Friday, June 14, 2013

Krizia Marie Dancel Gango: Music Is Her Passion


Our paths crossed when she competed in the talked- about “Teen Idol Quest Batch 2”, a grueling three- month talent search organized by MizKen Andan of Runway Icons. 


Talented and versatile Lailette Geulen, Manila- based Boholana TV & movie actress/ singer who , 2oo5 Miss Philippines Earth- Air Region 7 Loida Lagonoy and I were the three permanent jurors for the entire duration of the contest. 

We were tasked not only with selecting the winners but also to mentor and guide the contestants as they battled it out week after week in the different performing & creative arts challenges.

Anyway, to make the long and and winding introductory part of this feature shorter and therefore, more interesting, we' ll skip the details and we'll go straight to the contest outcome.

Krizia won the talent search that culminated in an exciting finale that featured the Final Four


It was right after the said competition that I got to know and befriend her mom, the feisty Mary Ruth “Boots” Dancel Gango. It turned out that we had mutual friends and similar interests and it was to be the start of an enduring friendship with the Gango family

who would have realized that this was no passing fancy?
unmistakable poise and grace even at a young age
The baby is now a lady

When Krizia turned 18 years old, I was more than delighted to have been given by Boots and her hubby Gerry, an international ship captain, the task of organizing and conceptualizing the debutante’s coming out party. 

At the time of her debut, she was already a freshman majoring in Voice at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Santo Tomas. 

Singing "The Way You Look Tonight" for  her Daddy Gerry
Guess who was the proudest mom that night
Since she was a budding warbler and chanteuse, her mom and I decided to have a celebration that would showcase and highlight her mellifluous voice and musical virtuosity from the Opening Cotillion to the presentations. 

Pure magic as Clyde Ebojo & Krizia sing "All I Ask Of You" from Phantom of the Opera
SISTER ACT. Talent times two with Krizia & only sister Kimberly 
Showing off her musical virtuosity with the violin
The event memento was a CD recording of song choices that reflected her eclectic tastes in music.

The event, which was styled by Blue Grass Project of Boy Dumadag & Michael Yu, was conceptualized by the bubbly and creative mother of the debutante, Boots Dancel- Gango and good friend Raul Gatal.

Tasked with dressing up the debutante, her mom and sister was affable EJ Relampagos
Everyone was in rapt attention with the musical highlights


Among the highlights of the evening included the modern cotillion featuring the debutante’s very close friends and kin, the touching father- daughter serenade and dance, the enchanting interpretative dance number from Aya Montero, of the famous Alona Tropical Resort, and Jaylord Calipusan, son of Loboc Mayor Leon Calipusan, and a serenade by an ABS CBN talent courtesy of Rotarian and now Panglao Mayor Nila Montero


At a quick glance, one would easily dismiss Krizia as somebody who is snooty and supercilious in her ways. 

On the contrary, she is a very simple girl who is very easy to please, very kikay and has this ability to put people at ease


Right now, she is putting her studies on hold as she is determined to make a name as a performing artist. 

One of her long- term plans include setting up a music studio where she can help mold young talents and give them the same opportunities that had been given to her

Music runs in Krizia's mother side, the Dancel family. In fact, according to Reigh Prudente Monreal, 

"Krizia's Lolo is one of Loon's leading lights in music. He was a very good dancer and choreographer, too. as well as a concert pianist.
Boots' (mother of Krizia) uncle Alan was also a concert pianist who toured the world with The Reycards, Carmen PateƱa and Pilita Corrales, to name a few, as their official accompanist."

 with her BFF Paulaine Magallanes and your blogger

Debut AVP

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