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Power and Groovy Soca Monarch finalists announced

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Former Soca Monarch champion Jason 'JW' Williams (right) and Ancil 'Blaze' Isaacs perform Timing It at the semi-finals of the Play Whe International Power Soca Monarch at the Arima Velodrome on January 20th.

Twenty finalists have been named for this year's International Power and Groovy Soca Monarch competitions on Fantastic Friday, February 8th at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port-of-Spain.

The names of the semifinalists and their songs, in no particular order, are as follows:


Digicel International Groovy Soca Monarch semifinalists

1. Patrice Roberts - A Little Wine
2. Neil Iwer D Boss George - Bubble
3. Dexter Blaxx Stewart  - Nah Get Away
4. Destra Garcia - Call My Name
5. Nadia Batson - Manager
6. Denise Belfon - Wining Queen
7. Ravi Ravi B Bissambhar - Prescription
8. Darryl Farmer Nappy Henry - Stranger
9. Rodney Benjai Le Blanc - Feter
10. Drupatee Persad - Indian Gyal


Play Whe International Power Soca Monarch finalists 2013
1. Austin Super Blue Lyons - Fantastic Friday
2. Destra Garcia - Carry On
3. Rodney Benjai Le Blanc - Engoma
4. Shurwayne Winchester - We Control D Road
5. Tallpree Cambridge - Muddy Jab
6. Lornette Fya Empress Nedd-Reid  - Rum Please
7. Marvin Swappi Davis – Cha-os
8. Jason JW Williams & Ancil Blaze Isaac Jr - Timing It
9. Devon Matthews - Start It Up
10. Shivonne Lil Bitts Churche - Raise D Dust


These contestants will go up against the reigning champion in both the Power and Groovy categories, Machel Montano.