The top ten finalists who will vie for the million dollar cash prize in the Jamaica Festival Song 2009 competition have been announced.
The finalists include:
Nathan with the entry “The Vibes” from
Chris Christy with “
Oba Simba with “Pressure”-
CC Blake with “Love A Little
Past Festival Song winner, Tinga Stewart with “Make the Best of Today” –
Past Jamaica Gospel Song winner, Lester Lewis joined by Singing Rose with “Love You
Stacia with “Love
Winston Hussey with “Take Back
Calvin McFarlane with “
and Pretty Rebel with “Persistent” –
All ten participants will be featured on a series of public appearances before the finals scheduled for July. The public will play a major role in determining the 2009 Festival Song via text voting. Organizers of the competition the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will be seeking to select a song for the 2009 Independence Celebrations that while invoking a spirit of celebration, has international appeal and relevance beyond the festive period.