National Arena to be lifted in Praise at 30th Gospel Finals

Author:  Kristen Laing
National Arena will be lifted-up in praise on Sunday, July 30, as the top ten finalists of the Jamaica Gospel Song Competition face off to take home the Competition’s prestigious title. The Competition, which celebrates its 30th anniversary amidst the Jamaica 55 Celebrations promises patrons the spirit-filled, roof-rasing, praise experience the Grand Final has been known for over the past 30 years.

2017 gospel finalistThe Show will kick start at 7:00 p.m. and will feature finalists: Raheim Betty with Jesus I’m Sold Out to You, Shaughna-Lee Steele with Arise, Chevanese Thomas with Through the Storm, Derona Nunes with God is Real, Dannareo Fearon with Order My Steps, Shanoya Haley with The Blood, Vylmark Hamilton with Too Late, Dycinta Nunes Holgate with Bawl Out, Tevaun Brown with Christ Put a Praise in Me, and Flavia Bradshaw Beswick with Hold the Faith.

Adding to the praise worthy line up are past Jamaica Gospel Song Competition veterans, guest performers: George Gordon, Noretta Lewis, Juliette Grant, Levy’s Heritage, Gamel Grant and Jodian Pantry.

“Over the past 30 years the Jamaica Gospel Song Competition has established itself as the premier competition for aspiring Gospel song writers and Artistes as the competition has a longstanding tradition of producing and unearthing Gospel greats.” Said Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the JCDC, Stephen Davidson.

He continued, “In addition to giving the audience a praise-filled good time, Sunday’s show promises to showcase some major talent and promising artistes for the Gospel industry.”

Tickets for the Jamaica Gospel Song Competition Grand Coronation are adults $1000 presold and $1200 at the gate and Children $400 (presold and at the gate). Tickets are available at the JCDC head Office at 3 – 5 Phoenix Ave, Kgn 10, at BX Ticket Hub at Bill Express locations island-wide, at all Fontana Pharmacy locations island-wide and online at jcdcjamaica.com

Organized by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Jamaica Gospel Song Competition has become an iconic presentation of indigenous gospel music in Jamaica since its inception in 1987. Quite a few entrants have gone on to build a solid music career, including Kerron Ennis, Kevin Downswell, Lubert Levy and Glacia Robinson, to name a few.

The Grand Final of the Jamaica Gospel Song Competition is sponsored by CHASE Fund, Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, Almond Production, Universal Service Fund, Happy Ice, Jamcopy, Norman Manley International Airport, Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, Excelsior, Royalton, Sunscape Montego Bay, Grace Kennedy Money Services, Airports Authority of Jamaica, Fontana Pharmacy, Bresheh, May Sparkling Juice, Perpetual Sounds of Praise, Dolphin Cove, Kevin Downswell Ministries, Love 101 FM, NCU FM, JIS, CVM and Power 106.

The Jamaica Gospel Song Competition’s 30th Anniversary Finalists

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