From Left: Marketing Manager at Yello Pam Roach, Director of 4D Entertainment Rudy Maloney and DJ Ras speaking after the semifinalists of Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch competition were announced. (Picture by Jameel Springer)
Two-time defending champion Stiffy and Lil Rick are among the 25 artistes who will battle out in the semi-final round of the Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch Competition.
During a live press conference on Tuesday, radio host DJ Ras announced the semifinalists at Yello’s Belleville St Michael offices.
The list is dominated by numerous other Barbadian acts including Big Red the DJ, Cooper Dan, Enterprise Squad, Jagwa the Champ, Jah Reddis, Jus D, Kadiem, Marzville, Mole & Brucelee Almightee, Natahlee, Porgie & Murda, Rhea, S.K, Scrilla, Stabby, Timmy, Unda Dawg and Verseewild.
St Lucia is being represented by Freezy and Da’ Real Champ (DRC), Dynamite and Sita are representing St Vincent with Rubber Waist of Guyana rounding out the list.
Fans can vote their favourite artistes into the finals via on the Find Yello app from Wednesday June 13 until 19.
The winner-takes-all competition comes off on July 6. (TG)