Some of Belize's best performing artists were decked out in the country's national colors Friday, August 23, 2011, at the Memorial Park 'belting out' some of the hippest, catchiest original tunes of the decade, as they competed alongside less known artists in the 2011 National Song Competition.
Twenty-four competed in one of three featured categories, which included a Junior, Senior Patriotic and Senior Carnival song competition. At the end of the almost five hour contest, it was crowd favorite and pleaser, Ernestine Carballo who revved up the crowd, with the big win of the night, the number one Carnival song: "Carnival is Here"!
Below are the results:
Carnival Senior Competition:
1st Place – Ernestine Carballo - “Carnival is Here” – Won $4,000 + Trophy
2nd Place – Supa G – “Jump Jump” – Won $2,500 + trophy
3rd Place – Leslie “Bastic” Jenkins – “Our Anniversary” – Wont$1,500 + Trophy
Patriotic Senior Competition:
1st Place – Jamie Humes – “Dis Da Fu We” – Won $4,000 + Trophy
2nd Place – Roberto Hoare “Captain Roby” – “Welcome to Belize” – Won $2,500 + Trophy
3rd Place – Nello Player – “How Can I Leave” – Won $1,500 + Trophy
Junior Song Competion:
1st Place – Anika Perez – “21st of September”
2nd Place – Tara Gill – “Sweet Belize”
All the prize packages included a two hundred dollars gift certificate for studio recording time at Ludwig Productions.
Click here to listen to the songs