The top ten finalists for the 2018 staging of the Jamaica Gospel Song Competition were chosen from the semi-final round of the competition recently.
The finalists, who will compete to be named winner of the competition at the finals in July, were chosen from the top 25 semi-finalists from across the island.
Organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), the Jamaica Gospel Song Competition has unearthed hundreds of Gospel singers and song writers over the last three decades, most of whom have gone on to advance brand Jamaica.
The finalists are: Daynea Deacon-Jones of Portland, Shaundre Cowan of Hanover, Victory Edition and Travis Allen of St. Ann as well as Kenrick Lynch.
Hailing from St. Catherine are Adeoluwa Adeoye and Dwight Ferrari, while Kingston and St. Andrew is being represented by Joelle Notice, Lawayne Thomas, Crystal Chambers and Lloyd "Father" Reece.
The finalists will now begin preparation for their journey to the finals which will include voice, music and industry-based developmental workshops, recording the album, performances and outreach across Jamaica.
All this will be captured in a reality television series leading up to the grand finals.