Jamaicans everywhere continue to celebrate the achievements of home boy singer Dalton Harris as he continues his progress to win the British TV talent show, the X-Factor. On Sunday evening when the results of Saturday (November 24) performances were announced Harris was voted as one of the three finalists advancing to the final live TV performance on Saturday, December 1. The winner will be announced on Sunday, December 2.The 24-year-old Jamaican, who was born in Clarendon, advanced to the finals with Scarlett Lee and Anthony Russell. According to reports Harris was visibly relieved when his name was the first to be announced as a finalist.In an interview with the show’s host Dermott O’Leary after the results were announced, Harris said, “It’s a dream come true and nothing stops you but yourself… I’m so grateful for the encouragement that you guys have given me, and I’m here.” Harris’s popularity going into the finals can also be seen on the iTunes Top 100 charts, as two of the studio recordings of songs he has performed on the show are charting. Feeling Good, which he performed on November 10 was at number 34, and Listen, which he performed a week ago, has re-entered the chart and was at number 86 at press time yesterday.Back at home in Jamaica, according to the Jamaica Observer newspaper, Harris’s mentor, record producer Donovan Germain was elated. German told the Observer, “I had no doubt that he could do it. We talk everyday, and I know how much he is driven, so I had no doubt from the beginning that he would put in the work in order to get out of this competition what he wants for himself. So, seeing him make it to the finals was just a fulfilment of what I know he set out to do.”In 2010, emerged on the Jamaican music scene when he won Digicel Rising Stars at 16 years old.
CBS took a risk almost two years ago when it hired Tony Romo, fresh off the field as the Cowboys’ quarterback, as lead analyst for its NFL broadcasts. As the network prepares to cover Super Bowl 53, that risk has paid off. Romo, paired with longtime CBS play-by-play man Jim Nantz, is the toast of NFL TV.Romo’s charm in the broadcast booth is one thing. But he has impressed many with his habits of predicting plays seconds before they are run, a product of the knowledge he gained through 13 NFL seasons as a quarterback in Dallas. The early success in his analyst role is why Romo, 38, is expected to get a massive raise from CBS. On his biggest broadcast stage thus far, the AFC championship game between the Patriots and Chiefs, Romo’s legend as an announcer grew. One can assume that growth will increase exponentially when he calls Patriots vs. Rams in Super Bowl 53, the biggest stage of all.Romo’s chatter-inducing work as an analyst for CBS is nothing new, of course. Below are some of his best calls from the 2018 season. MORE: Romo to explore surprising topic on Super Bowl broadcast