Nine of the 40 candidates in Binibining Pilipinas 2014 regaled members of the press, shoppers, and couples out on a date as they showcased their talents during the Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Talent Show held February 14 at the Farmers Plaza Activity Area.
This year’s roster of talented beauties impressed the crowd with their talents in singing and dancing. The list of judges included Miss Universe 2013 3rd runner up Ariella Arida, Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Johanna Datul, ABS-CBN Creative Director Chris Violago, and choreographer Joan Laygo.
Several of the future beauty queens chose to sing to the awestruck crowd. Candidate no. 10 Shauna Indra Salina Curran, sang Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Half-Scottish Shauna is a radio DJ in Baguio. Candidate no. 27 Hannah Ruth Sison from Makati City belted out her own rendition of “For the First Time in Forever,” candidate no. 32 Jeslyn Santos from Hagonoy, Bulacan got audiences swooning when she sang “Weak,” and candidate no 33 Gabrielle Erika Tilokani of Mandaluyong exhibited her vocal chops via Rihanna’s hit song “Diamonds.”
The other candidates meanwhile stirred up the crowd with their dancing skills. Candidate no. 7 Aiza Faeldonia of Sultan Kudarat showed off her skill and her pride in her home province by performing the Muslim dance Singkil. Candidate no. 12 Sarah Jireh Asido of Balagtas, Bulacan also proudly showed off another ethnic dance with traditional instruments, while candidate no. 14 Emma Mary Tiglao danced to “Atin Cu Pung Singsing,” a traditional Filipino song.
Candidate no. 31 Angelique Celine de Leon on the other hand, performed a rousing hip hop number to a medley of Beyonce’s hit songs, while candidate no. 37 Vanessa Saliba amazed the audience with her belly dancing routine.
Before the Talent Competition got underway, the 40 Official Candidates and the audience were serenaded by Josh Padilla, a singer, actor, and commercial model. The event was hosted by Binibining Pilipinas-International 2008 Patricia Fernandez and United Promotions Sales and Marketing Manager Gines Enriquez.
The winner of Best in Talent will be proclaimed during the Binibining Pilipinas 2014 Grand Coronation Night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on March 30.