October 3, 2017
Short Boss and Touriss step up for Rising Star crown5 min read
With this being the final week for voting, the two remaining contenders in the Digicel Rising Stars competition say it will be non-stop campaigning as they seek to secure the top spot for themselves.
Akeem ‘Short Boss’ Smith said that he is kicking things up a notch with his weekly Karaoke ‘vote-raiser’ event dubbed Short Boss Tuesdays. With admission being a minimum of a $108 Digicel phone card or a cash donation, Smith is hoping to attract more than the 200 supporters who normally come out and join him every Tuesdaynights in Portmore, St. Catherine.
In addition to his own Tuesday-night event, Short Boss said his campaign thus far has seen him visiting different karaoke joint in Portmore and Kingston, every night of the week, to secure votes and donations of cash or credit.
Similarly, Dawayne ‘Touriss’ Wilson, who is from Cross Keys in Manchester, is confident that he has what it takes to be the next Rising Star. He too is using the next few days to secure as many votes as he can. With his devoted mother, Marsha Wright, at the helm of his campaign, Touriss said he hand his team will continue to walk the streets of Mandeville and Junction, seeking votes.
The finals, which will be held on Sunday, October 8, will see the grand prize winner walking away with a J$1.5 million cash prize and a J$1.5 million grant from the Digicel Foundation for a community project of their choice, while the runner up will receive a cash prize of J$600,000. Voting closes at 6 p.m. on Sunday night.