Janae Jacksson performs at the 2019 DOMFESTA song Contest
Janae Jacksson performs at the 2019 DOMFESTA song Contest

From a field of ten competitors, Janae Jackson won the 2019 DOMFESTA Song Contest held on Saturday June 1 at Windsor Park Stadium forecourt.

She won the top prize of EC$5,000.

In second place was Webster "Web" Marie and Nicole Alfred of Castle Bruce came third.

Jackson, a three-time Junior Calypso Monarch, is a first-year law student at the Norman Manley Law School at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.

The other finalists were : Nicole 'Abiyah Yisrael' Alfred of Castle Bruce; Nathaniel 'Nadur' Durand of Petite Soufriere; Elisha 'Charmpian' Rolle of Castle Bruce; Kerniff 'Kerni G' Challenger also of Castle Bruce; Webster 'Webb' Marie of Calibishie; Royette Laurent of Portsmouth; Alisha Ducreay of Bath Estate; Carsim Birmingham of Soufriere and Regynal Samuel of Grand Bay.

Julian Riviere, a guest artiste at the 2019 show, won the competition in 2018.

During the show, Lady of Song, Ophelia Marie, received a Lifetime Award from the National Cultural Council and the Division of Culture. This was the fourth award that the singer received in a week as she celebrates her 40th year in show business.