2012 Event Entertainment & Celebrity Presenters

Live musical performance by Chris Mann
Chris Mann's Performance at the Global Genes Tribute to Champions Gala

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As a finalist on the hit NBC television series “The Voice,” Chris Mann captured the hearts of millions while drawing the respect of multi-platinum talents such as Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo. Following one of his many dynamic live performances on the show, Aguilera told him, “I feel the heavens open up when you sing.” America agreed, and when the series ended, Chris had not one, but two songs on the iTunes Top 10 Pop Singles Chart.

 

Live musical performance by Katrina Parker
Katrina Parker performing at the 2012 Global Genes Tribute to Champions Gala

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“Katrina’s vocals speak for themselves.” (LA Times). L.A. based singer Katrina Parker earned a spot on Team Adam during the second season of NBC’s The Voice and went on to become a fan favorite, competing in the Top 8 Semi-Finals. Referred to as to as “the embodiment of [The Voice]” by Rolling Stone, Katrina won America’s hearts and votes with her stunning live performances. She’s currently working on a new EP, due out in late 2012.

 

Live musical performance by Elliott Yamin
Elliot Yamin performs at the 2012 Global Genes Tribute to Champions Gala

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Elliott Yamin is an American singer known for his hit single “Wait for You” and placing third on the fifth season of American Idol. His self-titled album, released March 20, 2007, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.  He began singing at the age of five and had no formal training. Yamin is 90% deaf in his right ear. At the age of sixteen, Yamin was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and has to wear an insulin pump.

 

Celebrity Presenter – Jason George

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Jason George is a teacher and actor with over fifty guest star and eight series regular television roles to his credit. Originally, George and his mentor—a Virginia Supreme Court Justice—had mapped out a career path in law. However, a college friend coaxed Jason into taking an acting class where he discovered his true calling on the stage.  Most recently seen on Grey’s Anatomy as Bailey’s love interest, Dr. Ben Warren, Jason is also now shooting the new ABC series Mistresses with Alyssa Milano.

 

Celebrity Presenter – Nestor Serrano
Nestor Serrano presenting at the Global Genes Tribute to Champions Gala

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Nestor Serrano has had a prolific career for the last three decades starring in plays on Broadway and on London’s West end and has had series regular roles in Witchblade, True Blue, Hat Squad,  and Maloney.  Nestor has also guest starred in many prime time programs including CSI Miami, ER, Law and Order,   Criminal Intent, Medium, The Good Wife, Burn Notice, Ugly Betty, “90210”, Blue Bloods, Homeland among many others.  Most recently, Nestor was seen on the big screen in the film “Act of Valor.”

 

Celebrity Presenter – Meagan Tandy
Meagan Tandy presenting at the Global Genes Tribute to Champions Gala

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Meagan Tandy stars in the new hit ABC Family drama series Jane By Design.  She plays Lulu Pope, the most popular girl in school and Jane’s best friend Billy’s girlfriend. She has the beauty and the brains… the classic “it girl,” who causes drama for Jane. On television, Tandy has guest starred on 90210, CSI: NY, Accidentally on Purpose, 10 Things I hate About You, TNT’s hit show Dark Blue, and VH1 Single Ladies.