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Ciara Wilson

One of the best things about TV shows and films are the comedians that play in many of them. There’s nothing better than a good laugh. Ciara Wilson is one of these comedians that can spawn  one of those laughs. She is gifted in comedy, she can create a laugh from people through movements, facial expressions and verbally. 

Ciara started her career at eight years of age in Portland Oregon. Her first roles were voice-overs for Fred Mayer/Kroger grocery stores. She ended up being involved with several commercials in Portland before heading to LA. Once Ciara arrived in LA, her first project would be a co-starring role on, Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger. After this she would go on to be a guest-star on Disney’s Bizaardvark as Vicki “Hot Head” Fuego. Also on Dreamworks TV series “OMG” Ciara is recurring appearing in thirty sketches so far.  

The Disney episode of Bizaardvark vs. Hot Head is extremely funny. This show is fun for the audience and fun for Ciara. “Playing Vicki Fuego was one of the most fun and interesting experiences I’ve ever had” said Ciara. Surprisingly, playing the role of a fighter came easily for her. As it turns out, she has had a little training in the martial art style of Taekwondo. “But it was my professional Hip Hop dance career and athleticism that really helped me land the role” said Ciara. This episode is a blast to watch. Some of the faces Ciara makes in her scenes are “classic”, you cannot help but laugh. One of the cool things for Ciara, was the role of a tough and aggressive girl which is totally opposite of who she really is. 

In this episode there were a stretch of scenes with “Vicki” breaking several props. There was a cinder block which she punched to pieces and then chopped three wooden shelves in half. One of the funniest scenes was of Vicki pulling a stuffed bunny apart. She started pulling it apart by hand, then pulls its ear off with her teeth, and the look on her face was priceless. Pulling it apart with her teeth was not in the scripted.  “On the last take, I decided to take a risk and pull the last ear off with my teeth! Everyone in the room was laughing, and the director decided to keep it in the show” said Ciara.

Dreamworks TV is a bit like home for Ciara with her recurring on “OMG”. She says this has been fun filming and has met many lifelong friends through it. “Sketch  comedy is one of my favorite things to do and the OMG sketches were so funny and over the top” said Ciara. Cheerleaders were one of her favorite episodes to film. In this episode Ciara got to play alongside one of her best friends. They played cheerleaders who cheered for people in the worst situations. Some of these situations include, during a science fair, on a first date, babysitting, plus many more. 

Her talent as an actress has not been going unnoticed. In the spring of 2017 she won the Young Entertainer Award for Best Guest Starring Actress in a TV series for her role on Bizaardvark. She was also nominated for a Young Entertainer Award for her Dreamworks TV sketches as well as two Young Entertainer Awards for the same roles.  



Ciara may have played a mean tough girl on TV, but in real life she has a heart of gold. She is part of, The Children’s Outreach. This organization donates clothes, shoes and toys to kids. When volunteering you get assigned a child to pick out a package for specifically. “We always wonder where exactly our donations are going, so I love how personal the Children’s Outreach is” says Ciara.  Her favorite time to volunteer is during Christmas because many of the children come from financial backgrounds that do not allow them to have presents at all. “It’s heartwarming reading about their favorite toys and wish lists and imagining their faces when they receive their packages” said Ciara. She is happy to be able to can make a difference in their lives.  

For her fans, she says never be afraid to reach out. “I love love to talk to my supporters about their dreams, passions and favorite things to do” says Ciara. She also says, she responds to comments and direct messages often and its the best way to keep in touch with her. Ciara loves to inspire others.

 

Mini Pop Kids, Raina Harten

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Raina is one of the Mini Pop Kids based in Canada. Mini Pop Kids is made up of several amazingly talented kids singing and dancing their way into the hearts of many. They spend a great deal of their time performing around Ontario as well as TV. Mini Pop Kids is well rehearsed and choreographed. Watching their videos it is like a well oiled machine running smooth and in time, it is obvious why Mini Pop Kids is so well-loved.  Raina is right there shinning bright with vocals and dance moves doing her part in keeping it running smooth.

Prior to the Mini Pop Kids, Raina was already out performing. Everything started off with dance competitions competing in Ontario, Buffalo, Myrtle  Beach, and New Your City. At the age of nine, she began singing on stage, and won a contest to perform at the largest Ribfest music festival in Canada.

At ten years old, Raina auditioned with about 1000 other kids for a chance to be one of the Mini Pop Kids. She was chosen to be a part of the group, and this began a whole new adventure.

With the Mini Pop Kids, Raina toured all over Ontario in 2015, with another tour planned for 2016 which includes other provinces. The 2016 Breakout Tour, will be bigger than the tour in 2015 with a lot of new stuff added. The group also performs live on TV for CP24, CHCH TV, CTV, CTV Ottawa. Mini Pop Kids album 13 came out in December which Raina is part of, as well as album 12. Raina sings on both albums, but 13 was a little different. “I especially like, “What Do You Mean” on album 13 as that is one of my solo songs on the album” says Raina. There are eight members to Mini Pop Kids and all are lead singers, but because of Raina’s dance background, she is in a lot of performances.

Being a part of the Mini Pop Kids is something that Raina loves. She loves it because she gets to be with people who can same thing as she does. “Sometimes my classmates don’t understand what it is like to do what I do” says Raina. Performing for the fans is what Raina likes the best. “There is nothing like it when the fans are so excited and happy to see you” Raina says.

Raina Harten at stars2come While Raina loves the Mini Pop Kids  and performing with them, she still performs her own shows as well. Some of the venues and events she is invited to, to perform are, Youth Day Toronto, Burlington Ribfest Music Festival, Oakville Jazz Festival, Oakville Tree Lighting and Skyfest Music Festival. Performing at all of these have been great, but her favorite performance comes from when she was ten years old. When she was ten, she decided to go to her grandma’s retirement home to perform because she never gets to go out and see Raina. This performance became special for Raina. “One person in a wheelchair said I reminded her of her granddaughter and said I sing like an angel and started crying. I started crying because it touched me that she was moved by my performance”, says Raina.

Raina covers a lot of artists, a few of those are, Christina Aguilera, Ariana Grande, Adele, Sam Smith, Justin Bieber plus many more. “I love covering really great singers because it pushes me to improve my singing voice” Raina says.

When it comes to getting out and singing she just loves having a mic in her hand just singing anytime, but on stage is a different experience. Raina says, “”I actually get so nervous every time, like sick to my stomach nervous, but once I see the smiling faces, I just sing”. When she is performing with the Mini Pop Kids, she loves how they have choreography with their songs, it makes it feel like a real concert show.

Her goal is to continue to do what she is doing. Raina would like to be on a music TV show, and be a musician, songwriter and singer when she grows up. No matter, Raina just wants to stay in the music and acting  industry as long as she can. “I think it is what I was meant to do because it feels so right to me” says Raina.

Cover songs are always a part of what Raina likes to sing, but she is also a writer. She hopes to become a strong songwriter and her first song will be out this month. Raina has been contacted by a few songwriters wanting to collaborate. Her first co-written song is special, but not only because it is her first, but the song is basically a bio of both their lives. “It was neat because I met the songwriter and she had half  of the song done, and the lyrics explained who I was, but she wrote it about her too. It was meant to be, for me to meet her” says Raina. Her second song that was written with her friend Lil M, should be recorded and released soon.

Raina Harten at stars2come For someone who spends much of their time in front of crowds, you wouldn’t think about them being shy, but Raina is, very shy. It takes a bit of time for Raina to get to know a person, to let them in and relax. Once she has become comfortable, then she is just a big goof, playing jokes on people, and as a friend, she is extremely loyal. “Some people don’t like me at first because they think I don’t like them, but it’s really because I am shy” Says Raina. Shy or not once she has a mic in her hand the show is on, and she will bring the house down.

Mini Pop Kids are one amazing group, and they are so amazing and loved because of people like Raina. All members of Mini Pop Kids are talented and great entertainers, this what makes them so popular and true pop stars. If Raina is performing with Mini Pop Kids or she is doing her own gigs, whoever is in the audience, will have a wonderful and professional show. Raina has a huge future ahead of her, it will be great watching her shine.

 

Jannina W

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There are people who become internet sensations with several thousand hits or even a million. In other cases you have the rarity who climbs into the stratosphere with one hundred million hits like Jannina.

Jannina is a beautiful young lady who lives in Thailand.  She is someone who has won the hearts and admiration of people worldwide. It has been a combination of a perfect mixture to make her a sensation. Her talents vocally is amazing to say the least, but it is the warmth she posses on camera that has helped to propel her ever closer to the top. It is the true love for what she does that has made Jannina the huge sensation that she is. It never fails for her warm and infectious smile to appear in her performances  making for an amazing experience for the audience. To be a world star it takes more than just a good voice. The correct personality has to be there, the love for what you do must shine through, and you must make the audience smile with each and every performance. Jannina posses all of these things and more. Jannina is genuine, making it an honor to call her a rising world star, and growing bigger everyday.

Fourteen year old Jannina started her incredible musical journey when she was eleven. Jannina says she has been singing since she was very little, but only began practicing singing at eleven years old.  Her first live audience was at a Thai singing contest in which she won 3rd place. There is a very big concert that Thailand has called, Big Mountain concert. Jannina got to perform at this concert and was an exciting experience for her.

With all of the performances she has done, she is still a little afraid. Jannina feels this is because, she is still very new to all of this. However when she does perform and the audience gets involved, she truly loves it. Jannina does love to perform, but the feeling of relief when she climbs down from the stage is a wonderful thing for her, of course this is just the nerves talking.

Jannina at stars2come  Some of the goals Jannina has put together for herself are reachable and she is gaining ground everyday. She really wants to have a single in English and go international. Jannina says she does not know how far she will get with these goals, but she wanted to set something and see where how far she gets. No matter where Jannina goes in the world, she will have fans waiting to see and hear her. With an estimated 700,000 followers Jannina is well on her way to achieving her goals.

Writing songs is a big part of being an artist, and Jannina has started working on her own writing skills. Most of the songs she has written so far are in Thai. She says sometimes when writing, the songs work, and sometimes they don’t, it is all part of learning. She does have a good teacher since her mom writes songs as a hobby. There is one song that  Jannina wrote that has a special meaning to her called, Mirror. This song is what she has experienced in her past about racism.

There are a few great things to be on the look out from Jannina. One of these is her very first single to be released soon. The single will be in Thai. She is also shooting a movie that will be out next year in Thailand.

There are many great things about Jannina, and one of these is how humble she is. Stardom is on the rise in her life and it still amazes her when someone recognizes her on the street. Jannina cannot believe she has reached this point in her journey. Needless to say she receives a lot of fan mail, but she never lets any go unread. The ones that have touched her the most are the younger ones who looks to her for inspiration, and looks up to her. This is something she says inspires herself to do more for her fans and be a good role model.

When Jannina is not singing, she often listens to music, or watchs movies, draw and study. She also likes video games. She really likes to play horror type games, even though she can’t really stand them. Jannina is not a big TV fan, but she does love movies. Her favorite animals are dogs and cats. She also really likes ice cream sandwiches.

There are many young people looking to be  successful too someday.  Jannina feels that people should not be shy to try something new. She says you never know, people may like it. Standout from the crowd, do something different that no one has done yet. More importantly, if you fail, don’t give up. Success is waiting for you!

Jannina wants to thank all of her fans for staying with her and supporting her.

Jannina does have a loyal fan base, one that truly loves everything she does. She always delivers amazing performances and this keeps her fans growing daily. One day anywhere in the world you may just see up in lights at an arena near you; “performing tonight, Jannina W.” What a great show that would be!

Mandee & The ABC Girls

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The world is always in need of great wholesome music and entertainment. There has been many entertainers to provide wonderful entertainment like this over the years and one of the greatest is Donny and Marie Osmond. They always put on a great show and it was entertainment the entire family could enjoy and had you smiling all the way. The Osmond’s are from Utah and so are Mandee & The ABC Girls and they are bringing the same great entertainment.

This beautiful group of girls are destined to be one of the great family entertainers just like Donny and Marie, “but” times two. These girls have set out to make the world a brighter place, and they have certainly brightened many people’s day with their brand new video, “Shine Brightly”. There is no way a person can watch this video and not smile and it make things a bit brighter for them. It has a message of kindness and lending a hand to others in need turning a gloomy day into a bright shiny new one. This great song was written by their mother and then they all together came up with the melody. It was their dad that came up with the story line for the video. They said it was a lot of fun having all their best friends there to help. It just took two days to film, and it has been a great success. The girls say it teaches many different things and they hope it will help and inspire others. These girls do inspire people everywhere, the world needs many more just like them.

Mandee and the ABC Girls  at stars2come      Introducing the greatest new inspirational group today; we have Mandee 14, Aubree 10, Brittnee 9, and Christee 8 together they are Mandee & The ABC Girls the country’s greatest new inspiration and the pride of Utah. The girls started singing together as soon as they could talk, their parents would let them sing at parties and holiday events pretty much anywhere people would listen. They officially became came Mandee & The ABC Girls in 2010, it was when they decided as a family that they wanted to share their talents and music to the world. Their very first performance as Mandee & The ABC Girls was for a furniture store during Christmas. They said they sang all their favorite Christmas songs as people walked through the store and many people stopped and just enjoyed the show.

The girls really do want to bring hope and inspiration to people and one of the ways they enjoy doing it is performing at school assemblies. They say the kids at school really gets involved in their performances, they seem to feel their energy and the love they have. They also say when they leave, they have tons of new friends.

They love to sing together and they say it is what helps keep the family so close. Performing as a family teaches them to get along and compromise, and they truly do help each other to follow and live their dream. Their mission as a family is to create music and entertainment that will touch hearts in a real way. They hope to touch people in a way that inspires them to make a change in their life even if it is a small one and this is how everyone can help make the world a better place. Their goal is to be positive role models and inspire people all over the world to have dreams and to follow them with all of their hearts.

The girls have been doing extremely well together and their great musical talents have not only won the hearts of many people around the world, but also won the Hurricanes Got Talent in November 2013. They also made it all the way to the finals at Dixie’s Got  Talent this year in January. However it is not awards that they sing for, it is to make other people smile and feel happiness.

Mandee & The ABC Girls has also found their way into several commercials. One commercial was for a local Fun center and others were for a local furniture store. They hope to one day have their own TV show. The girls say they have many fun skits and would love to make people laugh. They are four very real and cute girls that would brighten any TV network out there. The world is in dire need of a new honest and wholesome TV show and these girls would certainly fill that spot very well.

Mandee & The ABC Girls do sing a lot together and they like covering inspirational songs that have powerful vocals. They like doing these they say because it helps to stretch their voices and improve their skill level as singers.

Mandee and the ABC Girls  at stars2come They do a great job with cover songs, but they have many great originals they like to sing as well. The original songs they sing are songs they write and these girls are great songwriters. All the songs on their new album, “Shine Brightly” was written by them. Their songwriting ability is outstanding and they currently have over 50 songs in various stages of development. Their favorite song on the album is called, “Popsicle’s and You”. They love it because it is about spending time with your family. They wrote this song while riding in the car going to their vacation destination. The idea to write positive, upbeat, being kind and following your dream songs came from a tragedy that happened in their family in 2010. From this they wanted something to give hope to those who were hurting, and that people do care. The album is dedicated to those who are hurting or have been hurt. The girls hope to inspire and change lives, even if it is only one. If this happens then they have accomplished their dream.

The girls love people and they sing for them to make a difference. They themselves are people too, they are not perfect, they make mistakes and even fight sometimes, but they love each other, they love to perform, but most of all they love to touch hearts. They want people to know they truly care and want them to dream, to hope and to believe in themselves.

Wow these girls do bring inspiration and they bring it in a big way. They have big hearts and dreams that are shared daily and we are lucky to have them. The girls are an amazing group that shows togetherness, love and hope. When they say they want to put smiles on people’s faces, well they have certainly achieved that, the world could learn a lot from these girls. Mandee & The ABC Girls are beautiful and very talented and have already made a difference and the world is a better place now that we have them!

 

Alexis Chapa “La Voz Kids”

 

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Alexis is one amazing singer and this small town girl from Texas found herself front and center of a huge stage on La Voz Kids, and she rocked it! On the show she sang, “I Knew You Were Trouble” and she got a great response from the judges with all three turning their chairs around and the crowd going crazy. Alexis did an amazing job on this song and even before the judges turned around you could see them jamming to the song. This was a very exciting day for Alexis one she will not forget. She said her experience on La Voz Kids was overall amazing! She also said that being on that stage she felt a feeling she had never felt before, knowing that she only needed just for one chair to turn around a and that alone could change her life, and she got three. Even though this was all exciting, it was also nerve-wracking for her as well.   Alexis never thought a small-town girl like her would get such a great opportunity. Unfortunately her time on the show ended in the battle rounds. Being on the show  she did make some great friends like, Iris, Axel, and Jaswiry and they still talk with each other today.  Alexis and her friends really know what support is, with being a competition they were not against each other they were cheering one another on hoping that each made it to the next round. Even though she did not make it past the battle rounds she is very proud of what she had accomplished.

Alexis is an amazing singer and she done really well on La Voz Kids, but when it came to trying to remember when she started singing she couldn’t very well but, her mother has videos of her singing, or trying to sing in diapers. In some of these videos her mom has she is singing songs like, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “A Whole New World” from the Aladdin. She didn’t even know the words, but she was singing anyway. Over time many artists have inspired her on her journey like Carrie Underwood who came from a small town too. She also idolizes Beyonce for being so determined,  hardworking and confident. Alexis says that these artists inspire her to hopefully she can inspire others herself just like her idols did for her.

Well not long after getting out of diapers she was on stage. Alexis made her first public performance at the age of four at her elementary school’s talent show. At that time Lizzie McGuire Movie with Hillary Duff had just come out and she was obsessed with the song , “What Dreams Are Made Of”. She said she walked out on that stage wearing a cute white dress and ruffled socks along with two back-up dancers and she did her thing. After this she learned that she loved it and has been doing it ever since.

Alexis really has done a lot since her beginning with some great performances. One of these performances is one she did at Disney World Epcot. They had not gone to the park to perform they were there just to have fun. They were passing through a Mexico themed section of the park and they passed a mariachi band, so her dad gets the idea to go talk to them and before you knew it she was there singing a very popular mariachi song called, “La Charreade” with the band.

Alexis Chapa at stars2come After La Voz Kidz she spent most of her summer in Houston Texas writing and recording her first CD. The name of her CD is, “Rise Again” which was produced by Arcadio Narvaez. This CD came to be with the help of her sister, Rita Chapa and they had managed to write seven songs and it was all done in a month. Alexis debuted her CD Rise Again in Port Lavaca, Texas and it was an amazing experience for her to share her songs live to the public for the first time. She says the younger crowd loved it! This is an amazing thing for not just Alexis, but for her sister Rita as well. They created this entire CD themselves, their words their thoughts. Alexis says they work together a lot and usually comes out better than if one does it alone. One of the songs that is very special to her is the title song, “Rise Again” the reason is, is she was very sad about not being on the show. When she began writing she had only one thought on her mind at the time not giving up and this became the main theme of the song. With this song she wanted to give the feeling like it does not matter how many times you stumble and fall you get up and try again. I’ve stumbled, I’ve fallen, but wont give up, these three phrases sum up her life’s story and means so much to her. She hopes they mean something to others as well. There are no worries every person can relate to this everyone has stumbled at some point, and it is those who get up and keep going that succeeds just like Alexis.

Alexis does great no matter if she is singing her song or covers and people always like it. When she is out performing covers she likes all types, but her favorite artist is Carrie Underwood. Alexis sings everything from soft rock, pop, hip hop, and even country there is no end to the love of music that she has. No matter what she just gets a big thrill when she is on stage it is like nothing else matters at that point in time. Her great talents are taking her places and opening doors for her as well. Alexis has been accepted into the IDA program in Miami which is an artist development program. This program gives mentors to the artist to learn, write and record with and one of these mentors is the great Rudy Perez who is Billboard Magazine’s “Producer of the Decade”.  Alexis will have four mentors helping her write, recording and performing this song and after it is finished IDA will put it on radio in Miami and her hometown. There will also be a concert where there will be representatives from record labels looking for new talent. If this was not enough it will also be televised, but the channel has not been released yet. This is a great opportunity for any artist, and Alexis is going to be right there showing everyone just what she is made of.

Alexis might be just a 15-year-old girl from a small town, but one thing is certain there is nothing small about her talent and it is growing larger everyday. She has a great attitude toward her talents and goals in life and no matter what happens she is going to do everything she can to be the person she wants to be. You can bet there will be a lot of great things coming from Alexis, just keep the radio on and one day you will be driving down the road and there she will be!

 

Samantha Potter

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Samantha is a very fun and upbeat young lady. All of the videos she puts out you can see and hear how fun she is making everything fun for you as well. This is a great thing it makes her stand out in her performances, because if she is having fun so will everyone watching. For just being ten years old she has a very strong and controlled voice, this does not come from just talent, but from taking her music seriously. People who takes their music serious will always come out ahead of the others in their performances, and Samantha is proof of that. She is one of these young artists that if you just listen and not watch the videos, you would never guess that she was just ten. Amazing!

Samantha’s career took off after she performed for the first time at a recital at a church that she took piano lessons from. She was seven years old, and sang Hannah Montana’s, Hoedown Throwdown. When she turned eight she started performing at a ice cream shop and coffee shop on a regular basis.  Samantha also enjoyed the Hot Pipes Competition, there were about 100 contestants in the 8-14 year category, she sang Taylor Swift’s “Sparks Fly” to qualify and then Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep in the finals. She did not win, but she said she had a great time, it was a lot of fun. How ever this year was a bit different, she entered a local radio station’s singing contest and, won!  She got to sing on a nice  stage at an outdoor mall, and was very excited when a couple of the judges gave her a, 10.  Samantha ended up winning $1000.00, and a trip to Legoland Ca. Singing makes her happy and a way for her to express what she is feeling inside. Samantha is a true artist.

Taylor Swift is Samantha’s favorite artist to cover, she just loves all her songs. Samantha feels she has the same style as Taylor, a little bit of country and a little bit of pop. Taylor is also her role model since Taylor is a singer/writer just like she is. Samantha wants to write songs that the people love just like Taylor. Samantha is well on her way to be like Taylor, she already has two great songs out that she wrote called, “That Boy” and “Give It Everything”. That Boy is about a crush and Give It Everything is inspirational and motivational. She is currently working on videos for both of these songs and you can bet they will be as awesome as her songs. For Samantha a tune or lyrics just seem to pop in her head, and when it does she takes it from there. Usually the songs are about something she is going to try or something that is on her mind. She hopes to produce music and videos that people will enjoy, and if she is successful at that, she says she can end up helping a lot of people.

Samantha is just your average ten year old, that still loves to play, but takes her music seriously. She is a very fun girl and she hopes that comes through in her videos. It most certainly does come through. For anyone that wants to listen to some great music, and have fun in the process check out Samantha’s videos they are amazing. Samantha’s motto is : love, peace, sing. Don’t miss anything this wonderful artist has going on. One great performance she has coming up is for the MS Walk in November, she will be singing the National Anthem plus other songs as well. This will be her biggest crowd so far 1000 people. To keep up with everything Samantha does and buy some of her great songs you can here  http://www.samanthapottermusic.com/