Hypasounds got the nod for both the Party Monarch and Sweet Soca Finals. (FP)
HYPASOUNDS, Lil Rick and King Bubba FM were popular choices when the finalists for Soca Royale were announced early this morning at Kensington Oval.
Hypasounds earned a pick in both Sweet Soca and Party Monarch with his hits Sugar Rush and How She Like It, respectively.
Lil Rick, making a return to competition, and King Bubba FM also got the nod for the Party Monarch Finals. All three were met with screams of approval from the crowd at The Oval.
Edwin Yearwood, who is also back after a break, is among the Sweet Soca finalists with Party Ah De Year.
The news was not all good for the Soka Kartel duo, competing as individuals this year.
MR Blood is in both competitions, but Mikey did not make the cut for the Sweet Soca. He is among those vying for the Party Monarch title.
Gorg is the reigning Party Monarch, while Biggie Irie is Sweet Soca King.
Soca Royale will be staged at Bushy Park on July 26.
Listed below are the finalists and reserves:
Sweet Soca Finalists 2015
MR Blood – I Feel Alive
Edwin – Party Ah De Year
Hypasounds – Sugar Rush
Imani – Fire Meh
iWeb – All Inclusive
Mistah Dale – Celebrate
Red Plastic Bag – Spontaneous
TC – Under De Influence
RESERVE: Nikita – Wine Gyal
Party Monarch Finalists 2015
Adrian Clarke – We Festival
MR Blood – Let It Go
Hypasounds – How She Like It
iWeb – Last Time
King Bubba FM – Mash Up “When I Touch Down”
Lil Rick – We Bizness
Mikey – Hands On De Road
Peter Ram – All Ah We
RESERVE: Kirk Brown – Trouble (NS/SAT)