Sunday, May 17, 2009

Star Talk

Digicel Rising Stars is Jamaica's "American Idol" franchise. The show follows the same format as the US program and countless international versions: Singers go head to head and are judged by a panel of three critics.

What's different about Rising Stars is how well the young talent perform material from Jamaica's rich 50-year music history, from ska to the present.

Hence, I am hooked on this show!

Singer Romain Virgo has already leveraged his Digicel win in 2007 to several chart hits, and a sensational performance at Sting.

Now check 2008's deserved winner:

Cameal Davis sings "Just As I Am" with L.U.S.T