Nine-year-old drummer Ethan Skye was named Cartoon Network’s Ultimate Pinoy Rockstar during a very ‘beary’ Christmas event held at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium last December 10.
Ethan was awarded a plaque and certificate after besting a dozen finalists during the competition. He also won a 5-year talent management contract with Viva Artists Agency to jumpstart his career in the entertainment industry.
“I get really motivated to perform on stage just by seeing the audience enjoy what I do,” he shared. A fan of Chad Smith of the legendary rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ethan said he likes to perform because he wants to share his talent and passion with other kids. “I hope to encourage everyone to just be themselves and not to be afraid to go out and play,” he added.
Aside from the Ultimate Pinoy Rockstar competition, the Cartoon Network Very ‘Beary’ Christmas event also hosted onstage games for its delighted Filipino fans. Hundreds of kids and families got to enjoy activities that allowed them to be rock stars for a day, including a guitar battle, a drum arcade and a Rockaraoke. Participants received exciting prizes, including cool Cartoon Network merchandise and toys.
Throughout the event, attendees were treated to performances by the adorable bear brothers Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear, as well as Cartoon Network Rockstar guest judges Teacher Georcelle of G-Force, Andre Paras and Kim Molina.
Cartoon Network Rockstar is the culmination of a month-long talent search that brought together the most talented kids from all over the Philippines. Held annually during the Cartoon Network Christmas event, this gives a chance for kids to showcase their talents, have fun with their peers, and celebrate a very rockin’ Christmas with their loved ones.