There’s a new Superstar tonight. After grueling weeks of performances at the Bliss, and tough competition among talented performances, Be the Next Superstar Season Two closed on Tuesday night with a spectacular show. The four finalists walked the red carpet to a packed auditorium as the audience and viewers at home waited for the announcement of this season’s Superstar. But before that was revealed, Lova Boy built up the suspense with an energetic piece. Duane Moody, the host of the red carpet, has his take on the closing act.
Duane Moody, Reporting
Chad Wade and Shannelly Sutherland are the winners of season two of the hottest local entertainment show in Belize, Be the Next Superstar.
The star-studded event started with a live red carpet featuring last season’s winner, Ascenthium. Also working the carpet were the judges; hosts, Marleni and Yannickah; C.E.O. and Executive Producer, Amalia Mai; and of course, the four finalists: The Truth, Emmanuel Mangar, Marlyn Vansen and Chad Wade only. His partner in rhyme, Shannelly Sutherland is yet to return from CARIFESTA in Suriname.
It then moved in to the auditorium where the audience and the viewers at home were entertained one last time by the final four. As a special and exclusive treat for Channel Five fans and supporters, Prince of Belize, Lova Boy, gave an outstanding, energy filled guest performance.
But in the end, people held their breaths as the hosts revealed the results and who won the ten thousand dollars cash prize. Overwhelmed with joy, Chad was a man of few words as we grabbed an interview with him.
Chad Wade, Winner, Be the Next Superstar, Season 2
“I just feel excited; really excited…I never expected this. I really really really…you need fi ketch me at a next time I really too excited right now….I just want to thank all my supporters. Just keep on supporting me and Shannelly Sutherland; we have a big video coming soon so just look out for it. Look out for more music from Chad and Shannelly. Just keep supporting us and we will keep bringing it.”
Taking second place was no other than Marlyn Vansen, also of Duane Moody City. She used the versatility she displayed throughout the competition to receive the second largest amount of votes from the viewers and snagged four thousand dollars cash, a trophy and lots more in prizes.
Marlyn Vansen, 2nd Place, Be the Next Superstar, Season 2
“I feel good and what di go through my head is that I get somewhere and I make it. I happy.”
Channel Five has provided the platform for budding artists and youths to display their talent. It has propelled the career of many Duane Moody singers including Melonie Gillett, Tanya Carter, Ernestine Carballo and Lova Boy himself. And both Marlyn and Chad intend to maximize this opportunity.
“We are going to work on our studio. We have some stuff that we need to purchase so that is the first thing that we are going to do. I just want to big up the entire channel five staff. If you need anything, you can always contact me and Shannelly Sutherland.”
“This is all about taking talent and pushing it forward. This should not stop you regardless of that. What is in store for Marlyn?”
“Well people could start look out for more of me performing all over the place cause I wah di push out myself; trust me. Maybe a CD buss next year, you never know.”
“You are sixteen; there is still a lot of years ahead of you and to be this talent, this versatile, during superstar, we can only expect great things. What does it feel like to have this weight on your shoulders that people will be looking at you and seeing what you are going to bring to the table next?”
“Well I love music and performing so it is an amazing feeling. Even though I didn’t come in first, I still came out here and did what I had to do. I came in second while I was expecting to come in third. So I still grateful and happy.”
They are all winners in their own right as it was talent exposed. Taking third place was the Truth while Emmanuel Mangar of Cayo took fourth place. They both received three thousand and one thousand dollars respectively. Duane Moody for News Five.