Samantha Leacock is Flow Gospel Challenge Winner
THE LEACOCK NAME is well known for singing in Barbados and 28-year-old Samantha Leacock showed why as she captured the Flow Gospel Challenge at the Frank Collymore Hall last night.
With almost the entire musical Leacock clan present to cheer her on, the psychology student at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, amassed 468 points with a wonderful rendition of I Love The Lord.
Leacock took the trophy, $5 000 and a year’s free subscription to Flow.
Second place went to Reneika Bradshaw who sang I Never Lost My Praise, while Sheldon Miller, one of two males in the ten-person competition, placed third. Jody Smith was fourth.
Leacock, who had spent most of her life training to be a professional singer in the United States, had never entered a singing competition before. She was shocked that she had taken the top prize as her focus was on testifying about her love for God as well as carrying the message to the sold out crowd. (KB)