Bigger and better than last year, Nikkei Matsuri’s talent show is back! 20 participants have been chosen to compete in the semi-finals. Make sure to cheer them on as they compete to win the Grand Prize of $500 (1st place) and $200 (2nd place).
Semi-finals: Saturday August 30, 5:00 PM Finals: Sunday August 31, 6:30 PM
Double Ropes Caravan (Yuto, Susumu, Mayu, Misa) > Double Dutch Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy this exclusive performance!!
Andrea Legaspi > singing “Greatest Love Of All” (Whitney Houston) Andrea is a flourishing thirteen-year-old who’s investing her time in her singing.
Ac Bonifacio > hip hop dance Ac started dancing when she was 3 and half years old. She also loves singing, playing piano, acting and basketball.
Kira Ferreira and Toya Peters > Tap dance (cupsong/music) “We love to tap dance together. We make a great team”
Vincent (Kwok Tung ) MA > stage style magic performance I will perform a classical magic with fast classical music for this contest.
Nhemy Jr Cepeda > singing“Memory” I was a front act singer for Brian McKnight concert when I was ten years old.
Moe Kida > singing “On my own” I love singing and musicals, so hope I can get voice training someday.
Yamato Kono> singing/guitar “Sukiyaki” I will have fun!
Takuro Someya > dancing I will show you my Samurai spirit.
Shinozawa Yuri > singing ”花-すべての人の心に花を” Over the past decade life got in a way of singing, but my baby daughter inspired me to get back to what I love.
Jessa Camille S. Carlos > singing “From this moment” (Shania Twain) Nothing’s impossible with God, dream BIG DREAMS.
Catie Akune and Lee-Ann Segal > violin duet fighting !
Kyra Wang > dance & catwalk Being a kind-hearted, attractive girl, Kyra not only enjoys music, painting and ice-cream, but also loves to perform in front of audiences and has won several rewards with her charm and warm personality.
Alexander Chen > piano Alexander Chen is 8 years old and will be performing Concert in D major by Haydn.
Makiko Suzuki > dance Dance with all my love
Erika Tomita Kwan > singing “Grenade” (Bruno Mars) I am singing for my grandma who passed away in August 2011.
Aya Tsugo > belly dance I will dance with the best of my ability so that the audience will enjoy my performance. Please cheer for me!
Fujiaki Ivan Mooney > singing “Sen no kaze ni natte” Singing makes me happy and I’m really excited to perform!
D-Tension > dance (hip hop) This funky hip hop group is choreographed by Yoshi Hisanaga. They combine old school hip hop with new school flavor. D-Tension practices out of Dancin’ Stars Studio!
Ayako Oi > singing “Yume wo mikata ni ” I chose this song to express the message, “your envisioned dream will come true!” I will sing to let this message reach your heart!