Barbadian soca singer Marsville (Omar McQuilkin) will be first on stage with his popular Wuk, when the semifinal round of competition takes place at the Arima Velodrome on February 10, from 3 pm.
First-timer in the competition Chromatics (Richard Raj-Kumar), popularly known for his annual “Carnival Rap Up”, will follow with his number My Type.
However all eyes will be on Swappi (Marvin Davis) when he sings in tenth position his very popular Party Start, as well as Grenadian Mandella Linkz (Mandela Mc Donald), who performs Tombstone right after him and Dexter “Blaxx” Stewart in 14the position with Gyal Owner, a party favourite.
Third Base-Trino-G (Adrian Hackshaw) will close off the groovy competition singing a number called Harder in position 23.In the Power Soca category,” the big man in the business,” Neil “Iwer the Boss” George is listed to perform his Blessings in seventh position. Before him though will be Granny (Nikki Crosby), who will Juggle It in fourth position, while Jadel (Jadine Legere) is expected to heat up the place with Jam Day in ninth position.
Returning once again to the stage is KMC (Ken Marlom Charles). He sings Block Party in 13th position while Hashim DA Dream (Hashim Lewis) will close off the competition night with Momentum.
Following is the order of appearances for the semifinal of the Soca Monarch.
GROOVY SOCA SEMI FINALISTS ORDER OF APPEARANCE
POSITION NAME SOBRIQUET SONG
1. Omar McQuilkin Marsville Wuk (Bdos)
2. Richard Rajkumar Chromatics My Type
3. Asten Isaac Send Over Gyal
4. Roderick Gordon Chuck Portigal
5. Vanessa John Nessa Preppy Issa Snack
6. Trevon Turner Turner Crab in a Bucket
7. Kevon Heath Yankey Boy Doh Hold Back
8. Lil Saint Doh Back Back
9. Teddyson John Vent (St Lucia)
10. Marvin Davis Swappi Party Start
11. Mandela Mc Donald Mandella Linkz Tombstone (Grenada)
12. Akim Chance Preedy Lost and Found
13. Jervaughn John V’ghn Trouble in the Morning (Gda)
14. Dexter Stewart Blaxx Gyal Owner
15. Lashley Winter Motto One Woman (St. Lucia)
16. Sherwin Jeremiah M1 Shy
17. Damian Charles Salty Body Good
18. Tim Tim & Razor X Pose
19. Ricardo Drue I Got You (Gda)
20. Akil Borneo 5Star Akil Personal
21. Jason Carter GBM Nutron Practice
22. Ding Dong Greatness
23. Adrian Hackshaw Third Base-Trino-G Harder
POWER SOCA SEMI FINALISTS ORDER OF APPEARANCE
POSITION NAME SOBRIQUET SONG
1. Joanna Hutton Jo Jo Start It
2. Hollis Mapp Mr Killa Run With It (Gda)
3. Victor St. Louis Pelf Earthquake
4. Nikki Crosby Granny Jiggle It
5. Terri Lyons Mad
6. Dexter Stewart Blaxx Wuh Yuh Telling Yuhself
7. Neil George Iwer Blessings
8. Hector Thomas Mr. Legz Wining Challenge (Gda)
9. Jadine Legere Jadel Jam Day
10. Lashley Winter Motto Pick Your Position (St. Lucia)
11. Lil Natty + Thunder Get in Your Section (Gda)
12. Wilky Jam A Bumpa
13. Ken Marlom Charles KMC Block Party
14. Ching-ee Rolling Stone
15. Blacksani Dumpa Truck
16. Hashim Lewis Hashim DA Dream Momentum