Two new faces in Soca final
Two newcomers will compete against reigning monarch TC next Sunday in the Sweet Soca competition at the Soca Royale, Bushy Park, St Philip.Kirk Browne, who is singing third with Dat Is All I Want, said yesterday he felt very good to be among the finalists.“I feel very accomplished, especially being here with the likes of who are actually in the finals.“I came up watching Blood, Mikey and Khiomal. I will be looking forward to doing my best,” he told the SUNDAY SUN.Brett Linton, another newcomer, will be performing sixth in the finals.He described his feeling as “euphoric” after hearing that he made it into the final 8.Khiomal, who will be performing fourth, said he felt honoured that his song Wine On You made it to the finals “because it was the people who made the choice” for the Sweet Soca competition.“It feels pretty good. I am very thankful that people voted for me to get to the finals, and I am happy that I was able to do a good enough job on judging night for the Party Monarch to make the finals.The order of appearance for the 98.1 The One McEnearny Quality Inc, in association with LIME Sweet Soca Finals are as follows: Mr Dale: Drop It, Li’l Rick: What A Feeling, Kirk Browne: Dat Is All I Want, Khiomal: Wine On You, Mickey: My Party, Brett Linton: Can’t Stop This Party, TC: Down De Road, Blood: Boom Bam. The reserve is Statement with Sun Come Up.In the Party Monarch finals, the order is: Khiomal, Mikey, Popsicle, Blood, Queen T, Soca Kartel, Li’l Rick, Edwin Yearwood and Ras Iley. The reserve is Serenador.The order of appearance for the Banks/Lime Pic-O-De-Crop Semi-finals will be: Blood, Cystal Cummins Beckles, Colin Spencer, Kid Site, Classic, Dre, TC, John King, Sheldon Hope, Adrian Clarke, Ishaka McNeil, Jah Stone, Sir Ruel, Shaki-K, Malika, Gabby, Tassa and Sammi Jane.The draws were made yesterday at the National Cultural Foundation.