The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Youthfest 2014 au­di­tions are un­der­way as St. Lu­cians and Vincentians are gear­ing up for the eleventh an­nual Youthfest. The showcase of Youth tal­ent takes place on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 21st in Vieux Fort, St. Lu­cia start­ing at 2 pm.

The first leg of the St. Lu­cia au­di­tions took place in Vieux Fort on Satur­day Novem­ber 15th, with an im­pres­sive turnout of tal­ented youth artistes. The sec­ond ses­sion will be held in the north on Satur­day Novem­ber 22nd at the Vide Bouteille Cul­tural Cen­tre from 3 pm.

Artistes from St. Vincent & the Gre­nadines are also pre­par­ing to showcase their tal­ent at Youthfest 2014. The St. Vincent As­so­ci­a­tion of Mu­sic Pro­fes­sion­als is or­ga­niz­ing the au­di­tions at the Peace Memo­rial Hall in Kingstown. A large num­ber of artistes turned up for the Novem­ber 15th ses­sion and an even larger con­tin­gent is ex­pected to com­pete on Satur­day Novem­ber 22nd. Artistes, pro­mot­ers, man­agers and other mu­sic pro­fes­sion­als have an op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence up and com­ing Youth tal­ent on Satur­day.

Youthfest 2014 fo­cuses on the Youth Star Com­pe­ti­tion with 32 singers com­pet­ing in three cat­e­gories namely: Ju­niors (aged 12 & un­der); Teens (aged 13-19) and Twen­ties (aged 20-29), and for the cov­eted ti­tle of Youth Star 2014 with lu­cra­tive cash and other prizes.

Youthfest 2014 will also fea­ture a dance com­pe­ti­tion, mod­el­ing, and lead­ing Caribbean artistes. For the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year, artistes from St. Vincent & the Gre­nadines (SVG) and their sup­port­ers will travel to St. Lu­cia on an EC$125 all-in­clu­sive re­turn trip to par­tic­i­pate in the an­nual com­pe­ti­tion.

One of the fi­nal­ists at last year’s Youthfest.

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