The First All For One Caribbean Contest

The first All For One Caribbean took place on 21 October 2013 in Martinique, a total of 9 countries competed in the inaugural competition. The winner of the competition wins the Jeff Joseph trophy and $5,000.

The show was hosted by Gee Money who presented the competition in English and by Dhina Nicolas who presented the competition in French and Spanish. The venue for the competition was held at the Aimé Césaire Audotorium in Martinique.

The singers that represented their countries at the competition were selected by their respective Ministry of Tourism, no country held any form of public selection process for the first competition.

The broadcast of the event was held by the French national broadcaster France Télévision who provided technical support.(1)

Competing Countries:

  • Barbados – Joshua Gay
  • Cuba – Luna Manzanares
  • Dominica – Jov Stoute
  • Dominican Republic – Anta Acosta
  • Haiti – Darline Desca
  • Martinique – Loraine Zacharie
  • Saint Martin – Oswald
  • St Lucia – Mongstar
  • Trinidad – Fireball

Running Order:

The running order for the show was a follows. Each artist performed two songs for the competition.

  1. Barbados – Joshua Gay – This is me (Composed and written by Joshua Gay)
  2. Cuba – Luna Manzanares – Someone Like You (Cover of Adele)
  3. Dominica – Joy Stoute – Let me love you (Lyrics Joy Stoute, Composed Julia Martin)
  4. Haiti – Darline Desca – Pwofesi (Composed and written by Darline Desca)
  5. Martinique – Loraine Zacharie – Lumina (Composed by Loraine Zacahrie & Claude Rodap, written by Monique Rodap & Claude Rodap)
  6. Dominica Republic – Anya Acosta – To love you more (Composed and written by Davis Foster & Junior Miles)
  7. St Lucia – Mongstar – St Lucia we love (Composed and written by James Marley Mervin)
  8. Saint Martin – Oswald – Mi Vida (Cover of Janice Maravilla)
  9. Trinidad – Fireball – Yes You Are (Composed and written by Firball)
  10. Barbados – Joshua Gay – A Voice In My Head
  11. Cuba – Luna Manzanares – El Son (Composed and written by Luna Manzanares)
  12. Dominica – Joy Stoute – Protogez (Composed and written by Gordon Henderson)
  13. Haiti – Darline Desca – A plein temps (Composed and written by Darline Desca)
  14. Martinique – Loraine Zacharie – Misie A (Composed and written by Loraine Zacharie)
  15. Dominican Republic – Anya Acosta – Mi Realidad (Composed and written by Anya Acosta)
  16. St Lucia – Mongstar – Glo Koko – (Composed and written by James Marley Mervin)
  17. Saint Martin – Oswald – My Baby Yolo (Composed and written by Oswald)
  18. Trinidad – Fireball – Baby (Composed and written by Rohan Richards)

Results:

The jury voted on all of the performances, they scored each song out of a maximum of 100 points meaning that the highest score possible was 900 points.

  1. St Lucia – Mongstar – 622
  2. Martinique – Loraine Zacharie – 617
  3. Haiti – Darline Desca –  590
  4. Trinidad – Fireball – 588
  5. Cuba – Luna Manzanares – 567
  6. Barbados – Joshua Gay – 564
  7. Saint Martin – Oswald – 553
  8. Dominica –  Joy Stoute – 552
  9. Dominican Republic – Anya Acosta – 528

You can see the points in full at the link – All For One Caribbean 2013 Voting.

Guest Performances:

During the competition there were also guest performances from singers from Martinique and also across the Caribbean, these performers were:

  • Lisa Griffith (Barbados) – Emmerton & The Reason
  • Sael (Martinique) – Tckinbe Red

Jury Members:

Each of the participating countries was represented by one member of the jury, the jurors were as follows:

  • Barbados – Ron David
  • Cuba – Gloria Occhoa
  • Dominica – Marie McCarthy
  • Dominican Republic – Andrea Medina
  • Haiti – Melina Sanders
  • Martinique – David Rodap
  • Saint Martin – Maliana Maxwell
  • St Lucia – Carmy Joseph
  • Trinidad – Trycia Moore

Watch the full show below:

List of channels that broadcast the event:

  • Martinique – Martinique 1
  • Saint Martin – MSR TV – 10 March 2014(2)
  • CaribVision(3)

Sources:

  1. IlDeSaintMartin.org
  2. StMartinIsland.org
  3. All For One
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