Miss World Talent is a talent or fast track competition in the Miss World pageant, in which a number of contestants show their abilities in singing, dancing, poetry, etc.
Natalie Olivia Griffith from Barbados gave the performance of her life at the Miss World Talent Show and was voted as this year`s Miss World Top Talent, securing herself a place in Saturday`s Semi-Final.
Natalie Olivia Griffith said: `Thank you to my room-mate, she has supported me throughout. This is very exciting for my country as it is the first time that we have a Semi-Finalist at Miss World.`
Nineteen contestants took centre stage tonight to perform live in front of an audience that included 200 school children from Soweto at the Sandton Convention Centre, as they tried to impress the judges with dancing, singing and playing musical instruments.
Martinique, Mexico, Ukraine, Gibraltar, Denmark, Lithuania and Nigeria did a mixture of modern and traditional dances from their country. South Africa did a gumboot dance and Austria did a dance routine with a hula hoop.
There were vocal performances from Cayman Island, Indonesia, Northern Ireland, Barbados and Portugal. Instrumental performances were from Kazakhstan and Malaysia, who played the keyboard, Ireland the flute, Chinese Taipei violin and Croatia horn.
The standards were very high and the judges had a tough time selecting the most talented contestants, however after much deliberation the panel made their choices for the top three.
Joining the winner on stage in second place was Kathrin Krahfuss from Austria and third was Irina Zhuravskaya the representative from Ukraine.
Talent is one of the Miss World Fast Track events, so Barbados is now guaranteed a place in the Semi Final line-up in this year`s 58th Miss World at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg on Saturday 13 December.
Natalie Olivia Griffith, Barbados joins the other Fast Track winners. These include Alexandra Helga Ivarsdottir, Iceland who won top Sportswoman, Espinoza Marroquin Anagabriela from Mexico who was crowned Miss World Beach Beauty and Kseniya Sukhinova from Russia, who was voted as this year`s Miss World Top Model.
The winner from the last remaining Fast Track event - `Beauty With A Purpose` is still to be decided.
The Top 19:
|Austria||Barbados||Cayman Islands|| Chinese Taipei|
|Martinique||Mexico||Nigeria|| Northern Ireland|
|Portugal||South Africa|| Ukraine|
Courtesy of MissWorld.com