THE title of “Republic Bank Talent Spectacular Champion” belonged to Team Grenada. The Spice Isle contingent wowed the audience with their presentation of “Blue-rella” – a banking twist to the Anne Anderson classic, Cinderella. They walked away with the challenge trophy and the grand prize, at last Saturday’s (June 3) show, held at O2 Park, Chaguaramas.
The team’s humorous presentation was in tribute to the Bank’s 180th anniversary celebrated on May 15, and included dance pieces and monologue.
Coming in second was 2015 winner, Republic Bank (Barbados), with their presentation of Lewis Caroll’s masterpiece, “Alice in Wonderland – Down the Rabbit Hole.” Avalene Harris of Republic Bank Trinidad’s Group Marketing and Communications Department, came in third position with her emotional rendition of Dionne Warrick’s, I’ll Never Love This Way Again, a soulful classic dedicated to her late grandfather. Fourth place went to Tekesha Davis of Trinidad’s Ellerslie Court Branch, who performed Singing Sandra’s Voices from the Ghetto, while Melinda Deonarine-Sohan, of the Gulf View Branch, came in fifth position with her rendition of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi O Mio Babbino Caro.
The competition, which takes place bi-annually, gives the Bank’s staff from across the region, an opportunity to display their performing abilities on one stage. The participants attend auditions and a series of rehearsals, in preparation for the competition.
The show was judged by Dominic Kalipersad, Glenda Collens, Abeo Jackson, Lylah Persad and Bernadette Laughlin-Scott. Emcees, Nikki Crosby and Jason “JW” Williams, hosted the competition, while Nigel Rojas and the Band, accompanied the performers.
Republic Bank congratulates all the staff members who participated in the competition, and wishes them all the best in their endeavours.