SSS Live | 15/10/2017

UAE School’s Got Talent Champion

By Glaiza Godinez
Copywriter, SSSPORTS.COM

The votes are in and the judges have made their final decision. After weeks of competition, we can now finally announce the grand champion of the UAE Sun & Sand Sports School’s Got Talent competition. From hundreds of video submissions across the UAE featuring kids age seven to twelve in different sports and disciplines, our judges: YouTube star Mo Vlogs, footballer Jehad Muntasser and radio personality Annah Jacob, narrowed down the finalists to the top 25 kids. But there can only be one UAE School’s Got Talent winner.

School’s got talent winner

The final showdown took place on September 30 at the Knowledge Village Auditorium. The 25 finalists battled it out on the stage to showcase their creative sporty skills to an audience that included parents and friends cheering them on and waving personalised banners of support. All 25 finalists were presented with a certificate and a Sun & Sand Sports token of appreciation, and the grand champion took home AED 20,000 and a Sony PlayStation Gold.

The judges picked their favourite acts based on their energy, skills and entertainment value that made them smile. Here are the three judges’ choices:

Omer Nasim (football)
Vaidehi Rastogi (dance)
Dharsh Jhamnani (dance)

The amazing Top Three who showed confidence, passion and discipline for their craft are:

3rd place: Layla Al Khatib (swimming)
2nd place: Usman Kashif (gymnastics)
1st place: Lola Martinez (martial arts and dance)

The UAE School’s Got Talent official winner is 10-year-old Lola “The Warrior Princess” Martinez from Kent College. She wowed the crowd with her graceful dancing, mixed martial arts demonstration and big personality. Lola enjoys the best of both worlds – she performs different styles of dance including contemporary and street, and at the same time has won numerous jiu-jitsu competitions. Lola trains 12-15 hours a week together with her family, and hopes to be a fighter and professional dancer some day. With talent, passion and discipline like that, it’s not impossible. Congratulations!

School’s got talent winner

Sun & Sand Sports congratulates and thanks the hundreds of kids who participated in the competition and their parents who supported and cheered them on along the way. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and newsletter for all the updates on School’s Got Talent.

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