King Bubba FM is into the finals of this year's basement soca competition. (FILE)
The biggest Bashment Soca competition will see 12 artistes trying to dethrone King of Bashment Lil Rick. And one of them is his son UndaDawg.
There is no Stiffy and no Scrilla but there are eight new artistes, three females (Mara Rose, Sita and SugahRhe) and Guyana, St Lucia and St Vincent are represented.
The Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch Competition had 25 semi-finalists who received 98 000 online votes.
“These votes, added to the judges scores shows we are in for the biggest Bashment Soca competition ever”, said 4D Entertainment, producers of the event which takes place on July 6 at Pirates Cove. The voting took place over five days.
In the finals are Blaze Anthonio (Guyana); Sita The Lyrical Diva (St Vincent); Subance & Mighty (St Lucia) and from Barbados are – Jagwa The Champ, King Bubba FM, Mara Rose, Marz Ville, Mole, SK, SugahRhe, UndaDawg and Walkes.
The 2019 monarch will receive $60 000, which is $20 000 less than last year’s cash prize of $80 000.
However, for the first time, there will be second and third place prizes in the competition, now in its fourth year. The second-placed artiste will receive $15 000, while the third will take home $5 000.
The winners will all receive additional prizes and everyone who enters the competition will receive a performance fee. (NS)