2022 Jamaica Festival Song Competition: the 10 finalists revealed!

Before 1990, the Jamaica Festival Song Competition or Popular Song Competition was known as the Independence Festival Song Competition and began in 1966. This annual event recognizes artists and songs celebrating Jamaica and its people. This year, the winning song will be selected following two televised shows on July 14 and 28.


The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that the 2022 Jamaica Festival Song Competition is now completed.

VPAL Music shared the audio link for this Jamaica Festival Song Competition with members of the media. The link contains official audio from the 10 finalists whose song will represent Jamaica this year.

Minister Grange said she is “pleased” with the response to the re-opening of entries and added “we have never received so many entries in one week”.

The songs are currently being mastered, the release date will be announced soon. Minister Grange has called on broadcasters “to play the songs so that the public will get to know them and be able to choose their favourite for Jamaica 60”.

The winning song will be selected following two televised shows on July 14 and 28. The winning song will be selected by a combination of judges scores and telephone voting by members of the public.

And finally, the winning song will receive a prize of three million dollars Jamaican Dollars which will be shared between the producer, the writer and the singer.


Dez I Boyd – “Jamaica sweet again”

Inspiyah – “Jamaica nice again”

Magic Flute – “I’m a proud Jamaican”

Nazzle Man – “Out of many”

Nitty Kutchie – “Defend Jamaica”

One1 – “Sixty”

Orkid – “Diamond Jubilee”

Intrestt – “Rock to da beat”

Rory Stamp – “Bring back the love”

Sacaj – “Nuh weh nice like”