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The 12 Days of Anticipation..On the Twelfth Day

December 12th, 2011 at 10:00 am by under Entertainment, General Talk, The Rhode Show
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The box I decorated for Toys for Tots at Cardi's

Tonight’s the big night

If you read this message before 1pm, please stop by Cardi’s on Rt 2 in W. Warwick to donate some new or like new gifts for Toys for Tots!  All 5 contestants got up early this morning to decorate the donation bins.

This journey has been unreal! I’ve been blessed, and am incredibly thankful for my family, friends, and everyone working at WPRI and Fox Providence.

The 2011 Search for a Star competition has come to an end, and a winner will be named this evening. Tune in to Fox Providence or Fox Providence online for streaming coverage starting at 7:30pm

I’ve had a most wonderful time sharing my blog with you, and hope that you have enjoyed it as well.

Shine On,

Mary


And The Winner Is….

December 12th, 2011 at 6:41 am by under Entertainment, General Talk, The Rhode Show

Today is the day thatI’ve been waiting for since October 6th we had our intial auditions at Twin River. I have been amazed, educated, grateful, nervous, confident, and every other emotion under the sun since I received that intial call letting me know I was a part of the Top 20. My life has been the wildest roller coaster ride and I have to tell you, I’m not ready to get off.

Not only have I learned exactly what I want to pursure in life but because of this experience I have also made two friends that I believe will be in my life forever.

As we wrap our final day as The Top 5 here’s where you can find us:

We will be  starting with an appearance all together on The Rhode Show LIVE from Cardi’s in Warwick as we help them prepare for the Toys for Tots drive. We will be joined by Cat Country’s Jess, Brian, and Amanda in addition to the Ni Ro Pe and the Marines.

Next we will be personalizing Toys for Tots bins to fill up with YOUR help from 12 to 1pm and *Cardi’s on Rt 2 in Warwick, so please come down say hello and donate an un-wrapped toy to make Christmas amazing for a less fortunate child!

*1681 Quaker Ln, West Warwick, RI 02893 (401) 826-5600

Then it’s on to Studio B for a few hours of pampering to relax and prepare us for the big reveal tonight!

Last, we will be LIVE at Jacky’s in beautiful down town Providence as the winner is revealed at 7:30 pm on Fox Providence!

You can also tune in via www.foxprovidence.com

Thank you all so much for standing behind me, supporting, voting, cheering, reading, and wanting this just as much as I do!

Until Next Time…..T


T-24 hours!

December 11th, 2011 at 10:56 pm by under Entertainment, General Talk, The Rhode Show

I can’t believe the big day is tomorrow! The Top 5 finalists have a very busy day scheduled, so I wanted to make sure I blogged one more time before the BIG announcement. I just want to take some time to tell you how I am feeling right at this moment and to thank some people. My journey started on October 6 when I decided to audition for The Rhode Show SFAS competition. I arrived at Twin River eager to audition and was happy to learn that I was lucky #100. (little did I know they were only accepting 100 applicants)Next was making it into the Top 20 and now here I am alongside 4 lovely ladies in the Top 5!

 The  journey has been an absolute blast and such a great learning experience for me. I have met such amazing people along the way and had one of my dreams become reality. Co-hosting The Rhode Show was truly one of the best days of my life. I was able to do something that I love and have such a passion for. Regardless of the outcome tomorrow night I am going away from this experience with no regrets. I have put my absolute heart and soul into this and have given it 150%. I want to thank everyone who has supported me along the way. First a big thank you to everyone at Fox Providence and The Rhode Show for giving me this opportunity and seeing something in me. To my family… Mommy, Daddy, Ricky, and Ingrid I love you all so much and couldn’t have done it without you. To my incredible friends who have always believed in me and encouraged me to follow my dreams thank you! To all of my fellow Rhode Islanders who have sent such kind words and well wishes my way I hope you enjoyed learning about me and hopefully this won’t be the last you see of me! To the other 4 lovely ladies in the Top 5 it has been an absolute pleasure to have met all of you. Thank you for making this experience so much fun!

Make sure to tune in tomorrow night  to Fox Providence at 7:30pm to find out who will become the next Co-host of The Rhode Show!

Xo,

Mariely


The Last Hurrah

December 11th, 2011 at 10:13 pm by under Entertainment, General Talk, The Rhode Show

Where to start? Tomorrow is going to be a CRAZY day!! As you all probably know by now tomorrow night is when it all goes down, the final decision is going to be made, and the next Rhode Show co-host is going to be announced LIVE on fox at 7:30 pm!! But before all of that goes down the Top 5 will be starting our day off at Cardi’s in West Warwick where we will be helping out with The Toys for Tots Toy Drive!! Feel free to stop by from 12-1pm tomorrow (or any day up to December 24th) and donate a gift to a child in need.  

After the Toy Drive all of the Top 5 girls are heading to Studio B Salon in Cranston to get our hair and makeup done for the big night!! Then it’s home for a quick change and then off to Jacky’s Waterplace for the announcement we’ve all been waiting for!!

So make sure you watch for the big announcement tomorrow night on Fox Providence, or online at foxprovidence.com

 


The 12 Days of Anticipation..On the Eleventh Day

December 11th, 2011 at 7:52 pm by under Entertainment, General Talk, The Rhode Show

Twas the night before the announcement, when all through the State
Many people were preparing, for an important date.
First many tune in, TV’s set to Fox,
Others are kind putting toys in a box. 

Gifts will be donated, thanks to Cardi’s,
Cat Country, The Rhode Show, and also Marines.
The ladies’ next stop, is to get their hair done
At Studio-B, french twist or a bun.

7:30 marks the end of our race
At Jacky’s Galaxy, in Waterplace.
Family and friends prepare for a toast,
The Rhode Show has a brand new co-host!

If you have time between noon and 1pm tomorrow, please stop by Cardi’s in West Warwick to drop off new or like new unwrapped toys. The five finalists will be there, along with Cat Country collecting gifts for Toys for Tots.  If you are unable to make it during that hour, feel free to stop at any of the Cardi’s locations at any time during business hours.

I hope to see you tomorrow :)

Shine On,

Mary

 


The 12 Days of Anticipation..On the Tenth Day

December 11th, 2011 at 1:23 pm by under Entertainment, General Talk, The Rhode Show

This weekend is full of friends, decorating, and holiday cheer…as well as anticipation for Monday evening!

I spent most of my Saturday running errands, purchasing holiday gifts, and cleaning my house.   Saturday evening I went out to celebrate on of my best friend’s 30th birthday party.  We went to the recently redone Tazza downtown in Providence.  It was an amazing night to celebrate an even more amazing person!

Sunday will be the day I finally get my tree up, and deck my halls!

This picture was taken last year in NYC in front of a tree decorated entirely out of origami ornaments. Talk about beautiful and creative!  I’ll be posting a picture of my Christmas tree later on today :)

 

Until then…Here is a fun little video to help you get into the holiday spirit!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

Mary

 


The Moment We’ve Been Waiting For!

December 10th, 2011 at 8:33 am by under Entertainment, General Talk, The Rhode Show

Monday night at 7:30 is the big finale – one of us will be announced the next star of the Rhode Show!

But, before that happens, we have a Monday jam-packed with tons of fun and amazing events – and a chance to meet more Rhode Show fans :)

First off, we get to have another live appearance on The Rhode Show!  This time, all 5 of us will show off our poise and charisma together, as we’ll be airing live from Cardi’s on Rte. 2 in Warwick!.  We’ll be there for the fantastic Toys For Tots drive that both Cardi’s and The Rhode Show take part in every year!  We’ll each have our own toy donation bin, and our goal is to get them filled up so that everyone can have a very merry Christmas!

We’ll be at Cardi’s from 12-1 pm, and I invite anyone who wants to come by, meet the 5, and get into the Christmas spirit to come and consider bringing a toy!  This is such a wonderful organization and a wonderful opportunity to help out – what could be better?  We hope to see as many smiling faces as we can, so please consider coming out to support Toys for Tots!

Next stop for the top 5?  Studio B salon at Garden City, in Cranston!  To get ready for our big night, we’re all getting makeovers!  I absolutely love getting my hair and makeup done, and I know the girls at Studio B will make us look flawless – I can’t wait to get all glammed up for the big reveal!

After that, there’s just one stop left on our top 5 journey -  The announcement party!  I am so excited (and so, so nervous) for this moment!  We have all worked very hard to get to this point, and the night will be so exciting, no matter what!  I can’t wait to spend a final evening with all of the girls together, and, of course, I can’t wait to hear who gets the job!

We’ll be arriving at Jacky’s Waterplace, for drinks, sushi, a party, and our big announcement!

I’ve worked hard for this moment, and I can’t wait to enjoy it!  I’m bringing my parents along for support (since they’ve been supporting me my whole life and have helped me so much along this journey)!  It will be a very exciting night!  The hardest thing now is just getting through what I’m sure will be a very long weekend!

 

I hope to see as many people as I can on Monday afternoon for the Toys for Tots drive at Cardi’s – it’s a great event and a great chance to give back!  Then I hope you all tune into Fox at 7:30 pm on Monday night – so that you can find out the minute we do who will be the next star of the Rhode Show!!!


The 12 Days of Anticipation..On the Ninth Day

December 9th, 2011 at 5:30 pm by under Entertainment, General Talk, The Rhode Show

Thank Goodness It’s Friday!

The weekend is here, and boy will it be a long one for me and the other 4 Search for a Star contestants :) We have all been able to co-host for a day, showed you What we would like to bring to the Rhode Show, and made it through our final interview.

Now, we have a weekend full of waiting and anticipation!

I made sure to fill my weekend up with fun things to do, and wonderful people to see.  I hope you are able to share your Friday, Saturday, and Sunday doing some festive activities with those you love.  If you are still looking for some ideas, never fear!  Here is a list of 10 things to do in the Ocean State this weekend:

 

Look for seals at Rome Point

Go to the RockSpot for indoor rock climbing

Make Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas at the Newport Mansions

A Christmas Carol at Trinity 

10th Annual Craftland Show

Pawtucket / Wintertime Farmers Market

Pawtuxet Village Holiday Stroll

Wayland Square Holiday Celebration

Hamlet at the Gamm Theatre

And last, but certainly not least, I’ll leave you with one of my favorite songs.  “Winter’s Night”, performed by The Lovelies

Shine On,

Mary

 


A Dream Come True!

December 9th, 2011 at 5:07 pm by under Entertainment, General Talk, The Rhode Show

Today was the big day and I just want to say that I had an absolute blast from beginning to end. I started my morning bright and early with an interview at Cat Country 98.1 on The Morning Show with Jess, Brian, and Amanda. As I have mentioned before I am a HUGE Country music fan, so being interviewed there was a great start to my morning. Jess, Brian, and Amanda were so funny and I had a great time with them! I want to thank them for welcoming me and for the goodies they gave me as well. :)

 

1st stop Cat Country!

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodies

 

 

 

 

 

After my interview I was off to Fox Providence Station to Co-host The Rhode Show! I was eager and excited to learn what I would be doing on todays show. I got to Co-host with Danielle and Stephen, and had such a great time with them. They were so sweet and made me feel right at home with them on the Big White Couch! I interviewed Scott Farber from Hunt’s Photo and Video and learned all about the new Mirrorles cameras. I will definitely be putting that on my Christmas list! I also was able to hang out in the kitchen and eat some DELICIOUS “Angry Salmon” featured from David Burke Prime at Foxwoods. My favorite part of the show was being able to give all the The Rhode Show viewers a sneak peak at my segment “Rhode Trips” that I would bring to the show if chosen as Co-host. The morning flew by and I’m still pinching myself. Today was a dream come true and I feel so lucky and blessed to have been given this AMAZING opportunity.

 

Thats a wrap!

 
 
 

My favorite camera man Ric Valles

 

I want to thank everyone at Fox Providence and The Rhode Show for being so welcoming and helpful today. It was such an unforgettable experience, and one that I will treasure forever. To all my family, friends, and fellow Rhode Islanders who have supported me through this entire competition I can’t thank you enough. I hope I made you all proud this morning.

 

Make sure to tune into The Rhode Show on Monday morning as the Top 5 ladies will be at Cardi’s Toys for Tots Drive then tune in for the LIVE finale at 7:30pm to see who will be crowned the next SFAS Rhode Show C0-host!

 

Xo,

Mariely


Co-Host For A Day

December 8th, 2011 at 9:11 pm by under Entertainment, General Talk, The Rhode Show

So today was the big day, my fun filled day of living the life of The Rhode Show Co-host! It started early with my alarm going off at 4 this morning, I jumped out of bed, got into the shower and got myself prepared for this exciting day. Then it was off to Cat Country 98.1, what a great way to start the day! I was brought into the studio and introduced to their awesome morning team which consists of Amanda Leonardo, Jess Tyler and Brian Phillips! Before we went on air we spent a little time getting to know each other and Brian and I found out we share a love for karaoke, and then he followed this conversation up with a Van Halen style scissor kick, to show his karaoke dedication to his favorite band Van Halen. It was actually super impressive, especially since he was wearing Van Halen Chucks!! Talk about being prepared!

As soon as I finished up at Cat Country it was straight to the Fox Providence Station. Everyone met up for a quick review of what was to come and then it was time to shine!! We hit the couch and got down to business discussing some great topics, eating some delicious food, and of course having a good time! After this wrapped up it was time for a final interview with Jay, the man in charge!! Everyone would think that this would be nerve-wracking, but everyone is so great at Fox Providence that it’s easy to feel instantly comfortable!

After my final interview I met up with my family for a quick lunch to celebrate my day as a Co-host (we love any excuse to celebrate!) at one of my favorite local restaurants, Lemongrass. At the end of our fantastic lunch we were handed our fortune cookies, and my fortune couldn’t have been more perfect. What a great ending to the perfect day!


Don’t forget to watch The Rhode Show Monday morning to see the Top 5 team up with Cardi’s for their annual Toys for Tots event, followed by a Rhode Show Special Monday night at 7:30 when the official Search For A Star winner will be announced live, and you will find out your next Co-host!! I will check back in Monday for my final SFAS blog, but until then have a fabulous weekend, stay warm, and have fun : )