Claudia Handal is Reef Radio’s 2011 Karaoke champion

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Thursday night, September 8th marked the culmination of Reef Radio’s 7th annual Tele-Radio Karaoke Competition. Taking the stage for the opportunity to win the $2,000 grand prize were twelve hopeful singers: Claudia Handal, Elijio Lopez, Jovanny Casasola, Claudia Grant, Mario Leal, Joel Andino, Velma Melendez, Noemi Palma, Fanny Martinez, Javier Castillo, Letty Hernandez and LeRoi Hyde.

Singing to tunes from well known artists such as: LeAnn Rimes, Tyros Ryley, Marisela, Freddy Fender, Los Brindis, Ana Gabriel and La Quinta Estación among other, the twelve participants kept the packed Jaguar’s Nightclub well entertained. After the two rounds of competition, it was Claudia Handal who emerged victorious, taking the coveted $2,000 cash prize. Winning her the competition were the songs Rosas from La Oreja de Van Gogh and El Me Mintio by Amanda Miguel.

In second place, and taking home $1,000, was karaoke fixture Joel Andino, who gave an impassioned rendition of Digan Lo Que Digan by Rafael de España and Corazon Viajero from Miguel Gallardo. Also a constant presence in island karaoke, Velma Melendez took third place, and $500 cash. Velma’s song choices were Azul Celeste from Paquita La del Barrio and Sin Fortuna from Gerardo Reyes.

The San Pedro Sun congratulates all participants. The Reef Radio would like to extend a big “Thank You” to all the sponsors, and supporters. Whether they came out to Jaguars, tuned in to Channel 20 or listened via radio, The Reef Radio says THANK YOU for your continued patronage of the program.

Reef Radio TV Productions is also undergoing a new and bold initiative to showcase the many talents of our children on the island with a Children’s Talent Search. The show is geared at children ages twelve and under. The show is looking for children to showcase any talent they choose to display, whether it is acting, dancing, singing, poetry, playing instruments and more. Expect representatives from the Reef Radio to be visiting the various island schools with an invitation to be part of this competition. The process is scheduled for five weeks of televised competition to select the top ten acts, which would go on to the finals. The winning child or group and the school that they represent will win cash prizes. Be sure to stay tuned for more on this exciting new show.

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