It was a lengthy campaign for Betsy ‘Brown Sugar’ Campbell to get one of the three spots up for grabs from the Top Ten from Montego Bay. However, she says it was well worth it.
Campbell, who got the most votes in this round of voting, was elated when she realised she would be in the studio finals for Jamaica’s most popular television show and talent contest.
“Well, I worked hard for it. Friday night when I was watching the show, and I realised I was chosen, it was just a blessed feeling,” Campbell said before going into intricate details about her campaign to become one of the 16 persons who will see berth into the studio rounds.
“My hairdresser has been promoting it, I’ve printed fliers and she has put it up in the plaza where her shop is. She also has a box in the shop with my picture on it, and they collect money to buy credit and vote for me, and they’ve been doing that from I auditioned.”
The Herbert Morrision Technical High School alumni sang Lauryn Hill’s Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You to win the approval of Jamaica.
Meanwhile, 17 year old Ruseas High School student Suzanna Brooks, who sang the well known Carla Irene tune Fame, says she “just feels so good!”
“I just feel elated, and I’m proud of myself. My friends and family are excited too, and they are probably more excited than I am,” said Brooks.
“I’ve been singing since I was four, and I’ve been around music forever. My parents are musicians and they have their own Mento band, so music is everything to me, and this means a lot to me.”
Cristal Robinson and Winston Ramsey, who make up ‘Chrissy and Winston’, this season’s first duo, are itching to get to the studio rounds. The two 19-year-old past students of Clan Carthy High School sang We’ve Got Tonight by Kenny Rogers and are now preparing to wow Jamaica with their talent.
“I’m excited, and I’m blessed. I have faith and I have confidence and we’re gonna do our best, said Robinson. This is Robinson’s first time entering the competition.
However, it was an elated Relda Ramsey, mother of Winston Ramsey who told us about her son’s love of music.
“What?! It was one something in here when it come on TVJ on Friday. He was so excited!” Relda related, also adding that her son entered the competition as a solo act last year.
“You see when he was a baby; the only thing that could stop him from crying was music. I would have to get a radio and a cassette, and put it to him head and is it would mek him smile and calm down,” she said.
Now that the Montego Bay three are chosen, this Friday’s results show will reveal the top three contestants from the May Pen auditions that were shown on Sunday. So vote now to get your choice in.