Let the voting begin!
Voting is underway to determine who will be crowned the first ever Barbados Today Crop Over SuperStar.
“It’s all in the hands of the public,” says Chief Executive Officer of Barbados TODAY Inc Kaymar Jordan, who is satisfied with the strong response to the inaugural competition.
Sixty two entrants have submitted their songs and according to Jordan, it’s shaping up to be a keen contest.
“We really have a great mix of competitors and it’s good to see some of the popular faces from the entertainment scene and even more so the not so familiar faces who stepped out to share their creativity.
“The BT Crop Over Superstar Crop Over competition is our contribution to the national festival. We wanted to lure even more Barbadians at home and abroad to support and keep our creativity alive. Good music has always been a part of our rich cultural history and we want to ensure that doesn’t change.”
Big names including Soca Queen Alison Hinds, HypaSounds, Mikey, Blood and Mistah Dale are in the line-up.
“This in no way discounts the new faces who have submitted some catchy, funny and enjoyable songs.
“There are no favourites and Barbados TODAY’s facebook fans are the only judges. One vote per song.”
During this first stage of voting, which began on Monday and ends on July 19, the top ten vote-getters will move into the final round.
The second stage of voting runs from July 20 to August 1.
The winner will take home $15,000 in cash plus free car and home insurance compliments Consumer Guarantee Insurance.
The second place winner $7,500 and third $5,000.
They will be announced at the Pic-O-De-Crop finals at Kensington Oval on August 1.
The BT Crop Over SuperStar competition is sponsored by FLOW, the National Cultural Foundation, Banks and Consumers Guaranteed Insurance.