Artistes get ready for Sweet N’ Spicy showdown
ALL SYSTEMS ARE go for the Sweet Soca and Party Monarch semi-finals tomorrow.
At rehearsals today at Kensington Oval, the site of the competition, most of the entrants at the venue were in a jovial mood, while some were in their own space meditating. The Sweet Soca semi-finalists were seen going through their paces with De Unit Band.
Kirk Brown, Faith Callender and RPB were chilling with soca queen Alison Hinds who was there to give moral support.
Reigning Pic-O-De-Crop monarch Ian iWeb Webster was chit chatting with Mikey while first-timers Nikita and Don Trent took to the stage to iron out any possible kinks in their performance.
Mr Dale shaded from the sun with Hypasounds, Imani and another first-timer Scorpio.
Sixteen competitors are in each semi-final, with one reserve each.
Out the blocks first in the Sweet Soca is TC and the last to perform is Edwin. In the Party Monarch the first to perform is Ramases and last is Sanctuary.
There are six artistes who will be doubling up tonight: Adrian AC Clarke (Soca Feeling and We Festival), Hypasounds (Sugar Rush and How She Like It), Mikey (Freedom and Hands On De Road), iWeb (All Inclusive and Last Time), Kirk Brown (You’re My Number One and Trouble) and MRBlood with I Feel Alive and Let it Go.
For the second consecutive year, the National Cultural Foundation has teamed up with the Brewster’s Road Crew to host the semi-finals of the competitions. Dubbed SWEET N’ SPICY, the first competition kicks off at 11 p.m.
From left, Mr Dale shaded from the sun with Hypasounds, Imani and another first-timer Scorpio. (Picture by Xtra Vision Photography.)