The week that was brought the first performance show for Digicel Stars as well as the first Live Results show for the series. The performance show was aired on Sunday, July 15 and the results show aired the following Saturday, July 21.
From the performance show, Team Gospel showed off its talent with Michaela Jack doing a rendition of the song I Love The Lord, Malakyah of Team Jamaican Sound did a smooth cover of Jah Cure’s You’ll Never Find, Team Pop came out the blocks with a stellar performance by Fallon Phillips who did a rendition of Who You Are by Jessie J and Team R&B/Soul wowed the audience with Christine Bromley doing Keisha White’s The Weakness In Me.
On Saturday night, when all the votes were in and tallied, Team Pop came out victorious with its pop princess, Fallon Phillips, coming away with the lead in the votes. Michaela Jack of Team Gospel came in second and Team R&B/Soul’s Christine Bromley was also saved from the mighty hand of the voters. Unfortunately, Team Jamaican Sound, mentored by renowned producer from the Equiknoxx Music Group, Derrick Coffie, is now one team member short as Malakyah got the least votes from the voting public and had to leave the show.
In response to the loss of his team member Malakyah, Coffie said that this is only the beginning of Malakyah’s music career and he would love to work with him in the future as he is a good musician and has a nice reggae sound.
A disappointed Malakyah said, “I give thanks for Digicel Stars, they gave me the opportunity to show my talent to the world. Happy for the opportunity, naturally.”
The winning voters for this week were Vanessa Blake, Ethel Thompson and Neshawn Hamilton. These three shared in $35,000 CASH, $3000 worth of Digicel call credit and an MP3 player.
The second performance show was aired on Sunday, July 22, the voting lines are open and Jamaica is encouraged to vote for its favourite on the show. The next live results show will be held on Saturday, July 28 at TVJ Studios. Digicel Stars airs this and every Sunday on TVJ at 8:00PM. The show repeats on Tuesdays at 5:30pm, Wednesdays at 11:00am and Thursdays at 11:00pm.