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4 more days to superstar finalists

Who will be among the lucky finalists in the Barbados TODAY Crop Over Superstar Competition?


It’s still anyone’s guess –– with another four days to go before voting closes on Sunday, July 19.

“The votes are coming in, and there could be a lot of surprises. So you have to stay tuned,”says Barbados TODAY’S chief executive officer Kaymar Jordan.

More than 60 entrants are in the race to become Barbados’ first ever online soca monarch, who will be crowned by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Stephen Lashley at the Pic-O-De-Crop Finals at Kensington Oval.

The competition has not only drawn interest from established artistes and newcomers at home, but Barbadians living overseas as well.

“We simply wanted to stimulate creativity here at home and abroad; and we’re pleased to have participants from overseas to make the competition even more exciting,” Jordan said.

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), one of the sponsors, will be providing a special prize, which
includes a free trip back home for the overseas contestant who wins the hearts of voters.

“The BT Superstar competition is a good opportunity for us to reach out to the Disapora. We recognize the Disapora wants to be involved particularly at this time of the year, and this competition offers them just that,” said BTMI’s senior director, support services, Neville Boxhill.

The online monarch will receive $15,000 in cash, and free home and car insurance for a year, compliments of Consumers Guarantee Insurance (CGI).

The second and third-placed will take home $7,500 and $5,000 respectively.

When voting closes on Sunday, the ten finalists will be revealed on Monday, after which a fresh round of voting begins. The ten finalists may change their songs to lure their fans.

Voting in this final round ends on the night of August 1.

“It’s been fun so far, and it can only get better from here. So, fans, get your votes in. And, may the best artiste win,” Jordan said.

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