Regional artists do well in Trinidad & Tobago’s International Soca Monarch semi-finals.
Held on Sunday at the Arima Velodrome, the Soca Monarch Semis featured 63 artists from across the region, vying for one of the most coveted titles for T&T’s Carnival.
Local artists competed against multiple artists from Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Lucia, and New York.
Barbadian new coming Marvay did very well with his smash hit “Know the Face”, as did fellow Bajan Peter Ram with his popular hit “Good Morning”.
Other major performances including Calypso Monarch Chuck Gordon, Patrice Roberts, and New York/Jamaican Linky First, performing his hit “Rock and Come In”, and Trini newcomer Sekon Sta, who performed his rising hit “Kings and Queens” accompanied by a full choir.
Devon Matthews in collaboration with Ella Andall were also favorites with their song “D Journey”.
Long time Soca Monarch competitor Iwer George received great crowd response with is song “Take A Bathe”, as well as 86-year old veteran calypsonian Lord Nelson.
Finalists for the International Soca Monarch are slated to be announced this week.