The showcase of talents is definitely one of the most- awaited segments of most beauty pageants.
Aside from its entertainment value, it is also a veritable treasure trove for many talent agents/ scouts who are in the lookout for raw potentials in the performing arts.
Not many might have been blessed with the grace & fluidity of Terpsichore or trained under the tutelage of Thespis but the deafening applause, the admiration from adoring fans and the chance to share with the audience one's art are all worth the endless rehearsals and the pressure to deliver.
|Bohol Tropics Resort is the Talent show venue|
As judge and pageant coach, I notice that most candidates usually showcase everything in the very limited time that they have to present their talents.
Good if the candidate is actually versatile but my advice for the girls would be to showcase ONLY what she really excels in.
|Guests await the start of the show|
Judges for the Talent Competition are selected mostly for their backgound and experiences in the performing arts and some are also invited as judges for their exposure to the world of refinement & culture
TALENT NIGHT PANEL OF JUDGES:
1. Jean Joan Ibba, she was Miss Tagbilaran in the 2003 Miss Bohol International Quest where she was a runner up as well as voted as Miss Talent for the eloquent & elegant delivery of a monologue which she herself penned
2. Irena Heberer, German socialite who is a fixture in the society as well as the culture & arts scene in Bohol
3. Eva Santos, famous Boholana diva who represented the Philippines in the 1992 Midnight Sun International Song Festival where she won 3rd place after singing her own composition
4. Irving Spivey, the Chief of Respiratory Therapy at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. As a former colleague and friend of Betty Garcia, Chairperson of TBTK, he was invited as TBTK 2006 guest
5. Cebu City Councilor & Jaycee luminary Hon. Augustus Joy Young,
|L-R: Jean Joan Ibba, Irena Heberer & Hon. Joy Young|
|Ms. Eva Santos & Mr. Irving Spivey|
The judges were to evaluate each candidate's performance and give her a score ranging from 1 to 20 with 20 as the perfect score.
They were to grade each girl based on quality of performance, mastery & virtuosity, stage presence, star quality & entertainment value
Candidates and coaches have to be reminded that the talent segment is judged mainly and most of the times, solely on the basis of the girl's performance.
Having the most expensive costumes & accessories and being provided with the most impressive props would just be an exercise in futility.
The judges are focused on the sterling aspect of the performance, how the girl connects with the audience and of course, the star quality.
Does she catch & hold the attention of judges & audiences alike?
If you can outsing Leah Salonga, then showcase your vocal stylings with a solo not an entire repertoire.
The judges and the audience don't have to eat the whole cake to know it's delicious, right?
TALENT NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS
The show started with the Pesentation & Introduction of Candidates
|Loida Lagonoy shows why she was a Dimiao Children's Rondalla member|
|Erica Galeon presents a scintillating belly dance|
|Catherine Biliran lipsyncs her way to the audiences' hearts with a Miss Saigon piece|
|Oohs and aahs from Cristine de la Cruz who smolders onstage|
|Richelle Angalot acts and models at the same time|
|Judith Galang shows them what hip hop is all about|
|Jordan Nicole Sumodobila starts with a little acting|
|Jordan with her showstopping Broadway number|
|Cathy sizzles and draws whistles with her Latin dance number|
|Cathy does her splits and turns with elan & flair|
|Judith Chatto impresses with her modern jazz & interpretative dance|
|Kathy Lynn gyrates with her belly dance|
|Kathy Lynn dazzles with her hip swinging|
|Gladys Sumaylo adds a patriotic flavor to her interpretative dance|
|Gayle Marielle Ramirez shares her music with a song & piano accompaniment|
|Ivn Ryzl Sarno was a revelation in her talent showcase|
|The candidates huddle after their presentations|
|Reigning queen Maya Galvan is acknowledged|
|Guest performer & judge Eva Santos shows everyone what world- class talent is all about|
|The girls whoop it up as they dance to the music of Eva Santos|
|Loida Lagonoy is named one of the Top Three in the Talent Show|
|The Top Three are Jordan Nicole, Cathy & Loida|
|The candidates with the Chocolate Hills Lady Jaycees, pageant organizers|
|Eva Santos is flanked by Betty Veloso- Garcia and other TBTK guests|
At far right is Madame Pureza Veloso- Chatto, the Pageant Chair
Event host is Ms. Baby Gulle- Bantol
Photo Credits: Mr. Irving Spivey