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9 Artistes Secured Their Spot at Power & Groovy Soca and Calypso Finals

After a weekend of exciting semi-final competitions, 9 artists in the Calypso, Power Soca, and Groovy Soca segments have qualified to advance to the final round of competition. The Power and Groovy Soca Monarch Semi-Finals was held on Friday, June 24 at the National Cultural Centre (NCC) Grounds and the Calypso Monarch Semi-Finals held on Sunday, June 26 at the NCC.

The following artistes and songs were selected to advance to the next stage of competition. The qualifying artistes are listed in alphabetical order, and not indicative of scores or judging preferences.

Groovy finalists: Ambi – Woman, Ezra D’Funmachine – Drifting, Hyper & Ti Carro – Party Jumbie, J’urgen – Joanna, Mongstar – Bring Back Carnival, Q-pid – One in a Million, Ricardo – So Long, Ricky T – Live Life (Mal Pale) and Ti Blacks – Purge Them Out.

Power finalists: Ambi & Ricky T – Come & Take It, Buffalo 3ZK – Road Runners, Dezral – Mask on Her, Dhriv 2 funny – Are you Dumb, Ezra D’Funmachine – Pass Me Straight, Fross – Eat Man Money, Invader – Doing, Mantius – Mad People and Pablo – Di Road.

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Calypso finalists: De Jenerator – Just Ice System / Ridemic, Dezral – Legacy / Calling All Saints, Educator – Mardi Pwete’ / Calypso Party, Mighty Sizzler – The Mortician / I eh for that, Minelle – Last Days / Shame, Oshun – African in me / Famn, Ready – Compy Tent / Off to Ukraine, TC Brown – Lucia and Helen / Points and Wally – Tribute to Vada / Outside.

The Finals of the Power and Groovy Soca Monarch Competition will be held on Friday, July 8 and the Calypso Monarch, on Saturday, July 9. Both events will take place at the SAAB, Vigie. Tickets cost $50 and are available for purchase at The Cell at Baywalk Mall, and Steve’s Barbershop in Castries. Other ticket outlets will be announced in the coming days.

For updates relating to the Calypso and Soca Monarch Competition, visit www.carnivalsaintlucia.com or @carnivalsaintlucia on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The CPMC wishes all artistes best of luck as they prepare for the Monarch.

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