Jo Jo’s Jerk Pit and More, Raw Talent Competition has been heating up the past four weeks, with over 20 competitors turning out for the weekly elimination rounds held each Thursday night at Jo Jo’s on Waterloo Road. Anna Chin, Owner of Jo Jo’s and the visionary behind the Raw Talent competition says
“I am more than proud of this competition and what it has offered many young persons…. I think we have developed an important platform that affords Jamaica’s raw talent the opportunity to be seen by a diverse audience each week”.
Elimination Round one which took place on Saturday May 2 featured an intense night of live battle sing offs with the top 6 competitors for the month of April, resulting in Edna Manley College Music School final year student, Keiko Smith taking first place and Shanique “Girl” Brown taking second place. these two competitors will now advance to the live music elimination round.
Qualifying rounds will continue every Thursday night in May with successful contestants battling it out during Elimination Round 2 on May 30 for a spot in the semi finals and the coveted opportunity to perform live at the Finals on June 27 with the Jojos resident band!