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Ashlene tops first prelim

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Ashlene tops first prelim

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TWENTY-YEAR-OLD Ashlene Rahman is the winner of the first preliminary of the Richard Stoute Teen Talent 2014 season.
She copped the top spot from eight contestants with a score of 643 points doing Almaz and Pretty Hurts at the Divi Southwinds, Christ Church last Sunday.
Second place went to sixteen-year-old Adonnia Freeman who got 608 points for renditions All of Me and Lips of An Angel, while 11 year-old Mia Forde sang Stay and Stars to place third with 603 points.
The talent contest is in its 38th year and also embraces three categories: six to 11, 13 to 21 and Over 21.
Sixty-two year old Mike Grannum took the most points in the over-21 sing-off with 573 doing Yesterday, while 33 year-old Anthony Grazette,   got 523 with Midnight Cry.
Supporting acts were calypsonian Elvis Maloney, last year’s Over-21 winner Tanisha Alleyne; singers Percy Pilgrim , Lew Zorro Drayton and Joy Ann. (JS)