Nineteen-year-old Emmanuel Joseph will compete in the tomorrow’s (Friday) Limited Edition Digital (L.E.D) Spotlight showcase presented by the Trinidad and Tobago Music Company Limited (MusicTT).
He will seek to win favour with a three-member adjudication panel at the virtual showcase. There are 13 other contenders.
Glenda Collens (vocal coach), Jerome Precilla (entertainer) and Anson Soverall (music producer) are the presiding judges.
Showtime is 1pm.
Artistes advancing to the final were chosen from a pool of applicants desirous of performing for spots in the 2020 Spotlight cohort. They performed before the L.E.D. Spotlight preliminary judges for a chance to be one of the 6 winners to move on to the Spotlight programme for training.
Joseph, however, is no stranger to capturing the hearts of music adjudicators. Winner of the Inaugural UWI Got Talent 2019 where he better 15 other competitors, he has participated in the steelpan soloist segment of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Competition. There he placed in the top five in the three years of his participation with back-to-back 2nd place awards. He also performed in 2019’s edition of CARIFESTA in several shows and showcases, the highlight being a show in the Southern Academy of Performing Arts (SAPA.)
The emerging musician has worked with personalities such as Barry Mannette, Andrew Charles, Keston Rose among several other pan arrangers and musicians. He hopes to be an accomplished performer, entertainer and musicologist.
Melissa Jiminez is the present general manager at the Trinidad and Tobago Music Company Limited (MusicTT).
Established in 2014 with the mandate to stimulate and facilitate the business development and export activity of the music industry in Trinidad and Tobago, to generate national wealth.
MusicTT is a subsidiary of the Trinidad and Tobago Creative Industries Company Limited (CreativeTT),
As it core objective, MusicTT provides industry-wide strategic direction and action plans toward the development of the music industry, as well as, guidance and access to music education and capacity development, especially in the business and monetisation of local music and protection of the same.