Twenty Soca artistes are expected to create a storm on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Linden-Georgetown Minibus Park as they clash in the semi-final of the Carib Soca Monarch with the ulterior motive of securing a spot in the final billed for February 16 at D’Urban Park, Georgetown.
This year, several newcomers will hit the stage while a few of the stalwarts have returned. One such artiste is three-time Carib Soca Monarch Jumo “Rubber Waist” Primo with his newest single, “Tribute”, which has been creating quite a vibe on the local airways.
Steven Ramphall, who is known to participate in the Chutney competition, has joined the Soca party this year with his tune, “Ah Feeling De Vibez”. He intends to use his experience in the Chutney field as he competes with the big guns for the first time.
Another person to look out for is the reigning Carib Soca Monarch, Brandon Harding, who recently stated that he was ready to defend his title despite the return of Primo. Harding will be performing “Alone” on the night of the final.
Then there is “Vanilla”, who is pushing her tune “One Voice”. Already in the mood to perform, she is expects to do so to the best of her ability. She is also the reigning Road March Queen. Diana Chapman is also in the line-up with her song “Blessed”. She will undoubtedly score some points since the entire mining town will be rooting for her.
And then, there is “Lil Red”, who has been trying his best to make it in the top five for the longest while, but, for some reason, he chokes at the finals. This year, he will be performing, “Free Up Yuhself”. Ernesta Nelson is coming this year with “Beating Palm” and is ready to entertain her fans. She, too, has been participating in the Carib Soca Monarch Competition for some time, but has never reached the top.
The others who are competing in the competition this year are: Ryan T with his tune “Waan Feel the Vibes”; Alisha Hamid with “Shaha Me Lode Jammin”; Sherwin Rose, also called “Natural 1”, will be performing “Cat & Dog”; Collis Mc Donald, “Push Back”; Shaima Muna will be performing “Sexy Berry”; Melissa Pestano “I Don’t Watch No Face”; Quincy Boyce “Come to Badder Bamba” and Euclid Samuels with “Arrowhead Stand Tall”.
In addition, Marlon Simon, also called “Blaze Anthonio”, will come strong with “Woman”; Oxbert Cain with “Soca King”; Clifton Adolphus, also known as “Passion”, is ready to perform “Miss J’ouvert” and finally Nton & Kempton Richards will take to the stage with “Jam”.