Eleven year-old Talya Tinoco has a fun, effervescent personality and smile that light up the building! Winner of Branson’s Young Entertainer of the Year for two years in a row now, as well as Duet of the Year with her daddy, Talya attends Cedar Ridge Intermediate School and begins the fifth grade this fall. She loves to be a part of all her school plays, and when not performing in a show she’s heavily involved in martial arts – she’s owns a black belt in karate! Incredibly, Talya’s one of the youngest students to be nominated to become a member of the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame! Hamners’ Branson Gospel Sunday (3090 Shepherd of the Hills Expy, 10:00am) is her regular church where she occasionally sings and dances for the services. The Save On Branson writing team got an exclusive interview with Talya after yet another amazing performance!
Q: What's your favorite song to sing?
Talya: I love singing "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?" from the Disney movie Frozen!
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Talya: I’d like to be either an actress on the stage or an entertainer like I am now. Either way, I really want to see and travel the world!
Q: Three words to describe you are:
Talya: Energetic, fun, and loving!
Q: If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?
Talya: I would be a golden doodle dog because they’re fluffy, cute, and loving! I have one at home, named KC. He’s a seven year-old boy.
Q: What's your favorite part of the Magnificent Seven Variety Show?
Talya: “Rocky Top”! It’s really fun to sing!
Q: What's the last book you’ve read?
Talya: I read an I Survived book about the Titanic. It was cool to learn about the history of the ship.
Q: What would be your ideal allowance? How would you use it?
Talya: I wouldn't want to be overpowering, so I'd say $3 to $4 per chore. I'd save up for my dream car, a Mustang convertible or an old Slug Bug!
Q: Who's your favorite singer?
Talya: My favorite has to be Ariana Grande! She's really talented!
Q: What do you like to do with your friends in your spare time?
Talya: We like to have sleepovers and make dance videos for Youtube, like challenges and tutorials on how to dance.
Q: If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?
Talya: Well, I get frustrated pretty easily if I can’t do something. I’m a perfectionist! If I could, I would do everything perfectly!
Q: What would you do if you won the lottery?
Talya: I’d give half or more to needy children. And then I’d get myself a car! (Laughs)
Q: If you could give your parents (Joe and Tamra Tinoco, also stars of Magnificent Seven) any advice, what would it be?
Talya: A later bedtime, like 11:00 or 11:30. But only if I could manage it! I get up at 7:00 or 8:00, and I’m definitely not a morning person! (Laughs)
You can see the talented Talya Tinoco perform in Magnificent Seven Variety Show at Hamners’ Variety Theatre (3090 Shepherd of the Hills Expy) every Sunday, Monday, and Friday at 7:00pm through the beginning of December! Tickets for this fun, energetic show can be purchased at BransonShowTickets.com, or by calling 877-688-3179.