Over to the fans
THE WAIT is over and the rallying has begun.Many of the “sweet 16” chosen for the semi-finals of the Sweet Soca competition reckon already that they will have to spend the next few weeks “rallying the troops”.Mikey, who was at McEnearney Quality Inc. when the names were announced last Thursday said he was honoured to be chosen and was looking to coming weeks.“The next few weeks are going to be interesting; you gotta rally de troops as they would say because it’s voting to get into the final. But for me it’s cool, it’s easy right now,” Mikey said.Statement was excited to be among the chosen as well, and was getting in gear to mobilise fans to make sure he had a good chance of being in the chosen seven, who will go up against defending monarch TC at Bushy Park, St Philip, on July 25.Brett, and Mr Dale, who has five songs in the semi-finals, were also on hand when the names were announced. They were both happy to be included among the names as well.The semi-finalists said they would be using Facebook, Blackberry and other avenues available to them to get their friends in the texting mode.Sweet Soca sponsor, 98.1The One, for the second straight year, will play the 16 songs and fans will be allowed to text their votes for their favourite artiste.Voting by text messages will begin at midnight on July 6 and runs through July 15. The seven singers with the highest number of texts will advance to the finals.The sweet 16 semi-finalists are: Elle, Blood, Tejay, Brett, Kirk Brown, Mr Dale, Basil, Peter Ram, RPB, Natahlee, Mikey, Biggie Irie, Hypasounds, Statement, Li’l Rick, and Khiomal.