Kristianne Joy Mesina has been a part of FilCan Idol since its inception in 2005 as a FilCan Idol Adult Division Grand Finalist. Born in Quezon City, Philippines. She was inspired by her late father to sing.
Joy was a school singing contest champion as well as a finalist in one of Quebec’s biggest singing competitions Fais-Moi Ta Toune. Joy was also a vocalist for a local tribute band and performed all over Montreal, and was one of the organizers of Montreal Band-Aid, a benefit concert that raised funds for the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Her favorite stage, however, will always be in a room with all of her fellow FilCan Idol friends, jamming to whatever song comes to mind.
After her stint in FilCan Idol, Joy became active in the local community, singing with her fellow finalists. She was part of the first-ever and the only sold out FilCan Idol concert to date at Rasa bar and was also one of the performers of FilCan Idol’s Hawak Kamay and Salamat Sa Musika concerts. She served as one of the organizers for FilCan Idol in 2006, 2007, 2012 and 2014, before permanently taking over as one of the directors in 2016. Aside from directing FilCan Idol shows. she has also started technically directing local shows and concerts for the community, notably Pinoy Diva Adiva Ross Estinozo’s first major concert, “Believe it or Not: #JustSaying”, and the Mrs. Philippines-Montreal last May 2019.
She considers Mariah Carey, as her ultimate influence but is a fan of all music genres, from pop, R&B, rock, country, gospel and most recently, Kpop.
Q and A:
Q: What were you like in high school?
A: I was in a Catholic school for girls during most of my school years, but in high school I was a typical rambunctious, trigger-happy, overly active teen. I’d like to think I was a rebel back then, and don’t get me wrong, I did push some boundaries, but I was pretty much normal. My friends then are still are friends to this day, and that is something I am very proud of.