It was sheer pandemonium last night as Grenadians home and abroad glued to the International Soca Monarch semis stage to witness history. It was the first time that so many Grenadian artistes competed, 5 acts: Mr. Killa, Lil Natty & Thunda, and Mr. Mr. Legz in the power category; and Mandella Linkz and V’ghn in the Groovy category.
They all gave exceptional performances, showing that they truly believed that this was one of the most important competitions of their career. To top it off, they all made it into the finals of the competition on Fantastic Friday the 1st March.
The International Soca Monarch is the most revered competition in Soca; won multiple times by Machel Montano multiple times and more recently a three-peat by Voice. This year sees the return of two separate categories power and groovy under the stewardship of a former monarch, Fay Ann Lyons.