In the end, it was a saxophonist, Verlando Small, who was crowned winner of Digicel Rising Stars in its 10th year. Small, who was crowned the winner, over singer Kadian Thompson, was quite happy with his win. As winner of the competition, he walked away with $1 million in cash, a Huawei device and call credit from Digicel. As the runner-up, Thompson got $600,000. Earlier in the two-hour show, there were performances from past winners including Christopher Martin, Romain Virgo, One Third, Cavan, Shuga, Dalton Harris, Sherona Jonas and Tash. There were also other guests performers such as TOK, Assassin and Alaine. But after waiting for well over an hour and a half, the audience finally saw the top two contestants. Kadian did Rihanna's Don't Stop The Music and Small followed on saxophone with Cheerleader and I'm Coming. Verlando, the 2013 winner of the Digicel Rising Stars, eventually closed the show with a medley of hits that entertained the audience.