Festival song finalists selected
TEN finalists have been selected for this year's Festival Song Competition.
David Reid, the contest's co-ordinator, says the songs have been recorded and are being prepared for radio rotation.
The finalists are:
Pehtrol (Mi Likkle Paradise)
Bono G (Island in The Sun)
Bastic (Sweet Sweet Jamaica)
Sanj and CG Smart (Jamaica Boom!)Deep JAHI (I Love JA)
Kahni (My Jamaica)
Clearance (Jamaica Nice)
Oliver Smoothe (Jamaica Irie)
Rasta Keekee (Little But We Tallawah)
Rojjah (We Produce)
Prior to the final in late July, Reid says the contestants will participate in a media tour and an appearance on the Big Stage Competition.
The winner will receive over $2 million in cash and prizes. The Festival Song Competition was first held in 1966 and was won by The Maytals with Bam Bam. There was no contest in 2013. The 2012 festival song was Real Born Jamaican by Abbygaye Dallas.
Abbygaye Dallas winner of teh 2012 festival song competition.