The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) for the very first time will allow members of the Jamaican Diaspora to cast their votes in this year’s Festival Song Competition. Voting is slated to take place between Sunday, July 19, and July 26, 2020, and will be announced on the Results Show on Sunday, July 26, 2020.
Top Ten songs can also be streamed and purchased on Spotify, Amazon, and Itunes. Reggae veteran Freddie McGregor urged Diaspora members to support the Festival song album, proceeds of which he says goes back to the country. “Right now, I’m a beggar, I am begging everyone, support the record so it can get into the Billboard Charts and stay there for long because we are plenty in numbers.”
The ten finalists for 2020 are: I AM A JAMAICAN by Buju Banton, JAMAICA NICE by Nazzle Man, JAMAICA DANCE by Papa Michigan, WAVE DI FLAG by L.U.S.T, ONE PEOPLE by Shuga, JAMAICA A PARADISE by Xtra Bigg, THE PLACE TO BE by Radix OD, RISE UP JAMAICANS by Toots & The Maytals, TUN UP DI SOUND by Freddie McGregor, and WE ARE JAMAICA by Sakina Deer.
CLICK HERE to listen to the 10 finalists.