TEENage Expressions Tour: Porus Power
THE third stop on TEENage Expressions Tour's journey was Porus High School in Mandeville and what a spectacular show that was.
First up was Tanice Hemons, who performed, a capella, Something Inside So Strong by Kenny Rogers. Quickly following her was Mervin Martin, who sang an original song entitled About The Juvenile.
Shanakay Edwards was next to go up with her inspirational drama piece on AIDS, after which was Toni-Ann Grant, who delivered an original drum solo.
So-Fresh Dancers followed with their so fresh dance moves. Then Japarri Williams and Brishanna Badley performed a piece from Louis 'Miss Lou' Bennett entitled Pedestrian Crosses. Moesha Morrison sang for us Don't You Remember by Adele, and it was a performance we certainly won't forget.
Eighth on the performers list was Chantae Scott with an outstanding performance of her self-made drama piece Market Ooman.
Shanique Brown was next and although she was tiny she busted some large moves on stage, giving a performance not to be forgotten. Karlena Smith and Kadia Bennett, not to be outdone performed a Jamaican favourite Cuss Cuss by Miss Lou.
Abijah Warren performed her rendition of popular R&B song The Weakness In Me by Keisha White. Porus High certainly wasn't short of singers as The Trio — Jahmeila Barnes, Britania Brown and Rackeesh Wright — proved when they sang their version of Adele's Someone Like You.
Sandray Francis and Kevaun Whitely on the keyboard and drums respectively gave us a beautiful instrumental piece that certainly impacted not only the audience but the judges as well. Vanessa Williams' Fobie Come To Town and Rashick Dixon and Michael Mitchell's Drug Abuse were among the many original pieces performed on Tuesday.
MTD Dancers gave a great performance with their tight formation and interesting dance moves. Georgia Lindsay, Crisal Green, Kalia Smith, Alicia Williamson and Kemola Levy were entertaining to watch during their performance of Every Second Counts On The Clock That's Ticking.
Following them were Lesia-Gaye Hylton and Natasha Rose, who performed Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On.
Patrice Pinnock did an original poem, then Clive Segree, Javani Taylor and Toni-Ann Grant ended the competition with a beautiful instrumental piece.
Throughout the competition there were, as per usual, various giveaways. There were trivia questions on Flow, Seprod, HYPE-TV and TEENage as well as a Cool Fruit Drink-Off competition.
Winston McKenley took first place for the drink off after guzzling down two boxes of Cool Fruit provided by Seprod. Shinelle Simms took the prize for the HYPE-TV trivia question, Jordando Curtis for Flow's, Mikhala Smith for Seprod's and Akeem Reid for TEENage's trivia question.
Guest performers Team Cautiion wowed the students with their dance moves and guest artiste Latty J captivated us with her smooth voice as the judges made their decision.
Student judges Nickay Smith, Romane Carridice and Claveon Edwards as well as TEENage judge Monique Edwards Davis had a tough time choosing winners from the vast amount of talented TEENs. But in the end, third place went to Georgia Lindsay and Company. Second place went to Sandray Francis and Kevaun Whitely and first place to Chantae Scott.