CP’s talented teens put on great show
A DELAY OF ABOUT AN HOUR at the start was not enough to dampen the spirits of contestants in the Coleridge & Parry School Pageant last Saturday night at the J.S. Yearwood Hall.
They gave the audience their money’s worth with a display of talent and fashion that was nothing short of captivating.
In the keenly contested show, under the theme Journey Through Time, the ten contestants appeared first on stage in national colours and introduced themselves to the judges and the very supportive audience.
From then on it was smooth sailing as they each returned to the stage in what was deemed a “time machine”. The five boys and five girls were outfitted in back-in-time costumes and strutted their stuff to popular songs of past eras.
Kudos to the organisers who eliminated the intermission in order to make up for the late start, in a show that was smoothly produced by former student Jamal Slocombe.
The talent section included song, dance and dramatic presentations that showed the tremendous volume of effort that was put into the performances, and Llamar Clarke’s piece, I Can’t Get A Girl gained him first place in the male talent section. Overall female winner and queen of the pageant, Tiara Pilgrim, was first in the talent section for females with a dramatic piece, A Mother’s Love.
In the formal dress segment all the contestants were well attired, but throughout the evening it was clear that the overall winners, queen Tiara Pilgrim who scored 193.20 points, and king Tyrese Carter, 190.30 points, were the crowd favourites.
Second place in the male section went to Llamar Clarke while Deah Bowen was second among the ladies and Lamika Jones and Natari Worrell third among the girls and boys, respectively. (RL)