Increased numbers for Soca Monarch

ZIZ News — Soca fans are in for a big treat this year with a packed line-up of artists ready to compete for the 2013/14 Soca Monarch Power and Groovy crowns.

The Soca Monarch Subcommittee has released the names of the artistes for both the Power and Groovy categories competing in this year’s Soca Monarch Semi-Finals scheduled for Friday 6th December.

Here are the competitors in the Power Segment. This is the order of appearance:

1 Tanabal – Coming Home
2 Ranking Skeff – Carnival Vybe
3 ITYC – We Ting
4 Mr. World – Hardware
5 Ma’Diva – More Confidence
6 Fantastic Tunda – I Love Noni
7 Delly Ranks – Waistline
8 Kibi – Start De Jumping
9 Nickhail – Can’t Stop
10 Mighty Honesty – Poor Me
11 Shakki Starfire – Non Stop
12 Khyla – Without Me
13 Mr. Hype – Wuk It
14 Mr. Bagnall – Wuk Up Session
15 Piece-a-man – Bumper Bacchanal
16 Hot Rod – Cat Killer
17 I-Don-I – Bounce in Unity
18 Stadics and Iridan – Charge Up
19 Jazzbo – Water Pipe
20 Richie Buntin – To De Extreme
21 Ras Kelly – Boots and Sneakers
22 Blue Machine – Blue Wash
23 J. Vanterpool – Taking Off (Air Carnival)
24 AliDee – Get on Bad

And in the Groovy Segment:

1 I-Don-I – Dance in the Caribbean
2 Mighty Chapel – Soca Train
3 Tanabal – Full Time
4 Khyla – Tonight
5 Chabo – Take You Home With Me
6 B.G’z – Show Me
7 Piece-a-man – Onion Batty
8 Mr. Hype – Like So
9 Nickhail – Let Go
10 Stadics and Iridan – Waistline
11 ITYC – Your Time
12 Jazzbo – Make Your Body Work
13 Delly Ranks – Love We Festival
14 Ras Kelly – Smartphone Wave
15 Shakki Starfire – Hypnotize Me
16 Ali Dee – Jamming Coming
17 Ranking Skeff – Soca Tonic
18 K-Jah – We Come to Party
19 Charizma – Juicy
20 Richie Buntin – Come to Party
21 Kibi – Pop it lock it
22 Fantastic Tunda – Roun-Up Anthem

Soca Monarch Subcommittee member, Keisha Archibald confirmed that this year, the committee received 35 registrants for the power segment and 36 for the groovy segment. From these, a total of 47 songs were submitted, of which 46 were selected to move on to the semi-finals stage of the competition.

There are 17 new artistes competing in the Soca Monarch event this year, more than double the numbers who participated in last year’s competition.

Archibald said, “The Soca Monarch show has the potential to become one of the biggest events in the carnival line-up. The registration definitely shows this and we are thrilled that this event has generated so much interest to give rise to such an increase for Sugar Mas 42.”

The reigning monarch for both the power segment and the groovy segment is Orin “Mighty Takeover” Roberts.

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