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All systems go for Tastee finals

Tuesday, December 10, 2013    

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THE set of the Tastee Talent Trail competition is getting a major revamp ahead of Thursday's finals scheduled for the company's Cross Roads car park in St Andrew.

"It's all systems go," said Abe Baracatt, production manager.

Show time is 7:00 pm. Ten finalists are vying for the grand prize of $1,000,000; second-prize winner will get $500,000, and third-place recipient will pocket $150,000.

Baracatt said the finals will feature 24 x 24-ft stage in addition to a catwalk.

The stage was enlarged by two feet this year to accommodate the six-member dance group Black Dice. Last year's stage measured 22 x 22-ft.

Baracatt said that was not the only change.

"Sparkles Production will unveil a new state-of-the-art sound system which has recently arrived in Jamaica," he said.

In addition to Black Dice, the other finalists are: Kerrian Miller, Johnell Mathews, Marshalee Guthrie, Dane Williams, Kevrol Diah, Jermaine Bryan, Dean McGowan, Elton Earlington, and Ricardo Barrett.

The judges are Michael 'Ibo' Cooper, Queen Ifrica and Kerry-Ann Lawrence.

Guest performers scheduled are Jamaica's Michael Jackson, The Tastee 2012 top-three finalists Anthony Clarke, Ozana Lindo, Renaldo Meikle, and an upcoming singer Simple Rattigan.

Backing band will be the Unique Vision.

The event sponsors are Tastee, Pepsi, T-Shirt Express, Sparkles and Kosmo Tours.

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