Soca Monarch Finals | Fantastic Friday T'dad/Tobago 2019

It is that time again and the biggest and most sought after title for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2019 will take place tonight at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.  Yes, it is time for the International Soca Monarch Competition.

Today's finals will feature singers from across the Caribbean diaspora vying for the coveted titles of Groovy Soca Monarch and the big one, Power Soca Monarch. The winner of the Power Soca Monarch title will be considered "The Soca Monarch"!

The favorite to win the Power Soca Monarch Title is Mr. Killa out of Grenada with his song entitled "Run Wid It". This song has taken over Trinidad and Tobago... he will win this tonight. If he doesn't then watch for "Pick Up Something & Pelt It"!

The Groovy Soca Monarch Title is a toss up.  Blaxx, Teddyson John and V'ghn are in the mix with one of these artistes taking the title. Our pick is V'ghn out of Grenada!
Groovy Category Order of Appearance
  1. Teddyson John 
  2. V'ghn
  3. Tim Tim/Rayzor
  4. Blaxx
  5. Ricardo Drue
  6. Mandella 
  7. Preedy
  8. Swappi
Power Category Order of Appearance
  1. Lil Natty and Thunda
  2. Terri Lyons
  3. Jo Jo
  4. Chingee
  5. Granny
  6. Mr Killa
  7. Iwer
  8. Mr Legz
The Results
The judges decisions are final, of course they are, but we can agree to disagree when it comes to the decisions made for this Groovy Soca finals. I selected V'ghn to win, so when the results were announced I was not happy with the announced results.

I needed to listen to the performances again and after listening to the performances this "bush judge" is convinced that V'ghn was the better artiste last night. Let me repeat, I am convinced that V'ghn was better than Swappi and Teddyson John after listening to the performances again. V'ghn was controlled and his voice sweet and that was not the case for those who placed first and second.

Teddyson John's voice was not his best... it was strained and one could hear it as he struggled to bring out the sweetness that we are accustomed to hearing from him. Swappi, in my opinion, a little winded bordering on shouting was not better than V'ghn! So I will say it loud and clear, an injustice was done to V'ghn last night... as far as we are concerned, he won the Groovy Soca Monarch title! C'est La Vie.

The results for the Groovy Soca Category are as follows:
Name of Singer
  1. Swappi
  2. Teddyson John
  3. V'ghn
Name of Song
  1. Party Start
  2. Vent
  3. Trouble In The Morning
The judges, like it or not, had no choice but to crown Mr. Killa Power Soca Monarch. He was the clear favorite and winner last night. I would have placed Mandella in front of  Neil "Iwer" George last night. It should have been, Mr. Killa, Mandella followed by Iwer. 

The results for the Power Soca Category are as follows:
Name of Singer
  1. Mr. Killa
  2. Neil "Iwer" George
  3. Mr. Legz
Name of Song
  1. Run Wid It
  2. Blessings
  3. Wining Challenge

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