JCDC’s Gospel Song final on July 30 at National Arena
Ten contestants will compete for the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) 2017 Jamaica Gospel Song title, the final of which will be held on July 30 at the National Arena, starting at 7:00 pm.
The contestants and their entrants were introduced to a jam-packed Courtleigh Auditorium Wednesday evening, as the activities for the Jamaica 55 Independence celebration were unveiled.
They got an opportunity to showcase their talent, as all 10 sang the first verse and the chorus of their songs.
The contestants and their entries are: Shanoya Haley – Di Blood; Flavia Bradshaw-Beswick – Centre Of My Life; Raheim Betty – Jesus I’m Sold Out To You; Derona Nunes – God Is Real; Dycinta Nunes-Holgate aka Sister Althea – Bawl Out; Dannareo Fearon – Order My Steps; Chevanese Thomas – Through The Test; Tevaun Brown – Christ Put A Praise In Me; Shaughna-Lee Steel – Arise Mighty Warrior; and Vylmark Hamilton – Too Late.
The entries have a nice blend of reggae, mento and the usual soulful gospel sounds.
The competition has taken place every year since 1987, when the gospel component was added to the Independence celebrations.
It was started by the JCDC to encourage writers and vocalists to challenge themselves in thriving to become the best new artiste/writer for the year.