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2017 Winners

Posted by Admin on 2017-08-30 13:05:18 CDT

Cynthia Najarro, Ernestine Carballo and the duo of Denise Castillo and Alexander Evans win at the National Song Competition 2017.

2017 Winner - Ernestine Carballo2017 Winner - Cynthia Najarro2017 Winner - Denise Castillo and Alexander Evans

This year we saw the crowning of new Champions.  In the Junior’s Category Ms. Cynthia Najarro won first place with her song “Heart to Belize”.  Garif Jr and Jamir Valentine received second place with their submission “We are Belizean”.

The Carnival Song segment featured original songs which will be used for celebratory purposes during the September Celebrations and throughout the year.  This year’s winners for the Carnival Song segment of the competition are:

Winner:                            Ernestine Carballo, “On the Road Again Wave”
Runner Up:                      Wilson Grinage, “Carnival Link”
People’s Choice:              Leslie “Bastic” Jenkins, “Feel It”
Break Out Artist:             Tyrol Pinks, “Punta Carnival”


The Belize Song segment highlighted an original song reflecting a strong Belizean
identity, flavor, and rhythm and should inspire a sense of national pride and unity.  The song should
evoke a blessing or celebrate the history, traditions, and diversity of the Belizean Culture.  The Belize Song winners for 2017 are:

 

Winner:                            Denise Castillo and Alexander Evans, “Umoja (Unity)”
Runner Up:                      Jean Brooks & Gafaar Rodriguez, “Only in Belize”
People’s Choice:              Brandon Flores, “We are Belizeans”
Break Out Artist:             Shanya Garnett, “Unconditionally”


The winners received prizes as follows:

Senior Division (Belizean and Carnival Categories)
1st Place - $10,000 in cash and prizes (including a music video and an opportunity to represent
Belize in the Region) and a trophy
2nd Place - $3,000 and a trophy


Junior Division
1st Place - $3,000and a trophy (this includes a music video)
2nd Place - $1,000 and a trophy

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Leslie "Bastic" Jenkins People's Choice Winner Carnival

Leslie "Bastic" Jenkins
People's Choice Winner
Carnival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tyrol Pinks Break Out Artist Winner Carnival
Tyrol Pinks
Break Out Artist Winner
Carnival

 

 

 

 

Brandon Flores People's Choice Winner Belize Song

Brandon Flores
People's Choice Winner
Belize Song

 

 

 

 

Shanya Garnett Break Out Artist Winner Belize Song

Shanya Garnett
Break Out Artist Winner
Belize Song
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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