Round 5 of the LIME Barbados Karaoke Championship: Jill Scott & Diana Ross Versions Rule

The crowd roared and the chanted one name to be the winner in Round 5 of the LIME Barbados Karaoke Championship. Laverne Smith had impressed the judges and the crowd so much it was obvious she deserved to be the first place qualifier. This was the scene at Braddies Bar last Friday night when she sang Diana Ross’s 1991 lead single from the album Force Behind the PowerWhen you tell me that you love me.

Laverne Smith. First Place Qualifier

Laverne Smith. First Place Qualifier

With only two points separating her from Laverne, second place qualifier Tricia Maynard sang He loves Me as soulfully as the original singer Jill Scott. Both received prizes compliments of championship sponsors Mount Gay Rum.

The Qualifying Rounds continue at Braddie’s Bar every Friday night until August. Then the qualifiers get a chance to show their talents on a bigger stage at The Plantation Theatre in September and October.

First Place prize is $5,000, a professional recording and one 32’inch flat screen television. Second Prize is $2,500, Third Prize $1,500 and each of the seven finalist receive $500 in cash.

The Championship is open to all Barbadians and residents of Barbados. You must be 18years and older and not singing professionally, whether full time or part time. More information can be found on the website or facebook page Barbados National Karaoke Competition.

Tricia Maynard. 2nd Place Qualifier with her prize from Sponsor Mount Gay Rum

Tricia Maynard. 2nd Place Qualifier with her prize from Sponsor Mount Gay Rum

Bring your talent and come down to Braddies Bar, Dover Christ Church this Friday night. Registration begins at 8:00 pm and judging at 10:30 pm.

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