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Final face-off


The stage is set for the ultimate battle of the 6 to 12s in the annual Richard Stoute Teen Talent Competition this Sunday at Divi Southwinds Resort.

Fifteen juniors will face off in the finals with their eyes on being crowned the 2013 monarch in their category.

Nine-year-old Kayla Alleyne, who is scheduled to open the contest, will be performing Like My Mother Does and Bless Myself, but when 11-year-old Atoura Moise Clarke follows her, she will be hoping to Take A Bow with her Russian Roulette.

Fazeena Bassalat, who will be 10 on Sunday, is competing at number three with The Sound Of Music and Tomorrow on her mind, however, when 12-year-old Crystal Lavia hits the stage next, she would have a lot to say about the Greatest Love of All and being Born This Way.

At 10 years old, Zakiya Harewood will try to show the judges she has the Wind Beneath My Wings so she can make The Climb to the top, while 11-year-old Ajani Haddock would be insisting not This Time To Let It Be he who must win.Leilani Haddock, Ajani’s twin sister, plans to illustrate her generosity in song by giving out A Thousand Years Of Butterfly Kisses, as 12-year-old Shantyle Bailey hopes that when she performs No One, it would be like Dynamite.

Destiny Ifill, at age 11, intends to Save The Best For Last as she paints the place with Colours Of The Wind.  Coming after her will be Quantya Rudder, 12, doing Open Arms and Beautiful And Unspoilt, 11-year-old Malik Stuart singing Don’t Make Me Over and Give Me Your Heart Tonight, Shaundra Davidson, 12, performing Man Down and Jar Of Hearts, Amor Knight Miller, 11, will render The Power Of Love and Like My Mother Does and the penultimate act, Lakenya Prescod is expected to do That Name, One Night Only.

The final act is a duet – the Wahid twins, Nakeem and Naheem, age 11, making it clear they will Never Say Never, One More Night.

In the Over 21 competition are Princess Best, who will be seeking to wow the judges with Sky Fall and Halo, but her rival Ronnie Morris would have something to say about that, as he tries to Set Fire To The Rain and sing Hallelujah. (EJ)


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