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CARIB soca MONARCH


2018 CARIB soca MONARCH
SEMI – FINALISTS selected

After an intense in house judging session, fifteen (15) competitors were selected from a total of 
eighteen (18) entries as semi – finalist for the 2018 edition of the Carib Soca Monarch. 
 The competition which returns after a two (2) years hiatus will be controlled by the subject 
ministry for the 1st time in over a decade and will have Ansa Mcal Trading Limited; the company 
that once ran the competition, continuing their support as the title sponsor with their Carib Beer brand. 
The semi – final which is scheduled for the 10th February, 2018 in the mining town of Linden will 
see five (5) contestants being eliminated with the remaining ten (10) battling for the title in 
Georgetown on the 17th February.  Of the fifteen (15) selected, eleven (11) are newcomers 
to the competition.

Submitted entries were judged on the following components:
Lyrics
Melody
Rendition
Diction
Musical Arrangement

Following is the list of those selected and the songs they will be performing. 
  Alisha “Sasha Melody” Hamid - 	Love Off Meh
 Brandon Harding - 	Alive
 Colwin “Lil Colwin”	Blair - 	Leave Me Alone
 Colwyn “Soca Cwyn” Abrams - 	Soca Rage
 Delon “Soca Del” Azore - 	Take A Bounce
 Diana Chapman - 	Get Ready
 Jonathan “Lil Red” King - 	Water, Paint & Powder
 Keron “Norek Mas” Sam - 	Power Soca
 Melissa “Vanilla” Roberts - 	We Run Things
 Quacy “Avalanche” Coates - 	Life
 Roger “Young Bill Rogers” Hinds - 	De Money Power Dance
 Roshauna Fraser - 	Show Me
 Samantha Grant - 	Ah Playing Mas
 Shellon “Fluffy” Gally - 	Bam Bam
 Stanton “Cardiac” Lewis - 	Welcome Guyana