Deacons Has Talent 2015 was held today, a welcome addition to this year’s list of activities in commemoration of the primary school’s 50th anniversary.
The response was generous much to the pleasant surprise of organizer Judy Roach, who preaches the message of students becoming well-rounded individuals.
“I was amazed that so many children are interested,” Roach said.
The students outdid themselves, their musical performances ranging from pop to techno, to gospel; and the audience was engrossed in the acts presented to them.
Notable performances came from Tavon Boyce whose animated and interactive rendition of My Redeemer Lives had the audience and judges smiling, and for which he was rewarded with a standing ovation. However, despite his solid performance, Upper Junior Prize winner Kayla Alleyne overpowered him for first place.
Kayla, with her bubblegum pink gown and rocking Afro, did it with a sweet version of If We Hold On Together.
Brianna Phillips, shining diamond-like in her neon green attire, wowed the audience with her version of Rihanna’s hit single Bright Like A Diamond.
Having religiously practised the song every day, the Lower Junior Prize winner says aspires to be like the Barbadian international pop sensation.
“I am myself [and] I can shine if I want to,” Brianna proclaimed.
The competition in the dance category was extremely fierce, with routines comprising salsa, breakdancing and African dance.
Returning to their cultural roots, the team of Naomi Miller, Neriah Miller and Ryanna Alleyne chose to dance to Shakira’s hit Waka Waka –– a song that talks about strength, said Ryanna.
The team took home the first prize for their energetic routine.