Two of Grenada’s famous soca artistes will fly the national flag after securing places in the finals of the 2014 Digicel International Groovy and Soca Monarch and Play Whe International Soca Monarch competitions in Trinidad next weekend.
Multi-talented three times Soca Monarch King, Hollis “Mr Killa” Mapp and Cultural Ambassador and one time Soca Monarch winner, Wilt “Tallpree” Cambridge will showcase their talent to the Trinidadian people on Fantastic Friday (February 28).
“Mr Killa” formerly “Baby Killa” is one of the favourite contenders in the Play Whe International Power Soca Monarch Competition this year with his 2012 hit song “Rolly Polly” which has become a favourite in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Soca pundits in TNT believe that Killa could cause a major upset in the carnival celebrations in Trinidad.
This will be “Mr. Killa’s” second year in the competition.
The young energetic resident of Gouyave, St John is expected to pull-out all stops with his immense creative skills against defending champion, Machel Montano.
Other competitors vying for the coveted crown are: Iwer George, Destra, Snakey, Devon Matthews, Patrice Roberts, Nadia Batson, Ann-G and Lyrikal.
Meanwhile, “Tallpree” is down to do battle against defending Kings “Machel Montano” and “Superblue” for the 2014 Digicel International Groovy and Soca Monarch title.
“Tallpree” remains a popular artiste in Trinidad as he prepares for battle for the eighth year, a first time in the Groovy finals.
The Digicel International Groovy Soca Monarch Competition 2014 finalists are Farmer Nappy, Kerwin Du Bois, Destra, Saucy, Skinny Fabulous, Cassi, Biggie Irie, Mr. Famous, Erphaan Alves and Ravi B.
This year’s competitions will see the awarding of a “Breakthrough Artiste of the Year” sponsored by Pardeep Subrian (Blue Waters), as well as new production features such as the largest stage ever constructed locally for a show, state-of-the-art sound system and equipment imported from abroad and the use of RFID tickets, using the latest technology for ticketing and booking for large concerts.