Basseterre, St Kitts came alive on Friday 16 December as the semi-finals of the 2016 St Kitts Soca Monarch competition took place. The competition was spread over two categories: Groovy, with 18 contestants, and Power, where there were 14 vying for a place in the final. The final will be held tonight Saturday, 24 December at Sugar Mill.

The event will be streamed live. If you’d like to tune in, log onto zizonline.com; it will cost you US $19.99, and show time is 8pm locally (12pm GMT).

The finalists are:

Groovy Category
Dejour
Rucas HE
Shanna
X-Man
KT
Vybz
DJ Woodis
Pinocchio
Nicha B (Defending monarch)

Power Category
Lil Miss
LAX and KT
TakeOver
Shanna
Daddy 2 Sec
Foxy
X-Man
Mr Hype (Defending monarch)