The show which started sometime after 8:00pm on Thursday 29th December, 2011 saw a relatively huge crowd in attendance to provide support for the Caribbean Teens.
An excellent display of talent, confidence and intelligence is how fans are describing the performance of the Kittitian representative, Miss Siobhan Phipps.
Though consistent in all appearances, the Kittitian delegate, who is a student of the Immaculate Conception Catholic School, ICCS, had to work real hard to fight off the challenge from Jamaica, the country that placed First Runner last year, and Anguilla.
It was the 32nd edition of the pageant, which was founded by three teenage friends in the 1980s; Trevor Blake, Walter Robbie Nias and Val Henry. It was originally organized by the Haynes Smith Youth Club and the Harmonites Hitters Club, but eventually was left up to the Haynes Smith group to manage.
At the end of the show, however, it was the host country’s representative, 15 year old, Siobhan Phipps who was crowned queen of the 32nd Miss Digicel Haynes Smith Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant.
Amassing a well-deserved 826 points, Phipps also won the awards for Best Ambassadorial Appearance, Best Evening Wear, Best Production Number and Best Talent.
Miss St Kitts, along with the eleven (11) other contestants showed the gathering how talented they are, as they all executed their talent pieces exceptionally well. In this segment performances ranged from singing, dance, and drama.
In drama, Miss Siobhan Phipps depicted a young lady who fell to the dreadful reality of ‘bullying’ which she explained took place throughout her years of high school, leading up to her prom night. She appeared from the inside of a coffin which was placed in the middle of the stage, where she then performed. Here she highlighted the facts that parents show a blind-eye to this issue.
The representative from the Bahamas also delivered a superb talent performance in song.
The other segment, the On-stage Interview was won by Teen Bermuda, Shaunte Simons gaining a total of 152 points who confidently and with great command of the English language answered her question. This segment presented a little bit of problem for the participants as some were unable to provide the correct answer to the given questions, especially Miss Barbados.
Miss Jamaica, Aba Sykes copped the First (1st) Runner up position after gaining 753 points, she was followed by Miss BVI- Ashellica Fahie in the Second (2nd) Runner up spot and Miss Anguilla- Keivanee Lake in the Third (3rd) Runner position, amassing a total of 695.5 and 693.5 points respectively.
Winning prizes included smart phones- BlackBerry compliments the platinum sponsor Digicel, and with kind compliments of Deputy Prime Minister of St Kitts-Nevis- Sam Condor the Queen and the First Runner-up also received a laptop and digital camera.
Other participating Caribbean territories were Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Nevis, St Lucia and USVI.
Local entertainers Masud Sadiki, Infamus, Dejour, Unexpected and dance theatres out of Nevis and Anguilla all complimented the night’s activity with their superb performances.
The 31st Miss Digicel Haynes Smith Caribbean Talented Teen (2010) was Nandy Noel of the Spice Isle of Grenada.
St Kitts last won the prestigious title in 2009 when for the first time two queens were crowned. Miss Berricia Byron was the representative for Sugar City while her partner Consuelo Dupal represented St Lucia.
The event was jointly hosted by Sly J of Antigua and two former National Carnival Queens of St. Kitts & Nevis, Sudeakka Francis and Johan Kelly, who did a fantastic job.