[Entertainment]:::CVM to launch 'Faith Talent Search'

No. 67 Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The long awaited Faith Talent Search 2010, the brainchild of Evangelist Carlene Wilson of Growing Faith Ministries is finally set to air on CYM Television on Sunday, April 18th at 9:00 pm with the results shows on Saturday at 10:05Pm

    This exciting reality programme is geared towards per­sons between the ages of sixteen to forty that have a gifting for gospel music. All fourteen parishes will be represented in five zones: Mandeville, Montego Bay, Portland, Ocho Rios and Kingston.
    "I wanted to create an opportunity for persons of faith to have an avenue to promote their talents while celebrating
God", states Evangelist Wilson. "There is such a struggle for Christian artistes in Jamaica and I find that they either give up on their talent or compromise their faith. It was important to me, especially as a singer and producer myself, to give back to my Jamaican people". And this she does with a stellar team of first-class professionals that have come together to lend their talents to this brilliant programme.
    From the former Oprah Winfrey Show and Essence: The Television Program, Emmy Award Winning Producer Angela Thame who is the force behind other local productions like "Our Voices", "B Mobile Singles" and "The Jamaican Barber Shop" - spearheading the production, the remarkable Dannie Brownie, CEO of Main Street Music and Co-founder of Caribbean Gospel Inc. who is credited for his contribution in bringing to prominence, Gospel Artistes such as Prodigal Son, Minister Goddy Goddy, DJ Nicholas, Chevelle Franklyn and many others - who will sit on the Judges panel of this programme and also Joining Danny Brownie is Crissy D who returns to the spotlight after a long break. Crissy D went to the "Top of the Pops" charts (BET England) with her hit single with Lady G- "Girls Like Us," and her cover version of "Here Comes the Rain Again". She was also the face of Courts along with Beenie Man for two consecutive years. Crissy D has now given herself to the Lord and is back in the studio working on her new album.
    Jon Williams, CEO of Almond Productions Limited and a proven maestro in the classical, jazz and gospel arenas is on board as Musical Director, Rishille Pelicie, an educator in both Voice and Acting who also works closely with the participants of the JCDC Arts festival and Song competitions, will be the official voice coach of the contestants, the talented Claudius England of RedTones Productions will provide marketing and sponsorship expertise, Gospel darling and singer extraordinaire Teena Tamara will host the Grace Room and Media personality and actress, Maliaka Bryce will dazzle audiences with her effervescent personality as host.
    Faith Talent Search is a six-month project which culminates in a 13-week televised talent programme. A series of five audition road shows will take place from March 19 to April 17, after which the on-air segment of the project will begin. Broad­casting will begin with these pre recorded auditions on Sunday, May 23 - the highly anticipated series of the In-Studio programmes will commence and will continue for eight Sundays thereafter with the results shows airing each Saturday to follow; The entire project will climax with a phenomenal awards show and selection of the winner. " A post production concert will officially end the season.
     But it doesn't really end there. Eleven of last season's contestants have come together to release their collaboration album "Entitled Faith Talent Search Original Caribbean Gospel" which will be released this month. Look out for it in stores near you!
    Faith Talent Search 2010 is truly set apart through its wholesome, family-friendly content, high -quality production and unwavering commitment to the success of its special contestants.
    Sponsors who are contributing to the success of the project include Associate Sponsors, LIME, "CYM Tv, HOT 102, CPTC, POWER 106, Reggae Drops, Maxi's Department Store, Tetley Tea, Kool FM and Altamont Court Hotel.

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