This year’s Barbados Music Awards was held at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium on Sunday, 10 January 2010. Hosted by international bajan top model and current Miss Barbados Leah Marville and Jamar Browne.
It was an A-class event attended by some of the elite in fashion and music!! Some of these attendees were;
International Barbadian top model Sara Collins, donning a fabulous design by local designer Nefertari and jewelry provided by Diamonds International
Music icon and force behind the Jackson legacy, Joseph Jackson
Local top model Sedia Jackman and family arriving at the awards
local pioneer within the fashion industry, Betty West!
the soca Queen herself, Alison Hinds and the Prime Minister of Barbados, David Thompson
the Soca Queen collecting one of her MANY awards of the night in a fabulous Jewel Shannon gown
Now, let’s talk about the performances. The good, the bad and the …..
First up, the ever-fab Ria Borman..
Donning a flawless Pat Blackman gown from the collection PB:The Couture Woman
This vocal powerhouse shook the entire gymnasium with her goosebumps-provoking performance!
The gorgeous Livvi Franc
Ms. Franc stepped up her game from the MIX96.9 Jingle Jam! And I was impressed! The international bajan star performed Lovey Dovey and Now I’m That Chick. Her stage presence and energy on stage had improved immensely since the Jingle Jam!!
And speaking of the Jingle Jam, Jaicko also made a significant improvement from the Jingle Jam performance. He created a never-ending hype amoungst the audience and engaged them in his performance. Not to mention his back-up dancers, who were once again fly and on point!!
Rubytech was letting the people know that he’s back… but I’m still waiting patiently for his return. I was not moved nor impressed by his performance. However, this talented young gentleman has so much potential and needs to show more personality and carisma while on stage. We’ll be waiting Rubytech, ’til you come back.
THE MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE: Choreography by Trevor Pretty
THE MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE: Shane Reese (Michael Jackson impersonator) was absolutely BRILLIANT!!! Smooth, flawless moves. Even Joseph Jackson said, "That was the closest to Michael Jackson that I have ever seen." That alone should tell you how great this guy was!
MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE: Ria Borman
THE MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE: TC
THE MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE:(from left to right) Dwane Husbands, Ronnie Morris, Ria Borman, TC, Cherish Breedy, Tejay and Omar McQuilkin
The moment everyone was waiting for… FANTASIA!!!
Fantasia gave a breathtaking 45 mitunte soul performance. Whereas most artistes give a two song performance, Fantasia performed an amount of songs close to an entire album!!
There was even a point where she invited Bajan soultress Ria Borman to join her on stage for a freestyle.
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Overall, the event was great! From breathtaking fashions to mind-blowing performances and international celebs, the 2010 Barbados Music Awards was the place to be!!