Saturday 14th December saw 20 semi-finalists competing for a coveted place in the final of Reality Star 2013.
Following a fantastic performance from last year’s winner Zoe Louise and a dance routine from Marbella Dance Group, 12 junior contestants and 8 senior contestants performed a wide range of songs for the judges’ scores and to entertain the crowds.
Contemporary hits, favourites from musicals and operatic numbers were performed in various languages by these talented singers aged from just 9 years old upwards. After each song the panel of five experienced judges scored their efforts from 1-10 and only the best were given a place in January’s grand final.
Six finalists in the junior category have been confirmed and are – Annie White, Lucia Pineda, Safina Usmanova, Veronica Malka, Muriel Blechschmidt and Gilles Vanmaldeghem, with a joint high score of 63 points out of a possible 70 being awarded to Annie White and Lucia Pineda. Special note must be given to the amazing talent being produced by Sotogrande International School who had 7 highly polished performers in the semi-finals and Stagecoach who had 2 great singers taking part. As competition was so tight, with 4 contestants tying on 46 points and 2 who were unable to perform for no fault of their own, there will now be a pre-final shoot out for the 2 remaining places an hour before the final on 25th January.
The 7 Senior finalists are – Ksenia Petrova, Jade Williamson, Jose Ortiz Garcia, Mkhitaryan Astrik, Reyes Carillo Real, Nadia Kostenko and Mkhitaryan Arevik. Classical singer Kesnia Petrova received a standing ovation and the top score of the night for her a cappella performance, beautifully sung both in Spanish and Russian.
Organizer Natalie Stuart-Fox from RS Productions thanked co-founders Avalon London, sponsors Sotogrande International School, El Cort Ingles, Marbella Wine Warehouse, Rus Radio, official Celebrity photographer David Packwood, Marbella Town Hall, and all the supporters and friends who made this second edition of the talent contest possible. She commented “It’s wonderful to be able to give such a high profile platform for these talented performers from all over the world and it’s exciting to think that one of these exceptional singers will be able to represent the Costa del Sol at FameStage UK Finals in London and Russian Music Box events in Moscow next year.”
These finalists will fight it out on 25th January to be crowned the winner of Reality Star. Tickets are now on sale for this fantastic show at www.reality-star.com
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