The top ten finalists of the Jamaica Gospel Star Competition made their debut during a live televised show on Sunday, July 10, 2022. The competition, which is produced by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, was aired on PBC Jamaica and Love TV, and streamed live on the JCDC Facebook and YouTube pages.
The high-energy gospel competition first premiered in 2021 and sees finalists going head to head each week performing cover songs to compete for a chance to win the coveted title of Jamaica Gospel Star.
This year’s finalists are a harmonious mix of gospel new-comers namely, Amoya Thompson-Smith, Sasha Gay Sutherland, Regina Campbell, Chantal Smalling, Danielle Mayne, Michaela Jack, Johanna Morgan, Kimone Martin, Chantal Simon, as well as the second place winner of last year’s competition, Daron Mitchell.
Only seven contestants will compete in next week’s episode on Sunday, July 17, 2022, as three will be eliminated based on a 50/50 percentage split of votes between the voting public and the judges. Persons are encouraged to call or text the word ‘vote’ from any network to the number assigned to their favourite finalist. One lucky finalist who was voted off during the season that is deemed deserving of a second chance will be brought back through the ‘Saved by Grace’ feature.
The voting lines opened immediately after the show on Sunday, July 10, 2022 and closes at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July, 16, 2022.