Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Philippines Won the Grand Prize in HSM Dance Competition

The Philippines bagged grand prize in Disney Channel’s “High School Musical: My School Rocks 2008 Inter-School Dance Competition” besting other Asian countries!

Seen in photo upon arrival from the airport is Holy Spirit School's team Janssen Knights (from L-R): Czarina Jose, Krizia Duka, Jessica Meñez, Lyza Torsiende, and Julia Mella. (Photo by Mr. Obs Cariño)

The all-girl team, high school students from Holy Sprit School who call their group Janssen Knights, arrived from their victory in Hong Kong Disneyland. The talented group is composed of Jessica Meñez, Czarina Jose, Krizia Duka, Lyza Torsiende, and Julia Mella. They made it to the final four as kids across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong watched the videos and cast their votes to decide who from the 20 semi-finalists from across the region will join the dance competition that draws inspiration from the sensational hit Disney Channel franchise.

Nearly 29,000 votes from 11 markets were cast in a span of a week with teams from Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore also making the final four. They had 6 weeks to prepare, choreograph and rehearse a dance number to a medley of songs from both “High School Musical” and “High School Musical 2”.

The winning team, who has definitely brought the Philippines recognition in the arts, was awarded a money-can’t-buy, once-in-a-lifetime experience to perform live with professional Casts in one of the latest park attractions at Hong Kong Disneyland, High School Musical: LIVE! In addition, they will have their performance and momentous win produced into a show that will air on Disney Channel across the region on September 21!

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