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Joanna Walker is 2019 JCDC Gospel Song winner

Joanna Walker of St James was last night crowned the JCDC 2019 Gospel Song winner. 
 
The National Arena was at capacity to witness the top ten finalists vie for the title and the $1 million cash prize.
 
Walker, who was also named best performer, secured the title with the piece, Taste and See.
 
The duo of Darrien Callum and Ricardo Williams won second place and best lyrics, while Daron Mitchell was third and had the best musicianship.
 
Other winners of the night were Le-Schae Grant for best arrangement, most popular on social media was Curtis Rhoden and the Spirit of Praise was awarded to Lorenza Rowe.
 
The JCDC Gospel song competition started in 1987 and has launched the careers of Glacia Robinson, Kevin Downswell, Jodian Pantry, Jabez, Lubert Levy among others.
 
Meanwhile, the 57th celebration of Jamaica's independence will come to an end on Tuesday with the Grand Gala at the national stadium.
 
The event, which is scheduled for a 6 pm start, will see the Icon award being presented to Rita Marley and Sizzla Kolanji.
 
Musical performances will also come from Koffee, Beenie Man, Kevin Downswell, Sista Patt, Minister Marion Hall, Kukudo, Judy Mowatt, alongside Ruff Cut and Fab 5. 
 
Jamaica 57 is celebrated under the theme, One Nation, One People.


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