The spice Isle, Grenada, is now also the new Soca kingdom as the island’s most popular soca artiste, Mr Killa (Hollis Mapp) is the 2019 International Soca Monarch (Power).
Killa in the early hours of this morning delivered a wild, energetic performance of, Run With It in the finals of the International Soca Monarch competition at the North Park, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.
Kill’s performance opened with him appearing on stage on a throne with kingly regalia surrounded by soldiers and subjects.
He declared that it was up to him to save power soca from annihilation, springing off his throne as the music started. Nearly everyone at the venue went crazy it seemed, as flags, bandannas and other items began to be hurled into the air.
At one point an open coffin appeared near the stage and Killa started to do freestyle lines on Iwer George, saying Iwer wanted to fight him for the throne, but all he would get was a bone. Then a ship was brought to the stage and Killa stepped onto it, calling on the Prime Minister of Grenada to open the port, as he was bringing the International Soca Monarch title to Grenada.
George performed his, Blessings right after and although the crowd responded to him positively, he failed to generate the level of wildness Killa did. George called on the judges to remember that giving the title to a Grenadian would be a travesty because Trinidadians were not allowed to compete in their or any other country’s Soca monarch competitions.
As for the Groovy category, Swappi claimed victory with a spirited performance of his hit, Party Start. (Trinidad Express)