So excited to reported that so many talented musicians performed in the Pirates Week National Song Competition – several of them are fellow Radio Cayman news alumnus and a massive shout out to the Matrixx (aka Mikhail) for taking home the big prize at the annual event.

According to a release from the Pirates Week Festival Office, the Tourism Attraction Board, Ministry of Culture and the Cayman Music and Entertainers Association here is how it all broke down.

“Taking first place and the $5000 cash prize at Saturday’s event (9th November) is The Matrixx with his upbeat song ‘Everyone A Danca’. Andy Blake takes home $3000 for arriving in the second-place spot with his song ‘Sweet, Sweet Cayman’.To the delight of the audience was a twist of the night, when a third-place tie was announced between established reggae musician Stuart Wilson and newcomers, nine-year-old Kadence Miller-Ebanks and eight-year-old Tayanna Samuels who together win a $2000 cash prize. Mr. Wilson performed his original song ‘Oh Cayman Isle’, while Kadence and Tayanna performed ‘It’s Pirates Week’.