Two Filipino-Australian made it to the Top 20 of So You Think You Can Dance Australia. J. D. Carteret and Demi Sorono hope to wow Australian viewers of the dance reality show. One might consider the show as a counterpart of the “Idol” show.
The show’s website description of JD is one of amazement. JD was abandoned by his parents in an orphanage in Manila. JDs passion for dancing landed saw him teaching and performing not only around Australia but in some cities in the US. The show’s website further describes JD,
At the age of 26, J.D. has built from scratch the dance faculty at the Melbourne Music Academy, the premiere urban dance school in Melbourne. He’s toured with Usher, Destiny’s Child, Ja Rule and Ashanti, Koffee Brown, Guy Sebastian, Holly Valance, Tina Arena, Jade Macrae and JWess. He’s choreographed for heavyweights Israel, Christian Alexander and Jade Macrae. He’s taught and performed all around Australia, as well as in Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Vegas, Los Angeles and Taiwan.
Demi Sorono, on the other hand, is the only one of three siblings that were able to make it to the top 20. This muli-awarded dancer claimed to began dancing from the age of five “either at home with her family (we met siblings – and fellow dancers – Lorraine and Carlo in the audition process), or at Filipino party or disco.”
The contestant’s survival is based on votes. While the contestants especially these two are very talented, let’s hope that there’s enough Filipino community voting for them each week. :)