For years the people of May Pen have been clamouring for a Digicel Rising Stars audition and this year their wish has been granted. On Saturday May 2, Digicel Rising Stars will make its first trek to May Pen in an attempt to tap into the large reservoir of talent that May Pen has on offer.
The people of May Pen will this year get the chance to show off their singing talents to the popular judges of the hit reality TV show, Digicel Rising Stars at the Hotel Versailles.
Claiming a deep reggae heritage, Clarendon over the years has churned out numerous reggae superstars who have placed the parish front and centre on the international music scene. With singing greats such as The Clarendonians, Millie Small, Fitzroy Ernest Wilson, Toots Hibbert, Freddie McGregor, Cocoa Tea, Everton Blender and Barrington Levy who all hail from the sugar cane parish of Clarendon, it is no wonder why Digicel Rising Stars has decided to make the trek to May Pen.
Show producer, Sharon Schroeter explains: “We have heard great things about the talent in May Pen and we have had contestants from May Pen travel to other locations to audition. Our goal is to hold auditions in every parish to really reach all Jamaicans. Unfortunately we cannot go to all 14 parishes each year so every year we add a new location.”
“Talent is not confined to any single location so we are constantly changing our audition locations in order to accommodate more contestants who want to compete,” explained Series Executive Producer, Tahnida Nunes.
With two auditions now successfully completed all systems are a go for the Digicel Rising Stars first trek to May Pen on Saturday May 2 at the Hotel Versailles.