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Quality entries in Jamaica Festival Song 2023 competition

The 11 finalists for the Jamaica Festival song have been revealed with a prize of 3 million JMD. The winning song will be selected following two televised shows on July 6 and 29 on TVJ and PBCJ


The 11 finallists


The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has said there has been a strong response to the Jamaica Festival Song competition as she released the recordings of the finalists. According to Minister Grange, there was a “flood of quality entries in the competition” this year. The judges had selected 12 finalists including the recording artist, Anthony B. However, Anthony B is now on tour and has had to withdraw.


The finalists are: Slashe, Mento Tones, Av&ante, Lady Denna & the Whole Note Mento Band, Hot Rod, Shuga, N-Rich, Princess Black, Prince Fabulous, Eric Donaldson and Exco Levi


Minister Grange thanked broadcasters for their support of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition over the years and is encouraging them to “give as much airplay as possible to the finalists so that the public will get to know the songs and be able to choose their favourite”. The 2023 Jamaica Festival Song will be selected by a combination of judges scores and public vote. The winning song will be selected following two televised shows on July 6 and 29 on TVJ and PBCJ. There’s a prize of three million dollars for the winning entry to be shared among the producer, the writer and the singer.


The Honourable Olivia Grange has said there has been a strong response to the competition (Tejano Taylor)


The Jamaica Festival Song 2023 Competition is available on all streaming platforms worldwide and distributed exclusively by VPAL Music in partnership with the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission.

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