A budding singer from Fairview and a promising dancer from Bacoor were hailed as grand winners in this year’s SM Little Stars, SM Supermalls’ annual kiddie-talent competition. Aleynah Cassedine Redillas and Satriani Lancelot Acot sang and danced their way to victory during the recent competition’s grand finals held at the SM Cinema Center Stage, SM Mall of Asia.
The other top finalists also wowed the audience with their cute and shining performances. They are Rhemaya Ruth Simpson, Andrea Taft, Sandrex Marky Cua, Alyssa Anne Muckey, Ysabella Espinosa, Billy Xander Lontayao, Sylvannah Jamie Manuelaurice Garcia, and Queencess Clever Mauricio.
Contestants confidently executed flawless performances with the help of celebrity mentors and judges Sam Concepcion, John Arcilla, Mickey Perz and Winwyn Marquez who conducted fun workshops that helped enhance the kids’ talents and skills. The celebration of world-class talents also featured the song and dance numbers of SM Little Stars grand finalists from China.
Since 2007, the kiddie-talent search has been SM’s cross-cultural campaign that sends Philippine winners to China. The kids visit cultural spots and perform in SM China malls, and the SM China winners come to Manila to perform at the grand finals.
On its 12th year, SM Little Stars talent search gave away over P9.5 million worth of total prizes, which included 2 brand new Chevrolet Trax, trips to China for 2 from Philippines Airlines for the top 5 winners, college scholarships from the National University, and P200,000 worth of cash and SM gift certificates.