Ragga Soca, Soca cast set for finals clash at Victoria Park
From Saturday evening, into the early hours of Sunday morning, 50 artistes performed for four minutes each, without the use of props, in an effort to secure a spot in the finals on July 8 at the Victoria Park.
The competition took place on the tarmac of the former ET Joshua Airport, in a show dubbed âBoarding Passâ.
In the Ragga Soca competition, veteran soca artiste Delroy âFiremanâ Hooper and newcomer Kalid âKaviedesâ Walters rocked the crowd during the rendition of their hit groovy song “All Dayâ.
Many patrons had their hearts in their hands when nine-month-pregnant Keronna âKekeâ Samuel took the stage and gave an energetic performance.
Thirteen-year-old newcomer Mâriah âYoung Siahâ Robertson, though young, kept the crowd moving with her song “We on the Road.â
In the Soca segment of the competition, crowd favourite Keith âGrabba Finnesseâ Charles got the crowd moving during the soca semi-finals, with his song “Madnessâ.
Ryan âRoyalâ Abraham sent the crowd into a frenzy with his performance of his popular song “Upfullâ.
Veteran soca artiste and eight-time Soca Monarch winner Delroy âFiremanâ Hooper had the crowd l Continued from Page 4
going wild during his performance of “Wildâ, while Hance John showed his vocal prowess while performing his soca hit “Jabâ.
The finalists in the Soca competition are Keith âGrabba Finnesseâ Charles, Delroy âFiremanâ Hooper, Ryan âRoyalâ Abraham, Lornette âFya Empressâ Nedd, Hance John, Shanel Nanton, Travis âWizskidâ Lynch, Kenroy âRus-Tâ Baptiste, Jamarie âL Pankâ Stapleton, Alhaji âAlla-Gâ James, Leslie âFlankaâ Chapman and Naphtali Duncan, who will try to dethrone reignign Soca Monarch Shane âHypa 4000â Husbands.(CM)