The much-anticipated annual Song Festival unfolded at the Renaissance Convention Center, with resort associates competing on stage for prizes in a number of categories, including professional and amateur.
The event enjoys great management support and generates a lively buzz, as tickets are sold and rehearsals held, in preparation for the big night.
Claudius Phillips and his band OREO accompanied all singers, producing an exciting and diverse show, in Papiamento, English and Spanish, with all musical styles nicely represented including elaborate dance numbers and original choreography.
The following are the results for this year’s edition of the Song Festival: in category A, 3rd place: Jancy Pietersz; 2nd place: Alberto Groeneveldt and in 1st place: Maroushka Violenus. In category B, 3rd place: Rose-Ann Aparicio; 2nd place: Anais Ridderstaat and in 1st place: Rafael Marquez. Most popular singer: Alberto Groeneveldt, also won Best Show, with his spirited, rocking and rolling rendition of Footloose.