By Alex P. Vidal
SURREY, British Columbia -- Nineteen FYE (For Your Entertainment) Live talents recently underwent a day-long workshop on Fashion and Style and Vocal Stage Performance Coaching supervised by their advisers and trainors at the Reyfort Media Group Studio here.
FYE managing director Socorro "Babes" Newland said they conducted the workshop in order to make the young singers as total performers.
"We want to train them not just to develop their good voice but to teach them how to project themselves with audience, to have an attitude while they perform," Newland said.
"We don't want them to be stereotyped only as singers but to also learn how to host and act on stage."
Floor director Debbie Arkoncel, who also acts as group fashion and set consultant, said they taught the FYE stars the basic of fashion.
"We wanted to make sure that the talents were aware how to fuse the colors together and make their attires well-coordinated with their performances because they aspire to become entertainment people," Arkoncel explained.
Talent and program coordinator Jackie Diy described all the FYE talents as "great performers."
"It is very informative, dynamic, eye-opener for all the paricipants. The information shared was based on wisdom and experience by the two mentors (Babes Newland and Debbie Arkoncel). It's definitely a good opportunity for all the talents to learn the proper way to carry themselves and to realize that as performers they uphold the standards that FYE Live are soon to be known for. This is aimed to set the bar really high and for this reason constant development of the talent are the big focus of MaxiPro Entertainment," Diy stressed.
FYE Live talents are composed of Nhemy "J.J." Cepeda, Jr., 12; Andre Legaspi, 11; Dominique Mailloux, 10; Mia Torres, 9; Bella Acero, 16; Ria Diy, 14; Vanessa Hillman, 15; and Sarah Cantuba, 18.
Also in the group are Angel Escabarte, 15; JP Olin, 25; Martin Torres, 23; Nikki Pangilinan, 28; Vernice Paysan, 23; Charice Curata, 15; Russel Fegueroa, 26; Chantel Cruz, 10; AC Bonifacio, Marlowe and Mikaela Reyes.
FYE Live is produced by Refort Media Group chairman Rey Fortaleza. It was formed on November 27, 2011.
Other team members are floor director Jonathan Alday, logistics Benilda Fortaleza, assistant logistics Denise Diy, assistant program coordinator Jerry "PapaBear" Legaspi, videographer/editor Rolly Fortaleza and assistant Alvin Barrera.
Hosts include Winnie Chan, Andre Enriquez, Missey Reyes, Ronn Reyes, Miguel Maravilla, Tisha Newland. Performing comedians are Jojo "Bean" Alpuerto, Jerry "PapaBear" Legaspi and Aldo Endique.