Pepsi Winnin' Riddim competition grand finale Saturday

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pepsi-winnin-riddim-competition.jpgThe Pepsi Winnin' Riddim competition is down to the wire and the last eight out of 120 talented contestants have made their way to the finals. They are set to duke it out on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the University of Technology with 10 infectious, original riddims set to rock the house.

The lucky eight, plus five wild cards, will showcase their work at the Alfred Sangster auditorium in the ultimate "Riddim play-off" as they compete for a slew of exciting top prizes.

According to O'neil Walters, Chief Executive Officer of Sretlaw Media Company- Executive Producers and conceptualizers of the competition, the grand finale will not only showcase the competing beats but will feature full blown entertainment performances around every riddim. "You will be seeing the beats come to life around music and dance as each riddim will be accompanied by some level of recording as well as a dance created to complement the piece."

The competition has two categories - the Club Tour - for 18- 35 year olds and the School Tour - for 13-17 year olds. Five contestants from each category will vie in a "beat-off" to walk away with top prizes of an Apple Macbook Pro complete with beat-making software valued at over $300,000; while one lucky contestant will receive a $150,000 scholarship from Excelsior Community College School of the Performing Arts.

Also up for grabs is a record producing contract with a major music production house.

Marketing Manager at Pepsi, Mitchell Watson, says he's very pleased with not only the quality work produced by the entrants but the support received from some the island's leading musicians and producers since the competition was launched on January 28, 2016.

Viewers can watch the show LIVE on FLOW TV or via live Stream on Pepsi's Facebook Page, Winnin Riddim's Facebook Page or 90 degrees LIVE on Saturday, March 12 , 2016 beginning at 9:00 p.m.