The show was previously scheduled for the night before, Saturday, 23rd July, but the inclement weather caused by a passing Tropical Wave, forced organizers to postpone the event for 24 hours.
The contestants participated in three of the judged appearances for the pageant, which this year was split in two parts, with the first being hosted at Carnival Village last night.
In those segments the delegates paraded on stage in both the One Piece and Two Piece Swim Wear while also competing in the Ambassadorial Wear and Speech Appearance.
Given the outstanding presentations displayed on Sunday night, it appears as though this year’s contest will be one of the most competitive in the show’s 6th year history.
Though the results of the swim wear and ambassadorial/speech appearances will not be known until Monday night, (25th July), when the second part of the contest is held at the Cultural Complex, in Charlestown, fans and supporters of the pageant are already making their predictions of victory, from their assessment of delegates on Sunday. The points awarded from Sunday night will be carried forward to the main pageant Monday night, to be added to the final tally of scores amassed.
Some 10 territories from across the Caribbean have sent contestants for the competition, including, Anguilla, Barbados, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Jamaica, Dominica and Nevis.
During tonight’s, (Monday 25th July), Part Two of the contest the delegates will make presentations in Talent, Interview and Evening Wear. They will also make appearances in their swimsuits but not for judging purposes.
The Talent segment will carry 50 points, Evening Wear 40 and Interview 40 points as well.
One of the new features introduced for 2011 will see the judges themselves asking the questions in the interview segment. Judges have been asked to prepare one question. Each judge will be assigned a number which will be placed in a bag, from which each contestant will draw, to determine which judge would ask the respective questions.
In the Talent Segment, the contestants have been restricted to only 5 minutes for their presentations, which may be in the form of dance, drama, song or any other approved discipline.