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Competition on high note

Shaka Mayers

Competition on high note

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In its second week running, the Inter-School Singing Competition added four more talented young people to its roster: Samantha Greaves, also known as Sammy G, of Alleyne Secondary; Rebeka Carter of St George Secondary; Adela Payne of Lester Vaughan; Mequissa Baptiste of Combermere School.
Sammy G had the audience bopping to the beat of Ortneil Bacchus’ calypso Die With My Dignity, while Rebeka Carter set a nice calm mood afterwards with her rendition of Only Hope, written by Jon Foreman.
Shortly after Rebeka’s performance, a very soft-spoken Adela Payne came onto the stage and blew away the judges and audience with her powerful voice while rendering Set Fire To The Rain, co-written by Adele and Fraser T. Smith.
The fourth contestant to be voted forward, Mequissa Baptiste, moved the audience when she fell to her knees at the end of her passionate performance of the song Lord, I Believe In You.
The other contestants gave their best during their respective performances despite not moving forward. The road to the Inter-School Singing Competition is heating up and with all of this young talent, the finals should prove to be sizzling hot.