With “The Duets” album being released later this year, creating a new look and show segments for the Shoji Tabuchi Show and having sold out roadshows, this year has almost been too good to be true. With so many ways to celebrate, Christina is taking every blessing that comes her way and giving thanks. “We have met so many amazing people, and everyone has been absolutely amazing to us at the shows. It has truly been a huge blessing.” Christina has been reminded daily why she loves and does what she does. She is excited to be on the road and to meet many more fans as the year proceeds. Look for posts about the shows and picture updates on the Christina Tabuchi Facebook page or via Twitter.
Christina began performing at age 4 and grew up in the spotlight. By her high-school graduation, she knew that singing and performing was exactly what she wanted to do. “I knew there was nothing else I wanted, I had absolute passion about it” said Christina. The tests that have proven that passion have come and gone in waves, but regardless, Christina stands firm on her values found in the Lord, family and friends.
Christina Lingo-Tabuchi was born in Oak Grove, Louisiana and grew up there and in Branson, Missouri, the “Show Me State” for performers. Her father and mother, Shoji and Dorothy Tabuchi, both performed in The Shoji Tabuchi Show and Christina soon found herself on stage. Christina feels so blessed to have been able to work under her parents and learn so many valuable performance details so young in her career. Unlike some parents, Shoji and Dorothy never pushed Christina to a place she felt that she “had to perform,” it was always something she loved to do. From then on that love for performing has only grown.
At 18 the opportunity for Christina to become the vocal director for The Shoji Tabuchi Show was offered and Christina grabbed it with both hands; “I wanted to prove that I could do it.” After two years of being the vocal director, Christina decided to move to Nashville, Tennessee and found herself at home in the heartland of country music; “Both places are my home, Branson and Nashville.”
Christina worked on her singing career along with traveling back and forth from Branson to Nashville to work on vocal directing, show lineups, costumes and choreography and in 2007 Christina took over the dance department for The Shoji Tabuchi Show. “Every aspect of performing I’m in love with. People sometimes don’t realize what goes into it, but it’s worth it.”
Now, for the first time in over 15 years, The Shoji Tabuchi Show, along with Christina, are getting ready to take the show on tour. Christina counts every chance she gets to work with her family as a blessing and gives them the biggest credit for her passion she’s found in performing and entertaining.
Christina hopes that her love and passion is seen throughout her life and within her work. Christina contributes all of her success to the Lord and knows that none of this would be possible without Him, “Every day I get up and go to bed knowing how blessed I am. My family, my talent; I get paid to do things I absolutely love to do!”