After an intense in house judging session, fifteen competitors were selected from a total of eighteen entries as semi–finalists for the 2018 edition of the Carib Soca Monarch, a release from the Ministry of Social Cohesion said yesterday.
The competition which returns after a two-year hiatus will be run by the ministry for the 1st time in over a decade and will have ANSA McAl Trading Limited; the company that once ran the competition, continuing their support as the title sponsor with their Carib Beer brand.
The semi – final which is scheduled for the 10th February, 2018 in the mining town of Linden will see five contestants being eliminated with the remaining ten battling for the title in Georgetown on the 17th February.
Of the fifteen selected, eleven are newcomers to the competition, the release said
Following is the list of those selected and the songs they will be performing.
1.Alisha “Sasha Melody” Hamid Love Off Meh
2.Brandon Harding Alive
3.Colwin “Lil Colwin”Blair Leave Me Alone
4.Colwyn “Soca Cwyn” Abrams Soca Rage
5.Delon “Soca Del” Azore Take A Bounce
6.Diana Chapman Get Ready
7.Jonathan “Lil Red” King Water, Paint & Powder
8.Keron “Norek Mas” Sam Power Soca
9.Melissa “Vanilla” Roberts We Run Things
10.Quacy “Avalanche” Coates Life
11.Roger “Young Bill Rogers” Hinds De Money Power Dance
12.Roshauna Fraser Show Me
13.Samantha Grant Ah Playing Mas
14.Shellon “Fluffy” Gally Bam Bam
15.Stanton “Cardiac” Lewis Welcome Guyana