Zane Corbin received top honours at the St James Parish Independence Committee talent show when he wowed the judges with his steel pan performance of Red Plastic Bag’s Boat Ride on Saturday night at the Learning Centre, St James.
During the hour and a half long show, which showcased five acts, Corbin fought off Talibah Davis who also played the steel pan for the top spot. She did a rendition of Bless The Lord Oh My Soul.
Meanwhile, crowd favorites, the Full Hype Dancers came in third. The all-male group brought the energy to the venue as they danced to popular local songs Hit It by Gabby, Colours by Natalie and Shackle Out by Porgie and Murda.
Also making appearances were the Western United Star 4H Band and the Western United Star 4H Group. The 4H Band performed Mighty Gabby’s Emmerton while the 4H Group danced to Sanctuary’s song Mega Monday.
Saturday’s Talent Show also comprised guest performances by the St. Silas Sunday School and the Capricorn Line Dancers. The top performers have secured a place at the Zonal Parish Talent Show, slated for September 22, where they will vie for a spot to perform at the Spirit of the Nation Show.
The 2018 St James Parish Ambassadors, Ryan Herbert and Shae Coulthrust were very impressed with the talent and commended the performers on a job well done.
The pair also used the occasion to speak to the audience about their Parish Project titled, ‘St James We R.E.A.D.Y’ (Reaching Everyone Across Districts Yielding strong resilient communities). The Project focuses on disaster preparedness and the work to be done by the Ambassadors includes community clean-ups and the formation of first aid groups within the parish. Members of these groups will be first respondents in cases of emergencies.