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Nov 7, 2012

Ascenthium is the local Superstar group with $10,000 Prize!

After a red carpet of glamour and glitz, the grand finale of the Next Superstar got underway at the Bliss on Tuesday night. There was a line-up of favorite artists, but the occasion was all about who would be the first Superstar in season one of the show. The three worthy groups treated the audience to a last round of performances, but the highly anticipated moment of the big announcement came after eleven o’clock. It was a nail-biting and tense moment as the three finalists held hands to await the results and when it finally came; the live audience could not get enough.  Duane Moody covered the red carpet and has a report of the grand finale.


Duane Moody, Reporting

The grand finale of Channel 5’s newest and hottest entertainment show, Be the Next Superstar, took place on Tuesday night inside the Bliss auditorium where family, friends and fans eagerly awaited for the announcement on who had won the Superstar title. The night started off with a red carpet event as fans, guest performers, judges, producers and the finalists themselves got all fancy and strutted the red carpet.


But who was going to take the title? It was anyone’s guess said the finalists. And the judges take; simply may the best group win.


Ameera Marin

Ameera Marin, Judge, Be the Next Superstar

“I’m excited for tonight to be honest; this entire competition was a wow. I didn’t know Belize had so much talent. I’m rooting for my best tonight and hopefully they come out on top.”


Leroy Green, Judge, Be the Next Superstar

“Of course I have my favorite but I won’t say who the favorites are because it really depended on the text votes during the course of this last weekend.”


Duane Moody

“Jenny, tell us about what you are expecting tonight?”


Jenny Lovell, Judge, Be the Next Superstar

Jenny Lovell

“Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun.”


Duane Moody

“What are your anticipations for tonight with who is going to win?”


Jenny Lovell

“I have no idea, but I’ll tell you what; any of the three and I am happy because I think the best three are in the competition at this point.”


Be the Next Superstar is one of the many local entertainment programs that is produced by this station! Viewed countrywide, C.E.O., Amalia Mai says that shows like these provide an outlet for the youth in Belize.


Amalia Mai

Amalia Mai, C.E.O., Channel 5

“Duane; it’s all been building up all week. We are very excited about tonight. I think that the viewers at home, in the audience have picked wisely; they always do; they always have the last say so we’ll see who wins tonight.”


Duane Moody

“Why such effort in talent in Belize?”


Amalia Mai

“We recognize that young people need an outlet. With so much crime in our society, I think that it is important that we provide that avenue for the young people of Belize and they have always come through vey big for Channel Five. We are very grateful for our viewers; we are very grateful for the talent that we have. To work with them it is always a pleasure and we always try to keep them in the company.”


Sharmane Garcia

Producer of the show, Sharmane Garcia, says that the success is tremendous.


Duane Moody

“You changed up the show bringing in different features: the knockout round, the facebook feature. What made you go to that?”


Sharmane Garcia, Producer, Be the Next Superstar

“Well Duane thanks to you as you know my partner in all of this. Like I said, everybody we always open to stuff and we want to try new stuff because we are appealing to the younger audience. Superstar was just a way to bring some fun into the homes. And I must say I am very happy with the turnout of the knock out round because it is the first time that performers have to fight for a spot and I think that the performers who stayed and battled it through; I applaud them.”


It was a show of comradery as the winner of the talent competition and the ten thousand dollars grand prize was announced. Twenty-three performers eliminated and fourteen weeks of grueling competition later, Ascenthium was named Superstars.


{Announcement of Winner…}


John Hoy

John Hoy, Ascenthium, Winner, Be the Next Superstar

“We won ten thousand dollars. We won the first Be the Next Superstar in Belize. I mean it is amazing. We are still shock right now trying to figure out what happened.”


Dina Halsall, Ascenthium, Winner, Be the Next Superstar

“And also I believe the first rock band to win something like this in this country.”


Marleni Cuellar

“So you guys had your doubts?”


Guido Gonzalez, Ascenthium, Winner, Be the Next Superstar

Guido Gonzalez

“Yes until we were mentioned last, we did have our doubts; we did have our doubts. Of course of course we did.”


Marleni Cuellar

“So any crucial moment tonight that you definitely going to remember?”


John Hoy

“The Jeremys; the collaboration that we did with Colin Kristen and Ashanti. Just standing up here and hearing that drum roll, I’m like oh mien. I had like noodle feet the whole time. I’m like please, please, please.”


And while the band will use their winnings to continue their studies, so will Colin Kristen and Ashanti who came second winning four thousand dollars cash and lots of prizes. Third place winners, Jeremy Vasquez and Jeremy Cuthkelvin won two thousand dollars.


“So all I can say is…Superstar!”


Duane Moody for News Five.


As season one of Be the Next Superstar came to a close, there is a line-up of new shows to begin in the next few weeks. So stay tuned to this station for more local programming. 

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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4 Responses for “Ascenthium is the local Superstar group with $10,000 Prize!”

  1. JOSH says:


  2. Belizean Pride says:

    congrats Ascenthium

  3. Chiquibul says:

    Forgot to vote for you, but am glad you won!

  4. Chiquibul says:

    Forgot to vote for you, but am glad you won! Let the concerts begin!

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