Last night, 16 October 2019, the nail-biting final of the Open Mic Jazz singing competition took place at the Market Hall, GrandWest. The six finalists put on an astounding show, with some fantastic singing. The audience was on their feet supporting their favourites, it was a dream come true for all of the contestants.
At the end of the night, the judges crowned 23-year-old Jodi Fredericks from Parow as the winner. 27-year-old Leah Adams from Heathfield was first runner up and 21-year-old Caitlin Farmer from Maitland took second runner up.
A very excited Jodi Fredericks, who is studying music at the University of Cape Town, walked away with R40 000. Leah Adams, a music teacher won R15 000 and Caitlin Farmer, also a music student at the University of Cape Town, went home with R10 000.
“It was a wonderfully exciting night,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest. “All the finalists put on a superb show, the talent was astounding,” she said. “With an audience of more than 1000 people it certainly felt like a proper jazz show.
“GrandWest is so proud of everyone who took part in the competition. We would like to congratulate all the finalists and especially the winner, Jodi Fredericks. We’d also like to thank and congratulate the organisers for putting together this excellent competition. The whole competition was an incredible success. We are looking forward to hosting it again next year.”