GT&T Jingle and Song Competition to begin February

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company is once again giving Guyanese the opportunity to showcase their talent and live their dream through the Jingle and Song Competition which will be launched in February, a release from the company said.

Under the theme ‘Follow the Music’, contestants 18 years and older will compete for chances to win big prizes.

A countrywide audition drive will be launched in Essequibo on February 2 at the Urbayne Oasis Hotel and then the team moves to Linden on February 9 to the Edward Benjamin Centre.

On February 16, Berbicians can audition at the Little Rock Suites while Georgetown will have a four-day audition from February 18-22 at the National Cultural Centre.

Contestants who pass the auditions will be placed into groups to rehearse and to complete a performance production through the month of March. There will be a duet round followed by the quarter finals in which acts will perform individually. The semi-finals and finals will be completed in April while the Grand Finale is set for May 11.

In 2006, Guyana saw the first staging of the GT&T Jingle competition which attracted the attention of thousands.  The following year’s Jingle and Song Competition saw the career launch of Guyanese songstress, Timeka Marshall. Several competitions followed and many stars were born, with Lindener Malika Boyd earning the title in 2009.

Again in 2011, another Lindener, Brandon Harding, was named the GT&T Guyana Star while Berbician Gail Ann Singh emerged as the winner of the Indian segment in January 2012.

In 2011 producers had opted to introduce the Indian segment. This year will only have the English segment, the release added.

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