When Roger Bartlett and his spouse determined to return to New Orleans on trip, Bartlett had no approach of understanding he would return residence to England because the reigning champ of one of many metropolis’s most anticipated competitions.
Bartlett secured the honour Sunday afternoon (March 23), after he and his spouse, Tina Bartlett, determined to take a look at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Pageant’s closing occasion.
“I am simply right here on vacation,” Bartlett mentioned, based on a Tennessee Williams Pageant information launch. “We had seen concerning the Tennessee Williams Pageant earlier than visiting and had simply been to Tremendous Sunday, came visiting and mentioned ‘why not?”
Stanwood Duval, one of many contest’s judges, mentioned Bartlett’s crescendo’ing scream stood out over the remainder, based on the information launch. Duval mentioned Bartlett confirmed “emotion and an awesome voice distinctive in presentation and talent.”
For the previous 32 years, 24 hopeful yellers have gathered in Jackson sq. to shut out the pageant by displaying of their shouting expertise. Of the 24, 5 finalists are chosen after which the highest three compete.
Two New Orleans males joined Bartlett within the ultimate shouting battle. Ultimately, Chris Turner-Neal received second place and Marj Brown got here in third, the information launch states, and Bartlett was topped the winner.
All 5 finalists got a goodie bag prize and the highest three received 2019 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Pageant passes and Stella Beer.