Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019. 8:56 am CST.
By Aaron Humes:Hosts Corozal cleaned up at the 2019 National Song Competition at the Andres Campos Civic Center this past Saturday, taking the Senior Category in Carnival Song, Breakout Artist and Runner-Up for Belize Song, and second in the Junior Carnival Song category.
Here is a list of the winners:
Junior Carnival: 1st Amiri “Prince” Gentle “The Patriots” (Toledo); 2nd Zeana “ZAE!” Myers, “Celebrate With Mih” (Corozal)
Junior Belize: 1st Huston “Punta Youth” Alvarez, “My Home”; 2nd Amiri “Prince” Gentle, “The Jewel Belize”; Jahlyn “Jahlyn G” Gardiner, “Let’s Shout out Belize” (consolation).
Junior Division (Belize Song and Carnival Categories)
1st Place – $3,000 and a trophy (this includes a music video)
2nd Place – $1,000 and a trophy
Senior Carnival: People’s Choice & Senior Carnival Winner: Jarett “JC” Cornejo, “Raise Your Flag” – Corozal; Runner Up: Leslie “Mr.Bastic” Jenkins, “Party Never Done” – Belize; Break Out Artist: Elizabeth “Star Queen” Garbutt, “Wuk It Up” – Cayo
Senior Belize: Winner: Cecil “Cocono Bwai” Jenkins Jr. & Lady Raqs, “Belize History” – Belize City; Runner Up: Egbert Gill, “This is Belize” – Corozal; Break Out Artist: Khayln “KhayzieP” Reynolds, “Belize My Home” – Corozal; People’s Choice: Dennis Requena, “Let Us Unite” – Cayo
Senior Division (Belize Song and Carnival Categories)
1st Place – $10,000 in cash and prizes and a trophy
(including a music video and an opportunity to represent Belize in the Region)
2nd Place – $3,000 and a trophy
Breakout Artist Award – $500.00
People’s Choice Award – $500.00
Orange Walk was selected to host next year’s 10th anniversary event.
Songs can be heard on WWW.MYNATIONALSONG.BZ and Visit the Facebook page for more photos and highlights.
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