Only a handful of people can brag that they have won not one but two coveted titles in the Richard Stoute contests.
Last Sunday night Rebekah Carter added her name to the list when she copped the title in the 2017 Richard Stoute Over 21 Contest. The former Teen Talent winner gave two solid performances to repel Damien Smith and Christopher Padmore into second and third place, respectively, at the same time wowing the crowd at the Divi Southwinds Resort.
The first of Carter’s two thrilling performances was a poignant interpretation of Céline Dion’s I Surrender. Yet perhaps the more remarkable was when she sang a buoyant version of celebrated musical queen Shirley Bassey’s This Is My Life, which, when concluded, was followed by about 30-seconds of rapturous applause from the audience.
Her performance was extraordinary as she got emotionally lost in the song and delivered effortlessly drawn-out, soaring notes. The quality of Carter’s voice was no surprise but its refinement and superiority left those present, possibly including her 14 rivals, nonetheless shocked and amazed by her ability. (SDB Media)
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