MILAN– A 14-year old Filipina made it to the auditions of IO Canto, a prestigious reality television show in Italy.
Although Jonah Mae Gardose did not advance to the next stage after the battle rounds early September, she still feels lucky to be among those chosen from among the thousands of hopefuls who auditioned for the contest.
"Sa sobrang tuwa ko po napaiyak na po ako na, finally, after madaming taon na nangangarap na po ako na makapasok eh nakapasok na po ako," she said.
Her family is still happy for what she had achieved.
"Sa nangyaring ito, proud na proud pa rin kami kahit hindi niya narating yung, nakapasok dun sa grupo na yun," said her mother, Lanie.
Her father Jonathan added, "baka sa sunod na taon may experience na siya naranasan na niya kung papaanong ganyan eh pagbutihin niya pa siguro ang pag-practice niya."
A determined Gardose is not giving up, and is now more inspired to strive harder and perform better in the future.
Gardose will perform in the last two episodes and musical of IO Canto in November. Report from Mye Mulingtapang, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau correspondent.