Monthly Archives: March 2013

South Florida’s Top Talent Winners of 2013 are Announced!

South Florida’s Top Talent Competition, held on Saturday, March 9th at the Shell Factory and Nature Park in North Fort Myers, is proud to announce this year’s winners. Singers, musicians and dancers performed in front of a live audience and celebrity judges in hope of winning the South Florida’s Top Talent title, cash, prizes and promotions. After judges Eric Raddatz, the Founder of the Fort Myers Film Festival and Janeth Castrejon of Telemundo, tallied their scores, winners were announced and presented with certificates and prizes.

Judges Janeth Castrejon and Eric Raddatz with Clemencia Colmenares, the Winner of the South Florida's Top Talent Competition in the 18 and over category.

Judges Janeth Castrejon and Eric Raddatz with Clemencia Colmenares, the Winner of the South Florida’s Top Talent Competition in the 18 and over category.

Fifteen year old Makenzie Raye from Tampa, Florida, wowed the judges and audience when she sang Reba McEntire’s song Turn on the Radio. She won the title for the under 18 category.  Clemencia Colmenares of Cape Coral, Florida, competing in the 18 and over category, won the title with her Spanish vocals, singing No Me Queda Mas by Selena. Runner ups in the competition were 12 year old Naomi Ingram, who played the piano and sang to Billy Joel’s Vienna and Ariana Del Castillo, who gave a unique hoop and feather dance performance.

Judges Janeth Castrejon and Eric Raddatz with Makenzie Raye, the winnner of South Florida's Top Talent 2013.

Judges Janeth Castrejon and Eric Raddatz with Makenzie Raye, the winnner of South Florida’s Top Talent 2013.

“We enjoy supporting performing arts in South Florida,” states Connie Ramos-Williams of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing.  “The South Florida’s Top Talent competition gives the community an opportunity to show off their talent locally and provides them with an opportunity for regional or national exposure,” adds Ramos-Williams.

Judges Janeth Castrejon and Eric Raddatz with Ariana  Del Castillo, the Runner-Up of South Florida's Top Talent Competition 18 and over category.

Judges Janeth Castrejon and Eric Raddatz with Ariana Del Castillo, the Runner-Up of South Florida’s Top Talent Competition 18 and over category.

 

Judges Janeth Castrejon and Eric Raddatz with South Florida's Top Talent Runner-Up, Naomi Ingram.

Judges Janeth Castrejon and Eric Raddatz with South Florida’s Top Talent Runner-Up, Naomi Ingram.

This is the 4th year the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing hosted the South Florida’s Top Talent! Competition. Pam Cronin of the Shell Factory and Nature Park, Telemundo and Nuevos Ecos were this years sponsors. For more details, please call the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at 239.418.1441 or send an email to info@hispanicchamberflorida.org.

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Everyone is Invited to Attend South Florida’s Top Talent! Competition Scheduled For March 9, 2013

South Florida’s Top Talent event and competition will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Shell Factory and Nature Park in North Fort Myers.  Judges reviewed all video footage from auditions that were held in February, and selected 18 finalists who will now compete in front of a live audience and panel of judges to become South Florida’s Top Talent.

The public is invited to attend this spectacular event featuring live performances, entertainment, celebrity judges, and social networking.  Judges will score each contestant on their overall performance and select a top winner in each age group. The winners will be announced that evening, and receive cash, prizes and publicity!

“We are excited to have finalists from as far as Miami and Tampa compete in this years competition,” says Veronica Culbertson of the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  “We invite the community to join us for a fun and entertaining evening,” Culbertson adds.

Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing are co-hosts of South Florida’s Top Talent! Competition. The event is sponsored by Pam Cronin of the Shell Factory and Nature Park, Telemundo and Nuevos Ecos. The fee to attend South Florida’s Top Talent!  is $10, and includes admission, light appetizers, and talent show competition. For more information or to RSVP, please call the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber  of Commerce at 239.418.1441 or send an email to info@hispanicchamberflorida.org