Booster Shot: 2010 Trinidad International Soca Monarch Finalists named

>> Wednesday, January 27, 2010

So the results are out.  Congrats to all who made it, and condolences to the many hopefuls whose performances at semis would have hinted at different results below.

Nevertheless, if you have been waiting patiently (as I have) to find out which of your favourite soca acts will be performing on Fantastic Friday, the results are finally public:

International Soca Monarch (Power)**
Blaze and JW
Farmer Nappy
Shal and Screwz
Super Jigga TC
KMC and Ronnie McIntosh

Also in the competition are the following regional Soca/Party Monarchs:

Daddy Chess (Dominica)
Tian Winter (Antigua)
Skinny Fabulous (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
Mr. Killa (Grenada)

Groovy Soca Monarch
Kerwin Du Bois
Shurwayne Winchester
Patrice Roberts
Rikki Jai
Lil Bitts
TC (Terrencia Coward)
Nnika Francis
Ainsley King

** I know you're going to ask me, so lemme break down a few points for you.

1.    I don't know why reigning Tobago Soca Monarch "Fire Empress" has been omitted from the list.  As far as I know she will be performing on February 12th.

2.   I am sorry to say that Ricky T did not make it to the finals.  I am still utterly confused as to why he had to participate in the semifinals in the first place.  As the reigning soca monarch of St. Lucia, his place in the finals was seeded.  I doh really care who vex, only something fishy could explain how the rules changed after he had already secured his spot fair and square.

3.  You will also notice that Barbados reigning Party Monarch and Sweet Soca Monarch TC was slotted into the Groovy Category.  It still remains a mystery how the same song was eligible to win both titles ( same year, same carnival, same day...weird).  But that's old news now.  Clearly the Caribbean Prestige Foundation saw "Hot Sun and Riddum" the way the rest of us a groovy tune.  So, Barbados does not have a representative in Power for 2010.

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