The 2nd Annual PNM Women's League Children's Talent Show

The 2nd Annual PNM Women's League Children's Talent Show in pictures
The 2nd Annual PNM Women's League Children's Talent Show in pictures Reporters
June 28, 2006

The PNM Women's League successfully produced the Annual Children's Talent Show for the second time around. The audience, although not massive in size was filled with women who were mostly mothers, siblings and other relatives of the children in the mini competition.

The kiddies seemed very proficient and acted professionally about the competition. The talents of these children were quite dynamic ranging from performing monologues to playing instruments.

The first contestant, Marq Pierre, began with a powerful Calypso entitled, "T&T Cartoon", which was a child's dream to escape the realities of a painful, crime-riddled existence. This was followed by an equally inspiring song by the talented Christian Thomas called, "Wake Up". Other wonderful performances included that of Melonie Diaz who performed Singing Sandra's Calypso entitled, "Stop D War", Ronneka Farfan's "Tribute to Soca Warriors", "Granny's Plea" by Sherine Charles, a dance by Makeda Babcome and a second dance performance by Criselle Diaz who was accompanied by older sister Melonie Diaz.

Jennifer Despot with her song, "The Birthday Celebration", and Avivia Vesprey with her song, "Come See Me", wowed the audience with their beautiful voices. Also grasping the attention of the audience were monologues by Sunshine De Silver with her piece entitled, "My Little Corner" and a rather interesting piece expressing love for the borough of Point Fortin entitled, "My Sweet Borough" by Akeisha Mason.

On the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago, the steelpan, Kanisha Wattley performed her interpretation of, "No Woman No Cry", Monice Forbes-Wells with, "Helter Skelter" and Cherylee Legair with, "Carnival Time".

Finally, on the recorder was Fondanwi Ajene with, "Melody" who ended the competition by adding a little more variety to the mix.

Also on the programme was a brief modeling display by children of the PNM's Women's League ranging from toddlers to teenagers. These models on stage included the reigning Miss Teen Trinidad and Tobago, Shenice Pegus, Kershel Hillaire who would be representing Trinidad and Tobago in a pageant in Ecuador and Nikesha Carrington who would be representing the country in a pageant in Canada.

The results of the talent show were delivered after entertainment by guests Whitney Moore, Makeda Babcome and Cynthia Frances. In first place was Sunshine De Silver, in second place Marq Pierre and in third place, a tie between Monice Forbes-Wells and Cherylee Lagaire. All were winners and received prizes, including the backup singers and performers of the day.

The Women's League was successful in their efforts to create for the second time a setting for children of the PNM to express their abilities. They must also be commended for creating a comfortable space for judges, media and audience members. Certainly, the same can be done for next years PNM Women's League Annual Children's Talent Show.

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