Singer Stephen Joseph wins Hard Rock Café Idol Tuesdays contest

Proud Idol Tuesdays contest winner, Stephen Joseph, received a check to the amount of $3,000 from Marketing & Sales Representative,Cheryl Rismay on behalf of event sponsor TelEm Group at the Hard Rock Café, Saturday night. Stephen also carried away a string of other prizes from TelCell and the other event sponsors.

Congratulations to the 2013 Idol Tuesdays contest winner, Stephen Joseph.Stephen’s dulcet tones, and powerful renditions caught the attention – but most of all the ear – of the Idol Tuesdays judges during the Grand Finals of the contest at the Hard Rock Café, on the Boardwalk, Saturday.According to the judges, Stephen’s performance was "consistent throughout the entire show."

"He had great vocals, a wonderful stage personality and he was an original performer all round," said one judge after the winner was named.

All contestants on the night had to perform three categories: Judge’s song, John Legend song and their own ballad.

Also named on the night was "Most Popular" contestant, Rosalina Fiacques, as voted for by TelCell customers via the mobile provider’s SMS service. Ms. Fiacques was presented with a Samsung Galaxy Note tablet with data service as a winning prize provided by TelCell. .

"It was a fun night for all the contestants and their supporters who turned out to cheer them on," said TelEm Group Marketing Representative Ms. Marelva Felix-Jones.

Marelva thanked Grisha Marten of Montage NV, coordinator of Idol Tuesdays for all the effort put into the preliminary rounds of the competition and also for making the Final’s night a very special one for everyone.

"We are very happy to be associated with an event such as this that spotlights the wealth of talent amongst our youth," said the Marketing Representative.

As well as the $3,000 cash prize, courtesy of TelEm Group, the Idol Tuesdays winner also took home an all-expense paid trip for two, courtesy of Hard Rock Café, St. Maarten to see the Hard Rock Calling concert in London, England in June. The winner has also won tickets for two to see the Hennessy Artistry show on St. Maarten in August, featuring John Legend and Percy Sledge.

The top five contestants have also been presented with Samsung Galaxy smartphones, courtesy of mobile provider TelCell; bottles of Hennessy, courtesy of Caribbean Liquors and Tobacco and Gift Bags, courtesy of Hard Rock Café, St. Maarten.