SANTO DOMINGO. The website ViralRepublic.com, a platform dedicated to the search of talents in different areas of art and other disciplines, selected the winners of the first five places during a cocktail offered on Friday at the Taboo Bamboo restaurant in this capital.
The first place went to the young Keblin Ovalles, from the city of Bonao, the second to Joel Escoto from San Francisco de Macorís, the third place was won by Clara González from the Santo Domingo province, the fourth Sheily Varela de Higuey and the fifth Argenis Vásquez from the city of Santiago. In addition to supporting him in his artistic career, Viral Republic.com gave first place as a reward a round trip to New York for two people for 4 days and 3 nights, with paid hotel, the second a Samsung S8 +, the third one Microsoft Surface Pro computer, the fourth a Chromebook laptop, and the fifth place an iPad Mini4.
In addition to the five winners, 15 semifinalists were also chosen who received watches, Apple Watch, Kindle Fire 7 tablets, Bluetooth speakers, watches, and other attractive prizes. Before the election the participants gave a demonstration before the attendees of their artistic qualities in the different disciplines.
Prior to the event in which ViralRepublic.com was officially presented for the first time in the Dominican Republic, its founder and president, Mr. Florent Saint-Clair, gave a few words in which he stressed that the purpose of the page is to support the talent of all the young people of the world, and that their presentation in the country is due to the reception they have received since I first visited it about 10 years ago.
He said he's a kind of American Idol, but online and on social media; and that created a system in which each participant with talent, and at the same time with a good score, wins extraordinary prizes. In other social networks you can only win "Likes." At ViraRepublic.com you can use social networks with a productive purpose: to support your artistic aspirations. "The participants are obliged to visit Viral Republic at every moment, in order to observe if their points have increased."
He added that they also created a system called the Top 20, where netizens can see, in real time, who are the 20 contestants with the highest score until the last moment. "The Top 20 forces netizens to try harder to make their video even more viral, to try to reach the first place." They will produce music video with the best artists to help Puerto Rico and Mexico
He explained that beyond the competition, Viral Republic will be producing a music video with the collaboration of some of the best talented artists of the 1st and 2nd Viral Republic competition.
Viral Republic, original Silicon Valley, California, has a staff of more than 15 people, including software engineers, creatives, publicists, and several experts in web security. It also has a website, connected to 2 applications for cell phones and tablets, with Android (Google) system and iOS (Apple) system.
Florent, explained that ViralRepublic.com, is not only a platform to search for talent, but also a web page where you can create up to 10 different contests at the same time.
ViralRepublic.com will be released in 2018 in the United States, Asia, and South America. The next contest in the Dominican Republic will be held in December 2017.