Talent galore at Honey Jam

There was talent a plenty at last weekend’s auditions for Honey Jam 2016.

Hosted by Adaeze in the Dome Mall, hopefuls had just 60 seconds to prove that they deserved one of the coveted spots in the programme.

Eleven judges, drawn from all areas of the music industry, including artistes, producers, musicians, managers, DJs, vocal coaches and radio personalities, listened intently as each young female aspirant took to the stage.

Audition judges.
Audition judges.

The judges included Nikita Browne, Tamara Marshall, Caroline Reid, JJ Poulter, Ian Webster, Scott Galt, Ingrid Holder, DJ D. Luxe, Andrea King and Cover Drive’s Barry Hill.

Several performances stood out but it was little Fazeena Bassalat who was one of the big favorites with the crowd. When she stepped on to the stage, she declared “I’m special” and she didn’t disappoint

Auditionee Fazeena Bassalat
Auditionee Fazeena Bassalat

Little Fazeena wowed the audience with her big personality and received a standing ovation with thunderous applause for her enthusiastic rendition of Fight Song.

Organizers of the Walk for the Cure event, Monique Hinds, and Krystle Maynard, representing lead sponsor CIBC First Caribbean, were in attendance. The sentiment of the song and the passion with which it was delivered, resonated with them and the cause they represent of women fighting Breast Cancer.

They invited Fazeena to be part of the entertainment package provided by Honey Jam for the walkers on October 2.

Show producer, Ebonnie Rowe, commented: “We definitely had some great talent come out today and we’re excited to put the line-up together, start rehearsals with our house band led by Marius Charlemagne and the workshop series.

Ebonnie Rowe with Dome Mall Manager Ian Donovan.
Ebonnie Rowe with Dome Mall Manager Ian Donovan.

“We’re still seeking sponsorship for the workshops and hope Corporate Barbados will come on board to assist,” she added.

The line-up for the Honey Jam concert will be officially announced on October 13. The concert itself takes place on Saturday, November 5, at the Frank Collymore Hall.

Auditionee Adriana Mayers
Auditionee Adriana Mayers

One of the artistes will be chosen by sponsor Digicel to be its lone female brand Ambassador

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