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Battle in the Cave

Battle in the Cave


Three time soca monarch Gamal ‘Skinny Fabulous’ Doyle will be making a bid to make it four in a row, when he comes up against 17 soca artistes in the 2011 soca monarch competition.{{more}}

Doyle, who took his first title with ‘Head Bad’ in 2008, then repeated the feat one year later with ‘De Beast Leggo’, will be aiming at the ‘double double’ this year, after the ‘three peat’ last year with ‘Charge Up’.

Doyle will do battle in the finals slated for this Saturday, July 2, against the likes of former soca monarch Delroy ‘Fireman’ Hooper, who will be performing ‘Animal’ in an effort to regain the crown.

Another former monarch, Raeon ‘Maddzart’ Primus, will also be contending for the crown, hoping to get the judges’ nod with his performance of ‘Flock up de place’.

One contender who already has a crown to his credit this year and who will be looking for a second is Shernelle ‘Skarpyon’ Williams with his song ‘Like It.’

Other contenders include veterans Godwin ‘Gao’ Oliver doing ‘Noon’, Godfrey Dublin with ‘Any number cud play’, Dennis Bowman singing ‘ Do what ah want’, and Lawrence ‘Koyaba’ Jack performing ‘Grandpa Cocoa’.

The competition will also see Vincy Soca Dan James ‘Jamesy P’ Morgan entering the competition fray with his song ‘No Prisoners’.

The lone female in the finals this year, Lornette ‘Fire Empress’ Nedd, will perform ‘Colors’, Montgomery ‘Demus’ Laborde will do ‘Dis is Madness’, Shertz ‘Problem Child’ James will perform ‘We miserable’, Armstrong ‘Strong’ Williams will do ‘Tie Me’, Hance John will perform ‘Jump’, Travis ‘Whiz Kid’ Launch will sing ‘Hype Up’, Edison ‘Lively’ Mcdowall will perform ‘Tek Dat’ and Jamal ‘Fimba’ Jardine will do ‘Me nah eat.’

The winner of the Soca Monarch Competiton will gain an automatic entry into the International Soca Monarch Competition, which takes place in February during Trinidad and Tobago carnival festivities in 2012.