When talent shines
IF A GOOD start was what veteran entertainer Richard Stoute hoped for the 41st edition of his eponymous teen talent contest, then that desire was efficiently achieved.
It occurred on Sunday night at the Divi Southwinds Resort in St Lawrence, Christ Church, when the curtain opened on the first preliminary of the 2017 season. It was a good night; not only was talent rife, but if the exploits of the seven contestants are what can be expected for the new season, then it is safe to say it will be a good one.
The star of the night, according to the judges’ results, was ten-year-old Shontae Alleyne-Clarke, who performed well enough to score 717 and beat her nearest rival by more than 70 points.
Sponsored by Divine Learning Institute, Alleyne-Clarke didn’t have the best vocals when she rendered Jordin Sparks’ One Wing and Listen by Beyonce, but boy did she have the best showmanship on the night. This little girl has a great stage presence so it wouldn’t be a surprise if she gained the full 20 points allotted in that category. (SDB Media)
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