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Emmie Joaquin    See you at the Pinoy Pop Star Semi-finals!

When we launched Pinoy Pop Star 2010 last November we did not expect to meet so many aspiring singers from our community. I met some of them when they were still children or teen-agers in the 1990s and early 2000s. This was due mainly to my producing the Tuklas Talino singing contest with CKJS Radio from 1990 to 2002. Now those children are young adults. Some are studying in university or practicing their chosen profession. Some have also settled down and are raising their young families. It was a joy to see that they have not abandoned their interest in the art of singing.

But more significantly, we met an outstanding number of new faces, most of them recent immigrants to Canada from the Philippines. This was undeniable confirmation that our Filipino-Canadian community will never run out of musical talents.