16 named for the Sweet Soca Semifinals
Following the completion of the preliminary stage of the Crop Over Sweet Soca Competition, the National Cultural Foundation has announced the 16 semifinalists and one reserve.
They will compete against Red Plastic Bag during the Sweet Soca Finals which will take place at the MQI /98.1 the One Soca Royale event on July 29 at Bushy Park.
The semifinal will take place on Friday, July 6 during the Pork Lime at Wildey. Corporate Communications Specialist with the NCF. André Hoyte, said the semifinal stage was added following a request by calypsonians which came out of the Crop Over stakeholder meetings. They requested a performance and judging opportunity prior to reaching the finals stage similar to the Party Monarch Competition, he said.
The results, which were audited by PriceWaterhouse Coopers are as follows:
Basil Yarde Basil Bounce Around
Carlton Cordle Biggie Irie Mas
Anderson Armstrong Blood Dah Fuh Lick Yuh
Anderson Armstrong & Damian Etienne Blood & Hypasounds Any & Everything
Brett Linton Brett When De Road Call
Damian Etienne Hypasounds Wuk It Up Bad
Janelle Waithe Katalyst Choir
Keann Walters Keann Walters Too Soon
Keisha Christian Keisha Christian Crowded
Khiomal Nurse Khiomal I Remember
Ricky Reid Lil Rick I Like Muhself
Lawrence Gittens Lorenzo I Come To Party
Michael Mercer Mikey We Loose
Dale Rudder Mr. Dale Galore
Lenette Coward-Thompson TC Whole Day
Rene Reid Unda Dawg Ah Love Dat
Antonia Hart Malika Doan Hold Back
These semifinalists were judged from a field of 94 entries.