Unlimited where he has found a passion for dancing. Josiah’s Hip Hop class has started preparing for their recital this July. He enjoys the stage and looks forward to being in his second Hip Hop recital"


Ryan & Derrick Yap

PGT Ryan Derrick
Ryan Yap, 13 years old
Grade7 @ Sullivan Middle School;
Green-Brown belt @ Key Martial Arts;

Derrick Yap, 10 years old
Grade 4 @ Bonsall West Elementary;
Green-Brown belt @ Key Martial Arts.




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?We here at Key Martial Arts are dedicated 100% on helping our students develop skills like agility, focus, confidence, teamwork, discipline, leadership, and much more.

We understand that everyone have different goals and interest in their training, so our unbeatable programs allow you/your child to develop a high level of skill and over all strengthen your/their Mind, Body, and Spirt.

We’re honored to offer our main style of Shaolin Kenpo/Kempo, but we also pull form many different styles. So you have the best rounded systems.
With this specialized system, our students learn the best self-defense tools to date, plus with the high energy classes you/your child will improve their flexibility, endurance, and build strength.

Karrl Vitor

Karrl Vitor is a singer and guitarist for "The Strangers", an acoustic band that plays around Oceanside. He has been playing guitar and performing for 4 years, and continues to try and improve, learning from his band mates, who came from different musical backgrounds. His musical style is inspired by bluegrass, jazz, and southern rock. He finds joy in playing music and hopes to encourage and teach others who are interested in doing the same. Currently he is going to school for Kinesiology, studying for Physical Therapy. Karrl has performed before for the Talent Showcase and is looking forward to returning and playing once again.

Katherine Sinsuan

Katherine Sinsuan is a singer who enjoys singing ballads. She's been singing since she was 4 and she loves playing guitar and the drums. She is currently going to school studying for nursing. She has a big heart and gives 100% in everything she does for her family and for God. Along with music, Katherine also loves watching anime and playing video games. She has performed in the cultural dance and talent showcase in the festival before and is excited to perform again.


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