Promising start

Published June 21, 2018, 11:02 AM

by Hannah Torregoza 

Out of a hundred kids who auditioned for the 15th edition of Ever Kiddie Stars (EKS), only two emerged as champions namely Sean Kevin Inocencio and Camille Ronquillo.

Sean Kevin Inocencio and Camille Ronquillo (
Sean Kevin Inocencio and Camille Ronquillo

The 1st runner-ups were Angelo Rhein Chanyongco and Sofia Jayzel Cabatay. The second place winners were Kyle Ian Baterna, and Brianna Zathalia Martin.

They were part of a group of seven boys and seven girls who made it to the grand finals. Each one of them gleefully joined in the various segments of the search, such as the Hollywood Icon Costume and Talent Portion. A wide variety of talents, such as singing, dancing, acting, gymnastics, beatboxing, and even reciting names of various countries were witnessed by the judges and the audience. The final part of the competition, the Q&A portion, brought out the best in each of the finalists.

The panel of judges was headed by Chie Arao-Santos, Corporate Marketing Manager of Ever Malls. The members were representatives from the event sponsors, celebrities Arthur Solinap and Dianne Medina, and EKS 2004 grand winner Ryza Maureen Rosillon.

This year’s winners received R350,000 worth of prizes and a trip to Hong Kong. As grand winners, they will be given talent training and skills development to further hone their personalities – paving the way for a brighter career whether it will be in the entertainment industry or other fields.

The competition has produced diverse talents who have excelled in the entertainment and showbiz industry. Some of them had their big breaks in TV commercials, movies, teleseryes, including Xyriel Manabat, Joshua Cadelina, Nicole Jeremiah Dulalia, Timothy Lambert Chan, and Ma. Jacie Gwyne Odiver.