The jury of the 2017 #PanAmericanSong online contest is composed by musicians, singer/songwriters, producers, composers, chorists, and music critics from the Americas and Europe. They were randomly assigned a country to submit a Top 10 ranking. Their rankings were then converted into Eurovision points (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12) and their results will be revealed on July 30th.
Juan Carlos Frisancho (Brazil)
Juan Carlos is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Ciudad Ojeda, Venezuela. He is half of the punk/rock duo, El Porro Project. Check out their protest song “Vensingob”
Hans Fuentes (Puerto Rico)
Hans is a musician and multi-instrumentalist from Maracaibo, Venezuela. He is a graduate of the School of Music at the Catholic University Cecilio Acosta. Check out the instrumental/fusion track, “El Renacer de Mi Tierra” (The Rebirth of my Country)
Herwin Godoy (Venezuela)
Herwin is a Venezuelan choir singer and voice coach at the Catholic University Cecilio Acosta in Maracaibo. You can check his YouTube channel (in Spanish)
Jhoan Guerra (Costa Rica)
Jhoan is a choir singer and pastor at the Betel International Ministry. He is also a Social Studies teacher from Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Iñaki Gutierrez (Antigua and Barbuda)
Iñaki is a singer and composer from Madrid, Spain. You can follow him on Twitter @zandolove
James Hajdarpasic (Cuba)
James is a Bosnian-born/Canadian choir singer. He is a member of the Calgary Men’s Chorus in Alberta, Canada.
Tony KuKo (Canada)
Tony is the editor of The Gramophone Reporter, organiser of the PanAmericanSong online contest, and music critic since the age of 13.
Timothy Lopez (Mexico)
Timothy is a Venezuelan-born/Canadian musician and multi-instrumentalist. He plays the saxophone for the tropical/fusion band, Agua Quina in Calgary, Alberta.
Gilbert Martel (Haiti)
Gilbert is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Donnaconna, Quebec, Canada. He plays the drums for the indie rock band, Emelie vas le Bal
Steve McPhoebe (Guatemala)
Steve is a pop music expert from Scotland. He is the editor-in-chief of the website Talk About Pop Music.
Christina Morales (Uruguay)
Christina is a Venezuelan singer and model based in Miami, Florida. Check out her rendition to the folk song “Venezuela eres mi Luz” (Venezuela, you are my light)
Irvin Rodriguez (Dominican Republic)
Irvin is a Latin GRAMMY-nominated bassist, composer, and musical director of the Venezuelan tropical/fusion band, Tecupae.
Geovani Salinas “KidG” (Argentina)
Geovani, aka KidG, is a DJ from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is known for his fusion of latin rhythms with pop & R&B music.
Gerard Shoepkher (Trinidad and Tobago)
Gerard is a musician from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is the drummer for the underground rock band, The Royal Oaks.
Humberto Torres “ChiquiTowers” (Colombia)
Humberto, aka ChiquiTowers, is a DJ from Bogota, Colombia. You can listen to his track “Run to Me” below:
Melinda C. Ulysses (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
Melinda is a singer/songwriter and model from Dominica. Listen to her newest song “Touch Me”