TALENT SHOWCASE 2012

CHAIRPERSONS:
Zucette Lumabas & Dulia Candelaria
Host: Belle Limoge



It was a wonderful and exciting show last June 9, 2012 from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm! Variety of talents was showcased! Our hats off to these great performers.

EMCEE


BELLE LIMOGE

Music and performing arts will always be her passion and part of her life. Belle was born and raised in the Philippines. At a tender age of 8, she used to sing, dance and act on TV (Channel 7's Eskuwelahang Munti). She was always a part of school's program, music competition and church choir. When she became a Rotary Exchange Scholar in New York, she was given the Orion Music Award for her involvement in school's choir, band and inter-regional choir competition. In college, she was all over the Philippines as one of the regular performers of the University of the Philippines' (U.P.) Mobile Theatre under the directorship of Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero, hailed as National Artist for Theatre. In 1997, as one of ambassadors to Sweden under the Rotary International's Group Study Exchange program, she performed some Philippine cultural folkdances . Now, she is part of FIL-AM's cultural dance group as co-chair and co-choreographer. She loves to dance to stay vibrant and healthy, a zumba enthusiast for which she obtained her certification.


TALENTED FIL-AM's





JUNIOR AGUIRRE
- My name is JR also known as Auditory Stimuli. I've lived a majority of my life in Oceanside. I'm Filipino-Mexican but sorry, I don't speak either language; although, I wish I did. My kids and wife are my world, they make me who I am. I enjoy expressing myself through my music and I hope to inspire others to do the same. Heart and creativity create stimuli for your ears.

Performance: rap Elektrol-Lake

 



Maison Marie Hollander is an insightful and spirited eight-year old who is strong in her faith, passionate about dance, loves horses and can't say no to chocolate. She is the daughter of Matt and Josie Hollander, and she shares her Filipino heritage with her mother. She also has two younger brothers, Jaxon and Maxwell. Maison currently attends second grade at St. Patrick’s in Carlsbad, where she is at the top of her class and participates in the Reading Club and Brownie Scouts. She started dancing at Oceanside Dance Academy when she was four years old. She studies tap, ballet, lyrical and jazz, with tap being her strongest style of dance. Her dedication and passion for this art have earned her top awards and scholarships at dance competitions and conventions over the past two years at both regional and national levels. She currently holds the title of San Diego’s Miss Petite Spotlight. When she grows up, Maison would love to teach tap and work with horses. .


Rylie Lynn Franklin is 8 years old and lives in Oceanside with her parents, Kellie and Pat, and her younger brother Cash. She attends the third grade at Nichols Elementary and has been on the Honor Roll for the past 2 years. She has also booked a national commercial along with various model/print work. When she was three years old, she took her first dance class at Oceanside Dance Academy, and joined their competition team at age four. She studies lyrical, ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop and enjoys bringing her talents to award-winning numbers at regional and national competitions. Rylie lives for dance, loves all things dance and yearns to be a dance teacher when she grows up. She has a zest for life that is fierce and she has more energy in her pinky finger than most people have in their entire lifetime.

Performance: tap duo dance “Wicked Little Girls” choreographed by Jennifer Dutant


JAMES LAZAGA - was born in Oakland, CA back in 1992. He currently resides in Oceanside, CA where he attends Mira Costa College, majoring in Kinesiology. James began dancing during his Junior year in high school after experiencing a concussion playing for the football team. During high school, James formed both a dance team and a dance club that are still active at the school he attended. James specializes in many styles of dance such as: Tutting, Choreo, Popping, and Krumping. Today, James teaches choreography at El Camino High as a guest choreographer and engages himself in dance classes at Mira Costa College. James soon hopes in the near future to become well known and appreciated for his dancing and accomplishments.

Performance: Hip-hop dance “Million Dollar Bill”; “Smooth Operator”; Hoody Hop-Jkwon

 

 


MIKAYLA NANG - Dacey "Mikayla" Nang is currently a third grade student and is consistently on the honor roll at St. Joseph's Academy in San Marcos. "Mikayla", as she is called by many, was born in Oceanside and lives in Carlsbad, CA with her family. Her father, Ron, is an air-traffic controller supervisor and her mother, Marie, owns and operates a Kumon Math and Reading Center in Carlsbad and Encinitas. Mikaylahas an older sister"Monique" and a younger brother"Mateo". Mikayla loves to dance and sing. She is taking voice lessons under Debbie Nicastro. She also plays the flute in her school band. Mikayla's favorite subject is math and reading.

Performance: “Hindi Kita Malilimutan”by Manoling Francisco





JACKIE ORTEGA
- Jacqueline Forbes Ortega, 43 years young - is amother of four beautiful girls.She is the wife of Mr. Jacir 'Roy' Ortega, a proud owner of Manhattan's Giant Pizza that's been in Mission Ave, Oceanside for over 28 years. Jacqueline is our very own Mrs. Fil-Am 2008. She loves going to karaoke and enjoys watching live bands. She also takes some time to make people smile when she know's they need it the most. Jacqueline will be singing 'Guhit ng Palad' originally sung by artist: Vernie Gonzales...


Performance: “Guhit ng Palad” by Vernie Gonzales

 






My name is Stephanie Paz. I’m 14 years old and I was born on the island of Guam. I’m a freshman at El Camino High School in Oceanside. Some of my favorite hobbies are drawing, singing, playing sports, writing, baking, dancing, and photography. I’m currently involved in Hip Hop Club, Chamber Choir, and Volleyball at El Camino High School, and Youth choir and Trinity choir at San Luis Rey Parish. I’m looking to be a veterinarian in the future. And most importantly, I love food.

Performance: “Bridge of Light” by Pink

 

 





Jayla Pantig is 8 years old. She was born on March 12, 2004 from proud parents : Arjay Pantig/Rochella Mapanao.

She is a 2nd Grade student of Poinsettia Elementary School. She is taking voice lessons under Debbie Nicastro. Jayla loves to sing and she likes Katy Perry, Beyonce, Big Time Rush and a lot more.

Performance: “Climb” by Miley Cyrus











Hi! My name is Katherine Sinsuan! I grew up in the Philippines and came to U.S on my college years here in Oceanside. I love to play my guitar, chill out at church with the music ministry and read the bible. Music is my passion ever since I was a kid. I started singing when I was 4 and playing my guitar during my high school years. My inspiration through my talent would be God, my Sister and my Parents. All I wanted in life is to share my music bringing joy and happines to everyone.

Performance: "This Song”composed by Katherine Sinsuan (own composition) with guitar accompaniment








Born in 1993, Karrl Vitor is a Filipino who is also a self-taught guitarist. He started learning how to play the guitar and sing at the age of 16. He just graduated from Chaparral High School, where he took part in Chamber Choir, and is now currently enrolled in California State University San Marcos majoring in Kinesiology. Aside from music, he enjoys drawing, writing, running, and giraffes. He has enjoyed listening and gotten inspiration from Mumford and Sons, Cueshe, Secondhand Serenade, and many other bands.

Performance: sing with guitar accompaniment - “Halik” by Kamikazee





 






My name is Janelle Murphy. I am 14 years old and just graduated the 8th Grade at Chavez Middle School. I am the only freshman who made the Oceanside Varsity Dance Team in 2 years. I excel in math allowing me to join a 10th/11th grade Algebra ll Honors class. Several years ago my father, a PhD. graduate, passed away. His example helped me emphasize the monumental importance of education in shaping my future, and motivates me to be the hard worker I am today. My main ambition is to graduate with honors from my ideal college, UC Berkley, with a law degree.
During weekends, I volunteer at the local library or at Oceanside Dance Academy. What I particularly like about my volunteer work is helping the children; I really connect with younger kids. Dance is my passion. I have been competing for Oceanside Dance Academy for 7 years in regional and national competitions, but I started dancing when I was 5. I take ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, contemporary and Pointe lessons. I have recently been awarded a "Judges Award" in Best Strength for the Starbound Competition and a Double Platinum Award in the Star Quest Competition for my solo. Competing around California is exciting and presents me with an opportunity to build confidence, self esteem and meet interesting people.

Performance: dance “Hang with Me”lyrical solo choreographed by Angelica Wilson


MEETING WITH PERFORMERS


Prior to performance date, the talented participants are called to a meeting for audition and briefing. At the farthest right is hardworking Chair Zucette Lumabas joined by (R-L) performers JAYLA PANTIG, J.R. AGUIRRE, MIKAYLA NG, emcee Belle Limoge and equally dedicated co-chair Dulia Candelaria.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

Special thanks goes to :
Debbie Nicastro, voice teacher with studio in Oceanside, Encinitas and Vista;
Jelli of Oceanside Dance Academy


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