The theme for last week’s Digicel Rising Stars show was Rock and Roll. The final three, all ladies, brought it in the hope that they would be the next Rising Star.
While the first performances were rock inspired and were done alone, the roll aspect of the theme saw the contestants singing along with guest artistes. Queen Ifrica song with Princess Tia, Tessanne Chin with Adena and Brown Sugar shared the stage with Etana.
“I must commend all three contestants tonight, because you all chose women and you chose outstanding women,” stated Clyde McKenzie.
Brown Sugar’s performance was not as good as was expected due to a throat infection which rendered her nearly speechless. Nadine, a judge, stated: “It was entertaining, Brown Sugar, but I tell you the truth, you should have chosen another song, you are too good a singer for that … You could have done so much better.” However, her fashion rocked, with patent leather pumps, black one-strap dress with black leggings and a gold belt, gold jewellery and bleached blonde Mohawk with red streaking.
Princess Tia performed Wake Me Up by Evanescence which was really tastefully done. Her stage present and attitude were spot on and was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience and both Nadine and Clyde. Miller however, thought otherwise and stated:” I think she really made a hash of it.”
Diva Adena performed Kelly Clarkson’s Since You’ve Been Gone which had the audience in an uproar as her voice soared to new heights. Miller stated: “Now we’re talking … because you have the voice to rock this room tonight.”