Previously, I posted the screening of Little Stars 2013 and, as I’ve mentioned, we were advised to wait for their call to know if Keisha passed the screening. It was April 25 when I received a call from the Ad and Promo Department of Sta. Lucia Mall and was informed with the good news that Keisha was scheduled for the elimination round on April 27.
The elimination round was subdivided into three categories:
- Introduction wearing school uniform outfit
- 3-minute talent presentation
- Question and answer portion wearing their Sunday dress
We were there early and upon seeing the other kids dressed in their school uniforms, Keisha requested to wear hers as well.
Her outfit was just self-designed and made by my mom since Keisha hasn’t been in school yet. I super like her whole ensemble, it’s so girly and cute.
Do I look nervous right from the start?
Keisha played with the other contestants before the program started. I think the young kids didn’t consider this as a contest, they think of this as a game that they have to graciously play more than anything else.
The event was held at the old building of Sta. Lucia East Mall.
The program started with the kid’s self-introduction giving the following details, complete name, age and their place of residence. There were 10 girls and 2 boys who competed for the elimination round. When it was Keisha’s turn to introduce herself, she was caught off-guard when she saw half of our relatives in the audience cheering for her. But, thank God she still managed to do it well.
Here’s the video of Keisha introducing herself.
The second part was the talent presentation. Since we were only advised 3 days before the event, we didn’t have the chance to change Keisha’s performance. We only improved it by adding the famous song “Gwiyomi”. Take a look at her video…
In all contests, the question and answer portion is the most-awaited and exciting part since the judges can interact with the contestant and throw any questions they find suitable for them. But, in this case, since this is a kiddie model search, the questions asked were just appropriate for the kid’s age. I couldn’t help but be proud of Keisha when I heard how smart she answered the judge’s questions and how she graciously carried herself. I would have want to scream “that’s my baby girl!”. Haha! Sorry, I’m just really so proud of her.
After tabulation, the judge announced that they will only be getting 2 boys and 2 girls from this batch. We were all nervous, we didn’t know if Keisha will make it or not. I was holding my breathe for few seconds. Good thing, I have a calm husband who always manage to uplift and pacify me in times like this.
The pretty girls and handsome boys waiting for the judge’s announcement.
Fortunately, thru the help of prayer, my daughter was chosen to be part of the top 2. When her name was called, I almost jumped out of happiness. It’s funny, because she really knew that she’s the winner. She even said this to her yaya “Yaya, I’m the winner! Are you happy for me?” Our relatives present there were all so happy for her, most especially my mom. Keisha’s victory is also the victory of our whole family since she’s the princess and the youngest in our clan, maternal and paternal side.
We were surprised that my Lola came to watch and support Keisha.
Keisha’s proud Wowa. My mother-in-law who’s also as nervous as I am, was so happy when her only grandchild was chosen to move forward to the next round – Semi-Finals.
To all our relatives, thank you for supporting Keisha!
Victory party for the little girl at Shakey’s Sta. Lucia Mall.