Not even torrential rains could stop the youth of Barangay San Jose from giving their all as they performed exciting numbers during the Grand Finals of Barangay San Jose Sangguniang Kabataan 1st Magpabida Talent Contest held at Sitio Tanza 2 Covered Court.
Reinzl Mae Bolito sang (and danced) as she delivered her own unique version of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep which included a rap routine to rule the competition.
The contest is a project of the Barangay San Jose SK, led by SK Chairman Monte Tolentino, M.D. The San Jose SK hopes to discover and showcase the performing talent of its youth.
SK Chairman Tolentino said San Jose SK did everything and sacrificed much to make sure that the competition – for the benefit of the youth of San Jose – pushed through no matter what.
“Sana ma-appreciate ninyo ito. Actually, cancel namin ang Christmas Party namin ng Sangguniang Kabataan para sa event na ito. Para lang matuloy itong event natin. Sana ma-appreciate natin ito, lalong lalo yung (hard work) ng aakyat ngayon sa stage. Maraming maraming salamat at good luck sa ating mga contestant,” said Tolentino.
The start of the competition itself was postponed for a few hours because of a heavy downpour.
“Kahit inulan na tayo, tuloy pa rin ang ating programa. So palakpakan tayong lahat. Gusto ko lang magpasalamat sa ating mga judges. Si Sir Patrick. Maam Kristine at si Sir Rodel. Maraming maraming salamat. Kahit malakas ang ulan, nandito pa rin kayo para mag-judge sa amin. At syempre si Sir Melvin (Guiala) ang ating Sitio Chairman (Sitio Tanza 2). Maraming salamat,” said Tolentino.
Bolito won ₱7,000 cash prize and a trophy. Maharlika Dance Troupe was adjudged first runner-up and took home ₱5,000 and a trophy. Vince BBX was second runner-up and winner of ₱3,000 and a trophy. Lil Saints were third runner-up and won ₱2,000 cash prize and a trophy.
Other Grand Finalists each won ₱1,500 cash prize.
Judges were Rodel Girard Formaran, Kristine Ibardolaza and Patrick James Castro. Hosts were the irrepressible Bryan Herrera and the effervescent Myra Samson.
Barangay San Jose Sangguniang Kabataan Council officers supported the event. The officers include contest Committee Chairman SK Kagawad Loriel Salazar, SK Kagawad Maria Rosa Dado, SK Kagawad Mikko Suarez, SK Kagawad Kate Ancheta, SK Kagawad Joy Algaba, SK Kagawad Angelyn Piñote, SK Kagawad Paolene Salvador, SK Secretary Jackzon Remondavia, SK Treasurer Joann Dela Cruz and SK Adviser Rey Rivera.