National Song Competition finalists meet the press

vlcsnap-2014-08-06-08h41m51s144The National Song Competition is in its final stage and on Tuesday the fifteen finalists from across the country met with the press. Hometown entrants from Belmopan, Shameeka Moir and Earlyn Hutchinson, hope to impress the crowd and the judges at Memorial Park on Saturday, August 9 with their entry for the Belize Song Competition, “Every Dog Has Its Day” or “Not My Day.”

Defending champions TR Shine, Jael August and Nello Player and more than a few veterans including Roxana Alcoser, Ernestine Carballo, Sam Harris and the legend himself, Chico Ramos, are among the lineup scheduled to take the stage on Saturday night. Top prizes are $6,000 in the senior categories for Belize and Carnival Song; $3,000 for second, and in the junior it is $3,500 for first place and $1,500 for second. The winners also get a music video worth $1,500 for their song and $2,500 to put toward an appearance at a regional competition and festival. Co-sponsors are Atlantic International Bank. In related news the full line-up of activities for the September Celebrations will be finalized later this week, but we can tell you that the Carnival Road March is scheduled for September 13 and the Expo for the weekend of September 6, which is also when the Carnival King and Queen Competition will be held. This year’s theme is “Industrious Hands, Intelligent Minds, Together for Belize.”

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