NEARLY 200 entrants descended on the Rudolph Elders Park in Morant Bay, St Thomas for Saturday’s Tastee Talent Trail audition.
The first audition to be held in the parish, St Thomas was a smashing success as singers, deejays, singjays, a poet, and dancers all paraded their talent with a hope of making it to the December Grand Finals and a chance to winning the $1- million first prize.
A total of 10 ‘lifeline cards’ were given out. Those receiving were six singers, a dance group, two singjays and a deejay who all made it to the next round.
Males dominated the ‘picks’ as only two females were selected. These were 2007 finalist Shelly-Ann Johnson and DJ Stephanie Smith.
Others who will go forward are: Fabian Tulloch, Jervian Walker, Renaldo Meikle, Glenton Brown, Albert Brown, Oneil Lawrence, and Rameish Bryan. Fourteen dance groups came before judges Alaine Laughton, Oral Tracey and Amelia ‘Milk’ Sewell and one by one they were eliminated.
The final group of the day, Uprizin Dancers — a quartet of three males and a female — which earned a ‘lifeline card’ from the judges.
Saturday’s audition — the penultimate of the 2012 season — is sponsored by Tastee, Pepsi, TVJ, FAME, Sparkles, T- Shirt Express, and Kosmo Car Rentals.
Next stop on the Tastee Talent Trail for 2012 will be the final audition in Cross Roads on September 8.