There were many shining moments, but the winner was fairly obvious to the judges and the audience. Shaira's performance of "I Will Survive" rocked the house like no other. Her voice was powerful, her energy was electric, and she just exuded confidence. In fact, I think it was her strong confidence that led to her winning. When performers are confident, they allow the audience to relax and enjoy since we trust what they are about to deliver. When competitors seem less than confident, they make us feel nervous for them.
Overall, a wonderful experience for me and I can only imagine for each competitor as well. Congratulations again to Shaira and all of the competitors for putting themselves out there and sharing their gifts with us!