Power

Finalist in the NLCB International Soca Monarch (Power category) display their performance position following Wednesday's draw at the NLCB Box, Queen's Park Oval. Photo: ROBERT TAYLOR

International Soca Monarch

The list of finalists released by ISM shows both the Groovy and Power categories to be an all testosterone affair.

There was not a large pool of female Soca singers in the semi-final leg of the competition.

The three that made the cut were Jardine ‘Jadel’ Legere, Kerlene Joseph, and Sandra DesVignes-Millington, better known as Singing Sandra.

Sandra who is more recognised in the calypso arena, teamed up with Addelon ‘Banjela’ Braveboy to do a Groovy soca called ‘Tis We Season’.

Unfortunately none of the ladies did enough to get the nod from the judges to makes it into the ISM finals.

While the female soca stars have always been able to go head to head with their male counterparts, this year’s ISM competition is a male-only battle.

Below are the finalists selected for the International Soca Finalists and their order of appearance.

POWER SOCA

1. Lawrence “Mr Renzo” Adams – Soca Mambo

2. Jerome “Rome” Precilla – Easy to Break

3. Mical “Mical Teja” Williams – Bumper Murder

4. Akeem “Preedy” Chance – Shell It

5. Kellon and Kelson Ogiste (Luni Spark and Electrify) Bacchanal Party

6. Shal Marshall – Bun Up

7. Neil Iwer George – Stage Gone Bad

8. Devon “Prophet Benjamin” Samuel – Betty Cat

9. Olatunji Yearwood – Thankful

10. Shertz “Problem Child” James – Nasty Up

11. Devon “Lyrikal” Martin – Rukshun

12. Akel “Trinidad Ghost” Mc Lean – I Ain’t See

GROOVY SOCA

1. Osvaldo “Leadpipe” Reid – Sometime

2. Asten Isaac – IOU

3. Jerome Pricilla – Good Good

4. Allistar “Rayzor” Mc Quilkin – Dred Tabanca

5. Kerry John – Go Away

6. Akeem “Preedy” Chance – Yuh Bad

7. Andre “Ding Dong” Houlder – Outside

8. Jesse Stewart – Happy Song

9. Dexter “Blaxx” Stewart – Canboulay

10. Shirlan “Skinny Banton” George – Wrong Again

11. Anderson MdPhee – Soca Slide

12. Marvin “Swappi” Davis – Jumbie Head

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