The mining town of Linden is the place to be this Saturday evening as the 18 contestants vying for the Carib Soca Monarch will clash in the semi-final. The Linden-Georgetown Minibus Park is set to explode with talent and good vibes as the artistes are all set to leave a mark.
Not only will they be competing to test their talent but will be competing to secure a spot in the final. All eyes will be on Jumo “Rubber Waist” Primo who has returned after a two-year hiatus. He will be performing his newest single titled “Tribute”.
Steven Ramphall, for the first time will be participating in the soca competition and is confident that he will do well. His tune is titled “Ah Feeling De Vibez” and it has been creating quite a buzz on the airwaves.
Reigning Carib Soca Monarch, Brandon Harding is ready to defend his title but will not be participating in Linden on Saturday evening. He will be singing “Alone” on the night of the final set for February 16.
Melissa “Vanilla” Roberts, who is pushing her tune “One Voice” is also one of the front runners to make it into the final. No doubt, Lindeners will be cheering for their own, Diana Chapman, who is set to perform “Blessed”.
And then, there is Jonathan “Lil Red” King with “Free Up Yuhself”. Ernesta Nelson is coming this year with “Beating Palm”, while Ryan “T” will perform “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 will perform “Push Back”; Shaima Muna will be performing “Sexy Berry”; Melissa Pestano with her tune “I Don’t Watch No Face”; Quincy Boyce with “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 will perform “Soca King”; Clifton Adolphus, also known as “Passion”, is ready to perform “Miss J’ouvert”; and finally Nton and Kempton Richards will take to the stage with “Jam”.