Country Boy come to Town
Dalton Harris . .
Dalton Harris’s mother reacted vociferously when her talented and gifted son claimed top honours and sung his way into the hearts of millions here in London and around the world but most importantly his home in the district of Sanguinetti. “Mi speechless, mi nervous, mi no eat from morning. Mi feel good so till. Jeezam piece, the bwoy win again, mi nervous no fa—-t. Mi friend, mi son, Ronald, and mi friend daughter, all of we up ah Sheryl bar ah watch the TV. Mi knock pot cover and ting, everybody happy.
proud Mom . Sylvia Campbell
“Mi proud of him, ah my belly blessed!” Sylvia Campbell told Loop News moments after Dalton’s victory was announced.
“No police caan run him down, nobody caan say he is a scammer. I scolded him yes, and maybe mi overdo it, but him work out well. Yuh have to scold dem. I am a proud mother, mi no care wah dem waan say. Dalton is good to go!” declared Campbell.
It was his manager Donovan Germain who mentored Harris and supported him in order for him to finish his education. In an interview on Musicalheatwave Radio Station last year Donavan Germain, Jamaican Producer, talked about a promising Dalton with whom he had recorded some excellent tracks at the time of the interview soon to be released and was taking Dalton through his paces of learning all about songwriting, harmonising and excelling his vocal delivery.Donovan talked about Jamaican Radio Stations not recognising talent and how hard it is to break new artists. Producer ‘Donovan Germain is one of Jamaica’s most successful producers and has scored multiple hits with the likes of Beres Hammond , Buju Banton, JC Lodge, Gregory Isaacs, Sugar Minott (Good Thing Going)Wayne Wonder,Morgan Heritage . to name a few.Despite winning Digicel Rising Star Dalton didn’t get the support given to other winners of the said competition.In October 2014 the Institute of Jamaica awarded Germain a silver Musgrave Medal for his contribution to music. In August 2015 Donovan was awarded the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government.
In 2014 his track Pauper went to No.1 in the Jamaican dancehall chart.
Pauper Dalton Harris . Hit no.1 Jamaica
Harris went on to release three albums, but his popularity began to wane.
He flew from the Caribbean to London to take part in the audition stages of this year’s X Factor and claimed his place in the first round and subsequently impressing the judges so much he found himself in the final three.
In front of this year’s panel – Robbie and wife Ayda Williams, Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell – the 24-year-old vocalist delivered Elton John’s Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word. The rest is history.
The Jamaican singer recently got unwarranted attention because he posted a picture of himself sitting on the lap of fellow contestant which many of his country men took offence to.However Dalton rode out the storm and showcased his talent.