Majority of newcomers advance to the Carib Soca Monarch Semi-finals – 5th Jan 2013
The Carib Soca Monarch competition saw eleven new comers this year, who all preformed at the Quarter Finals at the McKenzie Sports Club Ground in Linden at the weekend.
But while eight will be advancing in the competition, the others were not so lucky.
Not making the cut was Ivlaw Maxwell. His song ‘Soca Victim’ did not find favour with the judges.
Among those advancing was ‘Bones Man’, and he’s satisfied with his placement, though he said, preparation was hard, since he had to manage both work and rehearsals.
Also making it is Kwesi Edmondson, whose stage name is ‘Ace’. He wanted to work the Linden Crowd and he did just that, and is now looking forward for stepping up his game for Berbice.
Making the transition from Hip Hop and Dance Hall music to Soca is Jamal ‘G-Money’ Gittens.
His rendition of ‘Big Belly vs. Bumpa’ was good enough to place him in the semis.
The performers were judged on Lyrics, melody, diction, stage performance and crowd response.