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Big Stage Comes Alive With Talents From Across The Island

Twenty-six talented Jamaicans eager to have their talents discovered will vie for top honours at the National Finals of the Big Stage Competition on Sunday, July 20 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre at 7:00 p.m.

The competition, which has evolved from the JCDC Popular Cultural Expressions/Pop and Variety Contest and Star Search competitions, is being held as one of the Jamaica Festival activities and promises to be a refreshing competition filled with family entertainment.

Two performers have been selected from each parish and will compete in the categories of Dance, Singing, Dee-Jay, Stand-up Comedy, Novelty Acts, Magic, Signing and Miming. The competition was staged in phases with a community search, parish finals and development workshops to improve the finalists’ talents.

With so many other talent competitions present, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Competition Coordinator, David Reid noted that “Jamaicans are appreciative that the competition caters to talents in almost any area in addition to the opportunity to have their talents exposed and developed nationally by the JCDC.”

A full night of entertainment is scheduled including performances from reggae artistes Chuck Fenda and I-Wayne. The Big Stage is sponsored by SunCity Radio, IRIE FM, Television Jamaica, Clear Sound Production Services and the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation.

For persons who wish to experience the Big Stage Nationals live, tickets are available at the Portmore Mall Pharmacy, Sangster’s Book Store (Mall Plaza, Portmore, Sovereign, King Street), JCDC Offices and online, www.jcdcjamaica.com. Adults can access tickets at a cost of $900 pre sold, $1000 at the gate and children $400 while public sector employees are able to purchase tickets at $800 with identification.

Parish

Name of Finalist

Stage Name

Talent Description

Kingston

Atalia Josephs

 

Singer

  Everton  Paulwell

Junior White

Matthew Treleven

Leaton Treleve

Akheem Barkley

Frass Unit

Dance

St Thomas

Solomon Small

Freddie Small

Singer            

Rachaad Green

Rachaad Amarjii

Singer

St. Catherine

Kameka Burke

Kameka

Singer

Jerome Dawkins

Jerry  

Singjay/Deejay

Clarendon

Lascelles Beckford

Sagitaar

Singjay/Deejay

Alwin Bleeching         

Alwin Bleeching         

Singing

St. Elizabeth

John Thomas

Jah Glory

Singjay

Shamar Foster

Tedroy Daley

Rhymes & Royo

Singjay/Deejay

Manchester

Carlington Davis

Damion Sinclair

Andre Lee

Explosive Dancers

Dance

Kerry -ann Lopez

 

Sinjay

Portland

Norris Gregory

Melvin Gray

D Squad Dancers

Dance

Jamar Johnson

Cavear Serenash  

Dalla and Alive 

Deejay/Singjay

St. Mary

Shanique Satcherswaite

 

Singer

Sherry Dawn Brown

 

Dub Poetry

St. Ann

Ms. Odeen Chisolm

Odeen Chrisholm

Singer

Ronardo Walker +

Mad Vybz Dancers

Dance

Trelawny

Kerry Stewart & Michael Doman

Treasure Kid

Sing/Jay

Tamara Mannings   

Empress Imara

Singer

Westmoreland

Wayne Johnson

Jimmy Lee

Dee-Jay 

St. Jason Anthony Hill

Anthony Able

Singer

Hanover

Steve Watkins

Switch Blade

Singer

Benjamin Biggs

Iha Ranking

Deejay

St. James

Marlon McKenzie

Overall

Dee-Jay/Sing-Jay

Tashauna Williams

Shauna

Singer

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