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Sizzling sets at PAN grand finals

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

THE intermittent rain throughout the day had little effect on the proceedings at the PAN 2017 Grand Finals inside the Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre in St Andrew on Sunday.

By nightfall, the venue was bursting at the seams as patrons came out in large numbers.

The Grand Finals of PAN 2017 saw captivating performances from the likes of Christopher Martin, Agent Sasco, and Sizzla.

Martin, who made a huge impact at PAN Regional 1 in St Elizabeth in August, continued his winning ways reeling off his growing catalogue of hits. Big Deal, Cheaters Prayer, and Under The Influence assisted him on his voyage. He was later joined on stage by surprise artistes D Major and Romain Virgo, who both thrilled the females with their romantic interludes.

Agent Sasco pulled on hit tunes Hand Inna Di Air, Guide and Protect, and Anywhere We Go. His current chart-buster Winning Right Now was also well received.

Kevin Downswell brought blessings to the proceedings as You Make Me Stronger and Goodbye World shook the venue like an earthquake.

Sizzla closed the on-stage activities in fine style. Just One of Those Days, Solid As a Rock, and Give It To Dem quenched the musical thirsts of fans throughout the venue.

Singjay Teflon also made an appearance.

Promoted by CB Foods, PAN 2017 is an annual competition which salutes the contributions of the pan chicken men and women across the island, and to help in positioning them to become more successful entrepreneurs. Twenty-eight finalists, including two wild cards, were culled from two regional elimination rounds.

The PAN Grand Champion trophy went to Eric Beaver, who won $300,000 and a year's supply of CB Chicken from CB Foods, $200,000 and a year's supply of bread from National Baking Company and a $100,000 business grant from Jamaica National Small Business Loans.

Kingston and St Andrew representative Jamie Martin was named second-placed winner while Manchester's Nicola Brown finished third.

In the Miracle Tomato Sauce competition, St Ann's Juney Raffington finished in first place, while Beaver finished second. Kingston & St Andrew's wild card Desrick Hamilton was the third-placed winner.