2015 PINOY'S GOT TALENT
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!
Co-chair- Perla Takehana
Emcee & Performer- Debbie Nicastro
has been a private voice teacher for over 15 years and specializes
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!!
GUEST APPEARANCE AND PERFORMANCE
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.
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
Monzon is a pop singer and award-winning dancer from Southern
California. As a child, Amy often sang Celine Dions
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 Amys. Her
passion for singing was fueled while performing as a member
of the show choir at her high school and serving as the choirs
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.
graduating high school with high honors, Amy attended San
Diego State University and earned a bachelors 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!
has given Amys 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
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.
song is called "Love Song" by Amy Monson.
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.
John Rodriguez is an excited, bright young five year old who
attends St. Marys 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. Josiahs 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"
& Derrick Yap
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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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.
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.