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Sweet Soca & Party Monarch semi-finalists announced

NATANGA SMITH, natangasmith@nationnews.com

Added 21 June 2015

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Aja (left) and Simone Codrington of the National Cultural Foundation at the announcement of this year’s semi-finalists in the Sweet Soca and Party Monarch. (Picture by Christoff Griffith)

MORE THAN 215 ENTRIES were judged for the Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions for this year’s Crop Over Festival.

And it took the judges three days to round off both lists to 16 each with a reserve.

In the Sweet Soca going up against defending monarch Biggie Irie are:

Adrian Clarke - Soca Feeling

Damian Marvay - Survive The Weekend

Don Trent - When Tomorrow Come

Edwin - Party Ah De Year

Hypasounds - Sugar Rush

Imani - Fire Meh

iWeb - All Inclusive

Kirk Brown - You’re My Number One       

Mikey - Freedom

Mistah Dale - Celebrate

Blood - I feel Alive

Nikita - Wine Gyal

Red Plastic Bag - Spontaneous

Scorpio - Obsessive Behaviour

Shaquille - Life Support

TC - Under De Influence

The reserve is Sanctuary, with Two Step. crop-over-2015

Gorg, the reigning Party Monarch champion, also knows his competition.

Adrian Clarke - We Festival

Chrystal Cummins-Beckles - Queen of De Rhythm

Faith Callender - Road Rage

Hypasounds - How She Like It

Ishiaka Mcneil - Vybz

iWeb - Last Time

King Bubba - Mash Up “When I touch Down”

Kirk Brown - Trouble

Lil Rick - We Bizness

Marzville - Do What Yah Feel

Mikey - Hands On De Road

Blood - Let It Go

Natahlee - Bacchanal Zombies

Peter Ram - All Ah We

Ramases - Start De Bacchanal

Sanctuary - Feting Mode

The reserve is Supa Hype with his song The Professionals.

The semi-finals will be held on July 3 at Kensington Oval, while the finalists will converge at Bushy Park on July 26 for Soca Royale. (NS)

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