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Hance John out of Soca Monarch competition

Hance John out of Soca Monarch competition


Reigning Soca Monarch Delroy “Fireman” Hooper will have one less person trying to take his crown at the Soca Monarch show tomorrow evening.{{more}}

Hance John, who had been selected to compete with his song “Mash Up Fete”, is out of the show, having been advised by his doctor to rest his voice.

A representative for John told SEARCHLIGHT on Wednesday that the four-time junior soca monarch is unable to perform, as he has come down with laryngitis. He said Hance is very disappointed that he cannot perform, but realizes that his health comes first.

The young singer placed fourth last Friday night in the Ragga Soca competition, with his song “Down Dey”.

John, who graduated from the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College in 2011, won the junior soca crown from 2006 to 2009.

The other soca artistes who will compete against Fireman at the show at the Victoria Park, which is scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. are: Lornette ‘Fya Empress’ Nedd – Rum Please; Shaunelle Mc Kenzie – Carry on; Gamal ‘Skinny Fabulous’ Doyle – Monster; Aurella ‘Queen B’ Beache – Love it bad; Antonius ‘Baddy’ Simmons – Road Calling; Raeon ‘Madzart’ Primus – Haunted; Zoelah Boyde – Cyah move meh; Glenroy ‘Homey’ Delpesche – Stampize; Justin Arrindell – Rag invasion; Bernard ‘Mentalis’ John – Bend down and wuk up; Godwin ‘Gao’ Billy – Soca teacher; Eddison ‘Lively’Mc Dowall – Mother country; Cornelius ‘Poorsah’ Williams – Wrong hole; Tamisha Nichols – Break away; Roland ‘Pressure’ Peters – Clear de road; and Travis ‘Wizskid’ Launch – Hard wuk.