Imperatriz Leopoldinense wins for the third time

With an extremely competent parade, Imperatriz Leopoldinese managed to win its third consecutive championship. The theme was sugar-cane and sugar-cane brandy. Specialists claimed that the school was technically impeccable, but cold, lacking emotion. Their samba was excellent and certainly contributed to the victory. Beija-Flor was placed second, acclaimed by the audience.