Cecile & Mighty and Junior New System performed at a jam-packed 1810 Studio

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LONGTIME singing and magic duo Cecile & Mighty with special guest world-renowned hip hop dance group Junior New System staged an unforgettable magic show for parents and relatives of their students and magic enthusiasts alike at their jam-packed magic and dance studio at 1810 Studio at Lomita last Saturday, March 16.

They showcased their signature magic tricks with their celebrated singing and sword-swallowing act while their students, composed of Magical Margaux, Mattie and Doria, performed magic tricks they learned at the school. Magician and host Raul also executed some wizardry for everyone to witness.

Having the passion for entertaining and performing live, the well-traveled performing duo was officially created in April 2012 although they have known each other since their college days. Combining their talents in a unique and entertaining way, Cecile & Mighty have captured a diverse audience around the world.

Cecile & Mighty are multi-awarded garnering awards such as Best Magician in Thailand 1999 and 2020, Outstanding Entertainers at the Bayanihan Awards, and as one of the Outstanding Filipino Entertainers in the U.S.

18TEN Studio is a place where Cecile & Mighty created classes for Magic and Dance. It’s a venue where the duo organizes and produces shows to support the nonprofit organization Demilo Foundation, Inc. It’s an organization founded by Mighty to honor the legacy of his late father who was a famous international magician and sword swallower in Asia during the ‘70s.

Following the footsteps of his late father and grandfather, Mighty founded the nonprofit with the mission of teaching the next generation of performers in magic along with singing and dancing. Young and aspiring entertainers can be trained and can get support to enhance and develop their talents in entertainment. They offer classes for all ages and gender, as well as special needs individuals as well.

Cecile & Mighty have been exemplary supporters of new talents getting them to perform on stage. An example of this goodwill is sponsoring performers from the Philippines such as Junior New System (JNS) who in turn assists in programs and classes at 18Ten Studio.

Junior New System, a dance group from the Philippines, entered America’s Got Talent for the first time in Season 13. They recently returned to the stage of America’s Got Talent Fantasy League.

Performing for an enthusiastic crowd at the jam-packed studio, Junior New System reinvigorated everyone’s energy with their high-powered dance moves, acrobatics and heart-pumping music. Originally formed by their manager Marcial Visda in 2019 when the members were in their early teen years, Junior New System is comprised of 11 members: Jevin Valencia, Jascel Valencia, Jerome Valencia, Jerolle Valencia, Mark John Almeria, Eugene Fabon, Charles Bautista, Jasper Ortiz, Philip Del Mundo, Mark Jorque and Christian San.

Hailing from Sampaloc, Manila, its members are all from very humble backgrounds who participated in local dance competitions in their town and eventually in various parts of Luzon. JNS began its foray into the international dance competition world in 2015 at Asia’s Got Talent in Singapore. They soon became a local favorite in TV shows in the Philippines, Hong Song, Malaysia and Singapore.

In 2015, they received an Aliw Award for Best Dance Company and a People’s Choice Award for Best Dance Performing Group in 2016. That same year, JNS participated in the very prestigious World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in California where the group took home gold medals in all the categories in which they competed. They were the 2016 Senior Grand Champion Performer of the World.

Fast forward, they have joined America’s Got Talent twice and have placed in the semifinals, and most recently, they took part in America’s Got Talent Fantasy League.

Most of the members are now living in the U.S. and have become dance instructors, vloggers and influencers in their own right.

One member, Jascel Valencia, recently released a self-composed single entitled “Isang Beses” (One Time). Jascel was a former trainee of Ppop group Top Class Five.

Cecile & Mighty are looking forward to holding more shows locally in Southern California and well as internationally.

They are inviting everyone to save the date and come to their Halloween show on October 26 at 18TEN Studio.

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