Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 17th, 2020 (ZIZ News)
By: Chaïra Flanders
Three lucky persons were adjudged winners in three different categories of the Alliance Française St. Kitts and Nevis #StayHome French singing competition finale on Wednesday night.
Vlad Bolfa was announced winner of the Children category with a total of 74.2 points. He will collect a $500 cash voucher.
Mikayla Peets was announced the winner of the Adolescent category with a total of 81.4 points, earning herself a $750 cash voucher.
As the competition wrapped up, President of the Alliance Française, Kara Daly revealed that Blestina Charles beat out her competitors to win the Adult category with a total of 79.90 points. She was an online crowd favorite who wore a gold crown during her in studio performance.
Blestina who is also a student of the University of the West Indies says she will use her $1000 cash voucher to pay for her studies.
With only a 0.36 difference, Hilary Ferguson followed closely behind with a total of 79.54 points to earn the 1st runner spot.
The virtual competition saw many students, French and Music teachers, guests from France, Alliance Française Institutions across the region and officials from the Ministry of Education in attendance.
During the performances, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, William Vincent Hodge said, “these young people are rising stars. I am impressed”.
The french singing finale which was held via Zoom, peaked at 300 viewers which is the maximum number of participants allowed via the video communications platform.
Director of the Alliance Française St. Kitts and Nevis, Marine Moncaut chaired the event.