The remaining finalists were presented with plaques and diplomas from the contest and from the vocal coach as well as some gifts and flowers from some of the sponsors..
Even other contestants that were not finalists were rewarded.
The final for the 08/09 season took place on April 18. Casa da Madeira was elegantly transformed
by Grace of Precious FlowersʼNʼThings.
A scrumptious meal was presented by the wonderful volunteers at Canadian Madeira Club and,
once again, it was right on schedule!
, Antonio “Tabico” Camara,
, Paulo Pereira,
, Jeff Dalziel
,Paul do Carmo.
We were pleased that Luis Medeiros
from OMNI Television was the
MC and after dinner he proceeded to
introduce invited guests,
representatives of clubs and media that
were present as well as the sponsors of
Vamos ao Bailinho (Part1)
Minister of Labour of Ontario, Mr. Peter Fonseca
Four of last year’s finalists sang a song from their new CDs.
Vamos ao Bailinho (Part 2)
Pictures by Onofre Duque
The MC of the night, Luis Medeiros from OMNI TV
OMNI News Portuguese Edition
Andre Carneiro sang "Descobrimentos"
Sandra da Silva sang "Gaivota"
Veronica Grewal sang "White Lies"
Clara Santos sang "Corro p'ra ti"
...And the winners are...
The president of the Portuguese Consulate, Mrs. Maria Amelia Paiva
Jack's bakery made a wonderful cake to congratulate our contest.
Our coach John Carlos Silva and our photographer Onofre Duque
John and his parents after singing to them a song he wrote for his mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Santos, John Santos parents, were there too.
As a tradition in the contest, Duo Santos sang "Boa Sorte" (good luck) to cheer up all the contestants. Tony Camara and John Carlos Silva joined them too.
The Votes were counted...
Melissa da Costa
Ramiro Lopes Sança
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