The top ten finalists of the Jamaica Gospel Star Competition made their debut during a live televised show on Sunday, July 10, 2022. The competition, which is produced by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, was aired on PBC Jamaica and Love TV, and streamed live on the JCDC Facebook and YouTube pages.
The high-energy gospel competition first premiered in 2021 and sees finalists going head to head each week performing cover songs to compete for a chance to win the coveted title of Jamaica Gospel Star.
This year’s finalists are a harmonious mix of gospel new-comers namely, Amoya Thompson-Smith, Sasha Gay Sutherland, Regina Campbell, Chantal Smalling, Danielle Mayne, Michaela Jack, Johanna Morgan, Kimone Martin, Chantal Simon, as well as the second place winner of last year’s competition, Daron Mitchell.
Only seven contestants will compete in next week’s episode on Sunday, July 17, 2022, as three will be eliminated based on a 50/50 percentage split of votes between the voting public and the judges. Persons are encouraged to call or text the word ‘vote’ from any network to the number assigned to their favourite finalist. One lucky finalist who was voted off during the season that is deemed deserving of a second chance will be brought back through the ‘Saved by Grace’ feature.
The voting lines opened immediately after the show on Sunday, July 10, 2022 and closes at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July, 16, 2022.
The names and voting numbers of this year’s top 10 finalists are as follows:
Sasha Gay Sutherland, 876-444-8801
Chantal Simon, 876-444-8802
Kimone Martin, 876-444-8803
Danielle Mayne, 876-444-8804
Michaela Jack, 876-444-8805
Johanna Morgan, 876-444-8806
Daron Mitchell, 876-444-8807
Regina Campbell, 876-444-8808
Amoya Thompson-Smith, 876-444-8809
Chantal Smalling, 876-444-8810
The remaining shows will be aired live on PBC Jamaica and Love TV and streamed live on the JCDC Facebook and YouTube pages on Sunday, July 17 and Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. The series will culminate with a grand final on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston.
The Jamaica Gospel Star Competition TV series is a rebrand of the iconic Jamaica Gospel Song Competition, which has been a highly anticipated staple of the annual national Independence celebrations roster for over three decades. Unlike its predecessor, the Gospel Star Competition will focus solely on the vocal talents and performance styles of its contestants.
For more information on the 2022 JCDC competitions, please visit our website at www.jcdc.gov.jm or follow our social media pages:
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