Kingston Hottest Night Spot – Fiction Night Club located at Market Place was the venue for the July 27th Spartan Sponsored MJW 2010 Fast Track Talent Competition. Patron, well wishers, family and friends of the 2010 Miss Jamaica World Ambassadors packed inside the club to offer their support and encouragement to not only the Talent finalists but to the entire MJW Contestants who were making only their second public appearance.
MC‘s for the night – Mrs. Paula Ann Porter Jones and Ms Regina Beavers, a Former Miss Jamaica World Title Holder, reminded the audience that the competitors who were contesting the Talent Fast Track Competition had a lot at stake, as the winner of the Fast Track competition secures for herself a gate way pass to a top ten position at the Grand Coronation Show to be held on August 21 in the Ballroom of the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.
The packed crowd on hand was treated to a delightful parade of the beauties in their stunning swimsuit designed by one of Jamaica’s leading swimwear manufacturers -Mushrooms. Patrons got the opportunity to assess the contestants’ physical attributes up close and were seen making their own judgment call as it relates to whom they thought were the front runners to the 2010 Miss Jamaica World Title.
Spartan Health Club, franchise holders of the Miss Jamaica World pageant, known in the market place to put on a show gave the audience a real treat for their money when international acclaimed soca artist Lima Calbio guest performed. She took the stage and electrified and engaged the crowd with her performance to ‘I dare you’ and ‘Band of the year’. She then closed her segment by dedicating the ballad ‘Because You Love Me’ to all the family, friends and supporters of the Miss Jamaica contestants. Then it was time for the 6 pre chosen finalists from Monday’s closed eliminations held at the Spartan Health Club to sing, dance, and orate all with the hope of finding favour with the judges to be the one selected as the Talent Fast TrackWinner. Judges for the night were:
- Tommy James-Chief Judge
- Clive Thompson-Choreographer and former lead dancer for Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham
- Nadine Sutherland-songstress and Digicel Rising Star Judge
- Alvin Campbell- Script writer and audio visual consultant
- Orlando Barnett- Edna Manley Graduate and NDTC dancer
- Terri-Karelle Reid-Miss Jamaica World 2005, Pageant Director and Talent winner in 2005
The judges had a mandate to select the contestant that best displayed the following criteria:
- Quality of Presentation/Delivery
- Stage Use
First up was Marciet Leyva who performed a Bollywood style dance to Spanish music. She created quite a stir with her rotating hips, which is the main dance movement of that dance style; for her effort she placed third. Amanda McCreath did a dialect from Ms Lou entitled ‘That dry foot bwoy,” she put her own twist on the piece by doing it uptown style, much to the delight of audience, earning her second position. Shanique Mongal did a Dancehall dance Medley showcasing the latest dancehall moves. Chantal
Raymond winner of the competition and now the first contestant to secure a place in the top ten did a monologue from the New Orleans-based film, Eve’s Bayou.”, which earned her the appreciation of the crowd. Rounding out the top six were Simone Barrett- singing the song – This is Love by Jordon Sparks and Patricia Hue who performed a Salsa dance piece.
Curtains came down and the contestants mixed and mingled with patrons and danced to the pulsating music of the Fiction DJ. They had a ball with what was left of the night.